Taps: 100 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 52 | Reviews: 49 | Show All Ratings:
4.78/5 rDev +16.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Visited in Feb 2012. The staff were very helpful in selecting from the huge selection of taps based upon the styles that I liked and the tasters were unending until I found a choice brew which did not take long. The service was very good. The food was very good. The atmosphere was perfect for a restaurant/bar. One thing that was nice is that the bar had an eating area but there was a seperate table/booth area in case one did not want to sit in the bar area, of course I preferrred the bar area. There is a ice line built into the bar so you can keep your cold, nice touch! I will be back during my next visit to Portland, OR.
02-29-2012 21:06:43 | More by beerenjoyer1
4.75/5 rDev +15.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
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.
08-04-2010 21:53:01 | More by Offa
4.71/5 rDev +14.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
I rarely go in here despite the 100 taps, the atmosphere is just not my thing. This is definitely more of a swanky place attached to an expensive restaurant that just happens to have 100 taps. They pretty much always have a solid number of quality beers on tap, but I wonder a bit how long they might sit around since the crowd is usually not the beer geek folks, so who else is going to walk in there and get Pliny the Elder (which last time I heard was always on tap, is that true?). The most notable thing about the place for me is that they have BY FAR the most attractive wait staff I have seen in Portland. I mean ridiculously attractive women. Cool spot for a post dinner date drink. I'm basically giving this an insane high overall rating but it is far from my fav place in town.
05-18-2010 15:58:34 | More by squaremile
4.63/5 rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
mashmstr2, you've got to lighten up a bit (I hope this isn't considered chastising a fellow reviewer -- a violation of the rules. this is how I talk to my fiends). Yes, this place is large, busy, and obviously brings in a ton of money each night. But the people aren't there because of some kind of lemming effect (vis a vis Gordon Biersch). Hey, I grew up in the 60s and I've been on the anticorporate kick myself. But hell, I really enjoyed my visit there. This is a tastefully decorated place. They serve a hundred beers of many different styles. You mean to tell me you couldn't find something you wanted to drink? The food menue is varied and we were impressed by the quality of the food. The service was efficient and friendly and our server obviously cares about beer.
This was one of my favorite stops on my recent Oregon trip. If you want to be a curmudgeon and cite this place as an example of the evils of big business, good for you. If you want to enjoy a good meal with a wide variety of beer in an attractive venue, give it a shot.
08-20-2006 03:57:28 | More by nohead02
4.55/5 rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
A friend of mine used to work at Henry's, and he had been wanting to take us there for some time. So we got a little bit of the inside scoop during our visit. We went on a busy Friday night but managed to get seated pretty quickly. The restaurant is big, with lots of seating all around the bar, plus tables upstairs and downstairs. The decor is simple and cozy - Henry's is in another one of those historic buildings that have been renovated into awesome things in downtown Portland. Dim lighting, busy servers going back and forth, the kitchen clattering with excitement. I loved it.
The service was great. Our server knew the food and beer selection quite well. He made some good recommendations. Everything came out quickly, despite how busy they were.
The beer selection is excellent. Henry's is known for having 100 beer taps. It's quite a sight to see them lining the bar. The menu breaks things down nicely, so you're not left wondering for too long. Good selection of West Coast beers like Stone, Hair of the Dog, New Belgium, Deschutes, Bear Republic, Rogue, etc., plus old standards like Guiness, Chimay, Youngs, and Spaten. Plus a lot things I had never heard of - always like that.
Food was amazing. We split the tower of onion rings for the table. The rings were hot and tasty - not greasy. And the batter incorporates some sort of cheese, so it's extra tasty. For dinner I tried the Flatiron Steak, which landed in the top five steaks I've ever had. Perfectly cooked, nice and juicy.
Overall, we had a great experience. Everything was excellent about Henry's, and I would gladly return there again. Highly recommended.
11-13-2007 23:26:40 | More by ndekke39
4.47/5 rDev +8.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
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.
08-03-2011 01:32:32 | More by Cyberkedi
4.45/5 rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
This place is a must if you're in Portland for two reasons:
1)Its located inside the old Henry Weinhard's brewery so its a pretty historic place when it comes to beer history in the city.
2)The beer selection is incredible.
Huge place, lots of seating and a pretty trendy leaning towards upscale clientele. This is the opposite of a dive bar.
Beer selection is awesome. I had a glass of Pliny the Elder on tap...FINALLY. The beer menus is pages long and sure to keep any beer nerd occupied and ignoring anyone they go here with.
Food is very good here as well and well worth a visit for dinner.
02-22-2009 19:29:19 | More by indiapaleale
4.45/5 rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
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.
01-11-2010 19:24:34 | More by RedBrewer83
4.45/5 rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Spending some time in Portland. Needed to try some of bars. Henrys is an interesting place - perhaps a bit upscale for the Market, but it's roomy, clean well staffed and clearly a quality joint.
I had several local IPAs that I'd never even heard of - none of em really were the big hop-monsters I was hoping to find. Good, but a bit mild. I realise the selection rotates, and big IPAs are popular, so I just got an unlucky draw. The overall tap list was impressive, heavy with local breweries, but both coasts, the Midwest and Co were represented.
The food was stunning. I tried a pear-walnut salad and a Thai curry prawn dish. Both were on the HH menu, and were well-prepared and fabulous.
Beer prices seemed about a buck higher than most other places I've been to here. I'm used to NYC/DC pint prices ($7-9) so their $6-7 range was a nice reprieve for me personally.
Definitely my favourite Portland spot, so far...
08-24-2011 15:30:39 | More by sideshowrob
4.43/5 rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Henry's 12th Street Tavern in Portland's beautiful Pearl district downtown. Visually the place is stunning. The ceilings are tall, with large two story + windows. The restaurant and bar both feature second floors. The woodwork is dark; the lights are dim; and the style of the artwork and general interior design is top rate. Henry's is a smoke free establishment too, which is always a treat for me.
The beer selection, with a supposed 100 beers on tap, is entirely of a selection of draught beer. The selections range from three Belgian or Belgian style ales to American Macros, various hard ciders, a huge selection of American IPAs. Besides the personal disapointment I felt at learning their final keg of Ruination had been tapped out earlier that day, the beer selection meant my expectations and really can provide a beer for both the Beer Advocate and the Bud lover - even if most BA's will never like that fact.
My girlfriend and I only enjoyed some onion rings, a Chimay, and a glass of wine, so we really couldn't speak for the quality of the food there with any sort of authority.
Our waittress was very helpful. She had a beer of the day selection she had chosen - it appears the wait staff is instructed to have a personal each day - and respectably offered Victory Hop Devil as her recommendation. She was helpful, attentative, the beer was served in the proper glassware, and the beer.
Overall, I left very impressed with Henry's on a whole. The selection, which is pretty enormous being that all beers are on tap, does have be sifted through to find the true quality items, but they could have 50 beers on tap, and if chosen correctly, would still warrant a high quality offering for any beer bar. The atmosphere and the area are very nice too.
10-15-2005 17:19:48 | More by edmundfitzoil
Henry's Tavern in Portland, OR
92 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.