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Henry's Tavern

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

54 Reviews
Henry's TavernHenry's Tavern
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

10 NW 12th Ave
Portland, Oregon, 97209-4102
United States

(503) 227-5320 | map
henrystavern.com

Notes:
Hours:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am

Happy Hour:
Daily: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Monday - Wednesday: 9:00pm - Close
Thursday - Saturday: 10:30pm - Close
Sunday: All day
(No Happy Hour on 1st Thursdays of the month)

Added by Thrasher

PLACE STATS
Score:
91
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
75
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
8.89%
 
 
Taps:
100
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 54 | Ratings: 75
Reviews by ccrida:
Photo of ccrida
2.8/5  rDev -30.9%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Henry's is in a large red brick warehouse in the trendy Pearl district, in what used to be Henry Weinhard's brewery. Inside the large space is a chic loft feel with dim lights and a fairly pretentious night club vibe, booths and stool tables, a large projection screen high on the wall, and balcony style 2nd floor that overlooks the bar below . The bar is decent sized and theres a fair amount of seating, plus a 1/2 that has a really upscale billiards room, with it's own mini bar, lounge area and TVs. It is kind of place I imagine a lot of people go for the atmosphere, and are willing to pay a premium to do so. I am not one of those people, but the 100 draft beer list made it somewhat worthwhile. I cannot speak for the bartenders knowledge or service, but in the booths upstairs, it was bad. Our server was an snooty air-head who made a point of acting annoyed at the idea of having to do her job...picture a gum smacking cheerleader from an 80s teen movie...I did not ask her about any beers, but she pretended to love all the ones I tried (I say pretended, because they were disparate styles and not all good). Which was par for the course for the overpriced hipster bars this reminded me of... Anyways, the beer list was pretty impressive, very NW ale heavy, but when in Rome...their other attraction is that for happy hour, instead of discounting the $5+ pints, they offer cheap, pseudo-gourmet bar food. It was OK, although I'd probably prefer cheaper beer. We had the bbq chicken pizza (7/10), seafood cakes (5/10), california roll (8/10) and gorgonzola fries (9/10). Worth checking out, but not a place I'll become a regular at.

Update: I've been back quite a few times over the last few years. Grabbing a seat at the bar is better, as the bartender's are knowledgeable on beer and pretty personable when it's not a total zoo (which is rare). I don't mind paying a premium for their great selection of mostly fresh beers and getting tasty cheap happy hr. food, and there's usually lots of good looking people (for portland) providing eye candy. I'd give it B+, great beer selection and good food, the atmosphere is love or hate depending on what you're looking for. I also like the upstairs billards room, great speak easy men's club feel, but the beer selection generally sucks compared to downstairs, but they usually have at least one 'geeky' craft out of the 3-5 draughts.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of brewskifan55
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

An incredibly beautiful building with high ceilings and windows. The outside area was so beautifully lit up. There are lots of beers to choose from, many local, but you kind of have to pick through them for the gems. Try a flight or two. The "local" flight wasn't as impressive as the "a la carte" I chose. We ordered gorgonzola waffle fries and a salad to go with the beers. Yummy! Our waitress was good, but a bit slow, considering the crowd. Henry's is a classy place that begs to be savored.

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Photo of mwar
2.66/5  rDev -34.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 2.75

Unimpressed. Sat at the bar with and service was slow. Nothing original here. Had a chain feel to it. With all the options in Portland, time is better spent elsewhere.

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Photo of MaximumYuks
3.59/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Epicfail97081
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of South2NW
4/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of AJNIDEK
3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

All the talk on Portland had my expectations high and they were not met here. Okay tap list. Pre-fabricated vibe. Service was great and the TV's were awesome. Won't go back.

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Photo of imfinished
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Went in May 2015. We sat upstairs. The food is pricey, but very good. The beer is copious. I could spend days in there trying them all. Halfway through our meal the place literally filled with teenagers in dresses and suits doing prom, but they were actually fine. Not boisterous or obnoxious. It was good.

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Photo of Dcbelkot
3.14/5  rDev -22.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Meat market, and people who want to be seen.

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4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of dpkpr
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

This is a great mashup of craft beer bar and sports bar. If the sports part of that doesn't appeal to uou it is advisable to stay away. Love that they have the sound to games rather than having to watch a greatbgame with lame music in the background.

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3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

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2.84/5  rDev -29.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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