Visited on a wednesday evening. Pretty packed place despite the huge size, lots of noise and people walking around. Not a bad thing per se, just not very beergeeky. Selection consists of more than a dozen of their beers, some of which I find quite nice. Hardly extreme in any way, simply well-brwed. We stayed for a couple of beers. Overall hardly top ten level, competition is tough in this tow. Not a bad place to stop for a couple when you are in the immediate area.
Mercutio (20) Capitola, California | December 19, 2016| Updated February 7, 2017
Trendy, Self-Conscious, Outdated, Demonstratively green yet corporate vibe, Expensive food, Grandmothers and kids running around. I estimate 4 out of 5 customers are not there for the beer. Too many blah taps. Too many superior places nearby.
Located in the SE part of town, this is a little further out. Varied taplist, with plenty of seating, including lots of bar space. Service is always friendly and the beers are solid. A second tier place in PDX, but worth a stop if you can fit it in -- either this or the Bike Bar location will do.
Walked over from where we were staying on the SE side of town. Love the bike theme of this place, from the old frames hanging over the bar to the Chris King headset rings on the tap handles. Beer is good didn’t have any food, just an all around good vibe when you walk in the place.
Visited on 8th November 2014. It’s a large, split level venue that appears to be very popular with the locals. The decor features bikes quite a lot which reflects the environmental sensibilities of the place. We managed to get a table and tried all the beers on offer via a tasting flight. Beers were decent enough, we had some nibbles which were decent. A good place. Not the best in PDX but soild enough.
Very nice place...I recommend a visit on maybe a second Portland craftbeer tour...keep in mind this would be a first tier place in most cities...but in Portland...this is somehow one level lower because there are really that many places that score higher. Nonetheless, check out Hopworks when you can...large list of house made beers...very cool bicycle-centric décor...(love the bike frames over the bar)...and pretty decent food.
We had a short stop here when driving to Cartlandia. It was lunch time so it was quite full. I couldn’t connect with the waitress so I decided to buy some bottles to go. They only sell packs and bombers. Maybe I have more time and patience next time.