Lucky Labrador Beer Hall
Active Beers: 2
Beer Ratings: 5
Beer Avg: 3.87
Taps: 16 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 20 | Show All Ratings:
4.35/5 rDev +5.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
A: Arrived here at 11AM for the Barleywine Fest was one of three including wife and BA BillHilly nad his wife that drove from Tacoma and got early worried about crazy Brouwers style lines.Nope. We walked in early. Hung out talk to the staff and servers before it started. The atmosphere was nice. Lots of cool, social people who all enjoyed the same thing, great beer. The crowd was diverse and you could tell this was a big locals joint too. Lots of wide open area, plenty of long tables and the patio outside is a HUGE bonus.
Q: I had Old yeller about 3 ways and Son of. I also grabbed some Super Duper Dog and found it to be very good
S: Very nice and welcoming. All of them. However, not enough staff at the bar to subdue the lengthy lines. 1 person?
S: I was amazed at the selection of house beers on and the varity of. I think it was maybe 15 or so?
F: Food was good that day but for the price it was great.
Returned with wife and Hendrix. Nice day outside. Service, selection and food all GREAT. I am quickly falling in love with this place!
05-17-2011 00:19:19 | More by barleywinefiend
3.3/5 rDev -20.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
The first nice sunny day in Portland in a long time, so the wife and I took the baby and dog on a walk to the Lucky Lab Beer Hall.
We grab a seat outside and hooked the dog's leash to the table hook. I went inside to place an order.
There were about a half dozen people waiting in line, and what appeared only 1 woman taking orders. Someone else was cooking in back. We ordered a ceaser salad, which was simple, but good. I also tried to order a medium pizza, but was informed they only make 1 size. We should have ordered slices instead of a full pizza. We ended up with the greek pizza, but the two of us could only eat half. Again it was good, but nothing specials. I drank the Super Duper Dog, and the wife had the Organic Pale Ale. Both were good, but a bit disappointed with both.
The service inside was not friendly at all. When I asked for a box for remaining half of pizza, I was given something that could hold maybe 2 slices. When I asked if they had anything bigger, a full sized pizza box was tossed at me without a word spoken.
The price was right, but we are in no rush to head back. There are too many awesome places for us to visit in Portland.
04-24-2011 13:20:37 | More by HuskyinPDX
4.33/5 rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This place is a bit more low key than the Hawthorne location, and I like that a lot.
Decent beers on tap at any given time. The staff is friendly. There is a ton of space to sit down and I kind of like how it is a big mess hall with benches.
It's a good place to work on a laptop as you can get away from folks if you need to due to the enormous space.
It's very cool that the garage doors can open up and that there is a place outside with benches if you want to bring your fine animals to enjoy a beer with as well.
03-11-2010 23:53:02 | More by djbreezy
3.36/5 rDev -18.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $
Day 1 & Stop 4 of the Portland Pub Crawl. When you approach this place, you'd think that you are entering an old garage. Well, you are. Inside, it's just a bunch of very long table and seat, with community style seating. Lots of old metal machine parts hang from the ceiling. Not extremely comfortable, but it's uniqueness sticks in my mind. Grabbed some beers from the bar way in the back. No table service, you gotta go get your own. There were roughly 8-10 beers on tap. I went with something that sounded different: a chardonnay Belgian ale served in a stubby wine glass. Of all the beers that I drank in Portland, this one seemed the most unique. My wife went with the porter. The prices were overall very reasonable. The people next to us brought in a cake for a birthday party. They have a food menu, though the look of the kitchen made me think twice. This place seemed like the kind of place you just go to have a few beers and chill. We both thought it was pretty cool.
07-17-2009 22:59:25 | More by morebeergood
4.55/5 rDev +10.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $
We went here on a Thursday afternoon around 2 pm and there was only a few other people in there at the time, which made this place probably look even bigger than it already is, this place has a great layout with a huge open warehouse look, there is a dartboard, a projection screen, two different rooms, super long wooden tables, dogs coming and going, board games, and a large outdoor area, I can go on and on about this place's atmosphere, it is awesome, staff was friendly too, even got to meet the brewer briefly, we ordered a bunch of food here including a bowl of peanuts, slices of pizza, pretzels, one of the best peanut butter cookies I have ever had, and something else that is slipping my mind, we had of all that plus six half pints of beer and were out of here for right around twenty dollars, great deal if you ask me and all of it was good, sixteen taps with mostly their own beers, maybe just three or four guest taps, we had an alt, wheat, Belgian pale, rye, and a great imperial stout named Pavlov, reviews on the beers to come later, this place kept very clean, wonder if they play movies here on that screen, I can imagine that being pretty cool if they do, this will be a place that I go back to every time I am in Portland, it was not just a beer stop but an experience and I am sure it would be that much more fun with a larger group of people and some kind of event going on, definitely recommended
06-07-2009 23:30:00 | More by Floydster
3.23/5 rDev -21.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
While my first visit to this Lucky Lab location was during the Barleywine and Big Beer Fest, I got a pretty good grasp of the place to give an informed opinion.
