Alright, it was only a matter of time before I wrote about an old favorite of mine, the Rock Bottom Brewery. Maybe it is just the fact that they are located accross the street from my office, but I have probably been to happy hour here, more than any other bar in Portland.
So what makes it so good (aside from its close proximity to me)? Well lets see, for starters they have some fantastic beer. I almost always go for the Sunny Day IPA, but they often have some great seasonals on tap too (the just tapped their Kolsch 55 last Thursday). During happy hour the beer is only $3.50 a pint, which isn’t a bad deal compared to many breweries around.
This is also another place that has some great food deals as well. While I won’t lie, it is not the BEST food you have ever had, it’ll do the job most of the time. If you stick with the sliders and fries for 4 bucks, or the nachos for $3, you will be in pretty good shape.
One of the cool things about Rock Bottom is that most nights of the week they have some kind of special going. Every Tuesday is Big Ass Beer night. For $7 you get a 22oz beer of your choice, and then refills are only 4 bucks each for the rest of the night. On top of that, you get to keep the glass! They also feature an acoustic open mic on Mondays, and pint night is Wednesday (similar to Big Ass Beer night, but only uses a pint glass).
Anyways if you are downtown for any reason, definitely check out Rock Bottom. Its big, its got pool, and it has some great happy hour deals. Happy hour runs from 4-6pm Monday-Friday
Photo by Pete4ducks.