Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room

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Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting RoomHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
BEER AVG
3.99/5
Based on:
48 Beers
4,440 Reviews
Place Score: 94
Reviews: 62
Visits: 207
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: n/a
Taps: 8
Bottles: 15
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

61 SE Yamhill St
Portland, Oregon, 97214
United States
phone: (503) 232-6585

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @hairofthedog

Notes:
Place added by: BeerAdvocate

HOURS:
11:30am - 8:00pm Tuesday - Thursday & Sunday
11:30am - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday
CLOSED MONDAY

Brewery and Tasting Room (new location) - opened August 2010.

Former address (this location closed in early 2010, moved in spring):
4509 SE 23rd Ave Portland, OR 97202
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Reviews: 62 | Visits: 207
Reviews by Arbitrator:
Photo of Arbitrator
4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

I had the pleasure of visiting the old location last May; ramnuts took me around the city and Alan was gracious enough to open the "tasting room" for us.

I was lucky enough to visit the new location twice (again, thanks to ramnuts) on a recent Portland trip. It is located in the industrial East Side, a few blocks from Lucky Lab and other Portland joints. A man with a bike could drink really well within a few blocks.

The tap lineup is exactly what you'd come to Hair of the Dog for: an assortment of Adam, Fred, Greg, Blue Dot, and two rotating / vintage taps (last Wednesday, Fred from the Wood '10 and Doggie Claws '07). I'd love to drink those beers on tap on a regular basis, though I have yet to meet the man that can enjoy a pint of Adam and walk straight. I think it's $2 to $3 for a 3oz taster glass and $6 for a pint of most beers. Now, for someone from the Bay Area, that's reasonable, but for Portland that is a little pricey, so I've marked it accordingly.

The bottle selection is superb and is fairly priced; or at least it is fair to me since I can't find any of that stuff elsewhere. Only the regular beers are available to go; the vintage beers and even magnums are for on-premise consumption only, which seems hilarious and irresponsible, but I'm told people have consumed full magnums in large groups. Go figure.

The food selection is ramping up. I saw a screenshot of the original menu when the taproom opened a few weeks ago; it was sparse, to say the least. Alan has now spruced it up with a cheese plate, a meat plate, a meat and cheese plate, bread & butter, and apparently a rotating entree in the range of $20. Given his background as a chef, I think one of those entrees would be fantastic and would pair well with his amazing beers. I did not actually try the food there, though I will next time.

The place is packed pretty quickly within 30 minutes of opening. It's well lit, has a nice crowd, and as mentioned above, it is within a short distance of other beer places, so it radiates Portland Beer Culture.

Wendy, the bartender, is quite friendly. She is very attentive re: drinks and was quick to fill our waters / take away empty glasses. Alan seems willing to talk if you catch him, though it's obvious he is not a people person.

A must-see place in Portland. Don't leave town without going here. (2,345 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.59/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

This place was everything I hoped it would be. Cool atmosphere, good service and great beer. My only minor complaint would be that a couple more options on tap would have been good, but HOTD isn't known for having a huge lineup of beer. Was very happy to find a barrel aged Adam variant. A MUST visit in PDX. (314 characters)

Photo of LEDIII
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This place rocks. Beer is amazing and food portion is large. Reasonable prices too. (83 characters)

Photo of BelgianBeerMe
4.06/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of KellyFromPortland
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Good vibe, seems like any typical Portland microbrewery. Hipster crowd, old crowd, Rough crowd and everybody else. I tried Adam and White Peach Adam. Adam is a fantastic beer, I won't go into detail. White Peach Adam is on a whole different level of awesome! It's rediculous, the two bar tenders didn't seem very friendly. They should be aittle more engaging and crack a smile every now and then. I didn't try the food, but everyone around me swore by it. I'll be back. (470 characters)

Photo of Mantooth
4.61/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

We were in town for the Oregon Brewer's Festival, this was a must-stop on our list of breweries to hit - and they certainly didn't disappoint. My first time having Fred, Adam, Adam of the Wood - etc. A massive selection of brews to pick from including rarities of varying vintages. The food kicks ass too. The bartender was quick and helpful. Absolute blast. Wish this NC boy lived closer. (389 characters)

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Rizzy17
4.23/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of suckaj
4.23/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Dicers
4/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of flagmantho
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

I visited Hair of the Dog yesterday while in town for the waterfront blues festival. I like the neat wood-meets-factory space and the thick central bar. Their selection is interesting, with only 7 taps plus a guest but an excellent selection of bottles, mostly cellared versions of their own big beers. Someday I would like to return when I'm with a group so that we can split and sample some of these (they are pricy -- hard for me to justify drinking a $30 rare beer by myself).

I had the maibock, which was quite refreshing on this very hot weekend. I also had the mac 'n' cheese, which was a bit over-salted but in general very good. (644 characters)

Photo of tommyguz
4.68/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Stevedore
4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of beerserk
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Bradley_BizKutZ
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Geoffq
3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of ccnorthwest
4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Awesome atmosphere and beer. There food is pretty good too. (59 characters)

Photo of CTJman
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of YamagamiTravis
4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of stumac
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of birchstick
4/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of markgugs
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Texasfan549
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Seattle_Suds
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of barflybastard
3.77/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

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Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room in Portland, OR
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