Bailey’s Taproom

213 SW Broadway
Portland, Oregon United States 97205
bar  4.85/5.0 96 reviews
Monday-Friday 2pm-12am, Saturday 4pm-12am, Sunday 2pm-10pm

Mayor: BuckeyeBoy (2) | Taps: 21 | Bottles: 75
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90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Travlr  (2488) Washington, Washington DC | September 16, 2013
This place is in a seedy but colorful area, intersting enough if you like voodoo and homeless teenagers standing on fire hydrants and juggling. Parking is a bit tough but do-able. Digital beer menu, great list, well above average service. Nice place.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
3fourths  (1537) Boulder, Colorado | June 12, 2008| Updated December 10, 2013
Located right across the street from Tugboat Brewing... if Tugboat disappoints you, as they tend to do, just take 5 steps and visit Bailey’s. I visited with some friends, not knowing what to expect, but needing a place to have a nice beer. So the inside seems like a blank slate - low light, high ceilings, post-modern minimalist interior, a bit pretentious but they’re going for a mood and that’s fine. A few tables here and there and a couple of couches. Late on a Friday night the place wasn’t packed at all, so it was really nice to sit on the couches for a time and drink some quality beer. Bottle selection is a good range of American craft beer. We went with a new bottle of Jolly Pumpkin La Roja, as I was trying to find something sour and tart to share with friends, and even though it ran $18, it was worth buying to share. I think I’d go back if I find myself in downtown for happy hour or dinner, as it’s easy and quick to walk to from anywhere downtown, and is probably the best pure, simple beer-geek bar IN downtown (meaning outside of the Pearl and 23rd).
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Ferris  (1150) Burnaby, British Columbia | January 18, 2014| Updated January 25, 2014
Great spot downtown and very fun and trendy. No food, but the Mexican place across the street delivers. Self service, but the line moves quickly. Board is cool and beers are all local. Great place for Portland craft and very good prices.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
nate2g  (1094) Boomtown!, Australia | October 18, 2013
Such a kick-ass beer selection on tap and the live up-to-date tap feed is a nice touch. Modern beer bar that appears to lead the way around these parts. Had beers here a few times and the bar always draws a good crowd, yet still comfortable enough during the day to sit and have a relaxing beer. A lot of bottles although probably enough interest on tap, for me anyway. Service is attentive and they make sure you don’t have an empty glass. You can order food from across the street and eat in.
82
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
WingmanWillis  (1073) , England | June 3, 2015
Visited here a few times. With thanks to Frank for the ride here. Nice modern bar, a little small but a very helpful electronic tap list advising what is about to kick so a thirsty rater can prioritise. Food is available from the Mexican outlet across the street which is really good. Staff friendly, decent prices and a good, ever changing tap list. A great place
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois  (1006) Tourist Town (West), England | November 24, 2012
Visited around 9.30pm on Weds 7/11/12. Place was fairly busy with largely a younger crowd but we bagged a table ok. Tap list was varied and interesting - my only small gripe not many high ABV beers and no DIPA’s or RIS’s on my visit. Whilst I don’t need to see the menu awash with strong beers, one each from these two styles would have been good! Service was fine, would definately reccomend this venue. You can check what’s on tap on their website and it shows approximately how much is left in the barrel for each beer !!! They don’t have food here but ordered a Burrito from the Mexican opposite and they delivered it to us. It was fantastic and great vfm!
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
mcberko  (791) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 11, 2012| Updated December 13, 2013
Great place with 20 great taps. Went there after a Belgian Beer Fest tapping. Extremely reasonable prices and great service. Bottle prices are the same to drink there as they are to go, and are generally cheaper than Belmont Station. Crowded, but with a pleasant ambience. Definitely one of the best spots in Portland. Don’t miss it.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
theisti  (767) Kansas | November 9, 2015
Last stop of the night on a Tuesday evening. Small, corner location in downtown Portland. Block seemed a little seedy, though the interior of Bailey’s was very nice. Comfortable feel, with bar stools, bar tables and a couple of areas to stand and have a beer. We arrived after The Upper Lip (upstairs room for Baileys) had closed, which was a bummer because I would have loved to check that out as well. They use the Digital Pour system, which is really the best way to keep taplists current. When I visited, the list saw superb - mostly Pacific NW focused, though a few strong selections from CA as well. Service was great, and the vibe of the place was laid back. I can imagine this place gets crowded, especially on weekends.

82 = ★★★½ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie  (707) Denver, Colorado | April 27, 2010
We just happened to walk by this bar in the morning and noticed the expansive collection of rare bottles lining the window sills. I knew I had to stop back by in the evening as this was the type of place I’d been looking for in Portland. It delivered in full. An extensive, but not too vast selection of tap beer was available with heavy emphasis on regional stuff. Good array of styles were represented without wasting any space on swill. The cooler is stocked with bottles with the same idea: a good selection of styles without getting so many varieties that getting an old, dusty bottle is a serious concern. Ambiance is sparse and tasteful. This was one of my favorite stops during my entire vacation.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
GT  (672) Oceanside, California | October 24, 2013
Awesome beer bar in downtown Portland, sort of in a league of its own in the area. APEX is on the Eastside. Best thing about Bailey’s is that they don’t serve food but let you bring in food. And across the street is some of the best Mexican food around at Santeria’s. Order from Bailey’s or walk across the street, put in your order, pay, and then walk into Baileys for it to be brought over. They do this so much that Baileys has a dirty dish disposal.

Tap list here is live update online with keg fill levels. Welcome to the 21st century! I wish more bars did this. Focus is on Oregon small brewers, lots of crazy local stuff you won’t find anywhere else. Nice variety of styles. 1 or 2 cask ales. Server knew his stuff. They also allow you to buy bottles off their bottle list for on-premise OR take away, which was crazy. Markup on the bottles was lower than you’d expect. A local favorite for a reason. Not to miss. The only reason I wouldn’t give this a 90 score is that they close really early- midnight on Friday/Saturday. Which is a bummer.

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