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Meet Southeast’s New Saké, Beer, and Wine Bar

Chandelier Bar sets up shop one block from East Burnside


Earlier this month, an intimate saké, beer, and wine bar started popping corks at 1451 SE Ankeny St.: The 295-square-foot Chandelier Bar comes from barman Matthew Ellis, who spent the last two years behind the stick at Multnomah Whiskey Library. Ellis tells Eater he wants the bar to evoke Japan’s “small bar hospitality culture.”

Chandelier Bar has 19 saké offerings, ranging “from clean and refined, to earthy and gamey”; a selection of beers from around the world; and happy hour wine specials all-day. The food program appears limited, centered on “small bites,” and Ellis says he’s exploring Sunday-only food offerings focused on comparing Japanese and Oregonian terroirs through oysters and such.

The grand opening celebration takes place August 29, from 3 to 11 p.m. Chandelier Bar operates Tuesday through Thursday, from 3 to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, from 3 p.m. to midnight; and Sunday, from 3 to 10 p.m.