3fourths (1561) Boulder, Colorado | January 12, 2004| Updated January 21, 2013
Located on the trendy-yuppie 23rd Street in Portland, it refreshingly un-yuppy, with a small bar area, a few old wooden tables and the usual pub ornaments. The on premises beer is of high quality, and the selection of local micros is very good. This is not a place where you will find Bridgeport or Widmer as the local micros, but things much more prized and much more rare, included cask selections from Deshutes, as well as taps from Mia’s and Pia’s and Caldera. Service is nice, and the food is average pub fare, with a below-average happy hour menu.
Oakes (816) Vancouver, British Columbia | August 13, 2006
Wasn’t that excited about the beers here. The service was pretty good, however. The water glasses were filthy. The back patio is pretty relaxing but the front room is a little on the grungy side, maybe not some place I’d actually want to be in the winter.
Conveniently located on busy, hip 23rd avenue, this pub boasts a spacey, large terrace with picnic tables and lots of flowers. A most pleasant spot. On the other hand, the inside multi-roomed pub is dark and while it has a bit of character, it feels a bit spooky, old, not particularly pretty. Varied menu of interesting-looking beers, varied, ranging from different Belgian styles to lagers to IPAs. Upon tasting though, I must say I felt let down and even original styles like the Belgian stout left a lot to be desired, being borderline syrupy. Besides, the service was agreeable and pleasant. I might not have hit it on its best day and might visit another Lompoc establishment on a visit to come, but at this point, I consider there are many better places to satisfy your thirst in town.
2010-06-26. Really nice outdoor patio. Covered area was a nice respite from the sun. Picnic table seating. Outside seemed a bit nice than the inside. Server is friendly, but brings me the wrong seasonal on the sampler try. Brings out an extra sample of the other beer to make up for it though so it worked out in my favour. Did not eat here but the menu looked decent. Overall the majority of the beers were just okay, with a handful of standouts. I’d go again, but overall I enjoyed the Laurelwood down the street a little more.
Well I have done them all finally and this was a great place to finish up a PDX pub crawl. Had a blast the food was great and the service they did great. This is a people watching time for sure. They get them all in this place. The beers are awesome.
This place did not cry brewpub since it was more like a teahouse. The beers were mediocre and they actually didn’t have all of them there. A bit out of the way from downtown (my Ukrainian cab driver acted like he was going to kill me the whole way), so I wouldn’t recommend it on a Portland brewery tour unless you’ve hit everything else.
We had dinner here - seemed more like a restaurant than a brewpub. The food was good, and the service friendly. They had 10 different of their own beers on when I visited. I will return, if I go back to Portland.
Located on 23rd, I visited this place on an early Saturday evening. Very small, smokey place inside with rather limited bar seating. There are some vintage beer paraphenalia on the walls. If you go straight back, it will bring you to a back patio that is partially covered with some picnic tables as seating. I sat myself and it took about 15 minutes for the waitress to acknowledge me. I asked for some menus, which took literally another 15 minutes. Once I ordered my 3 8oz samples and food, it took yet another 15 minutes to receive the beer. So basically I sat there for 45 minutes beerless. The food came shortly after the beers. I ordered a turkey sandwich, which had some sort of black currant jelly on it. The currant jelly was a bit overpowering and messy IMO. The 3 beers were overhopped to great extremes. All in all, I did not have a good experience with this place and won’t return.
after4ever (318) Brier, Washington | November 16, 2008| Updated November 17, 2008
Cool, funky little re-purposing of an old house. Rooms strung together like a rabbit warren. Cool pass-throughs from the bar, which maybe once was a coat closet and part of a stairwell or something. Half the fun is imagining what it would have been like to have lived there, back when. Good beers, efficient service. Nice beat-up old wood floors. Neat place. Genuine, functioning water closet in the men’s--water tank at head height, with a chain. Just another little historical touch.