Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery
Active Beers: 440
Beer Ratings: 2,616
Beer Avg: 3.74
Taps: 8 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Redrover:
3.75/5 rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
It was a cold & rainy night, so I decided to stick close to my hotel. I was glad I had a good option.
RB is located in an older corner building. There are two main areas. There is dining to your left and the bar and more dining straight ahead.
I like the very high ceilings with the exposed old wood rafters. They use half walls to add a sense of space. They use lots of copper, wood and plants for decoration. I like the rustic lighting in the bar room.
They had a huge crowd for happy hour. The bar was 4/5ths full at 5 pm. Good food and beer specials from 2 to 6 pm that may help explain the crowd.
I enjoyed the friendly staff and patrons. However, service really dragged. I was sitting at the bar and the single bartender took care of the wait staff before the customers at the bar. Even when they brought tin a 2nd bartender, service was slow. I know I waited 5 to 10 minutes on two different occasions for a beer.
They have a large blackboard in the bar area listing the regular offerings. 7 on the board during my visit plus two seasonals (yea Dunkelwiezen!!). 2 beers on cask.
I thought the food and beer were well worth a stop. Service could be improved, but I was not in any big hurry.
05-19-2011 15:43:18 | More by Redrover
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Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery in Portland, OR
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