Horse Brass Pub

BA SCORE
95
world-class

144 Ratings
Horse Brass PubHorse Brass Pub
PLACE INFO

Type: 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

Added by sinistersteve

PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Ratings:
144
Reviews:
105
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
8.37%
 
 
View: Place Reviews | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 144 |  Reviews: 105
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%

Photo of ShaneTheWalrus
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of SickBrew
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of mahanson
1.5/5  rDev -65.1%

Photo of jackmax
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of tylerstravis
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of slavall
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jtosch
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Hobbit
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of brewtalthrone
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

My friend/roomie is a Scotch connoisseur. I think he had an orgasm in this place, as he dished out, I believe, about 12$ for a shot of some exquisite Scotch whiskey that he said costs about 400$ a bottle. So, if you're looking for good Scotch in PDX, this is probably your place. Quite an impressive beer selection as well. I'm not an expert on British pubs, but this place seemed damn authentic. We walked outta there speakin' in Cockney accents. This is one of those places where you can walk in, sit down, & drink, and it seems as though the outside world has disappeared, and that's a good thing. Should be on your list of "go-to's" when visiting PDX.

 655 characters

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.61/5  rDev -16%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75

Around the corner from Belmont Station, we all walked down to Horse Brass to drink a couple of beers before dinner at Roe on Division. The Brass looks like a rural British pub, takes me back to those lovely trips through the English countryside with the wife, stopping at small places like this one for a cask ale and some rustic fare.

Only here the beer selection, while geared towards the UK and British styles, includes many great examples of American craft, including a good number of Oregon/Northwest beers.

They have 4 casks, no less, and also Hair of the Dog Blue Dot, Pliny the Elder and Blind Pig, Ft George Vortex, Migration Black IPA, Walking Man Black Cherry, Boneyard Hop, Breakside Salted Stout, Laurelwood Goose... a bit too IPA-focused for my tastes, and not enough big beers. But it ain't bad, that's for sure.

Prices are good, I paid $7.25 for a pint of Pliny that seemed to be 20 ounces. Other beers are between four and six dollars. Service wasn't so great, even though we were at the bar...

Didn't try food but it looked like typical pub food, fries and fish and chips and stuff. I think I would come back here for the atmosphere, so cozy and warm, but would go elsewhere for beer.

 1,210 characters

Photo of bryc9194
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of BillRoth
4.79/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

From my notes February 2014.
Had met Don Younger at the 2010 GABF...sitting outside Falling Rock. He was great, and suggested I stop by his bar some time. And we'd have a pint together. Well of course that didn't happen with Don's passing away. But I had hoped to someday get there and raise a glass in his honor.
Years later in 2014 I was on a once in a lifetime Beer Safari that started in Vancouver, BC...then Seattle...then Portland and then San Francisco. When I hit Portland they were in the midst of a rare blizzard that had essentially shut the town down. But that just made a stop at HBP that much more magical.
Outside 10" of snow and more in the air. Inside I find a warm softly lit British-style pub laid out with tables, people, food, beer and plenty of winter cheer going on. Great tunes in the background, and walked up to a long beautiful bar. Everyone there was friendly, and in a laid back welcoming mood. Easy to have beer and conversation despite a fairly busy crowd that night. People behind bar were great... shared stories, talked bluegrass ; and remembered Don. Had couple of locals (HOTD; Commons)...but spent most of my time sipping a few pints of a magnificent "casked" Younger's ESB.
Sure...I had a personal thing going on. But this was one of the very best beer bars I have visited, and hope to get back again.

 1,342 characters

Photo of Kkbeep
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Braz
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of cgrz
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Rozkosny
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of seanchai
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of SteeleWright
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Horse Brass Pub in Portland, OR
4.3 out of 5 based on 144 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.