Tugboat Brewing Company711 SW Ankeny St Portland, OR 97205 Downtown Portland
(503) 226.2508 - Visit Website
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The Tugboat looks like a brewpub (dogs, communal tables, veggie snacks, vast lending library, acoustic performers, cozily ramshackle design in semi-hidden alley locale) and, lord knows, it attracts brewpub people. Leftist bike messengers, fauxhemians, silly old men that wish to be taken for professors, the sort of couples that enjoy playing board games before strangers - there’s a suffocating self-satisfaction about the crowds keeping Portland’s smallest brewery afloat that makes one wish to jump atop the bar and force regulars to admit the beer just isn’t very good. The emperor has no clothes. And far too many hops.
Tugboat Brewing Company's Happy Hours
|Monday||3pm-7pm $1 off pints, $5 tex-mex food 3-7pm|
|Tuesday||3pm-7pm $1 off pints, $5 tex-mex food 3-7pm|
|Wednesday||3pm-7pm $1 off pints, $5 tex-mex food 3-7pm|
|Thursday||3pm-7pm $1 off pints, $5 tex-mex food 3-7pm|
|Friday||3pm-7pm $1 off pints, $5 tex-mex food 3-7pm|
|Saturday||No happy hour info available.|
|Sunday||No happy hour info available.|
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I have been regular at Tugboat for 8 years and it is my favorte. While I understand the negative comments, I say "good riddance! We don't want your kind there anyway." If you don't appreciate the beer, or the atmosphere and place, you don't really understand or like "REAL" small batch craft beer breweries. So take your snooty snobby pretentious self somewhere else, and drink PBR or coors light.
This is where I go to sit alone and read. This is also where we rally everyone for birthday parties before hitting more raucous joints. The bartenders are pleasant and offer good conversation if you're not buried in a book. The Chernobyl Stout is one of my all-time favorite beers. Their other house beers are okay, but for all you complainers: Every time I've ever brought a noob into this place, the bartender has made a point out of warning them of the hoppiness and has usually suggested something on the other side of the board.
I'm a longtime fan of Tugboat Brewing. I have been dropping in for a long time now, and I absolutely adore the atmosphere. The beer IS hoppy, but it's the only place to get the Chernobyl Stout, a double Russian Imperial stout that is 13% alcohol, and my favorite beer in the city. It's smooth and beautiful. In fact, I loved the place so much, I got a job there. I bartend Monday, Thursday, and Saturday. Drop in and see me. I'll let you taste any beer in the house, and will happily chat with you.
I love this place. Quaint and homey. I got prompt attention from the bartender who works hard to keep the place running. The beers were awesome
two of my buddies and I went in and had a pint at the bar. We swapped a few stories with the bartender about weird stuff in Portland.
Tugboat serves beer around the corner from Mary's Club if more description is needed you're going to the wrong spot.
I didn't hate it, but I didn't like it either. Went there last night after being recommended. This place is TINY. You can walk right past it. Bartender was ok. They only had 3 of THEIR beers on tap. That's pretty bad for a microbrewery. I had their summer wheat. VERY hoppy. He said all they make are hoppy beers. Why? Do they not think anybody drinks mild beer? Also, they do NOT accept debit cards! BE AWARE! Only cash. Several of us there didn't know that. You have to use an ATM somewhere else. I didn't hate the place, but I definitely will never go back. Just not impressed.
I recently visited Portland and my friend took me to the Tug Boat, it was Wonderful! I'd suggest it to anybody visiting or living in the area.
Strange place. I watched the owner behave in the most bizarre manner. The beer they make there is kinda sour. Not like hops sour but like bacteria in the beer bad sour. I got one of their guest taps because I couldn't finish the pint of their beer. My husband and I will never go back there. I would not recomend this place.
the tugboat is like portland's top secret den. Wearing slippers to the tug would be chastised , yet not frowned upon.
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