Barley Mill Pub (McMenamins)
1629 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
phone: (503) 231-1492
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public transportation available
outdoor seating options
family friendly location
Overall Score: 78.3
Selection: 3.3 | Service: 4.3 | Atmosphere: 4.3 | Food: 4.25
Date: Tue, Apr 6th 2010
This is the original pub in the McMenamins chain, though one that has never brewed its own. It is supplied by the Hillsdale Pub, which turns out decent beers and occasionally sends over an interesting seasonal.
Good service for a McMenamins pub -- meaning that the staff is happy and friendly instead of seething under bad management and taking it out on the clientele (see Market Street Pub). Food orders can be a little slow if a big crowd gets their order in before you.
It's a neighborhood place with a family atmosphere -- your little kids and your grandma will be equally comfortable here. Especially if your grandma listens to the Grateful Dead.
More rambling about the Barley Mill on my blog: http://www.its-pub-night.com/2008/06/happy-25th-barley-mill.html.