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New Old Lompoc (5th Quadrant)

Not Rated.
New Old Lompoc (5th Quadrant)New Old Lompoc (5th Quadrant)
BA SCORE
89
very good

20 Ratings
Ratings: 20
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.69%
Active Beers: 0
Beer Ratings: 0
Beer Avg: 0
Taps: 12
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

3901B N Williams Ave
Portland, Oregon, 97227
United States
phone: (503) 288-3996

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Notes:
Open 11am-1am daily.

Lompoc Sidebar (3901A N Williams) opened in Spring 2009, a tasting room specializing in barrel-aged and special-release beers
Review Sidebar here:  http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/21702 

(Place added by: freed on 01-08-2006)
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

stouts4me, Aug 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

DrMindbender, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

SJbigtuna, Jul 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

jtosch, Mar 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

seanchai, Dec 31, 2013
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3.03/5  rDev -22.7%

Dimly lit, old, 1970's backwoods supper club sort of vibe. This place sadly took me back to rural Wisconsin. Only thing missing was a few mounted deer along the walls. Very Bavarian atmosphere. If smoking were still allowed in restaurants, I feel like this place would be full of dense cigarette smoke.

This place was packed and understaffed on a weekday at 11:30am. I sat at the bar and watched the shipwreck. Servers were frazzled, but busting their asses off to try and be as attentive as possible. This lead to mistakes in orders and played a role in terrible pours that were unappealing... some not even close to the top of the pint glass. You couldn't help but feel bad for them though.

Beer selection was maybe 10 Lompoc beers, including seasonals and no guest taps. Brews were mostly malt bombs. Yeasty and meaty, with mild funkiness in some of them. Really a lack of aroma, crispness, and complexity. Wish the Sidebar was open... definitely could have changed my experience a bit.

Food was standard bar food that wasn't bad, but not phenomenal. Overall I wished I hadn't eaten here.

I've read so much about Lompoc and just didn't have the same experience. Beer was just OK, but I struggled to get the tasters down. Wasn't for me.

suncrust, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

I got in here on a hot June day as the Amnesia Brewing Single Hop festival down on Mississippi didn;t open until Noon and this place opened at 11am. First I walked in the new HUB pub 2 places down but they were not ready to open until the next day.

Nice airy room with the breeze coming in through the door. Waitresses were chatty and nice and in fact gave me a serving of the daily special for free as they were trying it and had too much. The food from what I had was great , Halibut and Cod with a infused risotto. Casual feel from the decor and the type of patrons. The beer is mostly New Old Lompoc which is fine as they have some of the best beers in Portland. I had the taster set and enjoyed every one which is rare.

canucklehead, Jun 08, 2011
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3.85/5  rDev -1.8%

This was one of my favorite stops when I lived a bit closer. The selection doesn't change much-they usually have a few decent seasonals/one offs, but their regular selection contains some really solid brews (particularly the c-note and LSD). I wasn't too impressed with the atmosphere, but it didn't bother me either. Pretty generic brewpubs decor. Service has always been good, even when they're quite busy. Prices are reasonable, but their tightwad Tuesdays are a great deal. Food is solid (I recommend the burgers). All around great place and one of my favorite local brewpubs.

eatabagofbooger, Aug 24, 2010
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3.58/5  rDev -8.7%

I hung out here for a Beer Advocate tasting even in the spring at the Sidebar, which is attached to the main brewpub. The main pub has a pretty nice vibe and a covered patio that would be fun in all seasons. The sidebar is very short on atmosphere since it is a big windowless room. The bartender there was quite friendly and happy to open the bottles for us and make sure we were in line with the law. The place was dead for a Saturday afternoon, and although I had a nice experience I don't think there'd be any reason to return.

squaremile, Jun 01, 2010
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3.18/5  rDev -18.9%

Stopped in here on a Sunday night and we went in sat at a table that had not been cleared, it was the only booth open and it appeared that it had been there for a while, so we expected it to be cleared at any moment. Nope. 15 miutes passed, multiple servers, no service, not even a glare. Some patrons told us the table had not been occuppied in quite some time so we knew the servers were ignoring us on purpose since they were helping others and it was not very busy. As soon as we left we looked back through the front window and the one of the terrible servers was cleaning the table. Portland has way to many good places to eat and drink to wait or put up with shitty service from rude workers.

Selection was good with 5-6 seasonals on and standard brews. No food was tried since we ditched it. Prices were reasonable on menu.

barleywinefiend, Mar 01, 2010
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New Old Lompoc (5th Quadrant) in Portland, OR
89 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.