Bailey’s Taproom | Portland, Oregon
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Bailey’s Taproom
World Class based on 67 ratings
Type: Bar

213 SW Broadway
Portland, Oregon United States 97205 [ print map ]
503 295 1004

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Hours: Monday-Friday 2pm-12am, Saturday 4pm-12am, Sunday 2pm-10pm


Mayor: Theydon_Bois (16) | Taps: 21 | Bottles: 75


Bailey’s Taproom

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Beer Available At Bailey’s Taproom (arranged by most recent)
10 Barrel Apricot Crush 91, Nebraska Reserve Series Sexy Betty 98, Gigantic Ginormous , Block 15 Chardonnay Wild Ale , Ommegang Hennepin 97, Omnipollo ’Stillwater Premium’ Remix 92, Bear Republic Olde Scoutter’s Barleywine 93, Block 15 Ridgeback Red 63, Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA Yakima #291 96, Fort George 11th Sour , Block 15 Super Nebula 99, North Coast Anniversary XXV Ale 81, Barley Browns / Boneyard Allocation IIPA 97, Laurelwood Green Mammoth Organic Imperial IPA 95, Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA 98, De Garde Faux Pas , Breakside Suburban Farmhouse , Epic Utah Sage Saison 94, Block 15 Printmasters Pale Ale 48, Fort George North the Seventh (VII) 97
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67 reviews for Bailey’s Taproom
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  86%
 Selection  87%
 Food  82%
 Value  83%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  98%
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90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr  (1378) 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  (1271) 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).
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere  (651) Montreal, Quebec | July 9, 2009
Excessively well located, downtown and across the street from Tugboat, this relatively new bar is clearly aimed at the beer geek. The very large, very high windows put on display the great beers of this world and I mean that most of Ratebeer’s top 100 is represented. You can bet that one of these bottles is on your want-list. For sale, the draught selection seems to be very solid, sharing lines with various local breweries (a variety of them rather than too focused) and other goodies which just deserve a spot like La Folie. Stronger stuff is served in a tall and pleasant snifter. The young man behind the bar, who might have been one of the owners, was clearly a beer geek, offering dedicated, friendly and informative service, as good as it gets for that. Very comfortable feel, soberly decorated, but certainly a place I could spend hours in. A must in Portland, this is so easy to go to it should be hit even if you have just a day or two in town.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois  (554) The ’Sham, 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!
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie  (550) 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.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
nate2g  (550) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | 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.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
GT2  (535) Carlsbad, 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.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty  (435) Kyoto, Japan | September 12, 2009
Crowded and tight place in a very central location. No food except takeout from an outside Mexican joint. Decent selection of beers; reasonable prices. Decent place but there were many better in Portland.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad  (417) Olympia, | January 14, 2011
After my first night at the OBF we stumbled into this place. Tap handles galore and good stuff. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. This being in the center of Portland it can and will be packed. They had taps from mostly the Pac NW with a few exceptions. You can tell that the people there knew what they where getting. The prices were a tad high in my book. But then I get spoiled at times. This is a great place to sit down and relax on a hot summer day. Did not have food on this trip.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
notalush  (318) Denver, Colorado | December 15, 2011
So, the atmosphere here is not what I would typically be into, but for some reason, in Portland, it works - high-ceilinged, faux upscale urban professional hangout - a large flatscreen displays the beer list, complete with style, abv, serving size and how much beer is left in the keg - prices are crazy cheap, with at least 50% on the beers available in 10 ounce pours for 2.50 - flights are also available - servers are hipsters, minus the pretention - they are fairly knowledgeable - they also sell their own logo glassware - focus is on local beer from the lesser-known local breweries, which is nice, considering how many big name brewers there are in town - a great spot - I will try to stop in at least once more while I am in town.

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