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Bailey's Taproom

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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Beer-to-go

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

(503) 295-1004 | map
baileystaproom.com

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

Added by msubulldog25 on 08-04-2007

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
161
pDev:
8.95%
 
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Photo of marc2572
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Awesome. A friend and myself were in town with the mission of hitting 17 places in 4 days and we were successful. Baileys's became our home base to end the night. Regarding food they actually have a deal with the Mexican place next door. They will deliver to you in case you find yourself unable to walk. If you like Mexican food do yourself a favor I would recommend trying the place even if they didn't have the convenient deal with Bailey's. Geoff the owner is a very cordial host be sure to support him if you find yourself in Portland.

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of chumba526
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I have been meaning to review Bailey's for a while now. This is my favorite bar in Portland.

Bailey's has an open and bright atmosphere. They have no TV but they have music playing softly in the background.

All the servers there in particular Scott are great. They know a bunch about the beer they are serving and they are honest. I remember A couple times when ordering a glass or buying a bottle where I was discouraged because the servers did not think it was worth the price or that it was not a very good beer.

Bailey's has 20 taps that are constantly rotating. They have good relationships with local breweries and always get limited beers. They price their prices on the beer fairly. I always find at least 15 beers I want to try when I go to Baileys. Furthermore on Mondays they have firkins of local beer. Bailey's gets beers from all over the country but most of their beer comes from Oregon.

Overall a great bar that is close to the MAX station. If you are visiting Portland going to Bailey's is a must.

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of indiapaleale
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Something about this place just really impressed me...

This is the most minimalist beer bar I've ever been to. The decor is very simple, no beer signage that I saw, sort of reminded me of a beerbar from the future.

That being said, it offered up some amazing beers and everything was super clean and top quality service.

All i can say is that this place is just amazing. Its so simple and yet so great. If you want to go to a beerbar that is simply all about the beer, go here.

Also, they have Beeropoly that you can play while drinking a great beer. Perfect for a rainy day.

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Photo of devilmakesthree
5/5  rDev +11.9%
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 seanthornton152
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I frequent Baileys, usually 1-2 times a week. Tap list is always rotating and they update the changes on the tap list via twitter, which makes the website an everyday check for me to see what is new. Baileys also offers bottles for sale at a very competitive price, and you can take them to go for 2-3 dollars less then the price listed. I believe they offer the best prices of any bar in the Portland area as well. Attractive bar always clean. Music plays at nice volume level so it never requires yelling your conversation at your partner/friends. Music is also quite diverse, Hip-Hop, Folk, Rock, Jazz,....Employees are great, ready to give you advice and they will give you their honest opinion on beers. No food, but you can get pretty good Mexican food across the street (Santeria) and they'll deliver the food to you. Baileys is a real treat, one of the best bars I have ever been to.

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of badgustav
5/5  rDev +11.9%

I travel to Portland for business very often, and I always spend at least one night at Bailey's. The true rotating taps, focus on the unusual and nano brews, and knowledgeable staff make it a great place to be. It does get crowded later in the week, so be fore-warned. I also recommend getting dinner from Santeria's brought over.

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.97/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of protocolsix
4.97/5  rDev +11.2%

Where else can you get $3.50 12-oz pours of Notorious?

Bailey's offers cheap prices, a high-tech tap list that shows how much is remaining in each keg, a PNW-focused tap selection, and a relaxed atmosphere.

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Photo of djbreezy
4.94/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This might be my favorite place to drink beer in Portland.

The atmosphere is good and there are plenty of places to sit from tables to couches, to chairs, and barstools. It is nice to have that much variety.

The owner and staff are super nice and knowledgeable. The service has consistently been on point in the past year that I've frequented the establishment

Taplist selections are constantly in rotation and have a nice balance of very commercial to obscure styles. There are generally many different styles on the taps at once and a nitro or cask addition.

I can't say enough good things about the owner. Truly a great person who shares tons of knowledge and rare beer. Very cool stuff.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.94/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

There are so many good beer bars in Portland, one would have to play eeny-meeny-miny-mo to pick one as "the best." Nevertheless, Bailey's Taproom is a must. They open in the late afternoon, so you can hit them after a day of putting around. Their beer selection is not large, but they feature only tip-top craft brews with an emphasis on local beers. You can do a "cafeteria" flight to sample several different beers, which I strongly recommend. They have a lot of great beers in bottles so you can take some home - and maybe get an extra bottle to trade or give as a gift. The server I had was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable without being overly friendly, and he helped me immensely in finding beers I would like. If ever I am in Portland again, I will visit this place at least once!

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Photo of rjd722
4.94/5  rDev +10.5%
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 LittleA
4.94/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Tried Bailey's Taproom last night during the annual Starlight Parade which was taking place right outside. The atmosphere was nice, the pub clean and comfortable with a solid beer selection of about 20 beers from mostly west coast breweries.

Defintely put this place on your Portland pub crawl itinerary. It's across the street from the Tugboat Brewery and within walking distance of plenty of other good pubs like Deschutes, Rogue and Bridgeport. It's also only a few blocks from lightrail and the Portland Streetcar.

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4.9/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

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