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Horse Brass Pub

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Horse Brass PubHorse Brass Pub
BA SCORE
96
world-class

128 Ratings
Ratings: 128
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.88%
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

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

(Place added by: sinistersteve)
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4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

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.

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.61/5  rDev -16.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75

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.

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4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

An old standby that you absolutely should visit if you’re in portland, but I don't know if it would be on my short list if I only had, say, one night in town. Given two or three, though, visit here. There’s a beautiful old wooden bar, an awesome beer selection, and a great respect for beer here. It feels a bit less hipstery than some of the other places because it's been around for a very long time.

Photo of jera1350
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

This was our second beer related stop in Portland. The place is large, dark, rustic and historical feeling which I feel is awesome. Pretty empty on this early afternoon, so we sat at the bar and had awesome service from the bartender. He had great beer advice and explanations, food recommendations and even sight seeing options in the neighborhood and state. Very, very nice and personable guy.

Beer selection is huge with a wide variety of beers including lots of local/regional options. Two cask brews on which we took advantage of, a couple of nitro beers as well. Beers were all very good quality.

Food here was awesome. British food that tasted very authentic with many things being homemade. We had the vegetable pastie and steak and kidney pie which were both awesome and tasted authentic. They accidentally made an extra order of fish and chips which they gave to us on the house. I have to say that the fish and chips was one of the best things I have eaten on our trip and I'm not even a big fish and chips fan. This was amazing though.

Can't recommend this place enough. We may have to make another stop here before we leave town.

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4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Horse Brass is everything I look for in a pub. Warm, worn, wooden, dimly lit atmosphere with crowds of people who call it home. The servers here are knowledgeable and seem to always recommend a great beer for me. Tons of new beers on tap, changed out frequently with many new guest beers both local and from afar. I come here regularly to meet with a group to talk about all things you're not supposed to talk about in bars (religion, politics, etc.) and always leave feel elevated. A great place.

Food is english pub food. Nothing to write home about, but it always feels good.

Dart boards in the wings and plenty of space at long wooden tables spread all around.

If you're in Portland, I highly recommend it. One of my favorite places in the city for a good pint.

Horse Brass Pub in Portland, OR
96 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.