Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery
Active Beers: 421
Beer Ratings: 2,362
Beer Avg: 3.75
Taps: 8 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 28 | Reviews: 23 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Shaw:
3.86/5 rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
I checked out the brews at Rock Bottom during a recent trip to the Pacific Northwest.
This is a big place, one of the biggest brewpubs I've been to. Wooden booths in a modern/industrial decor, with their brewing equipment visible in a loft area with glass windows. They said tours are offered but I didn't have time to take one.
I got their sampler, which included nine 4 oz. or so beers in a neat metal rack. Cost around $5.
Our server was good and was able to tell me a little about the beers. I just tasted one of their spinach salads, which was good, but I don't think that really qualifies me to comment on their entire food selection.
They've got a big bar area with lots of TVs for football season.
All in all it's a good place to check out, especially for a chain.
10-04-2003 20:24:00 | More by Shaw
More User Reviews:
4.05/5 rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2.75 | $$$
This place is an impressive space to perform, but far too expensive to be a regular hangout more than occasionally. Classy and streamlined, with it's rustic wooden, "Silver City" retro miner-town décor, the cavernous double-story ceiling, and strategically placed wide-screen tv monitors hanging around the room, the place was designed to please young urbanites with expensive taste.
But except for the décor, and prime location in the heart of downtown Portland, the actual menu and beer offerings seemed limited. The only beer intriguing to me as being something other than standard fare, was a seasonal saisson on tap.
Our entertainment for the evening was the live music performed for an open mic night, and it was a talented bunch who showed up. Yet for all the décor, there wasn't much about the beer itself to keep us coming back, and the pricing was prohibitive.
07-11-2013 09:01:43 | More by katybee
2.95/5 rDev -19%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
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.
11-12-2011 02:51:47 | More by tjensen3618
3.75/5 rDev +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
3.73/5 rDev +2.5%
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.
07-10-2010 21:47:10 | More by squaremile
Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery in Portland, OR
85 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.