Bailey's Taproom

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Bailey's TaproomBailey's Taproom
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar

213 SW Broadway
Portland, Oregon, 97205-3705
United States

(503) 295-1004 | map
www.baileystaproom.com

Notes:
Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:00am

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PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
156
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
7.27%
 
 
Taps:
20
Bottles/Cans:
92
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 74 | Ratings: 156
Reviews by Forrest222:
Photo of Forrest222
2.69/5  rDev -38.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1 | selection: 4

Good selection of beers on tap, and even something on cask. In the downtown area it's easy to get to and it's got a pleasant relaxed atmosphere, but Deschutes and Bridgeport aren't far away and are better. Baileys is good, don't get me wrong, but it's a bit pretentious and the server (when we were there) doesn't seem to know his beer. Served us a cloudy Stillwater saison that we know to be clear normally but claimed it was "just the yeast". Spoilt an otherwise nice visit, and I don't think we'll be back.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of HaoleToYouToo
4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of devilmakesthree
5/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

One of Portland's all-time greats, and a must stop when in town. While it can get pretty crowded in the evening and on weekends the service is always quick and friendly. While there are some bottles for sale, I generally stick with the taps, of which there are twenty-six, representing a range of styles, and most of them from here in Oregon. Along with the Beer Mongers and Horsebrass, it's one of my favorite places to imbibe.

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Photo of BMMillsy
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Chris-1911
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jrsaffert
4.58/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Intlpostman
4.63/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Must Visit! Get a Crowler!

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Photo of flagmantho
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

I stopped in at Bailey's Taproom on a recent trip to Portland because it seemed like a nice watering hole near my hotel. Boy, was I pleased at this find! Relatively small and intimate inside, it's got a big selection of brews (30+ I'd guess), almost all from the NW Oregon area. Service was good and the atmosphere was great for setting down with a book from Powell's and having a couple pints. I highly recommend Bailey's if you're in town for a short time, as there is a good selection of styles and local breweries. I'll definitely try to stop here again on my next trip.

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Photo of MizzDizz
4.59/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Love the selection - always something for everyone in terms of style, locale, abv, etc. The display screen listing the beer on tap is still the best one I've seen even after they invited the idea (at least, in the Portland area, they were the first). The staff are all well-versed beer geeks with spot on suggestions and usually freely offer information about new releases, bad batches... I wish I could bring Bailey's to my current location!

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Photo of flexabull
4.31/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Last stop on my first night in PDX from a recent trip.

Vibe is super busy and clean (lots of white). Looks older on the outside, while the inside is pretty barren and basic looking. Definitely had a buzz about the place though.

Quality and selection was top notch. Tap list was 20+ of mostly PNW offerings, I had a Barley Brown and a DeGarde beer, both were excellent.

Service was fine, but nothing special. They were busy, and the guy was quick, but he wasn't super friendly. I can understand though, the place was slammed.

Overall? Well worth a visit, one of the better tap rooms in downtown Portland.

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Photo of mwar
4.14/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of kdlsantos
4.82/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

I love that the selection and barrel-levels are available online. They also have a standing understanding/relationship with Santeria across the street. I ordered some tacos, and the kind waiters brought them to me, condiments and all. I'm not so sure about the "rude" "hipster" bartenders that I've read some complain about, but my experiences there have been stellar.

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Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.97/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of jlindros
3.66/5  rDev -16.8%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Well, let's start with the beer. 20 taps, mostly local, interesting but nothing special. Prices are average maybe a bit higher, handful of random mix of locals bottles. Bartenders are OK, pretty busy and don't seem super knowledgeable, but can't really judge as they are too busy.

Music is loud, dubstep, a bit offensive in music, I realized I went into hipster country to get here too and this is prob the most hipster place I've seen so far.

Typical open cieling with pipes running around, fake brick walls, decent long bar top. Also it's the "fun" part of town, saw cross-dressing stripper pass me on the walk here, some drunk hobos, a bunch of drunk teenagers, thugs, group of hipsters, etc. Even if it was an awesome place, I don't think I'd want to come back. I do like that they tell you how low each keg is on the monitors, as well as on the website.

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Photo of kristinc
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Yeti1979
4.72/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Beervana
4.18/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4.18/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of dwagner003
4.89/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of rjd722
4.94/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I've grown up on the East Coast and for about two years I was lucky enough to travel to Portland, OR for work about every three months. I was staying downtown and looking for a place to taste some of the great beers that the West Coast has to offer and was recommended Bailey's. Only about 4 blocks from my hotel I made it a point to walk to Bailey's at least three of the five nights I was visiting. They have a huge digital beer board and carry about 22 beers on tap along with one nitro selection. About 80-90% of the beers are from the West Coast and once a keg kicks another beer is rotated in; if you go on a Monday and then again on Friday the beers will have probably changed 2-3 times. Phenomenal selection, no matter what you like there will be at least a couple great beers to try.

Can't enough about this place, I'm not traveling to Portland again anytime soon but when I do this place is a sure stop.

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Photo of DougT
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.96/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Cool place. Solid but not spectacular. What Bailey's has going for it is location. If you are staying downtown on the west side of the river, there aren't many great beer bars, so Bailey's stands out. Tap list when I was there was solid, but nothing worth noting. Vibe is pretty cool too.

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Photo of SFCraft
4.64/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of tommyguz
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Geoffq
4.9/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

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Bailey's Taproom in Portland, OR
97 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.
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