Horse Brass Pub

Mayor: DuffMan (3) | Taps: ~50 | Bottles: numerous
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  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
rian  (1) Portland, Oregon | June 25, 2006
I live within blocks of the Horse Brass, but Iíve only gone a couple of times. I wish I could give this place a better rating. LISTEN HORSE BRASS: I would spend tons of dough in there, but the smoke stink in the place is the worst. I had to wash my clothes twice when I got home last time. The beer selection and service are top notch. The servers donít deserve to have to fetch cigarettes and breathe used smoke all day. Like I say, on most counts, itís a great place, but they need to do something about the smoke. As a place to drink Old Rasputin on tap, itís a dream come true. The only problem is that you canít enjoy it.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17  (326) Woodland, California | June 9, 2006| Updated July 21, 2010
I went here a couple of times--both afternoons (Sunday and Monday). This place was very dark with lots of wooden finishing/ The bar is directly in front of you as you walk in with scattered tables and chairs around. There is an enormous tap list, with 4-5 beers in cask engine. The bartender who served me was extremely knowledgeable and the service was good for it being a rather busy place. Prices were fair as well. For food, I had their 3 cheese grilled cheese sandwich with their creamy tomato soup, which was dirt cheap and hit the spot. I thought it was cool that they also had 3 REAL dartboards in this place...Now for the negatives. Horrifically smokey. Bartenders were smoking while I was there, I couldnít find a seat that was within a 10 foot radius of a smoker and the bathroom was one of the most grungy, disgusting ones I have used. There were copious amounts of dust in the bar area with large dust bunnies on top of the painted glass bar light that looks as though it hasnít been dusted since the 90s. The selection and service are great, unfortunately it is difficult to enjoy such great selection in such a grimy, dirty, smoke-infested atmosphere without even a patio for those who seek refuge. Reminds me of a bar at a bowling alley, except there is a really killer selection of beers in place of BMC.--Re-Rate---Now that the smoke is gone, this place is more manageable. Bathrooms seem cleaner now, and the entire place just seems touched up, without losing the old school vibe. Beer selection is still great, and the bartenders were attentive. The menu seemed kind of limited, but a half order of the fish and chips filled me up.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
raphael  (65) Portland, Oregon | May 21, 2006
In Oregon, you canít find a better beer selection (Rose & Raindrop used to compare but has gotten disorganized last few months), nor better fish & chips in Portland. Yeah weekends get rowdy, but in a congenial, British way; and smoke smell is a problem (afternoons the best. Very British in apearance, comfortable (despite the chairs.) But the beers-- wide slection, good representation from smaller breweries, 4 or 5 casks-- and good liquor selection as well.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee  (529) Toronto, ON, Ontario | January 26, 2006| Updated August 28, 2009
Great atmosphere, dark lighting, lots of old wooden benches and tables. Three-sided bar that on the night I was there was covered in firkins for a winter cask festival. It was still decked out in Halloween lighting despite the fact that it was late November. Lots of beer decor, great tap list, and knowledgable table servers. I didnít eat, but the menu looked like typical British pub food. Awesome place.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
beerchurch  (29) | January 19, 2006
Good Lord! This is it! A fabulous selection of beer. A knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff. A fun, almost rowdy atmosphere. Cheers to Don Younger! I felt like Ray Liotta in Field of Dreams. "Hey, is this heaven?" No. Itís Portland.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
harlequinn  (112) Tacoma, Washington | January 12, 2006
This place is fucking killer, the best beer bar in Portland. Dennis is the best bartender in town. Anything and everything comes here first. Great place to get a new seasonal
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye  (113) Frisco (Dallas), Texas | January 8, 2006
Nice British-style pub with a descent selection of rotating local micros. Knowledgeable bartenders, but less than attentive waitresses.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
drismyhero  (12) Tacoma, Washington | December 19, 2005
A really great place, not obsenely sterile like many diverse watering holes but still has its share of stuck up college kids. The collar is definitely tinted blue here but the beer is golden. Didnít have any food but the menu looked appealing. Belmont Station sits across a little indoor alley so the influence canít be bad.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
DrunkenWeasel  (7) Portland, Oregon | December 16, 2005
A lot of beers on tap with enw guest taps coming and going all the time. Nice british pub feel to it. Nice british bar food. Great place.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
CaptKirk  (21) Hephzibah, Georgia | September 25, 2005
Great place to unwind and play darts and have some great beers on tap. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful. The food is typical pub fare. Burgers and sausage and things of that nature. The do have some english dishes like bangers and english eggs. They have 5 cast beers, all of which are wonderful. If staying in Portland for a few days, This place is certainly worth checking out
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
legion242  (118) Richardson, Texas | August 30, 2005
I think that this place is maybe a bit over-rated because of itís folklore w/i the Portland community. This particular time that I was there, they had a good amount of beers that i had never had, but wasnít really interested in either. Some decent casks available, but the biggest dissapointment was with the bottle selection. I thought with Belmont right across the way, that they could at least match what was there, but no dice. My server was a little uncute goth girl, but very freindly. The Banger plate I had was delicious and on par with what i would expect in the UK.

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