Taps: 100 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 56 | Reviews: 49 | Display Reviews Only:
4.25/5 rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
Another stop on my great PDX beer tour. We went to this place after not wanting to wait at the Deschutes Pub and I am glad we stopped here. This is a large space located in the Pearl District and is housed in the old Henry Weinhard's factory. The decor reminds me of a Houston's restaurant and doesn't scream beer bar. The space can hold a lot of people. We sat in the main dining room downstairs. The bar is in a seperate are downstairs. They also have an upstairs area with pooltables.
Henry's advertises they have 100 beers and the beer list is astonishing. They have beers from OR brewers like Oakshire, HUB, Ninkasi, Oakshire, Laurelwood, Fanno Creek, SOB, 10 Barrel, and countless others. They also carry RR PTE, FW Union Jack, Avery, Alaskan, and some Euros. Most beers are served in pint glasses, although my buddy's PTE was in a small snifter. I had the HUB IPA and Laurelwood Hop monkey; the HUB was better.
The food covers the globe and can please almost anyone There are burgers, salads, seafood, pasta, grilled meats, Asian items, and pizza. 3 people in our group went with burgers and everyone enjoyed them. The Maytag Bleu Cheese Peppercorn Bacon Burger looked awesome. I had the Kung Pao chicken and enjoyed it, although I did find it a bit salty.
The service was good. Our waitress has some knowledge about beers and did bring us a few samples. Food and drinks were brought quickly.
The prices were not outrageous. Most of the food we ordered ran around $12 per person. They did not list how much each beer was so I have no idea how that broke down.
This is a great place to grab some food and beer. I have a feeling a pint may cost a little more here, but it is convenient to have access to so many breweries in one place.
10-21-2009 00:09:37 | More by mjl21
4/5 rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
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.
10-06-2009 18:35:31 | More by BigBlacke
3.94/5 rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
First impressions of this place defiantly come off as more corporate feeling, it is very far removed from the mom and pop shop vibe. We got there pretty early on in the day so it was pretty slow, and we only stayed for a pint. The draft list is the most lengthy I have ever seen, and it is almost intimidating. I felt like I just had to close my eyes and place my finger on the menu and go with whatever it landed on. That being said nothing really jumped off the page and said drink me, that might sound kind of snobbish; but with such and extensive list I would have expected bigger names in the IPA section of the menu. I imagine the list rotates often, so most likely I just got there on a not so amazing IPA selection, no worries, the IPA I had was still good. The best feature of the bar had to be the ice ring around the bar that acts as a coaster and also keeps your beer cold, very ingenious. If your in Portland check this place out!
07-26-2009 04:00:16 | More by kt620498
4.08/5 rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
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.
07-17-2009 23:55:58 | More by morebeergood
4.33/5 rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
I used to love coming here for the food before I was 21. Now I love going there for the food and the beer.
I'm back in Portland for the first time in 7 months and went back tonight and had a hell of a time picking something off their huge number of taps. Seriously, well over 60 taps including some Russian River, most of the Ninkasi, and quite a bit of Deschutes as well. Had seasonals, imperials, and specials that were interesting and varied, and I could've been in there all night.
Atmosphere is good, nothing amazing, but it's definitely more of a restaurant than bar in for the most part. There is a bar area, but the restaurant is where it's at. The waitresses and waiters seemed to be impressed with my selections, meaning they had to have known something about beer as I'm sure there aren't many 21 year olds who drink Pliny there. Who knows, maybe I'm wrong.
It is a little expensive, my girlfriend and I with 3 drinks between us, food and an appetizer were over 60 bucks with tip, so it's far from bar food and far from a bar cost for it. Overall, great food, great beer, just a bit spendy, but really worth checking out for good beer.
07-11-2009 05:57:21 | More by nomomentwasted
3.95/5 rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
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
06-09-2009 03:16:43 | More by Floydster
4.3/5 rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped here twice during a work visit in May. Just had a bowl of Cheese Soup and the BBQ Sliders which were both very good. They say they make their own BBQ chips but they really were kind of soggy. But the real reason I came was the beer. Had Pliny, Blue Dot, Blind Pig, and some locals. The place is really huge inside and very dark. Service was great, always asking what I needed and apologized for not having the Firestone Walker beer I wanted. The bar has a cool(litterally) frozen patch on the bar to keep your beer cold. I used it, but don't know if it helped at all, I think it was just for drawing pictures in it. Overall, a great place and hope to make it back.
05-22-2009 23:45:06 | More by shertz
4.45/5 rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
This place is a must if you're in Portland for two reasons:
1)Its located inside the old Henry Weinhard's brewery so its a pretty historic place when it comes to beer history in the city.
2)The beer selection is incredible.
Huge place, lots of seating and a pretty trendy leaning towards upscale clientele. This is the opposite of a dive bar.
Beer selection is awesome. I had a glass of Pliny the Elder on tap...FINALLY. The beer menus is pages long and sure to keep any beer nerd occupied and ignoring anyone they go here with.
Food is very good here as well and well worth a visit for dinner.
02-22-2009 19:29:19 | More by indiapaleale
4.18/5 rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Another really nice place done in by beer prices that are just too high. Henry's reminds me a lot of The Tap House in Seattle. Decent food, nice selection of beer, nice ambiance, steep prices.
As far as the beer selection, it is very good. 100 taps I would guess. Lots of NW micros, some Belgians served in proper glassware, and a few oddities. Beers were all fresh, pours were good, service was friendly.
The food was above average for a beer bar. Once again, a little pricey, but everything we ate was of above average quality.
All in all, a worthwhile stop if you happen to be nearby, or if you are looking for food of a somewhat higher quality than typical bar food.. Lots of other better choices all and all in Portland for beer however. Keep an eye on that bar tab !!
08-28-2008 17:16:58 | More by wingedeel
4.08/5 rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
This upscale Pearl District beer bar features 100 beers on tap, including a number of NW regional brews. Unfortunately, a recent price increase on beer to $5.50 a pint for common pours leaves this as less than a great value. That's certainly a bit offset by the quality happy hour menu available in the bar (except on first Thursday of the month)
The barstaff is quite friendly and knowledgeable, (especially Gwen, my favorite PDX bartender), though all the waiters and waitresses have a perpetually unhappy look on their face. There is a bit too much cocktail drinking to qualify this as one of the city's best beer bars-especially when Deschutes or Rogue Portland outposts are only a few blocks away. And this is no place to carry on a conversation in the midst of the after work crowd, certainly one of the loudest bars in town, which should be expected for the trendy Pearl District.
Worth a stop if you are looking for something exotic (Dogfish Head 90, Russian River Pliny the Elder) on tap though be leery it will be served in a smaller glass as it is "rare or hard to find" (if you don't know where Belmont Station is). There are no prices on the beer menu, so be ready for a surprise if you order something exotic. The absence of some of PDX more funky breweries (Clinton Street, Alameda, f.e.) is a bit perplexing, but offset by regular offerings from Hair of the Dog and Laurelwood. In the end a very good selection of beers.This used to be my primary beer stop in Portland, but, heh, after you've been to the Horse Brass....
08-13-2008 02:07:33 | More by jdense
Henry's Tavern in Portland, OR
92 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.