Horse Brass Pub | Portland, Oregon
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Horse Brass Pub
Excellent based on 119 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: raphael (1) | Taps: ~50 | Bottles: numerous

Horse Brass Pub

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Beer Available At Horse Brass Pub (arranged by most recent)
Elysian BifrŲst Winter Ale 90, Loowit Storm Shadow Imperial IPA , Feckin Irish Red Ale (IRA)
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119 reviews for Horse Brass Pub
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  74%
 Selection  84%
 Food  73%
 Value  78%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  95%
Rating Distribution

  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
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
legion242  (116) 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
jasonp  (29) Ashburn, Virginia | August 16, 2005| Updated August 17, 2005
Visted in Aug í05. Neat British Pub feel with wooden tables/booths. Our waitress was up there with one of the worst I can remember in my life (an Iím pretty low-maintenance). Took 10 minutes for her to acknowledge our presence. She didnít know much about the beers or what was available. I ordered a 4 or 5 set sampler. She came back to me once and said beerX isnít available, Iíd pick another, sheíd come back 5 minutes later stating the other beer is not available either. Keep in mind it wasnít even busy. This shit drives me nuts because I busted my ass working in a restaurant for a number of years and this service was unaccepatable. When all was settled, I got to sample a decent bunch of beers. They have a great selection of local US Micros, regional seasonals and good imports like Samuel Smiths. My food was solid, one half of my wifeís sandwich got served with not one, but 5 little hairs on the bread. Gross. We didnít bother tellling the waitress for obvious reasons. The capper was that they charged me for one of the beers they were out of and it took another 15 minutes to get that issue resolved. All in all, service on this particular day, god awful. The beer- good, The food - solid, when it doesnít have hairs it it. I would like to come back to this place one day when the service is actually decent.
porterdude  (15) Bellingham, Washington | July 20, 2005| Updated December 20, 2005
By far the best beer bar i have ever had the chance to drink in. Very well decorated with that "Harry Potter" look to it. Very English, well at least what i beleive to be English. Extremely friendly and knowledgable staff. Huge selection of beers and would you know the Belmont Station is right next door??? WOW, you can taste a great beer and literally buy the bottle next door. They have games and i imagine food, but i didnt order any.
Reid  (45) Salem, Oregon | July 9, 2005
Went here for the first time tonight. Eventually made my way to the pub,parked round the back and entered this legendary establishment. I was here to meet fellow BAs Blitheringidiot, Freed and Red Diamond. Wlked inthrough the back entrance past the kitchens and really it could have been a small traditional style pub in England. Some folk dont like the grungy smoky interior, but to me it just added to the atmosphere. Mossied on up to the bar (again a very trad bar arrangement) and was astounded by the vast array of taps , so much it was difficult to choose what to drink first..I chose the Hogsback Oatmeal Stout on cask..very nice and the bar people were very efficient fast, courteous and knoledgable. Man I wish I lived in this neighbourhood..this a fantastic example of a beer bar.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Tom Servo  (26) Arlington, Virginia | June 20, 2005
The complete British pub, except the beer isnít warm. Great selection, though the staff is kind of hit or miss when it comes to knowledge. Very friendly though. The food is great, especially for those of us that like a good fried bread piece.
Ernest  (186) Boulder, Colorado | June 15, 2005
As with Rose & Raindrop, I found the extreme American micro bias to be disappointing. They did have Orval and Duvel in bottles, but both were initially ice cold, dull in flavor, and poured virtually headless even after some time to warm up. So you canít even get cared-for Belgians here. For a place with such a reputation, I found it a big disappointment. Waitress was courteous and friendly, though. The beer store connected to it is pretty good, though.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
11026  (58) Alabama | January 1, 2005
Great pub. Wonderful selection of beers from around the States and Europe. Several cask selections. Service is good. Friday afternoons Mr Younger pours a beer through Randall the enamel animal. Very interesting.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
beerinmarch  (117) Washington | November 9, 2004
This is one hell of a pub. So many taps is insane, around 50 with a few cask taps. There is always unique brews showing up on tap. A great dark english style pub with some great food and a good staff. The only downside is it gets really smokey in this pub, which can be a real pain while trying to rate, I always go there early in the day to avoid the smoke.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Sham  (43) Seattle, Washington | October 27, 2004
I love this place. Awesome selection. Damn good pub food. This is a must visit if youíre going to be in portland.

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