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4.14/5 rDev -7.4%
A: Wow. Different. Some ambient music playing in the background downtown. I am looking out the window I see Tugboat Brewing. Crowd varies varies from beer wanna be nerds and off the the street soon to be beer nerds
Q: Good. Alesmith, Jolly Pumpkin and lots of NW handles. All is well.
S: This guy is amaizing. The bearded, red head Jesus is all alone and handling it like a champ!!! Amazed.
S: So good, Alesmith, local NW stuff. Between the good handles and good bottles you can NOT go wrong.
F: No try
05-15-2011 00:20:44 | More by barleywinefiend
4.1/5 rDev -8.3%
Bailey's is a great choice for a quick pint after work. They always have one or two interesting beers on the rotating taplist. They do a firkin each week and also have a strong but small bottle selection.
No food is available in house but they do allow delivery from a Mexican joint across the street. The problem for me is that spicy foods don't usually go with the beers I want to enjoy, so I usually skip the food here.
Bailey's is a great place with friendly staff and a solid beer lineup. I wish they would do a small menu of more beer-focused foods (meats, cheeses, etc.) but otherwise it is well done.
05-11-2011 16:20:35 | More by cavemanlawyer
4.28/5 rDev -4.3%
Jesus Christ, I lived in Portland for almost 3 months because of work and this place became my favorite spot to hit up!!!! I was staying in downtown about 2 blocks away, great spot in Portland. Highly recommended to anyone who's going to the pacific northwest.I don't recall how many taps this guy has but there is a big menu and you get the option of a 10oz pour or a 20oz imperial pint.
The atmosphere here is great as well, board games for those who want to play, nice comfy chairs for those who dont want to sit at the bar, and if you get hungry, you can order from the Mexican place across the street and they will deliver it to you.
03-12-2011 06:57:05 | More by Amdy
5/5 rDev +11.9%
I have been meaning to review Bailey's for a while now. This is my favorite bar in Portland.
Bailey's has an open and bright atmosphere. They have no TV but they have music playing softly in the background.
All the servers there in particular Scott are great. They know a bunch about the beer they are serving and they are honest. I remember A couple times when ordering a glass or buying a bottle where I was discouraged because the servers did not think it was worth the price or that it was not a very good beer.
Bailey's has 20 taps that are constantly rotating. They have good relationships with local breweries and always get limited beers. They price their prices on the beer fairly. I always find at least 15 beers I want to try when I go to Baileys. Furthermore on Mondays they have firkins of local beer. Bailey's gets beers from all over the country but most of their beer comes from Oregon.
Overall a great bar that is close to the MAX station. If you are visiting Portland going to Bailey's is a must.
02-05-2011 18:05:37 | More by chumba526
4.64/5 rDev +3.8%
I've been here a handful of times between my last couple of Portland trips. It never fails to impress.
The taplist is always local, with something different and special (though not necessarily rare / hyped / etc.) on. On various trips, I've seen things from Cascade, Great Divide, Oakshire, Widmer, Heater-Allen, etc. I feel like I have a pretty good handle on Portland beer, but I seem to encounter something new each time I'm there.
The pour sizes and prices are clearly spelled out on the menu (seriously, this is such a basic courtesy and so many bars fail to do it). Big points for that. Very reasonable prices. They sell bottles to go, and they also seem to fill growlers, according to the menu.
I've always had the same bartender: a scruffy, shaggy guy who is very friendly and knows a lot about beer. On my first trip, I didn't realize the water was self-serve, so when I asked for some, he went and got it. Good service. He also makes great recommendations if you have an idea of what you're looking for.
They don't serve food, but I saw other patrons bringing in food from the Mexican place next door.
09-07-2010 18:41:24 | More by Arbitrator
4.68/5 rDev +4.7%
I made my first visit to this place for their third anniversary. At first glance, I wasn't a fan of the atmosphere (a bit too upscale and stuffy for my tastes), but after being there for a bit I realized what I like about the layout-even though it was crowded, the place didn't feel cramped and it was possible to hold a conversation without shouting. This is probably due in part to the thoughtful layout and in part to the high ceilings. They have 20 taps, all of which were pouring barrel aged beers for the anniversary. I've never seen such a phenomenal taplist before-many of the beers were quite rare and all were delicious. I've taken a look at their taplist on regular nights as well, and it's always a very good selection-never any filler. Despite the huge crowds for the fest, the bartenders were always friendly and chatty. I didn't speak to them much, but they all seemed quite knowledgable. I wish I didn't live so far from this place, as it is a true gem.
08-24-2010 17:46:25 | More by eatabagofbooger
4.3/5 rDev -3.8%
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
4.3/5 rDev -3.8%
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
4.14/5 rDev -7.4%
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
4.14/5 rDev -7.4%
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
Bailey's Taproom in Portland, OR
98 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.