Mickey Finn's Brew Pub: "Brews, Drinks, Food and Several Screens" Woodstock Restaurant Tip by glabah

Woodstock Restaurants: 12 reviews and 43 photos

  Mickey Finn
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  • Mickey Finn's Brew Pub - Woodstock
      Mickey Finn
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  • Interior of Mickey Finn's Brew Pub big room - Woodstock
      Interior of Mickey Finn
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There are two very different sections to this facility: there is the huge front room, with the full bar and two televisions tuned to sports games, and a fair amount of activity. There is then the back room, were the video poker machines are located, and is off-limits to those under 21 years of age. There are several other televisions in there tuned to other sports games.

There are toys in the entryway on the west side for those who bring their children here: yes, there is such a thing as a "kid friendly" bar. They even have a sign on one of the windows saying "Kids Menu".

There is a lot here that is fairly typical of your standard bar, including a selection of the typical near-fast food grease food - but there are other options beyond those things that will give you a much better food experience. However, even with the typical bar food the quality of what is here sems to be one notch above the typical area dive bar.

There are a number of happy hour options here that should be worth looking at for most people.

There seems to be quite a number of people who come here for the company, as the regulars seem to know eachother very well, even giving eachother hugs and know the bar tender by first name and the bar tender and staff know them by name too.

Outdoor seating is along 44th Avenue, and the further south you get the more pleasant the seating, as it is further from busy Woodstock Blvd. However, the last two tables are the smoking tables, so you may want to avoid those. These outdoor tables are fairly pleasant on a comfortable evening, and are in the shade in the hot afternoons. The fact they are off of Woodstock gives them an advantage over the outdoor seating at some of the nearby establishments.

If you would rather sit inside, the large seating area gives a selection from dark deep interior to near the windows, which during a sunny day give pretty bright light.

Favorite Dish: "Garlic Lover's Pasta" for $10.99 is a chicken and sauce pasta dish that is reasonably filling for not being too much of the standard grease fare typically found at bars.

The mixed drinks seem a bit expensive for the quantity: $7.00 or so on my first visit, though the lemon drop for $5.50 was a much smaller glass and not quite as good as on a previous visit. The assorted beer options (and there are a number of microbrews here) are of course less expensive.

Happy hour is typically 3 to 7 pm, and you can get all sorts of interesting specials during happy hour. My current favorite is their Pita Pizza for $4, which is available in a variety of types but my favorite is the "Hawaiian" style.

Address: 4336 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR 97206-6270
Comparison: about average
Directions: Approximately across the street from the BiMart store, on south side of street. Bus routes #75 and 19 are right out the door on Woodstock.
Phone: (503) 788-1587
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 3
Theme: Pub/Brewery

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  • Updated Sep 19, 2011
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