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Bailey's Taproom

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Bailey's TaproomBailey's Taproom

112 Ratings
Ratings: 112
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Taps: 20
Bottles: 92
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar ]

213 SW Broadway
Portland, Oregon, 97205-3705
United States
phone: (503) 295-1004

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @baileystaproom

Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:00am

(Place added by: msubulldog25 on 08-04-2007)
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Reviews by henkster:
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4.8/5  rDev +6.9%

My wife and I stumbled across this place while visiting Portland recently. I thought we had done fairly extensive research (mostly thanks to BeerFly) and knew about the best beer bars. However, this place is brand new and wasn't on the radar. It's a great place, and hopefully soon will be recognized as one of the best in Portland. Living in the Boston area, it was very refreshing to see a beer list that specialized in Pacific Northwest beers. They have 20 rotating taps. On our visit, those taps featured various offerings from Deschutes, Terminal Gravity, Ninkasi, Roots, Amnesia, Full Sail, Golden Valley, Double Mountain, Rogue, Eel River, Pike, Diamond Knot and Dicks, among others. There are NO macros to be seen, and the selection isn't for the faint of heart. Of the 20 taps, 15 featured beers of greater than 6.0% ABV (and Stone Smoked Porter (5.9%) and Anderson Valley Boont Amber (5.8%) just missed). With 6 IPA/Imperial IPAs (including a stunning Ninkasi Tricerahops), a normal Friday night for Bailey's was a bit like the Hophead Throwdown. They also featured an Imperial Red, Imperial Stout, Barleywine and Belgian Tripel. The prices seemed very reasonable (at least compared to Boston) with 20oz pints at $4.50; 10oz glasses at $2.50 (or $4.00, 12 oz snifters on the 8%+ ABV selections).

Although we didn't venture away from the drafts, I believe they feature about 15 well-chosen bottles (Avery, AleSmith, Ommegang, Great Divide, Hair of the Dog...).

The atmosphere is modern, with exposed brick. The floor to ceiling windows on two sides make the place feel very open and bigger than it is. The owner, Geoff, was extremely knowledgable, friendly and appreciative of our patronage. He talked with us at length both nights we visited.

Although we didn't try any food, the cheese plates looked very nice.

UPDATE - on Saturday 8/2/08, we were back in Portland on vacation and attended Bailey's 1st Anniversary party, which featured 15 barrel-aged drafts. This place held up to my earlier outstanding rating.

henkster, Sep 13, 2007
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I travel to Portland for business very often, and I always spend at least one night at Bailey's. The true rotating taps, focus on the unusual and nano brews, and knowledgeable staff make it a great place to be. It does get crowded later in the week, so be fore-warned. I also recommend getting dinner from Santeria's brought over.

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Visiting Portland from San francisco I stopped by Bailey's on an early spring week-night. I was initially really excited for this place and intrigued by the electronic menu. The menu lists the beers, ABV, style of glass poured, and maybe how much beer was left in the keg? The selection is mainly awesome beers from around Oregon, the definition of a cool local spot to me serves top local beers, so this hits the mark. The service was the only problem, I maybe got unlucky but a specific bartender was a rude wanna-be hipster who poured me the wrong beer on accident and then refused to replace it with the right one. I'll be back.

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Bailey's Taproom in Portland, OR
99 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.