Tugboat Brewing Co.

(Now Closed)
Brewery and Bar$$$$
Downtown Portland, Portland
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  • Cedric J.
    Cedric JusticeAugust 18, 2017
    All of the books..
  • Sergio O.
    Sergio OliveiraMay 27, 2017
    Can't say if it's good because the waitress didn't take our IDs from Brazil. I felt discriminated.
  • Erik B.
    Erik BrokSeptember 11, 2016
    Beers with very high IBU.
  • Tristan R.
    Tristan RhodesideAugust 31, 2016
    Cozy bar with great beers on tap and board games. They have their own beers and a rotating selection of excellent brews from other breweries
  • Chris F.
    Chris FNovember 30, 2015
    Love the smoked salmon plate and stouts!!!
  • The Alco-Frolic's Guide to PDX Bars
    We can’t say much for their beers, but the food is great and the space is amazing. Perfect for a very small group or a couple, but with room for only 50, space is limited.
  • Shawn C.
    Shawn ChannellFebruary 15, 2015
    Library feel. Drink and be quiet.
  • Josh H.
    Josh HunterDecember 27, 2014
    Super cozy lil spot we stumbled upon to end our first night in Portland. Loved the Chernobyl Stout and the laid back vibe
  • Yvonne F.
    Yvonne FodgeNovember 23, 2014
    Cozy atmosphere. Books and board games are available for funsies!
  • Paull Y.
    Paull YoungSeptember 28, 2014
    Grab a boardgame & several craft beers!
  • Mike G.
    Mike GushardSeptember 6, 2014
    Cozy spot with zero attitude and cheap, tasty small batch craft beer.
  • David L.
    David LeonardAugust 11, 2014
    Interesting atmosphere. Have played Jenga too many times to count.
  • Benjamin D.
    Benjamin DigmanAugust 9, 2014
    Comfy, low-key atmosphere with an excellent selection of house beers and guest taps.
  • Marc C.
    Marc CharbonneauAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Low-key bar for when baileys is too packed and noisy.
  • Brandon M.
    Brandon MirandaAugust 7, 2014
    The beer selection was great!! Also, the bartender that night was super helpful in deciding on a beer
  • Combat C.
    Combat ChinchillaJanuary 1, 2014
    Super nice people. Good house beer.
  • Alonso L.
    Alonso LopezDecember 29, 2013
    Horrible service.....dirty place, definitely a NO in la list
  • Elana L.
    Elana LeoniDecember 7, 2013
    Just hang out at the bar..talk to Linsel..and thank me later. Bonus points if you get a picture with his father's Emmy.
  • Sandra B.
    Sandra BurlockSeptember 11, 2013
    Wifi password: letsparty
  • Gregory H.
    Gregory HomyakAugust 3, 2013
    The Mac 'n Cheese is solid. But to make it even better, have them add garlic to it.
  • Julie J.
    Julie JacobJuly 23, 2013
    Come on Monday for the warmest welcome! What a happy place.
  • Cheri
    CheriJuly 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this place! Relaxed, cozy little bar with a great atmosphere. Talk to Linsel, he'll help you find the perfect beer.
  • Gabriel L.
    Gabriel LiebowitzJune 21, 2013
    Have been twice now and have no complaints. Great beer and lovely, philosophical atmosphere. Books and games everywhere!!!
  • Kiki K.
    Kiki KarpusJune 18, 2013
    No sampler of the Tugboat brews. Bummer, but awesome little place.
  • John B.
    John BonebrakeJanuary 19, 2013
    Try their Red Cloud if it's on tap. Hoppy but awesome!
  • Antony R.
    Antony RibotDecember 12, 2012
    As of a year or so ago, they now take plastique. Woop woop
  • Brad G.
    Brad GlauserDecember 6, 2012
    Come here...play a board game...pull a book of the shelf...have a few beers.
  • Rebecca B.
    Rebecca BautistaOctober 21, 2012
    Heads up, they microwave their food so don't expect something spectacular. The bartender/server lady seemed hesitant to take "food" orders otherwise, the bear stout was pretty tasty.
  • Andy M.
    Andy McMillanJuly 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The half-plate of nachos are an absolute bargain. Practically a full meal. A full meal of nachos.
  • Coley P.
    Coley PerryJuly 17, 2012
    Sit at the bar and talk to Linsel. He is a riot! Drink the house brew... Great stories and tasty. Tell em to keep makin the Munich Style!
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesMay 11, 2012
    Tugboat Brewing Co. specializes in British-style ales, but its forte is its cozy ambience, with book-lined walls and wooden, lamp-lighted library tables. Read more
  • Brandon S.
    Brandon SeifertMarch 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    TRY THE GODDAMN NACHOS. For serious. Good lord.
  • Silent Bob
    Silent BobFebruary 26, 2012
    Hop Wheat is one of the worst beers I've ever had. Hop Red wasn't good, either. Chernobyl Stout was out. :(
  • Melissa H.
    Melissa HeddonDecember 11, 2011
    Pretty sure they heat their food in a microwave. The wheat beer is horrid.
  • Ⓔⓡⓘⓒ
    ⒺⓡⓘⓒOctober 26, 2011
    Funky little place, the smallest brewery in Portland. Tons of personality and the Hayfork Ale is tops!
  • jackie s.
    jackie sOctober 25, 2011
    Every Monday is "Monday Cheer". "Yaaaaaaay!!!" whenever someone enters the brewery, and "Booooo!!!" whenever a person leaves.
  • Wendy M.
    Wendy MondaySeptember 2, 2011
    The have an actual Emmy behind the bar. If you're nice, they'll take your pic with it.
  • Ben D.
    Ben DeGraffJuly 20, 2011
    The chocolate stout by off the rail brewery here is awesome.
  • Denver G.
    Denver GaaschJune 17, 2011
    Coolest little bar in Portland! Try the coffee stout.
  • Jason E.
    Jason ErvinMay 6, 2011
    OTM Stout is liquid dessert!
  • Evan D.
    Evan DrakeOctober 29, 2010
    Tried the red cloud and the ESB. Both tasted like drinking vinegar. Cozy environment though.
  • Tara K.
    Tara KrugelOctober 20, 2010
    Don't ever come here, it is my secret place that hasn't been co-opted by hipsters.
  • Portland Monthly
    Portland MonthlySeptember 10, 2010
    Family-owned since 1992, the tiny Tugboat, which produces only a miniscule 120 gallons at a time, resembles your funky uncle’s study with a DIY bar in the back. Read more
  • Travis S.
    Travis SickleAugust 3, 2010
  • Bob B.
    Bob BrittenJune 18, 2010
    Great beer in a cool environment. Ask Linsel the bartender about the Emmy behind the bar (it's real).
  • Alicia M.
    Alicia McAuliffeMay 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best hard apple cider in the city! Great company too!
  • Matt W.
    Matt W.April 9, 2010
    They take credit card now and they have ranier on tap now too
  • Mike F.
    Mike FraiettaFebruary 10, 2010
    Get the Chernobyl stout if in season.
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