United States > Oregon > Portland
bhensonb (505) Woodland, California | June 29, 2007
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Pretty gritty/pubby venue. Walking in is like a dive bar, but being in is like an English pub, at least in some corners. Great food. Usually about 5 ales on cask. It is perhaps the best real ale place, with food, in the whole NW.
Lubiere (469) Ottawa, Ontario | October 10, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
A great place! Reminds me of Mcgregors in Rochester NY, gritty and dirty, but friendly, a great tap selection, with a few imports and California beers, and loads of paraphenelia from visiting tourists. Nice pub menu, and very Ratebeer (or beer ticker) friendly service. A must in Portland.
mcberko (457) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 14, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
A nice English pub with a good selection of guest beers, alongside the usual bunch. Lots of rare locals and seasonals that make this place worth a stop. Prices are very reasonable.
jrallen34 (457) Chicago, Illinois | June 13, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
This is my kind of spot. All wood interior, feels like a European or Australian pub. The draft list focuses mostly on WA and OR beers. They allow for a couple tasters at a time so you can tick. I had some Boneyard but also had PtE. I asked the bartender to serve me some tasters of the good stuff and he knew what he was talking about, didnít give me any crap. The prices are outstanding. This is a spot I would frequent often I lived here.
BrewDad (451) Olympia, Washington | May 14, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Well I finally made it after 10 years of loving the craft beer scene I made it to the Horse Brass Pub. I will admit a few years back I went in but the smoke was so thick I walked right back out. Now if they left the laws as they where I would have one day ventured in but I was sure glad it was not such a smoke house. Made it nice to really taste and enjoy the brew. Now enough of that off my soap box. Don Younger whom I have met over the years at various events and places has made quite the place. The taps, the bar the place itself was awesome. A beer drinkerís paradise I finally made it. The taps available alone where to die for and I was lucky to have a great beer. Beers in the bottle top notch the food was awesome and the service was also very good. They the servers had great beer knowledge of the product and for this beer geek that was awesome. If ever in Portland and have a few places to see this is one that is on the top of the list for beer bars. Horse Brass I will be backÖ
notalush (374) Denver, Colorado | December 17, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Old school British style pub - dimly lit - a little dingy - atmosphere reminds me very much of Bull and Bush in Denver - decent draft list, although skewed quite heavily towards ipas, pales, porters and the like - beers served by the full pint or half pint - servers were okay - they seemed a bit understaffed, but thankfully it was not busy when I was there - all the beers I had were under-carbonated and one seemed so stale that I decided not to rate it because I was sure the condition of the beer was far from prime - for any bar, but especially a bar with a world class reputation, this is inexusable - I will not return here if I make it back to Portland.
Ungstrup (352) Citizen of the universe, Denmark | June 8, 2008
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
A very dark pub with a huge bar, decorated quite rustic, with lots of wood, nice, but it is a drawback that smoking is allowed, medium crowded when we arrived on mid-afternoon on a Friday. The service was friendly. I managed 7 new beers in halfpint size before my friends wanted to move on - I could have stayed since there still was many beers for me to sample. I sure hope to return one day.
jercraigs (333) Toronto, Ontario | July 9, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
2010-06. For whatever reason I was expecting to be disappointed by this place. I was very wrong! Walking in on a Sunday afternoon we are welcomed by millions of bees! Oh wait, those are vuvuzelas - The World Cup is on!!! We opt for the less crowded old school CRT tv are rather than the more crowded big screen. I had to chuckle when the tv was promptly removed after the game was over. You arenít really here for the tv. Atmosphere is about what I expected but more so. Tons of breweriana on the walls, in an English style pub that out danks the dankest of English pubs, but in a good way. Server is super friendly and helpful. The beer list is superb, but the "Coming Soon" list is a bit of a tease today. Rotating Walking Man taps are probably reason enough to come here. We shared the ploughmanís lunch which is possibly the best bang for buck food deal in Portland. The cheese alone would have cost double the price anywhere else. Really enjoyed it, and would have stayed longer if we were not heading up to Belmont Station. SO glad this place is non-smoking now though, I suspect I would have hated it during the smoking days.
nbutler11 (316) Wiesbaden, Germany | July 23, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting place. Comfortable, but not terribly organized; although the people tending the bar are very knowledgeable. Really large space for Fri/Sat night and large gatherings. Parking is a bear, but itís worth it.
DYCSoccer17 (314) Woodland, California | June 9, 2006| Updated July 21, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
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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