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
4,444 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 StoneTSR:
Photo of StoneTSR
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I came for the Doggie Claws, I stayed for the Mac & Cheese.

Visiting Portland last weekend, the Hair of the Dog was my first stop. I am currently on a Barleywine kick and I have been excited about trying Doggie Claws.

Someone in the past here mentioned that the taproom looked like an old warehouse in an industrial part of town. It does look like an old warehouse for sure, but the interior and the surrounding neighborhood feel more like an area of town that is being revitalized. It is quite a comfortable, open and bright space with a view of downtown Portland out of the giant window on the western wall.

The quality of the beer overall was excellent. In addition to my big tulip glass for of Doggie Claws I also had the "Walk the Dog" flight of Adam, Fred, Blue Dot and Little Dog. It was $7 for 3oz. pours of each.

The bartender was fairly busy while she worked, but was still able to take the time to discuss each beer in the flight when she dropped it off. After a brief conversation with her, she was also kind enough to add a 3oz. pour of the Adam from the Wood. I also had time to chat with one of the managers there who was very informative and hospitable.

The selection was a bit underwhelming, only eight beers on tap. There was a small bottle list as well, which included '05 and '07 Doggie Claws for only $15 a bottle. Some other aged selections were there as well and they all seemed reasonably priced. The problem, however, was that I had a busy weekend planned and I could not manage to get back to the taproom before 8:00 on Thursday and 10:00 on the Friday or Saturday. The very early close was a bit of a disappointment.

Anyhow, on to the food - which was a pleasant surprise. I went for the mac & cheese with pancetta. At $10 it seemed a bit pricey, but my portion was enormous, filling and very tasty. The pancetta was a small let down, not as flavorful as I thought, but the rest of the cheesy, breadcrumbed bowl of pasta was worth the $10.

If you're in Portland, make a stop. (2,013 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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