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Bailey's Taproom

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Bailey's TaproomBailey's Taproom

Taps: 20 / Bottles: 92
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
98
world-class

94 Ratings
Ratings: 94
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 9.64%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @baileystaproom

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

(Place added by: msubulldog25 on 08-04-2007)
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DaveHS

California

4.3/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I went in not knowing what to expect and I left very impressed. It's an unassuming place from the outside, but once you step inside you are presented with a long line-up of taps and a floor to ceiling shelf of high quality bottles. They had a firkin of sour ale on draught when I went, and a number of good beers on draught. Lagunitas Saison Pinot, HOD Adam, etc. The barstaff are knowledgeable and friendly, as are the patrons. I went in alone and ended up sharing a bottle with a couple of regulars. This is an all around solid place for craft beer lovers. Highly recommended to anyone doing a beer tour of the Portland area.

08-07-2010 21:43:44 | More by DaveHS
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yemenmocha

Arizona

4.3/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Maybe I missed an informative sign, but apparently there are no servers for the tables. You would think they might notice occupied tables without beers but I guess not. Anyway, there was a nice selection of local and regional beers, with a slant towards the hoppier ales. Bartender was polite and knowledgeable.

Very limited seating in here though relative to the volume of customers I saw on a couple visits. The people having food brought over seem to have the right idea and maybe I'll try this option next time.

Although prices were in line with other places this is more like a "fast food" (fast drink?) place where you just order and take your drink to the table. It's in a trendy part of Portland near some decent hotels, as well as Deschutes, Henry's, Rogue, and of course the PIB almost across the street in July.

Must stop on my future trips to Portland.

07-26-2010 01:03:52 | More by yemenmocha
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loren01

Oregon

4.14/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

This is a great place in downtown PDX. Has a clean modern kindof feel to it. When I was there last week they had a great kind of obscure list of tap beers. Beers that you don't find at most other beer bars. They also have a real good list of bottled beers available. We had a draft pint of wheat beer from Alameda and a bottle of Pelican IPA both of which were served appropriatley and were excellent. Though they didn't serve food there the bartender gave us menus for a little Mexican place across the street....aparently they deliver and you can eat at Baileys. I loved this place and when I'm back in PDX I do plan to come back.

07-24-2010 18:08:26 | More by loren01
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WeisGuy

New York

4.14/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$

Hit up Bailey's during our trip to Portland last week. The atmosphere was somewhat on the "upscale" side for what I'm used to in beer bars, not that that's a bad thing. Very tastefully decorated and plenty of seating. No issues with quality. Service was very good. The bartender was quite friendly and obviously knew the beers on tap - and craft beer generally - very well. Selection was very locally-focused with several Oregon breweries represented that I had never heard of (and I spend way too much time on this site). I believe there were about 20 taps, mostly from Oregon, as well as a medium-sized bottle list from which you could order bottles for take-away. Prices were on the low side for what I'm used to. Excellent place and a great place to grab a few local beers if you're in downtown Portland.

07-20-2010 02:43:06 | More by WeisGuy
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shivtim

Georgia

4.8/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$

This was easily my favorite stop in Portland.
It's a small place, open and laid-back, with a concrete floor, brick walls, and lots of bottles lining the window sills. Very minimalist yet somehow comfortable. The bartender was very friendly and offered up tastings and suggestions. Selection had a lot of fantastic stuff from Oregon, great for the out-of-town visitor. Lots of unbottled stuff. Selection was heavy on IPAs. In addition to the 20 on tap, there was a sizeable bottle list.
Everything I tried was high quality and served up in appropriate glassware.
The don't serve food, but I saw someone order nachos from across the street.
Overall a fantastic place to stop and have a drink if you're in Portland. I definitely would return if I'm in town again.

06-15-2010 01:12:10 | More by shivtim
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plaid75

New York

4.08/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Located across the street from the Tugboat.

The facade was entirely glass, which added an urban look to the exterior. The interior was railroad style in design and featured an L shaped bar and lounge seating. The space occupied two floors of open air space. There was a wide selection of retro boardgames to make your drinking experience pass a bit faster.

the interior was likewise clean and modern, with stainless steele adorning the back bar area. There were approximately twenty draft selections from local and regional brewers.

The bartender was friendly and helpful. A sampling flight was offered as well.

04-28-2010 19:24:13 | More by plaid75
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squaremile

Oregon

4.8/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $

This is the best beer bar in Portland. Always an incredible selection of NW, west coast, national, and international beers. Geoff is one of the nicest guys in town and all of the staff are happy to pour tasters or give good recommendations.

I've been here countless times at this point, and the atmosphere is pretty much just beer enthusiasts sitting around doing what they do best: drinking beer. There is also a random street person that will come in and make a scene in a memorable way.

If you can only go to one place in Portland for a beer, this is it.

03-14-2010 05:38:59 | More by squaremile
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portlandjeff

Oregon

4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

I had avoided Bailey's taproom for years because I rarely find myself on the west side of the river, and I just didn't realize that Bailey's was a good enough destination to warrant the trip alone... but it is!

Ever since my first stop, it's become part of my regular bar rotation.

The taplist is always really solid, and I often find beers on at Bailey's that I haven't seen at my other favorite beer bars in town. On top of the generally great rotating taplist, they've really built an impressive collection of very reasonably priced bottles available for on site consumption or take-out.

As far as the food goes, there is none, but they keep menus behind the bar for local restaurants, and the mexican place across the street (santeria) delivers free of charge. On my last trip, I got a huge burrito from across the street, and ate it along with a caldera old growth imperial stout, deschutes black butte xxi, 07 alaskan smoked porter, and hair of the dog greg.

The staff is always friendly, but sometimes the bar is understaffed, and service can be a bit slow.

Still, I never really mind. When I'm at Bailey's I'm never in a hurry to leave.

03-14-2010 01:03:15 | More by portlandjeff
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gxm99

Oregon

4.88/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Bailey's is right around the corner from work, and we end up going there once a month or so.
I have been very impressed with the beer selection over time. They always have at least 10 beers I want to try, many from small local breweries. The bartenders are always happy to serve a sample taste, which has saved me from a couple of beers I would not have enjoyed. (one was rose water mixed with beer, the other was an over smoked strong scotch).

One of my favorite aspects of Bailey's is the sampler tray. Since they do have so many beers to try, and I like to sample a wide variety, being able to arrange a personal flight of 5 beers is awesome.

03-08-2010 00:23:20 | More by gxm99
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djbreezy

Washington

4.94/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

This might be my favorite place to drink beer in Portland.

The atmosphere is good and there are plenty of places to sit from tables to couches, to chairs, and barstools. It is nice to have that much variety.

The owner and staff are super nice and knowledgeable. The service has consistently been on point in the past year that I've frequented the establishment

Taplist selections are constantly in rotation and have a nice balance of very commercial to obscure styles. There are generally many different styles on the taps at once and a nitro or cask addition.

I can't say enough good things about the owner. Truly a great person who shares tons of knowledge and rare beer. Very cool stuff.

02-10-2010 00:49:34 | More by djbreezy
Bailey's Taproom in Portland, OR
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