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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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Photo of tylerstravis
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.

Photo of Offa
4.75/5  rDev +17%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This is a great place to go for a wide range of different beers and food in downtown Portland. Although not a brewpub, it carries a large and highly varied selection of beers from Pabst, Henry Weinhard's, and the like to unusual and high-quality top-notch craft beers from far away.

The atmosphere is excellent, being a real and very nice restaurant inside rather than pub- or bar- or brewpub-like, which can be a nice change when still seeking out beer. The menu is extensive and highly varied and in our experience the food is excellent. It can be loud, but although packed when we were there it was still more pleasant and less jarring than the Rogue pub in the Pearl, even though Rogue was less busy.

Quality of beers is also really good, with a lot of excellent craft beers from Oregon, Washington and California, along with some from other states. It also has a large number of European beers and not just the basics like Newcastle (although it has those, too), and has Young's Double Chocolate Stout on tap plus some good German beers.

Beer selection is huge, highly varied, and outstanding. It has something for everyone and in various price ranges, macro US lagers, Euro-lagers, good quality European classics, great craft beers of all styles, and all beers are listed by the style.

Service is very friendly and attentive and very efficient, even though when we were there it was packed.

Photo of squaremile
4.71/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I rarely go in here despite the 100 taps, the atmosphere is just not my thing. This is definitely more of a swanky place attached to an expensive restaurant that just happens to have 100 taps. They pretty much always have a solid number of quality beers on tap, but I wonder a bit how long they might sit around since the crowd is usually not the beer geek folks, so who else is going to walk in there and get Pliny the Elder (which last time I heard was always on tap, is that true?). The most notable thing about the place for me is that they have BY FAR the most attractive wait staff I have seen in Portland. I mean ridiculously attractive women. Cool spot for a post dinner date drink. I'm basically giving this an insane high overall rating but it is far from my fav place in town.

Photo of djbreezy
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Things to like about the atmosphere: a great bar with frozen area for your drinks (very cool), high bar tables in the bar, full size pool tables upstairs and a nice color palette to sooth the mood.

The tap list has some great consistent beers on tap (Pliny the Elder, for one) and the seasonals/rotating taps are generally of very high quality. A great place to drink beer.

The only negative thing I can say about the place is that it gets packed. Definitely not a bad thing for business, though. Get here early or go on a weekday, and expect crowds. It's a popular place.

Photo of RedBrewer83
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Henry's is an absolute must visit in Portland. A fantastic tap list and a great building to hang out in for awhile. The atmosphere is definitely on the darker side, lots of black and dark brown, sometimes it feels a little too dark, but they have everything you need for a good night. 100 taps, huge flatscreens, an upstairs bar with pool tables and an adjacent restaurant if you want things a little quieter. The quality has to be ranked as great, 100 taps and listing some of the best brews in the northweston a regular basis. They could be better by offering some old world brews and some more east coast fare as well. The staff is very knowledgeable but can be slow at times as this place is usually pretty packed. The selection again is pretty exceptional and the food is good, upscale pub fare, and it is good but I wouldn't say its great. The prices are what you'd expect from the area. Definitely a cool spot to chill and watch a game or grab a few pints and relax with some friends.

Photo of mjl21
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Another stop on my great PDX beer tour. We went to this place after not wanting to wait at the Deschutes Pub and I am glad we stopped here. This is a large space located in the Pearl District and is housed in the old Henry Weinhard's factory. The decor reminds me of a Houston's restaurant and doesn't scream beer bar. The space can hold a lot of people. We sat in the main dining room downstairs. The bar is in a seperate are downstairs. They also have an upstairs area with pooltables.

Henry's advertises they have 100 beers and the beer list is astonishing. They have beers from OR brewers like Oakshire, HUB, Ninkasi, Oakshire, Laurelwood, Fanno Creek, SOB, 10 Barrel, and countless others. They also carry RR PTE, FW Union Jack, Avery, Alaskan, and some Euros. Most beers are served in pint glasses, although my buddy's PTE was in a small snifter. I had the HUB IPA and Laurelwood Hop monkey; the HUB was better.

The food covers the globe and can please almost anyone There are burgers, salads, seafood, pasta, grilled meats, Asian items, and pizza. 3 people in our group went with burgers and everyone enjoyed them. The Maytag Bleu Cheese Peppercorn Bacon Burger looked awesome. I had the Kung Pao chicken and enjoyed it, although I did find it a bit salty.

The service was good. Our waitress has some knowledge about beers and did bring us a few samples. Food and drinks were brought quickly.

The prices were not outrageous. Most of the food we ordered ran around $12 per person. They did not list how much each beer was so I have no idea how that broke down.

This is a great place to grab some food and beer. I have a feeling a pint may cost a little more here, but it is convenient to have access to so many breweries in one place.

