Horse Brass Pub | Portland, Oregon
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Horse Brass Pub
Excellent based on 122 ratings
Type: Bar

4534 SE Belmont
Portland, Oregon United States 97215 [ print map ]
503 232 2202 | twitter

Hours: M-F 11-2:30 am, Sat&Sun 10-2:30 am

Mayor: DuffMan (3) | Taps: ~50 | Bottles: numerous

Horse Brass Pub

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Fort George / Georgetown / Pfriem 3-Way IPA 95, Migration River Guide Rye IPA , Sixpoint Jammer 46, Laurelwood Mango IPA , Royale Motivator Coffee Saison , Lompoc Saison d’Evolution , Payette Blood Orange IPA 81, La Cumbre Red Ryeot 95, Walking Man Black Cherry Stout 91, Dogfish Head ApriHop 91, Bells The Wild One 98, Elysian Bifröst Winter Ale 89
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122 reviews for Horse Brass Pub
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  74%
 Selection  84%
 Food  73%
 Value  78%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  95%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
andrewje41  (31) Kenmore, Washington | September 30, 2015
I’ve been here a few times now, and have loved it every time. I’d call it a must stop if you are visiting Portland, especially since it is just a few minutes walking from the Belmont Station. Great food, great beer. A ton of taps. They offer half pours of everything. They have a full bar if that’s your fancy. Has a total Irish or British Pub feel, and this was agreed upon by my buddy who has toured around Europe visiting them. Love my visits here, and will continue going here when I visit Portland. I just wish I had my own place like this at home. Love it.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail  (1137) Orange County, California | June 25, 2015
An institution, so a required visit on the trip to Portland. Definitely feels a little dated and perhaps even a little kitschy in terms of the decorations. But what the hell do I know.

We got there somewhat late on a Thursday night, so it wasn’t super crowded, but still a good number of folks drinking at the bar and a few tables throughout the space. Pretty sizable tap list. If you go around town, you’ll find a decent bit of overlap in the bar taplists, but these guys at least had some unique stuff. Beer quality and serving conditions were good.

I got an order of fish and chips (half) and that is probably more than enough for a normal person. Was pretty good. Not the best, but good. Service was decently quick, but certainly at a mellow pace.

They do halves and fulls of pretty much any beer. Prices are excellent (read: cheap) as well. What’s not to like about that?

Also, some nice graffiti in the men’s room:
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken  (260) Tokyo, Japan | May 9, 2015
Real British pub feel, although I have never seen a real British pub with so many taps. Took a long time to choose for all the right reasons. So much good stuff available. Food was good too. Must visit again, and pretty close to Belmont Station.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy  (173) Boise, Idaho | April 23, 2015
I finally made it to the iconic Horse Brass. So many trips to Portland and I have never stopped in. Lots going on in this place. Almost every inch is covered with some sort of poster or beer something. Epic prices 10 oz pour of Abyss for $2.95 now that is what I am talking about.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb  (304) San Diego, California | April 23, 2015
Authentique ambiance de pub anglais bien bruyant et chaudement décoré avec une vaste sélection de fûts. La seule chose qui m’intrigue c’est le soin accordé aux lignes et à l’entreposage. Plusieurs bières avaient des défauts majeurs facile à déceler et ça s’est confirmé quand on a fait le test avec des produits connus comme la Urquell et la Blind Pig. Difficile à comprendre.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
TBone  (244) Pori, Finland | March 17, 2015
It is like an English pub but with better beer selection. And beer selection was good, quality stuff in the numerous taps. Anyway I remember this place mostly because of athmospheare.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0  (142) Denver, Colorado | August 30, 2014
I really dig the dark wood, low lights, and English pub-type atmosphere. Friendly hosts and service was excellent. Food was decent, but not recommended. Pretty good selection, but not like other stops in the City. I can imagine myself spending a lot of time here and being a local hangout if I lived in Portland. SHITTERS: There is this weird circulating towel thing in the bathroom. I guess its to dry your hands? Area was kind-of dirty. Poopers not recommended. C-
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
bvc  (103) Kenmore, Washington | August 16, 2014
Glad to have been here several times over the years. Started coming back in 2006 when Don was still around and hanging out/working. The place has an english pub feel and so much nicotine on the walls/wood that I think the smoke smell may almost be gone now. Pub food...if anything get a scotch egg. Always a solid line up of beers on although sometimes they can taste a little worst for wear. If never been, definitely worth a stop. Just not as good as other places in town these days.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Strebs  (211) St. Louis, Missouri | July 4, 2014
This place has a very comfy English pub feel to it. Fortunately, the Horse Brass had a bigger beer selection than most pubs in England.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88  (271) Portland , Oregon | June 20, 2014
A pretty awesome place.Sort of dingy, smells like a bucket of fish and chip. A solid lineup of beers. Good service. Very much a character place. Had quite a few uncommon locals. Very nice traditional English style interior and feel.

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