Henry's Tavern

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Henry's TavernHenry's Tavern
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

64 Ratings
Ratings: 64
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: n/a
Taps: 100
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

10 NW 12th Ave
Portland, Oregon, 97209-4102
United States
phone: (503) 227-5320

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @henrystavern

Notes:
Hours:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am

Happy Hour:
Daily: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Monday - Wednesday: 9:00pm - Close
Thursday - Saturday: 10:30pm - Close
Sunday: All day
(No Happy Hour on 1st Thursdays of the month)

(Place added by: Thrasher)
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Reviews by ccrida:
Photo of ccrida
2.8/5  rDev -31%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Henry's is in a large red brick warehouse in the trendy Pearl district, in what used to be Henry Weinhard's brewery. Inside the large space is a chic loft feel with dim lights and a fairly pretentious night club vibe, booths and stool tables, a large projection screen high on the wall, and balcony style 2nd floor that overlooks the bar below . The bar is decent sized and theres a fair amount of seating, plus a 1/2 that has a really upscale billiards room, with it's own mini bar, lounge area and TVs. It is kind of place I imagine a lot of people go for the atmosphere, and are willing to pay a premium to do so. I am not one of those people, but the 100 draft beer list made it somewhat worthwhile. I cannot speak for the bartenders knowledge or service, but in the booths upstairs, it was bad. Our server was an snooty air-head who made a point of acting annoyed at the idea of having to do her job...picture a gum smacking cheerleader from an 80s teen movie...I did not ask her about any beers, but she pretended to love all the ones I tried (I say pretended, because they were disparate styles and not all good). Which was par for the course for the overpriced hipster bars this reminded me of... Anyways, the beer list was pretty impressive, very NW ale heavy, but when in Rome...their other attraction is that for happy hour, instead of discounting the $5+ pints, they offer cheap, pseudo-gourmet bar food. It was OK, although I'd probably prefer cheaper beer. We had the bbq chicken pizza (7/10), seafood cakes (5/10), california roll (8/10) and gorgonzola fries (9/10). Worth checking out, but not a place I'll become a regular at.

Update: I've been back quite a few times over the last few years. Grabbing a seat at the bar is better, as the bartender's are knowledgeable on beer and pretty personable when it's not a total zoo (which is rare). I don't mind paying a premium for their great selection of mostly fresh beers and getting tasty cheap happy hr. food, and there's usually lots of good looking people (for portland) providing eye candy. I'd give it B+, great beer selection and good food, the atmosphere is love or hate depending on what you're looking for. I also like the upstairs billards room, great speak easy men's club feel, but the beer selection generally sucks compared to downstairs, but they usually have at least one 'geeky' craft out of the 3-5 draughts.

More User Reviews:
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3.6/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Fluffheady
3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

I get it. There’s 100 taps. About 40% of them are crap, though. Food and overall prices are a bit high in comparison to the rest of the city. Henry Weinhard’s is an institution. Unfortunately, it’s not even brewed Portland anymore. It’s brewed in Texas. And Henry’s beer sucks anyways.

If you avoid the Henry’s beer you’ll be ok. They have a lot of unique and cool offerings. They had a Boneyard on draft, for example.

Spend your time and liver capacity at other places when visiting Portland.

Photo of D-Stylz
4.14/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

It's not often that you sit down and the server hands you a large menu and you notice that both front and back lists nothing but BEER! Over 100 on tap! Located in the old Henry Weinhard's brewery the atmosphere is hip and there is a cool outdoor deck where we sat. Servers are knowledgeable and friendly. Too may beers and so little time!

Photo of beerenjoyer1
4.78/5  rDev +17.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Visited in Feb 2012. The staff were very helpful in selecting from the huge selection of taps based upon the styles that I liked and the tasters were unending until I found a choice brew which did not take long. The service was very good. The food was very good. The atmosphere was perfect for a restaurant/bar. One thing that was nice is that the bar had an eating area but there was a seperate table/booth area in case one did not want to sit in the bar area, of course I preferrred the bar area. There is a ice line built into the bar so you can keep your cold, nice touch! I will be back during my next visit to Portland, OR.

Photo of cbarrett4
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Hands down the best tap selection in Portland. Better than Horse Brass. Better than APEX. They score some pretty amazing beer, and a great selection of rare beer as well. They are very Northwest centric with some other states popping on the list, but overwhelmingly west coast.

