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Bailey's Taproom

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world-class

126 Ratings
Ratings: 126
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: n/a
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

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Place added by: msubulldog25 on 08-04-2007

Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:00am
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Reviews by henkster:
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4.8/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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.

More User Reviews:
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4.59/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Great prices on draft and bottles. A bit tight inside, but not a bad environment. Live statuses on drafts is a great feature.

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4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

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4.68/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

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4.3/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of protocolsix
4.97/5  rDev +10.7%

Where else can you get $3.50 12-oz pours of Notorious?

Bailey's offers cheap prices, a high-tech tap list that shows how much is remaining in each keg, a PNW-focused tap selection, and a relaxed atmosphere.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.56/5  rDev +1.6%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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99 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.