1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Henry's Tavern

Not Rated.
Henry's TavernHenry's Tavern

59 Ratings
Ratings: 59
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.95%
Taps: 100
Bottles: 0
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

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)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 59 | Reviews: 49 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of squaremile
4.71/5  rDev +14.6%

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.

squaremile, May 18, 2010
Photo of djbreezy
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%

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.

djbreezy, Feb 19, 2010
Photo of RedBrewer83
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%

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.

RedBrewer83, Jan 11, 2010
Photo of mjl21
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

mjl21, Oct 21, 2009
Photo of BigBlacke
4/5  rDev -2.7%

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.

BigBlacke, Oct 06, 2009
Photo of kt620498
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%

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!

kt620498, Jul 26, 2009
Photo of morebeergood
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

morebeergood, Jul 17, 2009
Photo of nomomentwasted
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%

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.

nomomentwasted, Jul 11, 2009
Photo of Floydster
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%

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

Floydster, Jun 09, 2009
Photo of shertz
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%

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.

shertz, May 22, 2009
Henry's Tavern in Portland, OR
92 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.