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

I found this place to be a blast. Ive actually drove down from Seattle just to hit this place again. Excellent selection. 100 beers or so on tap. Service is friendly, and food is pretty darn good!. If you like to socialize, this place is for you. Upstairs there is a large pool table area and smaller bar. Everytime I have been there it has been standing room only. Lots of college kids frequent this establishment. Only downside is its hard to find an open seat. Henrys can be a bit spendy though, expect to pay between 40-80 bucks for dinner and drinks. All in all a fun place for a Friday or Saturday night.

Photo of kt620498
3.94/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5

First impressions of this place defiantly come off as more corporate feeling, it is very far removed from the mom and pop shop vibe. We got there pretty early on in the day so it was pretty slow, and we only stayed for a pint. The draft list is the most lengthy I have ever seen, and it is almost intimidating. I felt like I just had to close my eyes and place my finger on the menu and go with whatever it landed on. That being said nothing really jumped off the page and said drink me, that might sound kind of snobbish; but with such and extensive list I would have expected bigger names in the IPA section of the menu. I imagine the list rotates often, so most likely I just got there on a not so amazing IPA selection, no worries, the IPA I had was still good. The best feature of the bar had to be the ice ring around the bar that acts as a coaster and also keeps your beer cold, very ingenious. If your in Portland check this place out!

Photo of morebeergood
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Day 2 & Stop 4 of the Portland Pub Crawl. When I first walked in, I was a bit turned off by the look of this place. Kinda looked like a Pappa Razzi or an Average Joe's restaurant. But, there was a hopping bar at the back, and outdoor seating kind of in an alley, where we parked for dinner. Service took a while, but it was packed so we let that slide. The beer menu was huge! Not just filled with a load of macros either. It was eye opening to see so many West Coast breweries on one menu. Over a hundred, easy. I got the Russian River Damnation in a snifter and my wife had the Walking Man Black Cherry Stout. Both were terrific. We each got a pizza, thin crust and very tasty. Just enough for one hungry guy, and a bit too much for a woman. Even if you are not hungry, don't let the commercial look of this place scare you away from stopping here to sample from their amazing selection of beers.

Photo of nomomentwasted
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I used to love coming here for the food before I was 21. Now I love going there for the food and the beer.

I'm back in Portland for the first time in 7 months and went back tonight and had a hell of a time picking something off their huge number of taps. Seriously, well over 60 taps including some Russian River, most of the Ninkasi, and quite a bit of Deschutes as well. Had seasonals, imperials, and specials that were interesting and varied, and I could've been in there all night.

Atmosphere is good, nothing amazing, but it's definitely more of a restaurant than bar in for the most part. There is a bar area, but the restaurant is where it's at. The waitresses and waiters seemed to be impressed with my selections, meaning they had to have known something about beer as I'm sure there aren't many 21 year olds who drink Pliny there. Who knows, maybe I'm wrong.

It is a little expensive, my girlfriend and I with 3 drinks between us, food and an appetizer were over 60 bucks with tip, so it's far from bar food and far from a bar cost for it. Overall, great food, great beer, just a bit spendy, but really worth checking out for good beer.

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

We went here right after Deschutes hoping to get some cheap happy hour food and we just did that, got some decent sushi and good orange chicken for three dollars each, quite the bargain, now onto the beer, this place looked like a Yard House back home with all of the taps, probably around one hundred different beers available, there was a bunch of local stuff available, although most of it was their normal offerings, not going to find any one-offs here and there is a small amount of seasonals even, beers were a bit expensive too around six dollars a pint, I had a Double Mountain Alpenbrew while here and it was pretty good, we were able to watch some of the hockey playoffs here which was nice, believe or not a lot of the beer spots in Portland do not have TVs, this place was more like a sports bar in that sense but still nice inside, not my first choice when revisiting the city but would not mind if I wound up back here for another whirl, not a bad place to go if you cannot go to each individual brewpub and want to try a wide variety of beers, can walk in and try something from Alameda, Amnesia, Laurelwood, Lompoc, and Deschutes, solid unplanned stop on a trip full of great beer and places

Photo of shertz
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Stopped here twice during a work visit in May. Just had a bowl of Cheese Soup and the BBQ Sliders which were both very good. They say they make their own BBQ chips but they really were kind of soggy. But the real reason I came was the beer. Had Pliny, Blue Dot, Blind Pig, and some locals. The place is really huge inside and very dark. Service was great, always asking what I needed and apologized for not having the Firestone Walker beer I wanted. The bar has a cool(litterally) frozen patch on the bar to keep your beer cold. I used it, but don't know if it helped at all, I think it was just for drawing pictures in it. Overall, a great place and hope to make it back.

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