Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room

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Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting RoomHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

61 SE Yamhill St
Portland, Oregon, 97214
United States

(503) 232-6585 | map
www.hairofthedog.com

Notes:
HOURS:
11:30am - 8:00pm Tuesday - Thursday & Sunday
11:30am - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday
CLOSED MONDAY

Brewery and Tasting Room (new location) - opened August 2010.

Former address (this location closed in early 2010, moved in spring):
4509 SE 23rd Ave Portland, OR 97202

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BEER STATS
Beers:
39
Reviews:
4,561
Ratings:
11,519
PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
264
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
5.81%
 
 
Taps:
8
Bottles/Cans:
15
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 78 | Ratings: 264
Photo of Sludgeman
4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5

Visited on a Sunday just before noon. I had flown in from DC to meet a friend. We drove to HOTD directly from the airport. We sat at the bar.

V - Definitely a beer vibe. Bright, open, clean. An nice bar with tables both inside and out. 4

Q - Great glassware. All of it clean. Beer at the brewery does not get any better. 4.5

Ser - Above average, but the bartender was a bit surly. Frankly not too helpful either. Sort of had an expectation that I should know everything there is to know about the place, etc. 3.25

Sel - Besides having great beer, HOTD has a good selection of styles available as well. So even though there were no guess taps, there was plenty of choices for any beer drinker. They also have wine, but of course some of their beer has very vinous qualities to begin with. 4.5

F - N/A

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Photo of edhizdeid
4.43/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Located in an alright area of Portland, HoTD offers a very cool space converted from a garage. The entire brewery is open space. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable during my visit and really helped better appreciate some of the special brews available on tap. The food was a very pleasant surprise. Definitely worth a visit.

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Photo of GreatStoutman
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Located in an industrial district, the brewery fits in nicely and doesn't do anything pretentious, yet it has a great selection of current and vintage offerings, good food and very hospitable to kids.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.61/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

walking here and finally arriving felt like a great lifelong dream had been realized, a pilgrimage completed. the beer and vibes inside did not disappoint! wow! cool place, tiny system, wrap around bar, some outside seating, avant garde art on the walls, and a beer list to rival any i have ever seen. one of the original makers of these elite level strong ales, it was great to finally get to drink all these famous beers. place was really hopping, but the service was attentive and helpful, fun and knowledgeable, and really cool to chat to. i think she was the sister of a brewer or something, cool lady. in any event, all the beers were amazing. i loved the 2008 matt from the vintage list, otto, and fred from the stone, but all the beers were amazing. pretty cool they keep all these old bottles around, and they really arent that expensive for what you get. cool glassware too. we had a meat and cheese board and it was filling and delicious and nicely curated, a perfect companion to a lot of these big interesting beers. i cant say enough about this place. it blows my mind how much they have been able to accomplish for themselves on such a little system. this is an absolutely must visit brewery, possibly my single favorite from my recent oregon trip. absolutely not to be missed.

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Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

I've read so many good thing about this place it was on my must see list for Portlandia. It's in an industrial area by OMSI so this make for a good lunch stop. The area is a bit sketchy but don't be too intimidated. The taproom/restaurant is a huge open space with good lighting. A flight of beers provides a good range of their beers, I found it just delightful, amazing, so full of flavor. We got the cheese sampler, bread, and chips so we had room for food trucks later. I also got their cherry stout from the wood which was like drinking a fruit wine. I got a souvenir glass, it came wrapped but I should had checked it then because it had a defect with a sharp edge. I MUST return here.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Started off the second day of my Portland beercation here with a tasting flight. HotD has a spacious tasting room, and during the hour or so after opening my party had no trouble finding seating or getting service. Beers were surprisingly hit-or-miss, as I had heard, although I think their big beers remained across the board excellent.

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Photo of brewskifan55
4.43/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

A bit tricky to find, but don't give up. The beers are exceptional, particularly the "From the Wood" series. Try a flight for maximum impact. Our waiter was very attentive despite the crowd. We had some bread on the side, which was great to pair with the beers. The glassware is really cool and their logo can't be beat. We bought a t-shirt, glass and hat to go. Hair Of The Dog is another "must" in Portland. Their beers are exceptional. I wish I had tried more. Took a look at the brewing area in the back, which is very visible through a window, including the famous concrete egg.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
3.89/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25

It's definitely an older building but I dig that kind of vibe. Not the biggest place but plenty of seating. Cool PNW-centric art. Lots of vintages available including a $1500 bottle of Dave from 94'. Enjoyed a 3 year vert of Adam from the wood for a much more reasonable price instead ;) Service rating gets a bit of a downgrade cuz I was curiously asking questions about the brewing process and the bartender seemed almost annoyed that I was asking. Sorry? Did not try the food but it smelled great.

