Horse Brass Pub

Horse Brass PubHorse Brass Pub
Horse Brass PubHorse Brass Pub
Bar, Eatery

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

(503) 232-2202 | map
horsebrass.com

Notes: Weekdays: 11:00am -2:30am
Weekends: 9:00am - 2:30am
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.33
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
148
pDev:
10.62%
View: Place Reviews
Reviews: 107 | Ratings: 148 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by isaac:
Photo of isaac
4.2/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

mmm... fish and chips...

i tend to visit the 'brass about once a month as its a bit far away and i don't want to have to drive, but i've never felt that a trip wasn't worth it. great beer selection and rotating specials, both on tap and cask, and then, as you may guess, i love their fish and chips. very few things can compare to sitting down to a nice pint of bitter and digging into their *huge* portions of this standard british pub-fare. you have to be sure to set aside the rest of the night and next morning though, 'cause the grease and beer tend to make quite a little gurgle in the belly. the smoke doesn't bother me as much as it apparently does others, but then again, i'm prone to ordering big beers, those that can muscle their taste and smell even through the thickest of crowds. a highly recommended establishment, though it can get busy and the quickness of the staff suffers on those occasions.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Sammy
3.71/5  rDev -14.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Some decent smaller craft brewer's taps but an English pub vibe and lots of those sort of taps. Roomy, but I am writing a review to bring this rating to reality.

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Photo of jakecattleco
4.46/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Thirstytraveler
4.81/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

This is a Portland institution. I am 6 decades old, and I learned to drink here. It has changed a lot over the years and now it tracks and much younger crowd.

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Photo of psoriasaurus
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of MaximumYuks
4.33/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of devilmakesthree
5/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

A member of what I like to call the "Holy Trinity" of Portland beer stops, along with Bailey's and the Beer Mongers. Service is great, the tap list is comprehensive, and the vibe is wonderful. I've never been to England, but if their pubs are half this good it must be a wonderful country. The food is definitely English pub grub. I recommend the fish and chips (Portland's best) or the Bridie. Oh, and there's darts. Gotta get down on some darts.

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Photo of AdamSkylar
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of brewandbbq
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

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Photo of WoostaBia
4/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

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Photo of didgeboy
3.69/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

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Photo of South2NW
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Barnoloid
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

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Photo of aobrehm
4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of SCW
4.95/5  rDev +14.3%
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

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Photo of Jaykres
4.74/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

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Photo of SDRedDevil
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Lucnifter
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Harvest06
4.64/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of TheBungyo
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of botanu
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%

Horse Brass Pub in Portland, OR
Place rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 148 ratings