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Tugboat Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Tugboat Brewing CompanyTugboat Brewing Company

45 Ratings
Ratings: 45
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 17.38%
Active Beers: 5
Beer Ratings: 25
Beer Avg: 3.6
Taps: 15
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

711 SW Ankeny St
Portland, Oregon, 97205
United States
phone: (503) 226-2508

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Operation Hours:
Mon: 5-10pm
Tue-Thu: 4pm-12 midnight
Fri - Sat: 4pm-1am
Sun: closed

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Reviews by canucklehead:
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2.3/5  rDev -29.9%

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.

canucklehead, Aug 01, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of South2NW
2/5  rDev -39%

South2NW, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of dunix
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

dunix, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of atpca
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

atpca, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of SickBrew
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

SickBrew, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of Quentin33
4.68/5  rDev +42.7%

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.

Quentin33, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of slavall
4/5  rDev +22%

slavall, May 14, 2014
Photo of jtosch
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

jtosch, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of Gig2828
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Gig2828, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of Hobbit
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Hobbit, Mar 14, 2014
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Tugboat Brewing Company in Portland, OR
78 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.