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Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery

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3.75/5
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Rock Bottom Restaurant and BreweryRock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Eatery

206 SW Morrison St
Portland, Oregon, 97204
United States

(503) 796-BREW | map
www.rockbottom.com

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Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 44
Reviews by Redrover:
Photo of Redrover
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerMeDrD
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of arhagen61
3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of South2NW
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of JJKBeerLvr
3.86/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Visited Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery in Portland, OR on Wednesday August 29, 2015.

The Rock Bottom was busy on this Wednesday night, but we got a table for 2 immediately. We got a table outside, which was enjoyable with the great weather that night. There was a nice selection of beers available, many on draft. I had two pints of the Schwartz Bier, which were very good. The waitress was very helpful. She answered all of our questions and was very friendly.

Although they were packed, we received our drinks quickly. The food was also served quickly. We enjoyed a leisurely dinner, and did not feel rushed.

I had one of the burgers, which was very tasty. The burger was tasty even without any condiments.

There are many brewpubs in Portland (which is great for beer lovers). I want to try many of them, and Rock Bottom is one I would go to again.

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Photo of kamikazeokami
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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5/5  rDev +35.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of johnny5martini
5/5  rDev +35.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Mikeb8
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of katybee
4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2.75

This place is an impressive space to perform, but far too expensive to be a regular hangout more than occasionally. Classy and streamlined, with it's rustic wooden, "Silver City" retro miner-town décor, the cavernous double-story ceiling, and strategically placed wide-screen tv monitors hanging around the room, the place was designed to please young urbanites with expensive taste.

But except for the décor, and prime location in the heart of downtown Portland, the actual menu and beer offerings seemed limited. The only beer intriguing to me as being something other than standard fare, was a seasonal saisson on tap.

Our entertainment for the evening was the live music performed for an open mic night, and it was a talented bunch who showed up. Yet for all the décor, there wasn't much about the beer itself to keep us coming back, and the pricing was prohibitive.

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Photo of tjensen3618
2.95/5  rDev -20.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

This turned out to be the last stop of the night in Portland. It was a great place to be on a Tuesday night, they had some live music that was really very good.

It was real busy in there so the service wasn't quite on point. We ordered an appetizer and a couple rounds of beers. Food tasted good in an overly greasy kinda drunk sort of way. Beers were definitely below the curve in a city like Portland, but they did the trick and tasted alright.

The atmosphere and the live music made this the perfect stop at the end of a long day, I'm really glad we stopped by.

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Photo of squaremile
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Decided to give them a try after some nice talk about their seasonals and one offs. Place is your expected up-scale touristy brew-pub by the numbers, but done very well. Sat at the bar and was helped promptly, while I ordered a sample tray. Bartender gave me an extra and I was shocked at the 4.95 price for what ended up being 7 4oz pours. The beers were respectable for their styles and all quite drinkable. Great TVs all around the room showing world cup. I could imagine going back to watch a game if I'm in SW and Bailey's is closed.

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Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery in Portland, OR
85 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.