Barley Mill Pub

1629 S.E. Hawthorne, Portland, OR 97214

Hours:
Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. 'til 12 midnight
Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. 'til 1 a.m.
Sunday, 12 noon 'til 11 p.m.

Upcoming Events

About Barley Mill Pub

What a long strange trip it's been

The Barley Mill — opened in 1983 as the initial joint venture between brothers Mike and Brian McMenamin — is a Southeast Portland favorite, where it has radiated tie-dyed good vibes at the corner of Hawthorne Boulevard and 17th Avenue for 30 years.  

The cozy Barley Mill is festooned with colorful artwork and artifacts everywhere you look, including some great Grateful Dead memorabilia. Or test your skill on one of our pinball machines. 

From friends to families, all are welcome — kids especially like our sunny upstairs loft and our outdoor sidewalk seating.

Barley Mill Pub allows pets at our sidewalk seating only.

Menus

Menu  Kids  Happy Hour & Specials  Beverage  Neon's List  Dietary Restrictions

Happy Hour served daily 3-6 p.m. & 10 p.m.-close
Drink specials 3-6 p.m. & 10 p.m.-12 midnight
No substitutions, additions, or to-go orders
Minimum drink purchase of $2

We offer Northwest-style pub fare that incorporates the freshest seasonal ingredients from local and regional growers and producers (including Tillamook Cheese and Ice Cream, Pleasant Valley Pickles, Sheridan Fruit Company, Country Natural Beef and many others). We make everything onsite, including pizza, soups and more. Weekly specials round out our menus – ask your server for details.

Gluten-free buns available! These light, crisp, locally made products are available for an additional charge with hamburgers and sandwiches – just ask your server. Please note: Although the bun is gluten-free, our kitchens are not.

 

History

The Barley Mill is a touchstone for McMenamins because of its "first" status among our current pubs. However, in history's eye, it's one in a succession of notable watering holes to roost at the corner of Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard and 17th Avenue. The place is flush with great characters and stories dating back to 1934, when Billy Hahn opened the original beer parlor on this spot. It was a year after Prohibition ended and Portlanders were demonstrating a definite thirst for frosty mugs of brew. Hahn called his joint The Scuttlebutt, an old seafaring term for a drinking fountain. "Red" Dorrigan, a Scuttlebutt bartender in the 1950s, epitomized the Scuttlebutt's atmosphere in those early years. A big, tough Irishman, "Red" had auburn hair and a scarlet face, which, one patron remarked, "he didn't get from falling into a strawberry patch." By the middle 1970s, the 'Butt was ending its 30-year run with the time-honored practice of exotic dancers: They danced... and stripped right on the bar.

In 1977, new owners reinvented the place with a little more attitude, more surliness, and a new name — Fat Little Rooster. Fifty-five cent Rainiers and pool were definite attractions for the place, but the Rooster's bread and butter was music — loud music! While much of the rest of city's clubs and taverns were featuring glitter and synthesizers, the Rooster strutted gut-bucket blues and other earthy, roots-based music. Some of the Northwest's best bands took their turn tearing the roof off the place, including the Robert Cray Band, Paul deLay's Brown Sugar, Steve Bradley's Sleazy Pieces, the Holy Modal Rounders, and the fabulous Clamtones.

After six years of crowing, the Fat Little Rooster flew the coop and area residents took a simultaneous sigh of relief. In 1983, Mike and Brian McMenamin came and scoured the place inside and out and gave the 50-year-old haunt new life as the decidedly more family-oriented Barley Mill Pub. The place was decked out with exuberant neon lights and imaginative murals painted by Norm Forsberg and Joe Cotter. Also, the pub's namesake, a very heavy barley mill (a kitty litter grinder originally) was set up with great effort in the front bay. It's a prized relic rescued from Oregon's first microbrewery, the Cartwright Brewery (1979-1982).

Word of mouth brought more people and fun to the place, making the Barley Mill, with its laid-back feel, a comfortable gathering spot for folks of all walks and ages. In particular, the pub's rousing summer anniversary party, with its performers, contests, and specially crafted anniversary ale, continues to be a day of family fun and revelry.

Read more Barley Mill History.

Take home your favorite McMenamins Ale or Cider!

$8 Growler Mondays

Head to any of our pubs, bring your 2-quart growler and have it filled with any regular McMenamins beer for $8 every Monday! You can also fill your growler with any McMenamins high gravity beer for $10. We don’t offer a special on growler fills of Brewmasters Reserve beer or cider at this time.

Regular price $14 - $17.

Note: This special does not apply to cider or brewmasters reserves. 

Check out what's ON TAP on the free McMenamins app.
Apple App Store   Google Play store for Android  

On Tap To Go
(not including growler or jar)

Hard Cider To Go
(not including growler or jar)

1 quart  $7.00-$8.50 1 quart $8.80
2 quarts  $14.00-$17.00 2 quarts $17.60

 

Half-Gallon Growlers 
We're offering these special 64-ounce growlers (think a glass moonshine jug) that are now engraved with many different company seasonal logos and other assorted graphics! Use it time and time again, or keep it as a memento from your visit. 
Available at all locations

Cans To Go
Our 16-ounce cans of our signature Ruby and Hammerhead are available to-go at all locations. Crack ‘em open and enjoy on the beach, in a backyard....bottle openers are no longer required. 

