United States > Oregon > Portland
mcberko (205) Vancouver, British Columbia | December 3, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Attended Zwanze Day 2012 here. Obviously not representative of a typical day here, but I will review my experience nevertheless. The good: Nice ambient with friendly staff. Awesome taplist for with a sour tap takeover. Though pricy, still fair for what you got. Good brunch food as well. The bad: they messed up the tap connections, so I when I ordered several beers at the beginning, I got mostly the wrong pours and had to come back when I realized my Upright BA Seven was purple (huh?). Staff made several promises that they would come by our table with Zwanze 2012 beer, but forgot and we had to go up to the bar ourselves. The lineup was moderate, but went excruciatingly slow, taking an hour to get through a few dozen people. Overall: the event had many organizational flaws and hopefully they will correct all of them for subsequent events.
Rastacouere (651) Montreal, Quebec | November 27, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
A very short walk from other beer spots on killingsworth, this is many businesses in one focusing on craft beer and my visit was focused mostly on the beer store part. It is fairly well laid out, spacey and while the interior is mostly on concrete, they seem to have done a good job at making one feel welcome through the friendly service and at making it feel warm enough through minimalistic decoration. Something like 200 bottles, including rarities (HOTD/Deschutes Collage, some Russian River, Cascade) figured on the shelves. They were priced perhaps on the high side, but nothing exagerated. I donít think I saw anything that was not at either Johnís market place or Belmont Station, but I suspect it must happen from time to time that a good bottle is here and not at the othersí. So all in all, not an essential, but certainly worth stepping into if you are on killingsworth.
Syzzer (72) Oregon | December 11, 2011| Updated December 17, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
This is an excellent place to find world class beer. Prices are a bit high, but there are hard to find varieties here. Nice rustic atmosphere in beer portion (versus the eatery other half of the building)
BrewDad (416) Olympia, | July 15, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Beer , bar, bottle shop all in one. They have it all food also. Good selection of beers and wines to sell to go. The brews on tap where top notch. This is in the same area as many others and wow they did a great job putting this together. 500+ bottles plus 15+ taps you will find something you have never had. No parking so good luck.
troopie (70) Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon | June 5, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
No off street parking. In a building I forget what it used to be. Some what dark but comfortable chair and tables. Very knowledgeable staff. Beers seemed rather heavy for the weather but were all tasty, and they had Bam Saison. Food service was slow, but the grill and cooled and they could not, as they explained, bring my steak underdone. Rather pricy for what you get, but still a good deal.
And they run a bottle shop next door.
boFNjackson (71) Portland, Oregon | December 10, 2009| Updated June 1, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Cozy little place near Denver Avenue on Killingsworth. Theyíve done a nice fusion of beer and wine where they can coexist. Food is amazing with fresh ingredients and creative dishes. Large selection of bottles, and they hook you up with discounts for bulk to-go purchases. Like a dollar off for a mix-matched six pack, or case discounts.
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