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New Old Lompoc Brewery
Active Beers: 48
Beer Ratings: 512
Beer Avg: 3.75
Taps: 12 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1616 NW 23rd Ave
phone: (503) 225-1855
All brewing operations have been moved to the 5th Quadrant location. A request has been made to move all beer data here:
as the reopened location on NW 23rd will only have a bar and eatery, no brewery.
Open daily, 11:00am - 2:00am
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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| Reviews: 33 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Two words can describe this place: Cool and Funky.
This place has a tarnished old world charm, right down to the antquie high bowl toilet with the chain! Sheek, slick, posh, trendy... Absolutely not! Old, grudgy and well seasoned.... YES!
Placed in an old wooden building on the outskirts of yuppie, posh Pearl district... I hope they change Nothing to accomodate the influx of turned up nose crowd! The main room is square and dank. There's a SQUARE bar in the middle of the room with seats for maybe 10 people. Old jukebox in one corner and a helter skelter of aged wall art. Outside, a rustic deck and a cover deck area. I love it!
The beer is always top notch and interesting.... I've had everything from Bocks to Barleywines, never, "NEVER" been dissapointed! Want and good Northwestern Hop blast? Try the C-note! Want old world beer with some warmth and hint of smokiness? Try the LSD Ale! (Lompoc Spiecal Dark) Also, available are either 1 or 2 casked beers and a Nitro tap.... Just give me the real thing and pour a cask!
The food is premier pub grub that utilizes their beer.... We need more places like this! tastey inventive sandwiches and the like.... How about a smoked chicken breast with pale ale mustard, pepper jack and covered in Stout caramalized onions or smoked pulled pork with a LSD infused BBQ sauce??!!! Oh! I'm drooling!
Can't give enough praise! Check it out! Don't be surprised when you walk in and think it looks like an old dive!!! ;-}
12-08-2006 06:36:08 |
More by mashmstr2
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Updated 5/18...had a chance to enjoy a seat on the patio and this drastically improved my experience. All of the beers were on tap and I enjoyed a taster. Not a bad spot, not a bad spot at all.
The atmosphere in this place is like that of an old pub. It's fine, but nothing special. There isn't a ton of space inside, but it works.
I really like some of Lompoc's beers but their entire selection is not for me.
The time that I went here with a friend was our first visit. The server was pretty average and didn't return to the table much. The beer was good. The food didn't really deliver, but the menu looked decent.
Not sure if I'd go back...the Sidebar looks much cooler, but this one is close to where I live. Hmm.
03-12-2010 05:58:23 |
More by djbreezy
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $
I love this place. You cannot beat the patio any time of year, but when the sun comes out and it warms up a bit, there is no place I would rather be in the world.
I feel that the beer's are phenomenal, though at times they are served at what seems to be room temperature. Either way, halfway through your first pint, you forget anyways.
The C-Note and LSD (Lompoc Stong Draft) are the winners. Very strong, very hoppy beers. I know it has become cliche to be over the top with the hops. But they successfully do this without too much malts.
The food is pretty damn good pub grub. They have a lot of their own aioli's, sauces, mustards, etc. I recommend their salads, the barbeque (if its early in the day or evening and the smoker is going out back), the portobello mushroom burger and the fish and chips.
I cannot recall their happy hours and prices all week, but they are great. $2 pints frequently, I believe all M and T. $2.99 appetizers. They even have trivia on Monday's, a must.
The crowd is very mixed. You have young, old, local, ugly, beautiful, fat all there. I am about as normal of a person as they come and I have never felt awkward or uneasy there. I also encounter a lot of table-to-table friendly talk as the night goes on. This is an indication of the patrons and atmosphere.
It is basically an old house, that looks like it hasnt been kept up in a while. Which is not necessarily a bad thing at all. It is certainly not a dump, yet still has that character that says "neighborhood hangout".
02-09-2007 22:12:03 |
More by GreatNorthwest
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
"Die hipster, Die" painted on the toilet in big white letters. Well ok, if you say so.
This place is really cool. It has somewhat of a frontier saloon feel to it. Small bar area dead center with old wooden booths and tables on both sides. Kind of a mixed crowd... I really liked the atmosphere. Unpretentious yet oddly complex. Giant moosehead mounted on the wall? (affirmative)
The service was average, but the beer was outstanding. Order the sampler to taste the range. Their HG beers were very good. My favorite was the LSD. I was impressed. I had the halibut and I was pleasantly surprised. The only thing I could not figure out was why it was so dead in there for a Friday. (less then 20 people at 1030) I guess portland has more cool bars then they can fill? A good problem for a city to have.
08-12-2008 03:36:04 |
More by apfactor
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
Another fine brewpub in a city that is teeming with them. The Lompoc is located on the northern outskirts of NW 23rd, an upscale neighborhood packed with toney restaurants and chi-chi boutiques. The brewpub's atmosphere doesn't resemble its neighbors at all. It's a pleasant, casual place with a large patio in the back, furnished primarily with picnic tables. The patio is partially covered with a metallic roof that has grapevines growing across it. During my visit, they had six beers and a seasonal. Forthcoming seasonals were announced on the little placard on the table. The beers were big and flavorful, if a bit on the flat side. They still tasted just fine. Two beers were available on nitro. There was a good amount of quality guest taps from other breweries in Oregon, including three from Caldera. House pints are $2.75 during happy hour, which is 4-7 on weekdays and ALL DAY on Saturday and Sunday. Can't beat that. The service was pleasant and attentive. Food offerings are standard pub fare and the burger was excellent. A good place to go, particularly in the warm summer months when you can sit outside on the patio.
