Tugboat Brewing Company
Active Beers: 5
Beer Ratings: 23
Beer Avg: 3.6
Taps: 15 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 33 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by DavidB123:
2.93/5 rDev -10.7%
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
More User Reviews:
4.68/5 rDev +42.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
I usually agree with the Beer Advocate reviewers (indeed, I depend on their reviews and often base my visits on them), but I totally disagree here - the Tugboat is one of the most attractive bars I've been in: inviting, warm, comfortable, and with tons of board games available, too. It also has an extremely savvy selection of Oregon craft brews. Yes, it's quiet (no TV, some nice soft music, bluegrass-southern rock when I was there), yes I suppose you could call it somewhat a coffee house atmosphere, but I and everyone I brought there (I was in Portland for a Bar Mitzvah) loved it. I've gone to 15-20 Portland places over the years, and most are great, but this would probably be the first I'd re-visit.
06-16-2014 15:17:47 | More by Quentin33
Tugboat Brewing Company in Portland, OR
78 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.