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New Old Lompoc Brewery

Not Rated.
New Old Lompoc BreweryNew Old Lompoc Brewery
very good

39 Ratings
Ratings: 39
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.67%
Active Beers: 56
Beer Ratings: 598
Beer Avg: 3.7
Taps: 12
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1616 NW 23rd Ave
Portland, Oregon, 97210
United States
phone: (503) 225-1855

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @lompocbeer

All brewing operations have been moved to the 5th Quadrant location. A request has been made to move all beer data here:  http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/12951  as the reopened location on NW 23rd will only have a bar and eatery, no brewery.

Open daily, 11:00am - 2:00am

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Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 34 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Osiris9588:
Photo of Osiris9588
3.86/5  rDev +4%

This place has the unpretentious, slightly slovenly, feeling of a neighborhood bar--a neighborhood bar that also just happens to brew some killer beer. It also provides board games to play while quaffing some brew. Our game of Trivial Pursuit is still being debated by the parties involved, as we'd all had a few pints before play.

As far as the beers, the Sauzilla was solid and the LSD resplendent--if I my dare to use such an adjective. The selection was solid, 26 beers on tap, though I didn't really check out the guest taps--more concerned with the house beers.

The service--the beer got to us, which was all we required. My friend is lucky to have this place as his neighborhood brewpub.

Osiris9588, Nov 21, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of dshansen1184
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

dshansen1184, Yesterday at 03:00 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

DrMindbender, Jul 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

jackmax, Jul 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

halvbeerson, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of fitius5150
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%

Great beers, great food, great new facility, great value, great happy hours. Service varies from acceptable to downright horrible. If I were the owner I'd can half the hipster douchebags who I've seen there. They're more concerned with making the next gig with their crappy band or macking on the cute girl at the bar to give a damn about the customers. Then again, if I could get away with it, those would probably be my priorities, too. Go for the great beers, superb food (wings, mole pulled pork soft tacos, fish and chips, and truffle fries come to mind) and deal with the PDX too-cool-for-school servers the best you can.

fitius5150, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of loren01
3.49/5  rDev -5.9%

This review is for the newly rebuilt Lompoc tavern not the old one...the old location was way better.
Was excited to check out the opening of the new Lompoc Tavern. Its in the same location as the New Old Lompoc on 23rd. I loved the old place, I guess because I'm a big fan of divey places with character. The new one sadly has a corporate feel to it....reminded me of a Famous Daves or Rock Bottom kind of. The other thing thats a bummer is they no longer have their patio which was in my opinion the best place to sit outside and drink good beer in the city. They now have like 2 or 3 tables outside but its right on the busy sidewalk by 23rd. Food and beers are of course still pretty decent, just not all that impressed with the new place. Glad they have other locations in town.

loren01, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of kbrown
3/5  rDev -19.1%

kbrown, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of msubulldog25
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%

It's with sadness and sentimentality that I review a place that's about to be demolished. In mere days (following the blowout sendoff 'Lompoc-alypse'), the walls will come crashing down on this archaic, but altogether lovable, gem of a brewpub.

While New Old Lompoc has been around only since the late 1990s, its fairly shabby, notably leaning wood-framed building towards the north end of NW 23rd has been around since the early 20th century. Creaking and sloped wooden floors, walkways that are far too narrow, a snug little bar at its core and restrooms that are laughably antiquated lend to a charm that will be next to impossible to replace. Lompoc's demise has been known for a while locally (with brewing operations moving almost entirely to the sister 5th Quadrant location in 2011) so we've had ample time to say 'goodbye', but that doesn't make the loss of the pub any easier to accept. She will be missed.

So it's with some remorse that I admit to having visited NOL only a handful of times during its headier days; of recent note, there was a fun PIB wrap-up party in the shade of the outdoor patio last July. Of late, I've tried to squeeze in a couple visits a month (working closer helps a lot), taking in the sun-soaked picnic tables on nicer days and holing up in a cozier nook on the overcast ones. Walls are covered in vintage advertising, historic photos, homages to 'bald guys' and the like. During baseball season, Red Sox games dominate the tube. Quaint, yes... kitschy, not at all.

Beer selection is good, usually between 8-10 NOL beers, with some perrenial standards like C-Note or LSD or Condor Pale and rotating seasonals like their fresh-hopped gems or the recently enjoyed Baltic Porter. Prices are around $4.50/pint, but drop to a paltry $2.50 on 'Miser Mondays'.

Although I've been at least a half dozen times in the last 3 months (and will probably visit another time or two before Saturday's closing), I can't say I've sampled too much of the menu over the years: Frankly, I just order the new England clam chowder almost every time and am never disappointed.

Service has always been a touch above 'OK', sometimes harried and inattentive, sometimes cheerful and generous with sample pours and conversation. Kind of a crap shoot, but that's fine.

Sorry to see the place go (but the promise is that NOL will be back in some form in Summer 2013). Cheers & best wishes, NOL crew!

msubulldog25, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of gkunkle
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%

Met up with a friend here last week, she was unfortunately late, but the wait staff didn't seem too bothered by me taking up a table for a while, so I appreciated their patience. It seems that there had just been some sort of incident that caused the staff to throw somebody out... something about the lotto machines. I didn't see them myself, but having lotto machines really decreases hy interest in a place, they're pretty un-classy. The interior is sort of similar to the horsebrass, but not as nice. Overall the place seems a little run down. The beer was decent, I can't recall what I ordered, I think it was an ESB, and my friend had a golden ale. The service was generally pretty quick, and the staff was nice. The food is pretty generic pub food, but they served it well, so nothing to complain about. Overall, this is an interesting place to go, but considering the variety of places in portland to check out, I don't know that I'll go again.

gkunkle, Feb 27, 2012
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New Old Lompoc Brewery in Portland, OR
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