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Bar Type(s)
Specialty Cocktails

At Decibel, music is religion. Run by a lifelong Milwaukie family, the Pletkas, the bar makes this statement everywhere: photos of Mom and Dad, who met as teens when she auditioned for his band; the neon “Wish You Were Here” Pink Floyd tribute above the repurposed bowling alley bar top; and the entire room, centered on a custom oversize record cabinet built from 100-year-old walnut (salvaged from Grandpa Pletka) and vaccum tube amps from the clan’s other endeavor, a music supply company. Find Milwaukie regulars, young and old, in the 1970s-vintage macramé-strung living room while one of the fam flips vinyl from their classic rock collection. Decibel is in the midst of expanding both its cocktail program and food menu, but for now a tried-and-true negroni ($10) or a dry glass of Cuvée A Amrita ($9) from Anne Amie Vineyards, and house-smoked brisket tacos ($4) are all you need to get into the groove.

Decibel Sound & Drink

11380 SE 21st Ave, Milwaukie, OR, 97222
Tue & Wed 4pm–11pm<br>Thu–Sat 4pm–midnight<br>Sun 4pm–10pm