Very centrally located, small, loud and packed bar with a nice selection of beers on tap and bottles. Loads of locals on tap when I visited. This place would be perfect for a quiet afternoon visit. Samplers available, which is always a big plus. Overall easily the best place in downtown Portland.
Strebs (221) St. Louis, Missouri | June 16, 2014| Updated July 4, 2014
Small place with quite a few esoteric beers on tap. Unfortunately, I picked three dullards, but that can happen when you’re adventuresome. Service was great.
I haven’t given Bailey’s a rating yet, surprisingly, so I will rectify this oversight as I was there last night.
First, let me say that part of my rating is based on past experience. I’ve always found the service to be top notch, the beer list to be expansive, and the place to be cozy, and often crowded.
However, last night, there was a switch from the calm spot I know to modem sex music blaring at 120 dB. Maybe the Rose Festival? Either way, they aren’t Apex, and they shouldn’t try out that vibe. If it continues this way, I’ll shift my rating. Personally, I hope there’s never a reason to look down upon this Portland institution.
Cool little bar in portland. When I was there the entire time they were playing some weird/trendy/world/instrumental music which I was slightly annoyed by ... and i’m very easy to please when it comes to music. They have a TV displaying the tap list and the current status of how much is in each keg ... so cool! I had a couple rare local brews and was able to snag a cool bailey’s logoed snifter. Lots of board games to enjoy while you are having a pint or two. Overall a great experience.
Ferris (1394) Burnaby, British Columbia | January 18, 2014| Updated January 25, 2014
Great spot downtown and very fun and trendy. No food, but the Mexican place across the street delivers. Self service, but the line moves quickly. Board is cool and beers are all local. Great place for Portland craft and very good prices.
Great ambiance with big windows and view of an interesting part of downtown Portland. A great tap list of mostly Oregon beers, with many I’d never heard of from breweries around the PNW - things you can’t get in bottles. Good walk-up service, nice bottle selection, too. This is a first rate place and should definitely be on anyone’s list.
Visited December 12 2013. Quite small place with very good tap list. Only quality beers and also nice selection of bottles in fridge. If you want good seat it is better to come very early because this place is rather popular and location is great. Digital tap list was great and this place is modern in a good way.
Visited for a couple of drinks while our wives were across the street at a vintage store...had a bit more time then we expected but that wasn’t a problem. There at openning and the place got mostly filled up fairly quickly however even with just the one guy (I think owner too) behind the bar service was quick and friendly. He definitely knew his beers, as well as his bottle selection, and there was a nice spread of west coast offerings focused more on smaller and local breweries. Prices were reasonable and the option of sample trays was great, not too mention that if you just want a taste of anything they sure are accomodating. When walking downtown its worth a stop in to see what they have on tap - and the online list of their beers (including amount of beer left in each keg) is accurate. No minors and no food. Nice windowed location with some fun old school board games (connect four) along with newer offerings like apples to apples.