08-09-2004 00:34:38 |
More by Thrasher
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
After trying the C-note at another pub, we decided to try New Old Lompoc and its beers first hand. Its a quaint location, and blends into the neighborhood quite well, despite being painted yellow. The inside is remeniscent of an old country road house or inn, and was nice. We ended up eating on the patio because it was so nice out. The patio was covered, partially by grapes, and was very pleasant.
Our wait staff was attentive and had recommendations for which beers to try. The food was nouveau pub faire, and was quite good.
The beer selection was also good. There were 8 brewed on site selections plus roughly 8 guest taps of interest. The brews from Lompoc itself are quite good, and you can find the reviews in the Review section of the site.
08-20-2003 05:23:49 |
More by freed
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Small and homey cafe feel in this cozy shack. We were here pretty early, so it was quiet and the bartender seemed to be the only server on. The food was good and so was the price. The beer was very good also. The Munich dunkel they had was a nice change from the ordinary, bigger and richer flavors that was one of the stand outs. The C-Note IPA (100 IBUs from a bunch of C-hops, Centennial, Cascade, etc.) was okay. Several house styles to choose from and two seasonal while we were there. Would recommend.
03-25-2008 02:38:39 |
More by BeerZack
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
We walked up to this old yellow building on our second day in Portland after a brief stop at Laurelwood up the street, we see a neon Budweiser sign and some other macro ones as well, that did not look very promising but I was sure wrong, do not be fooled by the looks of this place, right when you walk in, you realize that there is a lot of history in here, walk into the bathroom and it reminded me of an old European toilet, it was pretty packed inside when we arrived around noon full of Manchester United fans rooting on their team during the championship, very cool old school pub atmosphere, some interesting old bottles along the wall, we tried a lot of beers here and even went a second day to made sure we tried all ten, C-Note and two of their seasonals, the Brussels Stout and Le Chat Noir were the favorites, completely ignored their guest taps but they seemed to have around a dozen, all their beers were so good that there was no point of exploring others, we had chips and salsa here and they were pretty awesome, although a little expensive at four dollars for a medium sized plate, beers were pretty cheap, think three dollars and change for a pint, also their sampler sets were only $7.50, awesome place in a cool neighborhood, would definitely go back next time I am in Portland, recommended
06-07-2009 23:13:54 |
More by Floydster
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in here on a Sunday night after we ditched the 5th Quadrant for crappy service. Walkied in with a seating area to the left and the bigger area to the right. Apparently there is a lrage patio outside as well. Grabbed a seat, service was attentive and I never had an empty glass. Selection was about 7 standards and 5 to seasonals including a very good porter, Imp Stout and of course, Old Tavern Rate. I opted for LSD, Old TR and C Note. All beers were average to very damn good.Food was ok and prices are very reasonable. Beer to go in the Mason jar or by bottle.
03-01-2010 16:27:18 |
More by barleywinefiend
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
My first few visits to the New Old Lompoc were unsuccessful. Several beers were flat, few were interesting, and the cigarette smoke was a big turnoff. Ive since returned on numerous occasions throughout the year and discovered some exciting, charismatic beers the kind that haunt you with their enduring appeal and mandate repeat visits to the pub. And while I still find flat beers more often than I care to here, the lure of yet another fabulous beer awaiting discovery keeps me coming back.
The New Old Lompoc has a long history in Portland, mostly as The Old Lompoc House whose name is derived from a W.C. Fields / May West movie. Its present incarnation was opened in 2000 at the north end of NW 23rd Ave in a transitional area where "Trendy-Third" fades into an industrial zone. The crowd is young, the atmosphere low key and hip. The decor is funky and tasteful with faux-Tiffany lampshades, historic Portland photos, and tasteful beer and coffee iconography.
The brewpub sits (apparently) in an old house, creating a small, cozy and bohemian vibe. Theyve even retained the original pull chain toilets. Neon is limited to a few window displays, and there are lit candles on every table. Five or six video poker games roost in the rear but no one was playing them last Saturday. New Old Lompoc is more than a bit smoky. In fact, its easily one of the smokiest brewpubs in the state (along with Tucks). If you cant take the smoke you may wish to visit The Hedge House on Division Street. This is New Old Lompocs secondary outpost where their beer is served but not brewed. The beer garden behind Lompoc may also offer some respite from the smoke during its seasonal occupancy.
Two beer engines usually sit unused at Lompoc while a dozen guest taps are typically pouring, including some less-common northwest micros like Caldera or Mia & Pias. Seasonal offerings are frequently excellent; beer specials abound. The service at Lompoc is invariably sexy, friendly, hip, beautiful, sexy, and very attentive and fabulous and beautiful. An elk head mounted on the wall appears to be the only creature in the house watching television.
02-19-2004 04:32:48 |
More by RedDiamond
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