Horse Brass Pub | Portland, Oregon
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Horse Brass Pub
Excellent based on 116 ratings
Type: Bar

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

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


Mayor: Arayaga2 (2) | Taps: ~50 | Bottles: numerous


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Beer Available At Horse Brass Pub (arranged by most recent)
Loowit Storm Shadow Imperial IPA , Feckin Irish Red Ale (IRA) , Georgetown Lucille IPA 98, Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA 99, Deschutes Pine Drops IPA 92, Boneyard RPM IPA 98, Mt. Hood Hogsback Stout 94, Beer Valley Leafer Madness Imperial Pale Ale Hop Harvest Edition 98, Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen 34, Pilsner Urquell 72, Full Sail Pilsner (2014-) 89, Full Sail Session Premium Lager 31, The Commons Rauch Alt , North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout 100, Guinness Extra Stout (North America) 80, Deschutes Black Butte Porter 97, Caldera Pilot Rock Porter 95, Amnesia Slow Train Porter 91, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (Draft) 91, Rogue Youngers Special Bitter 91
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116 reviews for Horse Brass Pub
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  74%
 Selection  84%
 Food  74%
 Value  78%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  95%
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96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
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.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
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.
84
  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 isn’t 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.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest  (165) 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 can’t 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.
82
  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.
88
  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.
86
  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 you’re going to be in portland.
96
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
Hoser  (163) Cowtown, Alberta | September 29, 2004
Don Younger the owner sat down with us and what we thought would be a quick lunch ended up being a whole afternoon, an education on the Pacific Northwest brewing scene and a endless stream of samples. Thanks Don for the memories.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
batkins  (78) Vancouver, Washington | September 11, 2004| Updated March 19, 2006
I LOVE the Horsebrass. This is my favorite pub in Portland. Real &quo;English Pub&quo; environment. Dark and smokey. A ton of taps, mostly a mix of imports and NW favorites. 5 constantly rotating taps (never know what you might get there!!)Several casks also. Service is always the best, but beware the place can draw a crowd at night.
48
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 8/20
jeffc666  (93) Fairfax, Virginia | August 10, 2004
I must say that I am do not get the charm of this particualr establishment. Upon entering it seems like it has potential, it is fairly dark, almost dank, the bar is straight ahead and has lots and lots of taps visible. Upon getting a table you notice that dank seems more appropriate than just dark. The fllor is sticky, the charos are sticky, the table is sticky, the coasters are more than gently used (how much can paper coasters cost?). The beer selection looks pretty good. Now if we could just get someone to take our order. Finally, order is placed and not too long later the drinks show up. Beer seems reasonable well handled, no dirty lines or skunky beer. Ok, half way through our beers we are visited by our server who it seems wants to close our tab because they are leaving. Ok so we do, and that folks was the end of our service at the Horse Brass Pub. Based on my visit it seems that you need to be a regular to any kind of service that even approaches reasonable. The ambiance is also a bit droll for my liking. Bottom-line, has potential but fails to capitialize on it. Oh yeah it was real smoky also. It reminds me of Oakes review of Uerige Sticke Alt, “like licking the bottom of an ashtray”.

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