The Horse Brass Pub in Portland, Oregon, is not only the best pub in North America’s “Best Big City“; it’s also the best English pub anywhere outside Britain. And don’t let the “venerable Victorian quality” and “Dickensian ambiance” scare you off because Anglophiles aren’t the only ones allowed in this legendary 32 year old establishment.
When THBP opened up way back in 1976 Don Younger had only the vaguest of fantasies about what an English pub should be. But over the years the self-confessed tavern rat turned that fantasy into a reality. Aside from baking the meat pies fresh daily, and serving the best fish and chips in the entire city… it’s also a landmark beer bar.
Thirty two years ago there was no such thing as microbrews or craft beer, but somehow the Camel smoking Younger (the pub is smoker friendly by the way) saw the future of it and wanted it in his pub. Today THBP serves over 50 different draughts from around the globe such as Anderson Valley Boont Amber, Tetley’s English Ale, Leffe, Hair of the Dog, and Walking Man Black Cherry Stout. With the addition of dozens of various types of bottled beers and several different cask brews (beer menu updated July 31, 2008) this is as much a world-class beer bar as a world-class English pub.
Submitted by: Eli - The Mad Beer Man