LaMonte works hard to uphold the traditions of The Paddock and pay homage to it’s roots, the neighborhood, and the South Eugene community as a whole. Come down and check out one of the oldest original neighborhood bars in Eugene and enjoy a wide selection of micro and domestic brews on tap, a unique cocktail selection, and some of the best NW bar cuisine around.
The Old Pad ® 3355 E Amazon Drive Eugene,OR 97405
Hours Sunday through Thursday - 8 am to 12:00 am
Hours Friday/Saturday - 8 am to 2:30 am
Meet the Owner LaMonte Cherrick
The Paddock Tavern was built in 1947 and owned and operated by Bob ‘Buck’ Ross and John Hefeneider. The Paddock’s name originated because Bob Ross owned two horses, Barney and Bourbon, and they were stabled behind the tavern. The tavern also had outdoor horseshoe pits for patrons.
There have been various other owners over the years including Wayne Johnson, Gary Olson, Bob Olson, Cheryl and Don McCabe. Wayne Johnson was the owner in 1964 when Albertsons purchased the property it was originally on and the tavern was moved to it’s current location. Gary Olson was the owner (The Pad) when Steve Prefontaine bartended and made the cozy South Eugene watering hole a respite from the trials of competitive Track & Field.
Current owner, and Junction City High School Alumni, LaMonte Cherrick purchased “The Old Pad” in Nov of 2005 from Cheryl and Don McCabe and continued under that name until the 50th anniversary of it’s current location in 2014 and renamed it back to the original The Paddock. In November and December of 2018 The Paddock underwent a complete restoration to repair failing infrastructure and return it to it’s humble roots regarding the décor with an open floor plan and many reclaimed elements from the local area.
The Paddock serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner all day, everyday. Specializing in fine smoked meats from it's Kansas City sourced Yoder smoker. You will delight in the whole sliced beef brisket, BBQ beef brisket sandwich, BBQ pulled pork, smoked corned beef, or on a Friday night our smoked prime rib dinners. Each item is creatively utilized in many dishes on the menu such as the Deconstructed Pork Hash or the Austin City grilled sandwich. 90% of the menu is made from scratch, in house from decades old and finely curated house recipes. Try the biscuits and gravy or meatloaf and you will know what we mean.
Our bar is staffed by seasoned and friendly industry professionals who have chosen to make The Paddock Saloon their home. Tenures routinely stretch into the years and having your favorite cocktail or adult beverage prepared and laid in front of you the moment you sit down is just the norm. The bar features 26 taps dedicated to craft beer, cider, and hard seltzers. The tap list is rotated regularly to keep it fresh and interesting. Wine selection is varied with a value proposition including 10 taps and a rotating selection of bottled specials. When it comes to spirits The Paddock won't be outdone featuring over 50 different whiskeys, bourbons, rye's, and scotches, 42 different vodkas, and 32 tequilas. With our staffs experience, preparing any one to your specifications is no problem. We also feature a diverse list of drinks including over 9 different MONDOmossas, 7 different Bloody Mary's, and a host of Martinis and Mojitos to name a few.
With 12 large screen LED screens distributed throughout you will never miss a play from your favorite teams. Duck days are epic for any sport so come early and claim your favorite spot. Video lottery, pool tables, and an outside seating/smoking area are also available to while away the day or night with friends. Check our Events page for daily specials and special events.