Welcome to BeerAdvocate!

Looking to talk, rate or trade beer? Join today by creating your free account.

Dismiss Notice
Curious about recent updates to the site and app? Check the Announcements forum for updates.
Dismiss Notice
Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

Horse Brass Pub

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
95
world-class

104 Reviews
Horse Brass PubHorse Brass Pub
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

4534 SE Belmont St
Portland, Oregon, 97215-1636
United States

(503) 232-2202 | map
www.horsebrass.com

Notes:
Weekdays: 11:00am -2:30am
Weekends: 9:00am - 2:30am

Added by sinistersteve

PLACE STATS
Place Score:
95
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
141
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
8.37%
 
 
Taps:
74
Bottles/Cans:
26
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
View: Place Ratings | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 104 | Ratings: 141
Reviews by clonebrewer:
Photo of clonebrewer
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

After much BA research I decided this place was a can't miss during my business trip to Ptown. Took a cabbbie down on Friday about 7pm and the place was nuts to butts. Found an open chair at the bar and swiftly struck up conversation with a fellow BA. Awesome freaking tap list with blind pig and some racer 5 on cask. Fish and chips were delish. I really hope this institution continues its awesomeness in the absence of Mr. Younger. For a Guy from Iowa the Portland scene is just unreal. This place is highly regarded as an institution and it should be. If you have not been here you need to check it out.

 607 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of AdamSkylar
4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of brewandbbq
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Old-school "must see" English-style pub. Dark and a bit dirty with tons of great offerings and nice cask selections. A Portland classic and an early pioneer/purveyor of craft beer.

 180 characters

Photo of WoostaBia
4/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Enjoyed Blind Pig IPA, food quality was wanting, for british pub their bangers and Mash needs an overhaul. sausage too salty. Great drinking location.

 150 characters

Photo of didgeboy
3.69/5  rDev -14.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I had read about this place for a long time and had the opportunity to try it last fall (2014). Good selection of craft beers both known and unknown (to me). Food was good, not the best I have ever had but certainly not bad at all. Staff was friendly. During our visit it was a rainy Saturday and there were few people in for lunch. Beer list was good, but I was hoping for more variety. Definitely worth checking out and sampling the food and beers.

 450 characters

Photo of South2NW
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Barnoloid
4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

This is a top notch English style pub in Portland. Fine selection of local OR, US and foreign offerings in a welcoming environment. Attentive service with solid pub food offered.

 178 characters

Photo of aobrehm
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Sixpoint
4.95/5  rDev +15.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

"if it were any more authentic, you would need a passport"

Nuff said. This place is legendary, but for good reason. Its dark, its real, its authentic. But the taps are clean, and the service is friendly, and most important, they are all about THE BEER.

love it

 265 characters

Photo of Jaykres
4.74/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Real great pub to hang in. One of my favorites in PDX. Always makes me feel at home when I visit.

99 characters

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Lucnifter
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Harvest06
4.64/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of TheBungyo
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of anteater
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of botanu
4.6/5  rDev +7%

Photo of artoolemomo
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of Paccamacca
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of IBUQT
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of RedDon
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Duggie
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of DrBier
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Dcbelkot
5/5  rDev +16.3%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Horse Brass Pub in Portland, OR
95 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe