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Burnside Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 17
Beer Ratings: 239
Beer Avg: 3.58
Taps: 12 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
701 E Burnside St
phone: (503) 946-8151
(Place added by: msubulldog25 on 12-29-2010)
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Reviews by Brewbro000:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
Have been keeping an eye on this place for a while on their web page waiting for them to open. Finally got the word and made sure to get there and try some of their selection.
Located in a pretty good spot on Burnside with awesome visibility, i expect this place to get a lot of activity in the future just because of it's location to the street and to Green Dragon, Cascade Barrel House and others. Their brewhouse is small and housed next door to the restaurant. I had the opportunity to talk to the experimental brewer (home brewer) who told me he does work creating recipes that will then be adapted to the brewery.
Like most new brew spots, this place had a reasonable selection of taps and 2 of their own as well. I had a chance to try each. They had a pretty refreshing IPA (an obvious must in PDX) and a more outlandish beer style a Gratzer, a light smokey wheat beer.
Didn't get a chance to try the food but the prices were reasonable and the beer was affordable. They have a lot of space in this place if they were to hold an event it would probably be awesome!
02-09-2011 22:09:14 |
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More by jaydoc
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | $$$
Went here the other day for beers. I had been putting off going to this place for quite some time, I've had their beers in bottles many times and their beers are pretty lackluster compared to the competition in PDX. We were going to grab something to eat as well but there was really not 1 thing on the menu that sounded good at all. They have a bunch of crazy wierd sounding stuff: Duck confit, Burger seared in duck fat, warm lentil salad....how about just some normal food please how hard would that be? We just did a beer flight, which some of the beers were ok but mostly blah. Went somewhere else for food. Probably my least favorite brewery in PDX
09-01-2013 19:48:07 |
More by loren01
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
In its 1.5 years+ in existence we've visited Burnside probably a half dozen times, often for happy hour, but occasionally for dinner. The location is easy to reach from downtown, a recessed corner space at E Burnside and 7th, mere blocks from the Burnside Bridge. There's a well-landscaped fringe around an asphalt parking lot (outdoor picnic tables in nice weather) and separate entrances for the restaurant and brewery. Inside is spacious but fairly spartan, with an 'open' kitchen and a dozen-seat bar, tall ceilings, concrete floors.
For its first few months, Burnside turned off my wife simply because they have an arguably-sexist logo, a crawling female silhouette (think big rig mud flaps) with a forked tail and stein in hand. Then one summer night (post happy hour) she was convinced to go and we've BOTH loved the place ever since (she has since overcome her aversion to the logo...).
Beers are generally good to very good... to very VERY good; I'm a big fan of the Stock Ale and Sweet Heat (apricots and scotch bonnet peppers on a wheat ale base). On our most recent visit (Friday night), there were a number of new beers, including: Thundarr the Bavarian (weizenbock?), Lime Kolsch (delicious and refreshing on a 100-degree day), Smokey the Beer (smoked London Porter) and Big Chewy Red (brewed with chocolate malt and Fuggle hops). Perhaps my favorite ---and most interesting--- was 'International Incident' (formerly 'Kali-Ma') - which is sort of an imperialized version of 'Sweet Heat' but with fenugreek, cardamom & cumin added. Trust me, it's delicious!
As good as the small but diverse beer menu is, food is even better. On every visit, we've been impressed by both the menu 'standards' and specials. I love the 'Cohiba Cigar' as an app (duck confit and cracklins, wrapped in collard greens), but burgers and sandwiches are terrific across the board. On this night, the special was the 'Ridiculous Burger', a $26(!!!) feast of stacked meat and decadence that included lobster, pork belly and fried plantains that was a bit too rich for us but certainly sounded amazing.
Service was friendly and attentive outside for our late-arriving group of 6, fine with splitting checks (sensibly pre-divided according to where we sat). On other visits, typically sitting at the bar, service has been good as well, chatty and sometimes liberal with the tasting samples.
All in all, one of the better brewpubs in all of Portland --- one that *could* fall between the cracks, but shouldn't...
08-20-2012 21:18:26 |
More by msubulldog25
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
A nice little place just over the bridge in east Portland on Burnside (that's easy to remember). Some outside tables and a rather large inside area for a craft brewery. Food? I'm not sure...I stayed outside to drink.
Got the flight of all nine beers. Service was good, but a tad absent. This could be due to a large group inside. Not a big deal, but it left some wonderings. Good stuff in them there glasses. Not a bad price either.
I think this is a close-to-must-stop in Portland. Not the best stuff, certainly not the worst, but the location is great (with several hotels within about 4 blocks radius). Fo' sho' I will return when I'm back in Portland
08-01-2012 20:41:44 |
More by Mebuzzard
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Visited Burnside Brewing Company while waiting for our table at Le Pigeon (fantastic restaurant) this weekend. Spent only about 30 minutes here, all of which consisted of having a beer sampler that covered the board outside at a nice picnic table. Server was friendly and stopped by frequently to see if we needed anything. She didn't have much beer knowledge though.
About a dozen beers on tap and the house brews were nothing special at all. The Alter Ego and the Sweet Heat were probably my favorites. Prices were ok and while I probably wouldn't go out of my way to visit this place, it is a good place to sit outside on a nice day killing some time waiting for a table at Le Pigeon.
09-06-2011 05:56:47 |
More by koopa
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
A shiny new brewpub that features some pretty good and often wacky and wild beer. The atmosphere is rather nice. Lots of windows for people watching (wondering why in the hell there were about 10 or so mariachi musicians walking down the street with their guitars in hand in Portland...). The beers are artfully crafted and unique. I cannot really stress enough the uniqueness of the beer!
Service is attentive, the only drawback was the bartender never smiled... nor frowned... just had this stoic expression all evening. And I don't think he spoke more than three words all night. But the service was quick and respectable.
Selection of beer could be better. I would like to see a few extra taps, maybe a couple of cask conditioned brews. But the core lineup plus one or two oddities is rather good. But I go to these places for the beer not the food (vegan remember?) so I want to try a variety of things on each visit and still have a desire to return. But I understand from others that the food is exceptional. I mean, they say 5 star quality. But sadly not for me...
Worth a visit. At least once.
08-28-2011 22:44:11 |
More by cbarrett4
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Solid spot with some pretty tasty brews. I ordered the sampler tray and a pint of the IPA after I finished the sampler. I was impressed with the unusual selections. They had an Apricot and Scotch Bonnet Wheat Ale that was quite spicy and a mesquite and applewood smoked beer as well. The IPA was tasty as was the double IPA. The oatmeal pale ale was unique and definitely worth trying.
I was there later in the evening on a Thursday so the restaurant itself was pretty quiet (no one really eating at the tables) but I can imagine the atmosphere during dinner being pretty nice and they have some nice outside tables. Service was good but not difficult to serve me as there were only a handful of people at the bar. The bar itself was nice, very long. Nice space.
Selection worked for me as they had 7 quality beers on tap. Had not heard about this place before and I would definitely go back if I was in the area. Check it out.
08-17-2011 04:33:05 |
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