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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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

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

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Reviews by ccrida:
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3.03/5  rDev -7.6%

This place is super smokey on weekend nights, but otherwise has a good atmosphere, really dark and dank, walls lined with bookshelves stuffed with old books and odd photos, a tiny corner stage that usally has some spacy atmospheric type jam rock or jazz muscian/band. The bar is small and most of their beer is pretty bad for the most part. They usually have a handful of local guest taps which are always a better choice, as well as a few macro type euros. Service is just one bar tender but usually not a problem. Selection is ok, usually low on their on beers but no worries because the guests are always better. The food is not to hot, not a great selection either (5-6 total things, usually 1 entree, no real kitchen), although last time I was there, we had a cheese and fruit tray that was much better then the thai chicken skewers we had the visit before. Pretty cheap prices though, but cash only. Worth a quick duck in for the atmosphere if your looking for some live music but the real beer is next door at Bailey's.

ccrida, Jan 29, 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 15, 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.