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Horse Brass Pub

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Horse Brass PubHorse Brass Pub

127 Ratings
Ratings: 127
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 10.9%
Taps: 74
Bottles: 26
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ 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

Weekdays: 11:00am -2:30am
Weekends: 9:00am - 2:30am

(Place added by: sinistersteve)
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Reviews by benito:
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4.68/5  rDev +8.6%

Maybe my favorite beer bar ever.

A true-to-style, dark, grim English pub with lots of sitting space, a huge bar, and a ridiculous tap selection. The beers featured come from all over, though there seems to be an eye to beers from Oregon and NoCal. The menu also features a good, rotating variety of cask ales. I had two Walking Man beers--the Black Cherry Stout and Homo Erectus--both of which were excellent and properly served.

The service was prompt and very friendly (she was even happy to give us directions to other beer bars around Portland), the food was tasty and cheap (brie, roasted garlic, and baguette for under $4), and the ambience was made for drinking. The only downside is the smokiness, but by the time I left, my head was spinning from all the great things about Horse Brass, not the second-hand smoke.

A must visit beer bar for anyone anywhere in the US. Make the pilgrimage.

benito, Apr 11, 2008
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4.23/5  rDev -1.9%

My friend/roomie is a Scotch connoisseur. I think he had an orgasm in this place, as he dished out, I believe, about 12$ for a shot of some exquisite Scotch whiskey that he said costs about 400$ a bottle. So, if you're looking for good Scotch in PDX, this is probably your place. Quite an impressive beer selection as well. I'm not an expert on British pubs, but this place seemed damn authentic. We walked outta there speakin' in Cockney accents. This is one of those places where you can walk in, sit down, & drink, and it seems as though the outside world has disappeared, and that's a good thing. Should be on your list of "go-to's" when visiting PDX.

brewtalthrone, Mar 08, 2014
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3.61/5  rDev -16.2%

Around the corner from Belmont Station, we all walked down to Horse Brass to drink a couple of beers before dinner at Roe on Division. The Brass looks like a rural British pub, takes me back to those lovely trips through the English countryside with the wife, stopping at small places like this one for a cask ale and some rustic fare.

Only here the beer selection, while geared towards the UK and British styles, includes many great examples of American craft, including a good number of Oregon/Northwest beers.

They have 4 casks, no less, and also Hair of the Dog Blue Dot, Pliny the Elder and Blind Pig, Ft George Vortex, Migration Black IPA, Walking Man Black Cherry, Boneyard Hop, Breakside Salted Stout, Laurelwood Goose... a bit too IPA-focused for my tastes, and not enough big beers. But it ain't bad, that's for sure.

Prices are good, I paid $7.25 for a pint of Pliny that seemed to be 20 ounces. Other beers are between four and six dollars. Service wasn't so great, even though we were at the bar...

Didn't try food but it looked like typical pub food, fries and fish and chips and stuff. I think I would come back here for the atmosphere, so cozy and warm, but would go elsewhere for beer.

DoubleSimcoe, Feb 19, 2014
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Horse Brass Pub in Portland, OR
96 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.