Hopworks is always busy, which can be frustrating but I’ve never had a problem finding a seat in the bar. The food is pretty good, pizza and pub grub, the pretzels are pretty good and the mustard that comes with them is great. The beers are all their own and mostly pretty good. They cover all of the required styles but some of the beers are just not up my alley. If you like IPA I would steer clear of theirs, however definitely try the stout! The seasonal selections are also better than most of the standards.
Mercutio (19) 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Trendy, Self-Conscious, Outdated, Demonstratively green yet corporate vibe, Expensive food, Grandmothers and kids running around.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.
Visited around 6pm on Saturday 08/11/14, this modern split level facility was wedged full of early evening diners.
Concrete floor and pretty spartan decorations this is the kind of place I wouldn’t want to stop too long in but the atmosphere was good and we manged to grab the last small table to huddle together at.
15 beers on tap and you could get a tasting flight for all 15 or choose 10, smaller 8oz pours also available.
Service was pretty prompt considering how busy it was.
Happy hour till 6pm, which we just managed to hit and included some good value grazing food, I picked a calzone for 4 bucks. Pizza’s seemed a pretty popular food choice here.
Beer range was solid, a number of different styles represented and we picked up a few tasters from our server along the way depsite how busy it was.
Beer quality is decent enough but no world beaters in their range for me.
In all a decent venue but if you had to choose 5 in PDX this wouldn’t make the cut, might just scrape a top 10 spot, but maybe just outside.