Following the pattern of other Lucky Labs, you end up drinking at communal picnic tables, and I was fortunate to sit my a good bloke who gave me the skinny on the Earth Day sale at HOTD, which was certainly worth the visit in itself.
The service at the 'main' counter was akin to the Bataan death march, as one poor young lady had to take food orders, pull beers, plate up appetizers, and sell script for the fest. Sadly, she was absolutely overwhelmed, as the line typically was 15-20 people long in the middle of the afternoon. Definitely a staffing issue.
On the issue of food, while I had the good sense to save my appetite for dinner at Higgins, I saw restaurant supply chips and salsa and reheated pizza, besides some decent looking sandwiches. The pizzas at $18-20 dollars, are extremely overpriced-this ain't Apizza Scholls.
The beer list was pretty extensive with some guest taps and good happy hour beer prices, though I have never been impressed with LL's everyday brews. However some of the one-offs they had on tap for the fest were quite tasty.
All in all, I've never been impressed with the Lucky Lab chain, though I have had a number of very pleasant conversations with shared table mates. and the Munich style beer hall atmosphere is pretty unique for Portland. Intimate it ain't, but if you are looking for a good social time, you might want to give this out of the way pub a chance.
03-09-2009 04:12:04 | More by jdense
4.44/5 rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
Apparently a big stop during the OBF. I also visited Lucky Lab Beer Hall (on Quimby); it is your basic garage (formerly owned by Freightliner) with an open areas for picnic tables, a bar in the back and brewing equipment. This is not a place to go for aesthetics - great and cheap micros, well that's another story.
The styles available pretty much runs the gamet. There will be something for everyone; for me, were the Organic Nut Brown and the Irish Nitro Stout. Though my recent stop at Bridgeport Brewing Company (see reveiw)prevented me from eating, the grub here did look tasty.
All in all, a worthy addition to the many beeradisios in the area. And convenient to the Portland Streetcar.
Other notes: nice music system. A relaxing place to quaff beers in Portland. Woof!
07-29-2008 18:43:46 | More by jjboesen
4.47/5 rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $
What amazed me most about this place, is how the owners managed to find a place on the NW side that seems to capture almost the exact same atmosphere as the SE Hawthorne venue.
Like the place on Hawthorne, this place has the feel of a large old warehouse with lots of wood and high ceilings. This place has the same rustic picnic tables inside, and just like the Hawthorne site, the vibe is relaxed, low key and informal. I sat down with my glass of pilsner and did not want to leave.
Quality was up and down I thought on this paticular day. My pilsner and the super dog IPA were excellent, but the Belgium sour and bourbon aged strong ale did not impress me.
Service was quick, friendly and efficient. The bartender was more then happy to let me sample whatever was available. Also, one of the employees in the back came out to help me right away when I had problems initially logging on to their wi-fi site.
The beer selection was pretty good, on this day consisting of 14 or 15 on-site beers, a couple of cask selections, and a couple of guest beers.
As for price, I'm here on miser monday. My glass of pilsner was $2.25.
It's places like this that make it hard to leave Portland, and make me look forward to the time I can move back here permanently. This is a very cool place.
07-28-2008 18:34:12 | More by johnmichaelsen
4.1/5 rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
I would describe this place as a neighborhood beer hall. It's basically a giant garage with tables arranged in long rows creating a real beer hall look and feel. On nice days, they open the garage doors to let in the sun and fresh air. They also have tables outside. With residential areas close by, it has a real family friendly feel.
They had a nice selection of self brewed beer (10+) including my favorite, the Super Dog IPA. I've also had the Black IPA which was very nice.
I didn't eat there on this visit but I have before. I had the Gobler Sandwich and it was only average. The pizzas looked good though so I wouldn't rule out trying the food again.
This is a very unique place. I really enjoyed it and look forward to another visit.
07-27-2008 16:14:30 | More by GJ40
4.72/5 rDev +14.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This place is great. Huge warehouse type open-space with nice beerhall feel. There are some side rooms and smaller tables available as well. Counter service was really good early Saturday afternoon, guy with the beard on early shift was really friendly and knowledgeable. Didn't try the food at this location. The beer here was excellent, what I have come to expect from LL. They offered at least 4 different (house) IPAs and were all very good, I highly recommend the Triple Threat IPA. Highly recommend this place to anyone.
03-28-2008 15:18:36 | More by BeerZack
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall in Portland, OR
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