Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room

Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting RoomHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
BA SCORE
85.4%
Liked Their Beers
3.93 w/ 12,017 ratings
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, Beer-to-go

61 SE Yamhill St
Portland, Oregon, 97214
United States

(503) 232-6585 | map
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:
31
Reviews:
4,766
Ratings:
12,017
Liked:
10,259
Average:
3.93/5
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
96.1%
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
280
Liked:
269
Avg:
4.33/5
pDev:
8.55%
 
 
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5/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place is what I thought it would be...I've heard great things about the new taproom and I was not dissapointed in the least. On my recent trip to PDX this is the one place I knew I didn't want to gome home without visiting. I've had many Hair of the Dog beers in the past and thought they were all the bees-knees. So we visited hair of the dog after a heavy night of pub crawling in PDX....cause you have to be hung over to visit a place called Hair of the Dog. This place is the ultimate beer snob brewery...they serve nothing that is even mediocre...everything here is top notch. I had an Adam beer which was excellent then a couple Blue Dot's the second was from a newly tapped keg and there was tons of hops floating around in the beer....was the best IPA i think I have ever had...I want to move to PDX because of this place!!

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vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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4.95/5  rDev +14.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Decided to make a stop by Hair of the Dog during my winter vacation to Oregon and it was awesome!

Atmosphere: located in the industrial area of Portland, the neighborhood does not have much eye candy to offer. Yet, looks can be deceiving since this area has some amazing breweries hidding. Unlike the downtown area, parking is easy and the brewery is easy to spot. The inside is a basic warehouse with a bar and tables. Nothing over the top by def enjoyable.

Brews: Hair of the Dog offers awesome drinks. Most have a hoppy taste minus the trademark hoppy bitterness. If you like the malty sweetness, you will be very surprised by these brews. We ordered tasters of all brews available: Fred, Ruth, Adam, Blue Dot, and Doggie Claws.

Food: the food was awesome. We ordered a plate of pickled vegetables (we were told that they had been pickled by a local deli). I have never enjoyed myself so much over pickled anything before. We also order a delicious Brisquet. Probably one of the best Brisquets I have tried. To wrapped things up, we finished our meal with the Bread Pudding (the sauce was based with Doggie Claws beer). If you like Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws, you are going to love this Bread Pudding.

Service: the service was amazing. The bartender was witty, which a great knowledge over the beers. She was patient and talkative. What makes things better, we ended paying $24 for all the food and drinks we consumed. Nothing says great brewery more than a place that truly caters to the consumer.

If I have anything to be critical about this place, it would their operation hours. It is opened between 3pm to 8pm. If you can over look this minor oddity, then you have a great stop waiting for you.

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vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

The service is awesome! Some of the best beer and food that you can get in Portland.

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vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

They stole my idea for a NW BA Gathering but I am not going to hate..just never visit again.

A: Wife and I strolled in on a Sunday after FredFest, grabbed 2 seats at the bar and immediately felt very welcomed. Guy at the bar was very knowledgable and had been at FredFest the night before. Staff was in the know when it came to beer. Found out one of the worked at Lucky Baldwins and the other lived down from me in Santa Barabra. The mainserver knew her HotD for sure. Great atmosphere!

Q: It is HoTD. To me nothing in the NW touches it. All beers I ahd were phenom!

S: Like I said, GRAND. Never waited for a beer and they were always on top of it with a great attitude. They loved what they do!

S: Holy shart man. All of the HoTD staples and a bottle list for drink on premises only that would make any beer nerd have a wet dream. I had a 09 Matt, 09 Cherry Adam and 07 Fred from Wood. Took home growler of Blue Dot.

F: Good!

Best of the best!

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vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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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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vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Visited this place twice when I was in town for a few days. I am a big fan of HotD beers, so to enjoy them fresh from the tap and the verticals of the rare barrel aged versions available in bottles was a treat. The food is very good, approaching decent restaurant quality. They have a small kitchen with a chef preparing food to order. The beers are super. I was waited on by Wendy both times, who is very friendly and helpful. I had a great duck confit with greens and the next day a beet salad with greens and goat cheese. The only limitation is that they just serve HotD beers, but that was not a problem for me. Enjoyed an '08 and a '11 cherry Adam from the wood. The vintage bottles can get quite pricy.

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vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

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Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room in Portland, OR
Brewery rating: 85.4% out of 100 with 12,017 ratings
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