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Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
Active Beers: 59
Beer Ratings: 1,030
Beer Avg: 3.96
Taps: 12 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
300 SW Jefferson Ave
phone: (541) 758-2077
Sunday-Wednesday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m. - 1 a.m.
(Place added by: SurlyDuff on 03-17-2008)
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Reviews by portlandjeff:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I had been meaning to check out the Block 15 brewery for quite some time after having several of their tasty beers show up on tap here and there around Portland. I finally made the trip, and was glad that I did.
The atmosphere is pretty standard for a brewpub, nothing stood out as new or different, but the place felt comfortable, clean, and inviting; which is all I need.
The quality of everything I had was really good. I tried a few different styles of beer, and felt they did an equally good job with each. Block 15 isn't a one trick pony.
I came for lunch and the place wasn't very busy, so that may have added to my experience, but the bartender was really friendly and attentive, and glad to share her knowledge of their beers and menu; so I was happy with the service on my visit.
The selection here was good, but it looked like I really miss-planned my trip. A lot of the more special beers from their brewers reserve and cellaring projects that I would have liked to try wouldn't be available until a few weeks later. To their credit, I knew this BEFORE I drove down, as their website is well maintained and up-to-date. I still gave high points for selection however. Although some of the bigger more complex beers weren't available, there was a wide range of styles to choose from, ranging from a fantastic 10% imperial IPA, delicious stout, imperial wit, and many others. There's plenty to choose from and something for everyone. They even had a delicious and somewhat hard to find guest tap that I had to try; a cask esb from brewers union local 180.
I liked the food here. It was mostly standard pub-type fare, but there were some higher end options and everything that I saw come out of the kitchen looked tasty and the portions were all generous. I ordered the "brewer's challenge burger". If you finish the burger and the sides that come with it, your first beer is free! I have a pretty big appetite, and easily beat the meal, but it wasn't that huge, and I think most hungry customers could do it. If you want to get filled up, and have a beer on the house, it's a good option.
The value here is about what I would have expected. I didn't think anything was cheap, but it certainly wasn't expensive either. While I'd never mind paying less, block 15's prices seemed just about right.
If it weren't such a drive from Portland, I'd go more often. I'll wait until there's something really special being released before I plan my next trip.
10-19-2010 16:36:03 |
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More by leftoverburrito
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Any good things you've heard about this place are NOT bs. Excellent brewpub doing the kind of job with food and beer I'd like to see in my town.
Female server was very efficient, conscious, and knowledgeable. The beer selections were very good to excellent.
Their Belgian styles I had (forget the names, one was a framboise) were excellent. Class act.
09-13-2013 04:51:38 |
More by fuhkyou
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$
The atmosphere is relaxed, and inviting. I really enjoy the upstairs area.
Block 15 seems to have high quality for all of the stuff they make, from their beer to their food. I have yet to get a bad meal, or beer at the pub.
Service is excellent most days, I have only been in once when it was slow, and it was super packed that day.
They always have a good array of their beers on tap.
The food is awesome. They make one of the best reubens I have had, and everything else I have had there is fantastic.
Price is awesome, especially their cask ale.
I love this place, I wish it was closer to home. I visit several times a year even though I have to drive over the mountain.
01-09-2013 23:51:54 |
More by yuriruley
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I've been to Block 15 for dinner a few times now and have never had a bad experience. The restaurant is located in downtown Corvallis, very close to the Oregon State University campus. It is routinely packed with college students and if you go on a Friday or Saturday night expect to wait anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.
I have had a few of the beers available at Block 15, including most of the year-round ones and a few seasonal ones. They have all been quite good in my opinion. With their Ridgeback Red being most to my taste.
The food is some of the best in Corvallis, great burgers and fries as well as soups, salads, and other dishes.
As previous reviews have stated, there is a range of seating options, including outdoors, upstairs, the bar, and a game room in the back.
Overall, I would highly recommend Block 15 to anyone in Corvallis, or anyone driving down I-5 as it's not far from the freeway.
11-11-2012 23:24:06 |
More by JD4003
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in here at ~1730 on 31 Aug 2012 for a light dinner. Second non airport Oregon stop on this tour.
Happy hour specials till 1800. No Glo or Kolsch on tap, fresh out. High ceilings, a lot of wood. MDS is a barrel sliced in twain. A TV with the Boise St- Mich St game was on. Most of the staff seems to be comprised of OSU students. Outside and upstairs seating available. Booths are made from 2x6s, slightly uncomfortable as the backs are near vertical. Mom really liked the ambiance. Beer is available to go, got a bottle each of the Provision and Wandelpad.
Definitely the best stop on this trip.
11-11-2012 04:11:47 |
More by htomsirveaux
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
This is my local brewery. I love it. The staff is friendly and the bartenders have a strong knowledge of their beer and other beers in general.
The food is typical for a northwest brewpub. The have food specials that rotate monthly.
In the game room there is shuffleboard and darts.
Plenty of televisions to watch sports, but the sound is always turned all the way down, even for the local college football games. (This is a huge plus for me.)
My favorite part of Block 15 is the fact that they have 6 taps that are their standard (year round production) beers and 6 taps that rotate with seasonal or limited production beers. So as a local I can go in and expect to try a beer I have never had before. In my opinion this is why Block 15 appeals to locals as well as visitors.
09-17-2012 03:27:58 |
More by DrKnife
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Located in a fairly busy part of town, relatively speaking, Block 15 is not too hard to find right off the state highway. Just be wary that most of the streets in the area are one way, and keep an eye out for unsuspecting out-of-towners who completely disregard the signs and turn into three lanes of oncoming traffic. Not that I did it, but I heard a story from a friend of a friend... (shifty eyes)
Anyway, a decent vibe to the place, with no real theme going on in particular. A bit of a sterile environment. Medium-sized bar, with plenty of tables to sit at; family friendly for the most part. Service was fine and the staff was generally knowledgeable. There was a good selection of house brews on tap, with a wide range of styles to keep just about anyone happy. A good menu boasted plenty of easy-eatin' options with salads, burgers, and seafood dishes. Prices were decent. As a glassware collector, I had to grimace at the $10 charge for signature glassware here, but the pieces are so nice that I had to get one. The weiss glass was beautiful, with a glass base so thick that if a timberwolf attacked you, you could probably use the glass to bludgeon it to death.
But yeah, definitely a good spot, and well worth the trip. No bottles on sale when I visited, but their beer is definitely worth bottling, and taking home. Not getting a growler was hard to do.
01-05-2012 03:50:25 |
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