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“Fantastic!”

Tugboat Brewing Company
Ranked #2 of 215 Nightlife in Portland
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Reviewed May 9, 2012

Well we went to the place across the street, it was only average, I wish we would have gone here first. We were warmly greeted as soon as we walked in. The bartenders were some of the coolest people we have met in Portland on this trip. The bartenders will gladly recommend drinks based on your personal preference. The beers are awesome too! Also the food we ordered was actually tasty and full of flavor. The place is very cozy which I love, very easy going in there. The large place across the street was too busy and loud for me. Great cozy place with great people working there that actually care about your tastes. Looks small and unassuming on the outside but it is awesome. We had such a blast in there.

Thank J S
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Reviewed March 9, 2012

I fell in love with this place. Comfortable lighting, Old books, exceptional beer and a great bartender, Nicole. Before the music started for the evening the music in the tavern were sea shanty's and on the TV were oceanic scenes. We did not try the food but it seemed to be a bit more than just basic fried bar fare. We really had a good time though the 11% beer may have helped.

1  Thank Momarx
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Reviewed December 15, 2011

Loved this place since the night we got lost and wanted a cozy, warm bar with no loud music and good beer and found this little bar. We went there twice, the tables, decoration and ambience are nice, there are books and games for you to grab, beer is good, though it is good almost everywhere in Portland, but in many places the music is horrible and too loud or it is too much party central with no personality. The only thing is that food is nothing special, but they just serve appetizers so its not the place to eat anyway.

Thank RifkaRM
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Reviewed November 22, 2011

This a great micro brew in portland. It has a large selection of beers and some snack type food. It also has a bunch of board games if you want to grab a couple of pints and play some scrabble with friends. The main downfall of this place is they only take cash.

Thank eric p
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Reviewed November 8, 2011

We went on a Wednesday night and had a great time. They have plenty of games to chose from and there beer is excellent. It really is!! But the food is made somewhere else and is warmed up in a microwave; so it's not very fresh or tasty. The staff was friendly, the atmosphere cozy ( they have a fireplace, books everywhere and a piano you can play), and the beer: that's right - EXCELLENT! We left tipsy because we tried at least 3 full-to-the-brim true pints apiece. We stayed for awhile and played cribbage. It wasn't too loud but the bartendress assured us it is never really that busy. The max is a close walk, so is Voodoo donuts. Go! Just go! Just don't go hungry.

Thank Jared S
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