Fort George Brewery + Public House

Fort George Brewery + Public HouseFort George Brewery + Public House
Fort George Brewery + Public HouseFort George Brewery + Public House
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1483 Duane St
Astoria, Oregon, 97103
United States

(503) 325-7468 | map

Notes: Open:
Mon-Thurs 11am-11pm
Fri & Sat 11am-midnight
Sun noon-11pm
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Reviews: 36 | Ratings: 83 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by dutesanch:
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dutesanch from California

4.81/5  rDev +14.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

One of the best brew pubs I've ever been to. They have an upstairs area which looks newer and has a restaurant feel to it. A downstairs which has a more "bar" look to it. And a tap room, which was closed when we were there. The three areas have different menus which was weird.

Ate in the pub in the upstairs area. Great views of the Columbia river and cool breeze coming thru the windows. Good mix of small tables and large community style tables. They even had board games that you could borrow to play with while there.

Had the full flight. 13 tasters for $17. The waitress was very knowledgeable about the beers and food. The beers felt out of order as we went in order many milder beers followed strong ones causing two of them to literally taste like water. The vortex, 3-way IPA, Nut red, working girl porter were my favorites. Divinity and sunshine OPA were my wife's favorites.

Friendly service all around. Great facility that is the latest thing open in Astoria. The upstairs area has a big city gastropub look/feel in a small town. Great menu, bottles, growlers and swag to go. Loved the experience but didn't like that we had to moveto the downstairs venue to get the desert we wanted. But the desert was excellent and the great service did continue downstairs. Hope to return sometime.

Jul 25, 2015
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ttpfau from Oman

4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Feb 10, 2020
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cjgiant from District of Columbia

4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

A weird mix of layers with upstairs/downstairs/taproom setup Warehouse-like setup with a bar and seats on the entry level, a similar but slightly different setup (and food offerings) on the second floor is where we set up. I usually like to lay out the seating in my reviews, but this place is odd; upstairs seemed to have ~20 seats, downstairs a few less, maybe; and the small (original?) tap room a handful at most.

Fort George beers are across the board solid, with peaks above and seemingly no valleys. The offerings lay heavily on IPAs, but their darker offerings were quite good. That said, a person wouldn’t find much outside of the popular styles of the region and time.

Service was at least a five on our single visit. I can’t expect what we got to be the norm, which is why I left a little room to decide later that my expectations were awry.

Anyhow, we had a great time at the brewery and its offerings, especially the smaller tasting room.

Dec 28, 2019
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GaryColeman from California

4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Jul 12, 2019
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cherche from Washington

4.91/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

May 30, 2019
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RyanK252 from California

4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Worked our way up to Astoria, somehow managed to knock off everything on our list with more than enough time to spare to take in some indigenous beverages. You can tell they're in an older building with some character, but it's been given some nice modern touches that totally work. Bonus points for being able to see, and smell, the brewhouse from the bar. Bartender made sure we were never thirsty, for beer or water, which I appreciate. Nice variety of options on the board. Hazy hoppy beers were solid, but who would have known that an American milk stout would blow me away. I left happy to say the least. With all the great Oregon beer I knew about before starting our trip, this was the sleeper.

May 14, 2019
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ColinatorAK from Alaska

4.86/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

May 10, 2019
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heydre from Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

May 04, 2019
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NickSMpls from Washington

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Sunny Saturday afternoon. We happened to be there on a day when a cruise ship had docked at Astoria for the day. The staff said they got hammered at lunch but all seemed to be in goos spirits. The place is large, with two buildings across a small courtyard. The main dining room was glass and a great view of the river. Staff friendly and efficient. The beer list was not huge - about a dozen or so. With the exception of one Saison and a stout, everything else was either a Pale AlE or an an IPA. Food was good, the menu being rather typical of brewery dining.

Oct 08, 2018
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PrynneCabin from Washington

4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Sep 21, 2018
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PhilKeller from Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Jun 09, 2018
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Large pub brewery in Astoria. Great bar/pub feel about it. While I enjoyed the food - great burgers - I felt the freshly made chips were not fresh. The friendly server made up for it with Beer knowledge - he mentioned he was in training for a Beer certification! Huge number of beer choices.

Apr 30, 2018
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BeerAndFilm from Oregon

3.58/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75

Mar 19, 2018
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kingpin1010 from California

4/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Jan 25, 2018
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kingtusk from Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Dec 10, 2017
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Dschamp from Oregon

4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Visited for lunch on a weekday. Not a lot going on so service was great and beers were excellent. Food was good, but not the highlight.

Nov 01, 2017
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oriolesfan4 from Maryland

4.59/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Jul 12, 2017
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marlowe57 from Oregon

4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Stormy Wednesday night in February. Two stories rebuilt commercial building. I think there's more to the place than I saw. I lucked out it's Stout Month so as far as I'm concerned the beer selection was great. :-) Different food downstairs and up. Pizzas upstairs, that's where we went, hit the spot. Good sweet desserts. Slightly different tap lists up and downstairs but our first server -- they rotate but it was never a problem--ran downstairs for tasters for me. No charge tasters, very nice. Kid friendly upstairs.

Beers fit my taste. Lots of chocolate, coffee, roasty flavors. I liked Viva La Stout a lot, Mexican chocolate beer; and May The Oats Be With You, good oatmeal (duh) stout. These were specials/seasonals for Stout Month. My honey ordered a Plaid Scotch Ale. She approved, I tasted it, it's a Scotch Ale but sorry I didnt pay much attention.

I liked this establishment. :-)

Feb 10, 2017
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EarForBeer from Colorado

3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Aug 27, 2016
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arizcards from Arizona

4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Hit the Duane Vibe was fairly nice, with the L shaped bar that had room for maybe ten to twelve guest. Smallish in the main floor with some high tables in the bar area and regular tables in the "dining" area.

Quality of the one beer I had was very good.

Service was OK as I stood at the bar waiting for someone to pour a pint. But to their credit they were very busy as we had a 1/2 hour wait on a Tuesday afternoon at 2:30?!? Biz is obviously good there.

Selection was pretty good as I believe they had 14 brews on tap.

Did not try the food.

Overall this is a high quality brewpub with a solid lineup that is worthwhile to be a destination if you are in the region. 3 Way IPA is definitely a winner!

Aug 24, 2016
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Cuervo_PCB from Florida

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Aug 06, 2016
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LXIXME from New Mexico

4.04/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Jun 18, 2016
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johnny_chimpo from Washington

4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

May 31, 2016
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Penguins66 from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Great place to end our drive up the OR coast, not to mention conveniently located a block off the main street. My wife & I sat in the pub, which was fairly busy early on a Sunday evening. All the beers we tried were good but it was the food that really stood out. I had the albacore fish & chips, which was much more hearty than the cod/whitefish you get in your standard Midwest fish fry. Now, looking back, I wonder if the tuna came from a can, but at the time I was hungry and didn't care. It was delicious regardless. The fish came on a generous bed of fries (chips) that were also excellent. My wife opted for the sausage sampler. The "hot and spicy" italian sausage wasn't hot at all but again, we didn't care and ate it anyway.

Service was efficient. Our server was attentive but not especially chatty. Prices seemed reasonable for the area. We would have liked to stay longer and sample more of their beers but sadly, we had to make our way back to Portland.

May 25, 2016
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GoBeerGo from New Hampshire

4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Mar 16, 2016
Fort George Brewery + Public House in Astoria, OR
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