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Tug Boat Brewery

) #2,240 of 3,585 Restaurants in Portland ,
711 SW Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97205-3703
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good32%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“breweries” (4 reviews)
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711 SW Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97205-3703
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

I was not impressed with the Tug Boat Brewery. The service was inadequate. There was only 1 person in the Brewery to take orders, serve drinks, serve appetizers, and prepare checks. The beer (IPA) I had was good, but nothing memorable. I did not want...More

Thank haill33
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Looks like a dive when you first enter, but is decorated with an eclectic mix of used books, record sleeves, and oil paintings. Small menu of bar grub (mac & cheese, nachos, etc). When I went they had 4 of their own beers on tap...More

Thank Nate B
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

A bit of a hit and run for us, but was pleasantly surprised at the selection they had, super happy with the beers we choose and the atmosphere was moderately loud, no pressure, and comfortable

Thank Shawn H
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Tugboat has some good brews and they have books and games that you can enjoy while you are having a brew. The bartender dude was different. arrogant. made me not want to be there. Maybe try somewhere else.

Thank YourMomLovesToast
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

When we arrive Thursday night 3 September there were about 50 of us in our group. We had stopped by to say that 50 of us were coming to this bar, but the bartender was not happy to see us. As a matter of fact,...More

Thank Dennis G
Reviewed 27 May 2015

We stumbled upon this place after seeing it out of the windows of Bailey's Taproom. We curiously wandered into a mostly empty bar & sat down. The bartender, Linsel, immediately came over to offer us tastes of the housemade beer. Apparently we had walked into...More

Thank peytonisrad
Reviewed 17 January 2015

Very small room, self-serve, friendly bar tender and decent ale. Unfortunately, very soon after we got in & found a table, the place filled to beyond capacity by what appeared to be a group on a pub crawl. We finished our drinks and left. The...More

Thank E N
Reviewed 3 November 2014

Very friendly staff, quick service and the beer was pretty damned good. Didn't eat there but what i saw and could smell was pretty good pub food, everyone who was eating was enjoying the fare. will make it a stop on my next visit.

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 17 October 2014

This place offers beer (their own and that of other breweries) and some cider and wine options. They've got hummus and a few other decent happy hour choices. I think it's a fun place to spend a rainy afternoon or evening. It's dark and cozy...More

Thank RWAJ08
Reviewed 6 September 2014

This place was tiny. It looked like the inside of someone's vacation cabin in the woods. There were a ton of board/card games and books lined the walls. There weren't a ton of draft beers, but the ones they had were good. Get the Chernobyl...More

Thank jennhend
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Bar, Pub
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Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 711 SW Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97205-3703
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
Very cozy, homey place. Smallest brewery in Portland. Ususally has four or five brews ready. Does sell product from other micro-breweries in Portland. Has finger food available. Very good Russian Imperial Stout. The bartender is philosophy graduate and engages in conversations easily. It is more like a neighborhood tavern. Waliking distance from all downtown hotels
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