My beef is with the super frat-tastic crowd (mostly Thursday through Saturday nights). There is a younger crowd, all dressed up for a night of clubbing, getting loud, girls with far too much cheap perfume... I ONLY sit at the bar in at a side table next to the bar as to better avoid the "My new haircut" guy. Add to that a terrible and loud music selection and you have the recipe for a headache. It makes it a bit tough to really sit down and enjoy the beer. On the up side, most of the time during the day or on off nights (during college season) the bar is a lot tamer.

Like Bridgeport brewing, the place seems sterile. They took an historic building and put in all the super modern fixtures. Not my cup of tea.

But you really can't ignore 100 taps of amazing beer (well 97 taps since budweiser, bud light, and miller lite are three). It's worth checking out on an off night unless you don't mind the boisterous frat boy crowd on weekends.

Photo of sideshowrob
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Spending some time in Portland. Needed to try some of bars. Henrys is an interesting place - perhaps a bit upscale for the Market, but it's roomy, clean well staffed and clearly a quality joint.

I had several local IPAs that I'd never even heard of - none of em really were the big hop-monsters I was hoping to find. Good, but a bit mild. I realise the selection rotates, and big IPAs are popular, so I just got an unlucky draw. The overall tap list was impressive, heavy with local breweries, but both coasts, the Midwest and Co were represented.

The food was stunning. I tried a pear-walnut salad and a Thai curry prawn dish. Both were on the HH menu, and were well-prepared and fabulous.

Beer prices seemed about a buck higher than most other places I've been to here. I'm used to NYC/DC pint prices ($7-9) so their $6-7 range was a nice reprieve for me personally.

Definitely my favourite Portland spot, so far...

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

This lively bar has several sections, as well as a variety of places to sit - at a bar, in a booth, at a table. They have an astonishing selection of beers from the Pacific Northwest, so if ever you are in Portland, this place should be on your To Do list. Waitstaff are helpful and well-trained, and will gladly assist in picking out some brews. I did not notice any macrobrewed swill, and I sure saw a lot of beers I wanted to try! Food is very tasty and not too spendy. There are plenty of TVs, but when I was there the sound was not on.

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5

A: Blah. Walked in and went left to the bar, pulled up 2 seats, no one at the bar other than wifey and I. No service. It took a while. The girls seemed to be pretty chatty at other end of bar. We got out beer. This place is sordove darker and has a trendy vibe to it.

Q: The beer selections is well thought out. it can please anyone. No crap on tap but nothing rare either.

S: Slow, uninviting and just plain average at best for it to be so dead.

S: Very good. Lots of WA and OR beers and thats what I liked. Craft beer for everyone here.

F: No try.

Photo of hopburster
4/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

A: Nice place, with both a restaurant and large bar located in downtown PDX in the building where Henry Weinhard's was brewed back in the day. Packed on a Sat night, Felt kind of trendy, but we didn't feel out of place in casual attire.

Q: The overall quality of everything about this place was very nice...nice atmoshphere...nice food...great beer selection.

S: Service was pretty good...attentive and nice enough.

S: Excellent beer selection...multiple taps across a wide range of styles. Stuck with the hometown boys--Lompoc, Alameda, and Laurelwood. Very, very tasty!

F: Excellent food with a very nice menu. Ate a tasty flatbread with fennel sausage, blue cheese, apple and cashews and a very nice salad. Even the wife commented that they had a lot more than "typical pub fare." ... a bonus for us beer lovers if the wife wants more than pub food.

V: Thought the food was decently priced, but thought the beer was way overpriced ($6 pints) for beer that came from just up the road.

Overall: Nice place with good food and a great tap list. Worth hitting if the wife is tired of brewpubs and wants something a little nicer.

Photo of yemenmocha
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Henry's seemed to have a yuppie/trendy feel to it which I normally dislike. But for F's sake, it was a chance to get away from many of the hipsters and/or people who intentionally dress as though they are homeless. Once inside this place I knew that nobody would be asking me for $1 towards their stay at some hostel or vegan lunch.

Decent happy hour prices and options were available here, and the draft list was similar to what you can find at a Yardhouse or Saucer. Good broad range of beer choices were available. Normal pricing for both food and drinks seemed a bit high though.

Servers seemed to know much less about beer than most places in Portland that I visited.

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Henry's Tavern in Portland, OR
91 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.