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Photo of DanJan
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Before I lived in Portland, this was a must visit. Now that I live in Portland, this is a must visit. Always enjoyable, especially with their beer not really being distributed. Pretty simple exterior and interior, with a few touches of local artwork and exposed wood beams bringing home the PNW feel. The beer and food are always on point. They have a rotation of their staples along with a few offerings "From the Wood" or on an additional handle. You can come here every couple weeks and have something new! On top of that, they offer a wide variety of their vintage bottles for consumption in the tap room. Not many places offer their beers from 3, 4, 5 years ago and beyond! And it's especially cool to try them next to their more modern brethren. Food is great and locally sourced from what I can tell. Pretty diverse menu for the size and definitely something for everyone. Just go here. Stop considering it and just do it.

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Photo of DanoBear
3.53/5  rDev -17.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 2.5

Great spot. We visited in Sept and they had the garage doors open to make a larger room. Open room with the kitchen half exposed. We sat st the bar mid afternoon and had great personal service. Personable bartender. Only downside was they only had a handful of draft beers to pick from. I could see how parking could be an issue in the evening.

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Photo of Mehinaman
4.57/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Loved Hair of the Dog. Very wide, open space with seats at the bar or surrounding it like you would see in a restaraunt. The service was very friendly and the beers were all excellent. I can't comment on the food as I did not eat there, but the food I saw other patrons order looked amazing.

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Photo of MizzDizz
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.75 | food: 4.75

The food is always on point. Love the Brussel Sprout dish.

Wish the beer selection were better. Frequently have empty taps, run out of items and the beer list is incredibly short compared to most places nowadays.

Love the building and the quiet yet accessibility. Feels like drinking in an old warehouse brewing district.

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Photo of flexabull
4.3/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

1st stop on day two of a recent PDX trip, stopped here for lunch.

Vibe is pretty cool, open and industrial looking. Fairly busy, but plenty of seating and space to spread out.

Quality is outstanding. As most people know, HOD makes some of the finest beers in Portland, if not the entire state of Oregon. While the selection was good, I found myself wanting a few odd ball one off beers but I don't recall any.

Service was quite good, the lady that served us was friendly, talkative and prompt.

Food was quite a bit above average. I enjoyed my lunch, as did others at our table.

Overall, one of the better beer spots in the city. Definitely put it on your must visit list.

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Photo of JamLand
4.87/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

I visited Hair of the Dog recently on a vacation through the Pacific Northwest.

V: Another great spot in Portland. There was plenty of bar seating, with several indoor tables and a few outdoor tables.

Ser: I had great service during my visit. I was primarily interested in several of the vintage bottles for consumption and my server happily went through each selection with me offering her opinion and preferences for each. She didn't simply recommend the most expensive bottle every time and she was spot on with her analysis regarding the bottles I purchased.

Sel: There was a large selection of both their standard line up and a few limited releases on tap along with a good size vintage bottle list for onsite consumption.

Overall, a great spot in Portland that I think is starting to be taken for granted in the beer community. If you like old ales, you have to stop in at Hair of The Dog during any Portland visit.

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Photo of jlindros
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

First stop on my Portland pub crawl. It's a great place. 12 taps; 2 ciders and 10 of their own beers. The usual suspects and a few new rotating ones. Bottles are basically various vintages of their awesome HotD beers, including the infamous Dave for an incredible $$$$$.

Nice place, basically a warehouse with garage doors, big old wooden pillars for support like an old factory, but bar and table tops are bright shiny new oak. Light beer decor on the walls, big open feel. It's a little out of the main area of Portland, industrial area but not hard to find.

Food was great, the Ruben was amazing. Food prices expected for Portland, beer prices average as well. Bartender was friendly and helpful, pretty knowledgeable. One of the few places I can remember that actually gives you a water without having to ask, and the food was very quick.

