Big Horse Brewing | Hood River, Oregon
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Big Horse Brewing
Exceptional based on 22 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

115 State St
Hood River, Oregon United States 97031-2315 [ print map ]
541 386 4411

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Hours: 11AM to Close


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Big Horse Brewing

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Beer Available At Big Horse Brewing (arranged by most recent)
Big Horse Ra , Big Horse Nightmare Oatmeal Stout 90, Big Horse MacStallion Scotch Ale 61, Big Horse Pale Rider IPA 70, Big Horse Easy Blonde 22
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22 reviews for Big Horse Brewing
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  61%
 Selection  62%
 Food  65%
 Value  58%
 Overall  65%
 Rating  73%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths  (1270) Boulder, Colorado | August 16, 2004| Updated September 30, 2013
Food was OK but far too pricey... tourist trap I guess. The building is a kick, lots of wood, lodge-style design with a couple of dark stairwells to climb before reaching the upstairs bar. You get a nice view of Hood River and the Columbia through a large window, up in a small room with a small bar. The imperial stout is arguably their best offering, and it’s decent enough. Worth a stop at least once, but eat elsewhere.
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  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 8/20
Braudog  (704) Hampton, Virginia | July 30, 2005
May 2004: This place has a lot of potential, but I was way underimpressed with their beers, and the restuarant itself was kinda underkempt and uncomfortable inside. Overpriced after the mountain climb up the steps, too.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes  (649) Vancouver, British Columbia | August 2, 2006
Big house overlooking Hood River with views of the Gorge on one side and a bit of a biergarten on the other. I arrived at a beer launch party so it was quite festive, despite a fairly cookie-cutter interior. Had a quesadilla, nothing special but that’s something I make really well myself so I wouldn’t expect more. The beer range wasn’t too bad for a brewery I’d never heard of and the new beer (Little Red Rooster) was really good. I know Full Sail is the big name brand, but I’d find time for both these places (and Elliot Glacier as well) if in Hood River.
78
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad  (443) Olympia, Washington | July 15, 2011
I waited along time to visit this place and once I did finally go i wondered why I waited so long. They got good beer, food and the view is something else. Make 3 stops in Hoods river and this needs to be one. Cheers you will have fun just be sire to be in shape the stair case is long.
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  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 1/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 1/20
beernovice39  (248) Montana | August 21, 2013
Tried on two attempts to visit during posted hours, yet they were not open. On second attempt an employee coming in some 20 minutes after posted open hours laughed and said they "needed to change that".Slackers. Will try again next time when in town and re rate, until then, fail.
76
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich  (215) McCall, Idaho | July 23, 2004
Take the 63 exit, go north until the end of the road and there’s this big 3 story vertical brewpub. Good luck finding parking on a busy friday but a quarter buys you an hour on the meters. Nice fountain at the bottom and a decent hike up a few flight of stairs to get to the top restaurant/pub. Inside is fairly standard but with a wicked view of the columbia. We sat right next to the window and it kept my attention the whole time. There’s a small stage I believe right in the ceiling space for bands, but I’m not sure. Their food was good, I had the &quo;famous&quo; clam chowder which turned out to be quite tasty. All the other items were way too expensive ($9 burgers). The 9 sampler tray was $8 and had a wide variety of beers, none were too impressive but most were well built. The service was so-so and overall it was a nice place for lunch but nothing really outside of that.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
Crit  (136) Surrey, British Columbia | March 29, 2005| Updated September 18, 2008
Nice building with a great view, good selection of decent beers. Food selection was good as was the quality. I was there in winter on a weekday afternoon. Lots of stairs, hard to climb, hard to get back down after several beers. The dark wheat was very good
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch  (117) Washington | November 25, 2007
Nice pub up on the hill with a view of the river. The food was very good, I had a small pizza that was excellent. They had 6 beers on tap or so, all good to very good quality, only one beer was a bit disapointing. Highly recommended place.
56
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
harlequinn  (112) Tacoma, Washington | May 26, 2006
Great atmosphere overlooking the city of Hood River at night when it is all lit up. Nice sized sampler, did not try the food, but the menu was good looking and somewhat pricey with alot of steaks and seafood. Service however was horrible. My father and I sat there waiting to be served forever before someone payed attention to us, and even at that point they could not tell us about the beers without looking up at the board they were all posted on to tell us what styles they had on.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
jake65  (105) Williston, North Dakota | February 13, 2007
Quiet house turned brewpub is easy to find from the interstate. Parking is crowded, even during a slow part of the day. We did get a great table by the window with an amazing view of town. Food was good, but pricey. Service was better than average. Only had one beer, but it was quite good. They do offer a sampler at a reasonable price.

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