Nice building with a fantastic view of the Columbia river. Watch the barges, windsurfers and kiters do their things. Beer is all theirs with a decent range of styles. Runs on the expensive side for food and drink. Service has always been fine, beers are passable.
The setup of this brewpub is certainly different than most. Big Horse has great sitting areas inside or out with great views of Hood River and the Columbia. It was a fun place to hang out with pool tables and good tunes. The beer selection was decent with 6 or 7 of their own then one guest tap. The beers were a little pricey outside of happy hour but I find that is the standard for the area. Definitely a nice place to hit up after playing in the wind and water of the Columbia or taking a drive up Mt. Hood.
Had lunch here on the way to the RBSG04. Good food. I kept it simple with a salad with a vinaigrette for dressing. Beers were pretty good. The building is awesome though. We sat right next to a great big ass plate glass window and got to view the entirity of Hood River while eating/sampling.
dkoonce (25) People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio | August 20, 2008
Very neat pub overlooking the Columbia river. The beers were generally good and the food on par with bar food. Prices were reasonable.
Overall a good experience. Located on the upper side of Hood River overlooking the town and river. Lots of nice decor and comfortable seating. The patrons were relaxed and enjoyable. The food was tasty and definately the chef takes his or her work seriously. Excellent beer and will be rated seperately.
stairs are not nearly as bad as some make it out to be. view is great. staff was friendly. it was a wednesday around 7-8 oclock. was not that busy. walked in and had a few employees stare at us until someone eventually sat us. (think it was the water girl)
ordered an ipa and wife ordered a coke.
water had 4 ice cubes in it (thought i was in europe). the coke was flat, and the ipa was average to decent. (aroma was good, but finished a little harsh)
ordered steak tips and a burger. took a little while to get our food, and when it came, there was a hair on the burger bun. let it go. the fries were warm, but just barely. the steak was a little over cooked and was hard to cut with my butter knife. the burger looked like a pre packaged burger that was terribly dry.
we only ate about half our meal. and for the level of the food, was way over priced. maybe it was a bad day.
once again, staff was nice, view was great, and the girl who kept filling my water, was the only one really on the ball.