batkins (78) Vancouver, Washington | September 11, 2004| Updated March 19, 2006
I LOVE the Horsebrass. This is my favorite pub in Portland. Real &quo;English Pub&quo; environment. Dark and smokey. A ton of taps, mostly a mix of imports and NW favorites. 5 constantly rotating taps (never know what you might get there!!)Several casks also. Service is always the best, but beware the place can draw a crowd at night.
Still one of the best beer bars/pubs I have been to. Rivals Toronado in it’s old-school west coast feel, but in a more English way and with maybe an even better beer selection. I was treated like family and just can’t say enough about this place. It’s sad that Don Younger has left us, but hopefully Horse Brass continues to be a fitting memorial for years to come.
porterdude (15) Bellingham, Washington | July 20, 2005| Updated December 20, 2005
By far the best beer bar i have ever had the chance to drink in. Very well decorated with that "Harry Potter" look to it. Very English, well at least what i beleive to be English. Extremely friendly and knowledgable staff. Huge selection of beers and would you know the Belmont Station is right next door??? WOW, you can taste a great beer and literally buy the bottle next door. They have games and i imagine food, but i didnt order any.
rthbass (11) West Linn, Oregon | August 17, 2008| Updated May 31, 2010
Always an excellent beer selection. Rapidly rotating taps and lots of rare finds. No more smoking is a bit of a downer but makes it nicer to hang out and more accurate for tasting/rating beers. Very knowledgeable staff that cares about what they’re serving. Proper serving temperatures!
Don Younger the owner sat down with us and what we thought would be a quick lunch ended up being a whole afternoon, an education on the Pacific Northwest brewing scene and a endless stream of samples.
Thanks Don for the memories.
I’m from ATL. This place alone wants me to claim PDX!!!!!!!!!
It’s hard to find, passed it a few times before finally stopping. The interior is dark and the menu is very British. I love the HorseBrass food. Sunday English breakfast is the best in the world! First time there I ordered Steak and Kidney pie. Goes great with a YSB on cask! Dennis is the most welcoming and helpful person working in the house. Sent us to all the right places to meet all the right people in town. I just have too much to say about the Horsebrass Pub! Thanks Don. It is a must visit when in the city of roses.
Went here for the first time tonight.
Eventually made my way to the pub,parked round the back and entered this legendary establishment. I was here to meet fellow BAs Blitheringidiot, Freed and Red Diamond. Wlked inthrough the back entrance past the kitchens and really it could have been a small traditional style pub in England. Some folk dont like the grungy smoky interior, but to me it just added to the atmosphere. Mossied on up to the bar (again a very trad bar arrangement) and was astounded by the vast array of taps , so much it was difficult to choose what to drink first..I chose the Hogsback Oatmeal Stout on cask..very nice and the bar people were very efficient fast, courteous and knoledgable.
Man I wish I lived in this neighbourhood..this a fantastic example of a beer bar.