United States > Oregon > Portland
leems (27) Portland, Oregon | May 4, 2009
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
The Brass used to be my favorite pub in Portland. Since the January 1, 2009 Oregon Smoking Ban went into effect the pub has completely changed. The crowd is now louder and more intent on getting drunk than enjoying a few great pints. The staff has also gone down hill, they are harder to get service from, less friendly, and know less about the beers they are pouring.
The food however hasn’t changed, you can still get the best fish and chips in Portland and a scotch egg. The beer list is as great as ever, it just can’t be beat. Even though I can’t find a place to beat the beer selection I still don’t find myself going here anymore. I used to head in once a week if I could I now find myself going once every few months, and only during lunch hours.
BuckeyeBoy (155) Boise, Idaho | April 23, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Marheb (233) San Diego, California | April 23, 2015
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
TBone (242) Pori, Finland | March 17, 2015
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Steve_0 (142) Denver, Colorado | August 30, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
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-
bvc (103) Kenmore, Washington | August 16, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Strebs (206) St. Louis, Missouri | July 4, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
douglas88 (255) Portland , Oregon | June 20, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
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, didn’t give me any crap. The prices are outstanding. This is a spot I would frequent often I lived here.
VastActiv (58) Oulu, Finland | January 11, 2014| Updated March 7, 2015
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited December 10 2013. Bloomy place pretty far away from downtown. Unfortunately too fast visit but Youngers Special Bitter was worth of it. Revisiting March 2015. Food was typical English pub food.
Gription79 (51) Bountiful, Utah | January 4, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
This place was great. It’s been on the list for years, and I am pleased I was finally able to cross it off. It was a nice mix of classic old world pub and dive bar. A historic establishment in the craft beer movement.
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