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 canucklehead:
British Columbia (Canada)
2.3/5 rDev -29.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5 | $$
Ok enough with the smoking shit especially when most places in Portland don't allow it. This is a dark small bar that doesn't have much going for it. The house beers are pretty crappy with weird inbalances and some nasty finishes. The guest beers are OK and for sure the ones to drink. Food is uninspired and the service is too tied up with hanging out with the regulars. With all the great places in Portland (Baileys is across the street) this is worth a miss. Get rid of the smoking and improve your house beers and then I might return.
08-01-2008 00:16:04 | More by canucklehead
More User Reviews:
4.68/5 rDev +42.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
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.