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Photo of JR007
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

My wife and I tried a sample of all of their beer on tap. I feel that all of their beer is well balanced and not one flavor overwhelmed the beer. Overall I would say this is a place worth visiting.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.59/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

This place was everything I hoped it would be. Cool atmosphere, good service and great beer. My only minor complaint would be that a couple more options on tap would have been good, but HOTD isn't known for having a huge lineup of beer. Was very happy to find a barrel aged Adam variant. A MUST visit in PDX.

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Photo of KellyFromPortland
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Good vibe, seems like any typical Portland microbrewery. Hipster crowd, old crowd, Rough crowd and everybody else. I tried Adam and White Peach Adam. Adam is a fantastic beer, I won't go into detail. White Peach Adam is on a whole different level of awesome! It's rediculous, the two bar tenders didn't seem very friendly. They should be aittle more engaging and crack a smile every now and then. I didn't try the food, but everyone around me swore by it. I'll be back.

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Photo of Mantooth
4.61/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

We were in town for the Oregon Brewer's Festival, this was a must-stop on our list of breweries to hit - and they certainly didn't disappoint. My first time having Fred, Adam, Adam of the Wood - etc. A massive selection of brews to pick from including rarities of varying vintages. The food kicks ass too. The bartender was quick and helpful. Absolute blast. Wish this NC boy lived closer.

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Photo of flagmantho
4.14/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

I visited Hair of the Dog yesterday while in town for the waterfront blues festival. I like the neat wood-meets-factory space and the thick central bar. Their selection is interesting, with only 7 taps plus a guest but an excellent selection of bottles, mostly cellared versions of their own big beers. Someday I would like to return when I'm with a group so that we can split and sample some of these (they are pricy -- hard for me to justify drinking a $30 rare beer by myself).

I had the maibock, which was quite refreshing on this very hot weekend. I also had the mac 'n' cheese, which was a bit over-salted but in general very good.

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Photo of nickfl
3.83/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Kind of a small, utilitarian taproom space with a bit of outside seating, where you can sip a world class old ale and enjoy the atmosphere of the shitty, industrial neighborhood the brewery calls home. When we visited, they were slammed, with only two servers and one bartender. The service was friendly, but real slow. Still, they should have been better prepared with more staff and I have to assume this wasn't a one time thing. The beer speaks for itself, the dark ales are awesome, the hoppy beers are... not my favorite, but I knew that going in. Selection is good, not awesome, but definitely some stuff you would otherwise be hard pressed to find. The food was the big surprise, I didn't expect all that much but it was quite good, pork toast was awesome and the house pickles were too. It seems like it's hard to buy a bad meal in Portland, and hair of the dog is no exception.

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Photo of BenHesk12
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Brewery/taphouse in southeast portland Oregon. Wacky paint and tables outside if you don't mind inclement weather. I went on a busy weekend afternoon and had to fight for seating and the bartenders attention which was a turnoff, however the beer completely made up for it! They serve pints and flights at very reasonable prices. I also had a meat and cheese plate which was excellent.

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Photo of DCgolfpro
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Service was average and not exceptionally friendly. Food (granted I only visited once) was poor. But the beer. Oh, the beer. One of my favorite breweries.

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Photo of anteater
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

I go here regularly because there are few other places where the quality of the beer, food and service are all world class. Atmosphere is very cool and unique.

Beer: The regular taps are great, always 1 barrel aged beer available for a $9 glass. Adam, Fred are always available and they're always putting new experimental stuff on tap as well. The vintage menu is where it's really at! 2013 Matt is the best $18 you can spend in Portland on beer. 2002 Fred is amazing as well. If you're feeling very adventurous you can drop $50 on a 1994 Adam.

Food: Beef brisket. It's unreal and it will go great with a dark beer like Adam. The pastrami sandwich is another favorite.

Service: I've heard complaints from others on the service here but I tend to get the same couple servers who recognize my face and are incredibly friendly.

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Photo of BrewtalHonesty
2/5  rDev -53.5%

With three excpetions, beers throughout the flight were less than desirable; four of the eight beers (all offered taps) were near or absolutely sickeningly sweet. Easily the most disappointing flight I've had from a brewery, both flavor-wise and expense-wise ($2.25 to $4.00 for each 3 oz sample). Service was good, though low beer quality trumped that. No food sampled this visit. Left the brewery with my mouth feeling overtly of sweetness as if I had just indulged in a candy store.

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