Honestly, I was expecting more from a world renown establishment. Ambiance was fine. The place is decent inside. Service was alright. Beertenders were a little uninspired in my opinion, and myself being a waiter for 8 years that is a strong statement. Selection was just okay. I simply expected a lot more. Prices were not bad.
Last stop of the night on a Tuesday evening. Small, corner location in downtown Portland. Block seemed a little seedy, though the interior of Bailey’s was very nice. Comfortable feel, with bar stools, bar tables and a couple of areas to stand and have a beer. We arrived after The Upper Lip (upstairs room for Baileys) had closed, which was a bummer because I would have loved to check that out as well. They use the Digital Pour system, which is really the best way to keep taplists current. When I visited, the list saw superb - mostly Pacific NW focused, though a few strong selections from CA as well. Service was great, and the vibe of the place was laid back. I can imagine this place gets crowded, especially on weekends.
82 = ★★★˝ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
2010-06-XX. Reminds me a bit of a more relaxed version Beer Bistro in Toronto in terms of the decor. Sort of up market but not entirely. Cool beer menu board. Staff was friendly, it was busy kind of loud when we were there and sitting was limited that night. Good tap list. We didn’t stay long as we were pretty tired by that point but we had hoped to come back.
Visited here a few times. With thanks to Frank for the ride here. Nice modern bar, a little small but a very helpful electronic tap list advising what is about to kick so a thirsty rater can prioritise.
Food is available from the Mexican outlet across the street which is really good.
Staff friendly, decent prices and a good, ever changing tap list. A great place
Great bar with a great feel. Bartender was amazingly knowledgeable, helpful, and nice. Talked about beer the entire time at the bar and was able to try many new beers thanks to him. Tasters are a great price, many rare bottles too. Blown away.