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Horse Brass Pub

Not Rated.
Horse Brass PubHorse Brass Pub
BA SCORE
95
world-class

101 Reviews
Reviews: 101
Visits: 138
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: n/a
Taps: 74
Bottles: 26
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

4534 SE Belmont St
Portland, Oregon, 97215-1636
United States
phone: (503) 232-2202

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @horsebrasspub

Notes:
Place added by: sinistersteve

Weekdays: 11:00am -2:30am
Weekends: 9:00am - 2:30am
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Reviews: 101 | Visits: 138
Reviews by AylwinForbes:
Photo of AylwinForbes
4.01/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

The Horse Brass is a legend in the Portland scene. I can see why from the beer selection that highlights not only regional breweries but also international ones.

Maybe because of my English heritage, I don't quite get off on the faux English pub thing so much. It does conjour up the archetypal dark city pub thing, except most of them don't put up all those cliched pictures of English "culture," though I would gravitate towards the rural, brighter airy places myself.

Many have mentioned the smokiness, in these reviews as well as folks at the Belmont Station (that used to be right next door); and I have to say it is an issue: even on a quiet Sunday afternoon with very few there it was very evident; it was almost as if there was a smoke machine hidden somewhere (one hour later our clothes reeked). It's a problem because the smoke kills the aroma in the beer - if you care about capturing a subtle piney hop.

Go there for the beer and a game of darts for sure, but it couldn't become my local. (1,004 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of didgeboy
3.69/5  rDev -14%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I had read about this place for a long time and had the opportunity to try it last fall (2014). Good selection of craft beers both known and unknown (to me). Food was good, not the best I have ever had but certainly not bad at all. Staff was friendly. During our visit it was a rainy Saturday and there were few people in for lunch. Beer list was good, but I was hoping for more variety. Definitely worth checking out and sampling the food and beers. (450 characters)

Photo of South2NW
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Barnoloid
4.63/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

This is a top notch English style pub in Portland. Fine selection of local OR, US and foreign offerings in a welcoming environment. Attentive service with solid pub food offered. (178 characters)

Photo of aobrehm
4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Sixpoint
4.95/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

"if it were any more authentic, you would need a passport"

Nuff said. This place is legendary, but for good reason. Its dark, its real, its authentic. But the taps are clean, and the service is friendly, and most important, they are all about THE BEER.

love it (265 characters)

Photo of Jaykres
4.74/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Real great pub to hang in. One of my favorites in PDX. Always makes me feel at home when I visit. (99 characters)

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

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4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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Horse Brass Pub in Portland, OR
95 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.