Had an enjoyable experience here. I’ve been here several times and the service is always hit or miss. They always have on a few standards and some rock solid seasonals, which is the draw for me. Everyday beers are basic, but brewed true to style. First of all you have to really want to try the beers here, because you will get your exercise doing it, specfically up 3 1/2 flights of stairs. The views of downtown and the river are spectacular especially in the fading light heading into night when the town lights up. It’s worth it!
Took my wife and son (2 yrs) in for Sunday lunch. They were ready for a little person with a high chair and some crackers right off the bat. We had the salmon burger, clam chowder and the child’s fish and chips. The food was good but the salmon burger was pricey at $12 for lunch. They offered about nine of their own beers with a descent variety within them. My wife sampled at least four of their beers (4 oz each) and all were good. I had 12 oz of Sly’s Demise and MacStallion Scotch Ale. Both were good too. The view from their dining area of the Columbia River and downtown Hood River is tough to beat. Hood River offers more than a few good breweries and all are worth a stop.
Crit (150) Surrey, British Columbia | March 29, 2005| Updated September 18, 2008
Nice building with a great view, good selection of decent beers. Food selection was good as was the quality. I was there in winter on a weekday afternoon. Lots of stairs, hard to climb, hard to get back down after several beers. The dark wheat was very good
A nice environment with some Buddhist flags, Great scenery to look out over the Gorge and watch the wind surfers. There were SEVEN (7) beers on tap including 3 that were not listed on Ratebeer. There is a hike up to multiple levels, a bit of an adventure into this good ol’ house/lodge feel. The owner is very nice and walked around giving wine samples out.
heard lots of great stuff about this place from lots of people. Went in, wasn’t too big on the aesthetic of the place, kind of bare. But service was great, had a couple of their own brews that were really tasty, and the happy hour was awesome. Four of us ate and drank and our bill was $30 dollars!!!!
Cool building...very interesting place with multiple rooms and levels and definitely a fun place to hang out. The problem is that the beers are not really that good...average at best. In a craftbeer town like Hood River that should be the kiss of death...but I guess there are still enough macro drinkers or people who aren’t that picky about their beer to keep the place going. I see those that rated the food rated it above average...so I’m guessing their thing is the not too discerning (craftbeer-wise) customer. If you happen to be in town for craftbeer...skip this place...we hit it because we needed one more place to earn our "Breweries in the Gorge" glass (you have to visit and get stamped 8 of the 12 breweries in the area).
Ok, first things first.....get ready for some stairs! Behind the street level windows you will find the brewery. Go up the first set of stairs to find a couple of nice pool tables and the bathrooms. Go up another, inside set of stairs to find the bar/restaurant. The bar is fairly small as is the dining area, both with views of the river. Several outside patios/decks for fair weather seating. Food is somewhat overpriced, but for the area, it’s probably no TOO bad. Service was good, as was the food. Beers were a bit above average, with the stout being particlularly good.
Oakes (818) Vancouver, British Columbia | August 2, 2006
Big house overlooking Hood River with views of the Gorge on one side and a bit of a biergarten on the other. I arrived at a beer launch party so it was quite festive, despite a fairly cookie-cutter interior. Had a quesadilla, nothing special but that’s something I make really well myself so I wouldn’t expect more. The beer range wasn’t too bad for a brewery I’d never heard of and the new beer (Little Red Rooster) was really good. I know Full Sail is the big name brand, but I’d find time for both these places (and Elliot Glacier as well) if in Hood River.
Very nice building, multiple floors laid on the side of the mountain, apparently an all-timber structure. Beers are very average, available as sampler, but we had an excellent house made German style sausage (much better than all sausages we ate in Leavensworth, our next stop); the tiny cheese toast for 10$ is too expensive.
WiFi should be available but didn’t work when we visited. There is an open view over Hood River (well, not the most beautiful city).
Entering you will be welcome by a smell of grease and old house. If in Hood River, I would go back here for the food.
3fourths (1569) Boulder, Colorado | August 16, 2004| Updated September 30, 2013
Food was OK but far too pricey... tourist trap I guess. The building is a kick, lots of wood, lodge-style design with a couple of dark stairwells to climb before reaching the upstairs bar. You get a nice view of Hood River and the Columbia through a large window, up in a small room with a small bar. The imperial stout is arguably their best offering, and it’s decent enough. Worth a stop at least once, but eat elsewhere.