United States > Oregon > Hood River
Crit (135) Surrey, British Columbia | March 29, 2005| Updated September 18, 2008
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
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
boFNjackson (71) Portland, Oregon | March 28, 2008| Updated January 20, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
heard lots of great stuff about this place from lots of people. Went in, wasnít too big on the aesthetic of the place, kind of bare. But service was great, had a couple of their own brews that were really tasty, and the happy hour was awesome. Four of us ate and drank and our bill was $30 dollars!!!!
batkins (78) Vancouver, Washington | March 3, 2007
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Ok, first things first.....get ready for some stairs! Behind the street level windows you will find the brewery. Go up the first set of stairs to find a couple of nice pool tables and the bathrooms. Go up another, inside set of stairs to find the bar/restaurant. The bar is fairly small as is the dining area, both with views of the river. Several outside patios/decks for fair weather seating. Food is somewhat overpriced, but for the area, itís probably no TOO bad. Service was good, as was the food. Beers were a bit above average, with the stout being particlularly good.
Oakes (614) Vancouver, British Columbia | August 2, 2006
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
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 thatís something I make really well myself so I wouldnít expect more. The beer range wasnít too bad for a brewery Iíd never heard of and the new beer (Little Red Rooster) was really good. I know Full Sail is the big name brand, but Iíd find time for both these places (and Elliot Glacier as well) if in Hood River.
dkoonce (25) Peopleís Republic of Athens, Ohio | August 20, 2008
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Very neat pub overlooking the Columbia river. The beers were generally good and the food on par with bar food. Prices were reasonable.
Aubrey (74) Bellingham, Washington | July 30, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
OK place. Nice view. Our server was friendly but seemed to have too many tables. Food was just OK, somewhat underwhelming. I got the beer sampler. A few were below average and bland; the others were just average. Most of them lacked depth, and I lost interest after just one or two sips. Guess I expected more. We didnít end up staying for additional pints.
3fourths (1200) Boulder, New Zealand | August 16, 2004| Updated September 30, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
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 itís decent enough. Worth a stop at least once, but eat elsewhere.
harlequinn (112) Tacoma, Washington | May 26, 2006
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
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.
kivaerijo (5) nashville, Tennessee | July 16, 2009
50 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 1/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 9/20
stairs are not nearly as bad as some make it out to be. view is great. staff was friendly. it was a wednesday around 7-8 oclock. was not that busy. walked in and had a few employees stare at us until someone eventually sat us. (think it was the water girl)
ordered an ipa and wife ordered a coke.
water had 4 ice cubes in it (thought i was in europe). the coke was flat, and the ipa was average to decent. (aroma was good, but finished a little harsh)
ordered steak tips and a burger. took a little while to get our food, and when it came, there was a hair on the burger bun. let it go. the fries were warm, but just barely. the steak was a little over cooked and was hard to cut with my butter knife. the burger looked like a pre packaged burger that was terribly dry.
we only ate about half our meal. and for the level of the food, was way over priced. maybe it was a bad day.
once again, staff was nice, view was great, and the girl who kept filling my water, was the only one really on the ball.
Braudog (696) Hampton, Virginia | July 30, 2005
44 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
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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