Tugboat Brewing | Portland, Oregon
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Tugboat Brewing
Good based on 38 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

711 SW Ankeny Street
Portland, Oregon United States 97205 [ print map ]
503 226 2508


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Tugboat Brewing

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Beer Available At Tugboat Brewing (arranged by most recent)
Tugboat Chernobyl Stout 49, Tugboat Monster IPA
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38 reviews for Tugboat Brewing
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  69%
 Selection  55%
 Food  53%
 Value  64%
 Overall  60%
 Rating  67%
Rating Distribution

rosenbergh  (580) Tampere, Finland | May 16, 2015
Weird place. 3 of their own brews on tap, 11 guest taps and 2 ciders. Their own beers weren’t that great but the guy behind the bar was friendly and funny. People seemed to have nice time there. There was quite a contrast when we came from too crowded and loud Bailey’s across the street here.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
Sledutah  (463) Utah | January 14, 2014
Across the street from Bailey’s but don’t expect the same level of beer. Kind of a cool place, lots of old books line one wall and some cool decorations and pictures. They have 5 taps of their beers but stick to the guest taps which looked pretty solid. Their beers were beyond terrible. When we order the bartender even tried to guide us toward the guest taps but we Doug told me I had to try the worst beers in Portland, I didn’t believe him that there was any bad beer in this city but I was very wrong!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
mrhoppy  (225) Santa Clara, California | July 29, 2013
On vacation I stopped here and I was not impressed by their beers.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 8/20
Clembo1957  (93) Smethwick, England | April 20, 2013
Uninspired beer in an uninspired bar. Over the road from Bailey’s is probably the best thing about the place
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 2/20
mcberko  (487) Vancouver, British Columbia | December 3, 2012
My experience here was extremely quick and not pleasant. Went in, ordered a Chernobyl Stout, was annoyed by the loud gangsta rap playing, and sipped about 3-4 sips before being disgusted by the abomination of a beer. My friend and I left our beers at the bar and walked out. No idea how this place stays in business right next to Bailey’s if that beer is representative of their quality.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 2/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 3/20
Jlee  (4) Camas, Washington | August 18, 2012
I’m surprised this place has recieved such a high score.. The place was a cool if you were into drinking horrible beer in an old opium den... There beer actually sucks I had to order a beer for another brewer... I will never go back or recommend it to anyone ...
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
douglas88  (265) Portland , Oregon | March 26, 2012
Across from Bailey’s. A kind of cool eclectic decor, lots of books around. The service was great, and the place was not very busy. Had four beers of their own. Now, the only issue was the beer was bad. Oddly flawed in an obvious way that is surprising considering the Mecca that Portland is. The two hop forward beers I had were extremely bitter in the finish- I mean, big hops are in and all, but this was medicinal and unpleasant. I suggest getting some quality control. Find someone in Portland that understands these things. Pay someone. Find someone that cares and you will make much more money. The location should be great, Bailey’s will being people in.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
notalush  (379) Denver, Colorado | December 16, 2011| Updated December 18, 2011
Was going to stop into Bailey’s, but they were packed, so I jumped in here - this place is right across the street (close enough to jump onto Bailey’s wifi, if that is any indication - like a coffee shop/bookstore inside - dimly lit - full of hipsters that are pretending to know their beer - cozy enough, but their beer selection is pretty lame - a few house brewed beers and four or five local brews - one server, despite how busy they were - some portly gay dude - attentive and quite friendly - probably good overflow for Bailey’s, but, quite frankly, I am surprised they have lasted in this town.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
soul11man  (54) Portland, Oregon | August 14, 2011
Since Tugboat is a relatively small scale brewery their offerings of their own beers are limited, however they do bring in a great variety of other beers on what I recall as more than 5 taps. In a downtown quadrant of plentiful beer they are a quieter hole which has a calming atmosphere and a relaxed place to drink. It wasn’t quite clear at first that you had to get a beer from the only bartender who was quite friendly and knowledgeable but once that is sorted you are welcome to kick back with a book, a game or some good convo with a friend or two.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
TBone  (242) Pori, Finland | July 7, 2011
As said this place has its own weird vibe. Next to it is more upscale Bailey’s Taproom and then Santeria-Voodoo shop, some kind of sex shop and grocery shop with few local micros. Place was dark, service very good. No samplers. They have some other than own beers too.

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