Tugboat Brewing Company
Active Beers: 5
Beer Ratings: 23
Beer Avg: 3.6
Taps: 15 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 32 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by DavidB123:
2.93/5 rDev -10.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | $
First place me and my buddies stopped at while in Portland looking for something that was the "IT" place . Atmosphere is cool, dim lighting and books line the walls.. looks more like a cafe though. The bartender was the also the owner/brewer and she was friendly. Other than service and atmosphere the beers are average, there beers on tap along with a few other micro brews.
02-13-2013 04:52:41 | More by DavidB123
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2.75/5 rDev -15.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3 | $$
I dropped in here on a saturday night while bouncing around Portland. It had a pretty laid back vibe, but there was barely anyone there. I don't mind a laid back vibe, but it felt more like a coffee house than even a brewpub. Not a full negative for me, but I did notice it.
There weren't that many beers on tap. I think there were like 6 on the night. What they had was pretty decent, but there wasn't that much available.
The service was on the surly side. There weren't that many people and it would take a bit to get a beer. The food was solid. Nothing spectacular, but being hungry and having drank a bunch of beer, it more than did the trick.
Tugboat is 'aight. It's proximity (ie being right next to) to bailey's will mean that I come back and re-evaluate at a point in the future.
07-10-2012 17:19:34 | More by KDawg
3.38/5 rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
This one had been on my to-try list for a LONG time and I finally made it happen not too long ago when a friend from high school was in town for a conference. We decided to meet up there because it was near one of the conference venues. Haven't seen this guy in over twelve years and it turned out to be the perfect place to spend a couple of hours catching up because the decor was a lot like the coffee-houses we used to hang out at back in high school. The low-key lighting, lots of dark wood surfaces, books and board games, etc. Though it was a Friday evening, it was relatively quiet, so there wasn't a long wait to order at the bar and we didn't have to shout to be heard. Not sure if the place ever gets to that level of noise, but since it's so small, I imagine it could.
The nachos were pretty good. The beer was decent (I only tried their house beers), though I did NOT like the strong stout. I know it was supposed to have a bit of a tang to it, but it just tasted wrong and smelled like the rubber floor mats behind the bar. Having said that, I would like to go back there again solely for the ambiance and vibe.
12-29-2011 16:31:44 | More by GreenCard
Tugboat Brewing Company in Portland, OR
78 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.