James Squire Brewhouse at the Portland Hotel

Mayor: jmgreenuk (3) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 10
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
troubles  (267) Tel Aviv, Israel | July 10, 2017
Very central location in CBD, quite a large place. They pour paddles of 6, have some seasonal sand small batch beers. Overall nice, but the beers are not very interesting. Worth the ticking.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
jmgreenuk  (459) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | May 23, 2017
More commonly known as The Crafty Squire. They have eight regular beers plus a few specials and a guest or two. In addition they also have a few bottles. Service is excellent and they have wifi, but the quality of the signal is dependent on where you sit in the bar. In some places its unusuable. Plenty of Aussie ticks here and a decent place to hang out.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
Wirralbeerveg  (126) Port Sunlight, England | November 7, 2016
Popped into this place one afternoon... good selections of home brewed beers on ...service was slow seen as it wasnt that busy...
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
TedE  (60) Sydney, Australia | July 27, 2016
Fairly standard Aussie CBD corner pub same as you will find in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Newcastle, etc.etc.etc. The only point of difference is all the taps are James Squire. Including a couple of seasonal/ in-house brews we don’t get to see in Sydney. Very busy when I was there (Sunday lunchtime). Needlessly complicated bar stools!
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
mcberko  (1065) Vancouver, British Columbia | May 18, 2016
Nicely decorated, you can tell they put some money into this like all JS locations. Beer list was small with nothing out of the ordinary even insofar as their own beers go. Sort of pointless to come here unless you are a fan of JS beers, but why would be if you’re reading this site?
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 9/20
Ngejo  (37) Jakarta, Indonesia | November 1, 2014| Updated May 10, 2016
Didn’t try the foods, decent atmosphere, a normal pubs that exclusively serves James Squire beers fresh from the tap, which doesn’t really means a lot unless your a big fan of them.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 2/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
Danev76  (34) , Australia | July 16, 2014
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
gnoff  (709) Göteborg, Sweden | August 25, 2013| Updated August 26, 2013
Visited twice, first time was on July 25, 2013. Second visit on July 30.
First time only stayed for one beer, next time had a tasting paddle with 6 samples.
Plenty of taps of James Squire beer.
Visible brewery in one end of the place, on the 25th seemed like they were brewing as well.
Plenty of people in there both times. Also very centrally located and an easy walk up from Federation square. Nice fast service and no problem getting a paddle even though there were plenty of other guests around. You marked which beers you wanted to try on a paper, then they arranged them in the order they wanted you to sample them.
Didn’t eat. A nice place to be able to sample plenty of the J.S. beers.
6 samples in the tasting paddle for $15! Great value!
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  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 4/15
  • FOOD 1/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 1/20
chibuck  (588) Chicago, Illinois | April 25, 2013
The Rock Bottom of Australia, but even more dumbed down. The offer paddles of their beers, but their all rubbish. Had 2 brew pub beers that were so-so, but this is hardcore skip filled with tourists.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Benjii  (63) Edinburgh, Scotland | December 2, 2011
Extensive range of James Squire beers on draught. Not a bad option on a tour of the city.

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