Crowlers
Offered at our 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop
Prices vary

We're now offering Crowlers - a mashup of can and growler - in a 32-ounce vessel that we fill fresh from a tap of your choice and seal up to-go. Choose from our 20 rotating taps of McMenamins' and guest breweries handcrafted offerings, including cider and high-gravity selections.

Kegs/Cornelius Cans
$120/15.5 gallon plus refundable keg and equipment deposits

At select breweries we can also fill Cornelius canisters. Call the brewery to make arrangements.  You will need to bring your clean canister and leave it with the brewer for filling.  You cannot just drop in and get a canister filled unannounced.

Current pricing on Cornelius canisters is $50 for 5 gallons, $30 for 3 gallons.  If you have a different size Cornelius canister figure on $10 per gallon.

Order a keg of McMenamins brew for your next party from one of our Oregon or Washington breweries! Different varieties are available at each location, so call ahead to see what beers are on hand.

All sales are final. We do not offer refunds.

Shipping Beer
Now shipping to anywhere in Oregon
Call the Edgefield Gift Shop to order:
503-492-5470
7 a.m.–7 p.m. Pacific Time

Bottles: $5.60 per bottle
Cans: $2.75 per can
Plus shipping and handling
Max 24 bottles/cans per order per state law

Why can't you ship elsewhere?
While Oregon law allows us to ship outside of the state, individual state laws prohibit us to ship beer directly to consumers.

Hours:
Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. 'til 12 midnight
Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. 'til 1 a.m.
Sunday, 12 noon 'til 11 p.m.

Upcoming Events

  • About Barley Mill Pub

    What a long strange trip it's been

    The Barley Mill — opened in 1983 as the initial joint venture between brothers Mike and Brian McMenamin — is a Southeast Portland favorite, where it has radiated tie-dyed good vibes at the corner of Hawthorne Boulevard and 17th Avenue for 30 years.  

    The cozy Barley Mill is festooned with colorful artwork and artifacts everywhere you look, including some great Grateful Dead memorabilia. Or test your skill on one of our pinball machines. 

    From friends to families, all are welcome — kids especially like our sunny upstairs loft and our outdoor sidewalk seating.

    Barley Mill Pub allows pets at our sidewalk seating only.

  • Menus

    Menu  Kids  Happy Hour & Specials  Beverage  Neon's List  Dietary Restrictions

    Happy Hour served daily 3-6 p.m. & 10 p.m.-close
    Drink specials 3-6 p.m. & 10 p.m.-12 midnight
    No substitutions, additions, or to-go orders
    Minimum drink purchase of $2

    We offer Northwest-style pub fare that incorporates the freshest seasonal ingredients from local and regional growers and producers (including Tillamook Cheese and Ice Cream, Pleasant Valley Pickles, Sheridan Fruit Company, Country Natural Beef and many others). We make everything onsite, including pizza, soups and more. Weekly specials round out our menus – ask your server for details.

    Gluten-free buns available! These light, crisp, locally made products are available for an additional charge with hamburgers and sandwiches – just ask your server. Please note: Although the bun is gluten-free, our kitchens are not.

     

  • History

    The Barley Mill is a touchstone for McMenamins because of its "first" status among our current pubs. However, in history's eye, it's one in a succession of notable watering holes to roost at the corner of Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard and 17th Avenue. The place is flush with great characters and stories dating back to 1934, when Billy Hahn opened the original beer parlor on this spot. It was a year after Prohibition ended and Portlanders were demonstrating a definite thirst for frosty mugs of brew. Hahn called his joint The Scuttlebutt, an old seafaring term for a drinking fountain. "Red" Dorrigan, a Scuttlebutt bartender in the 1950s, epitomized the Scuttlebutt's atmosphere in those early years. A big, tough Irishman, "Red" had auburn hair and a scarlet face, which, one patron remarked, "he didn't get from falling into a strawberry patch." By the middle 1970s, the 'Butt was ending its 30-year run with the time-honored practice of exotic dancers: They danced... and stripped right on the bar.

    In 1977, new owners reinvented the place with a little more attitude, more surliness, and a new name — Fat Little Rooster. Fifty-five cent Rainiers and pool were definite attractions for the place, but the Rooster's bread and butter was music — loud music! While much of the rest of city's clubs and taverns were featuring glitter and synthesizers, the Rooster strutted gut-bucket blues and other earthy, roots-based music. Some of the Northwest's best bands took their turn tearing the roof off the place, including the Robert Cray Band, Paul deLay's Brown Sugar, Steve Bradley's Sleazy Pieces, the Holy Modal Rounders, and the fabulous Clamtones.

    After six years of crowing, the Fat Little Rooster flew the coop and area residents took a simultaneous sigh of relief. In 1983, Mike and Brian McMenamin came and scoured the place inside and out and gave the 50-year-old haunt new life as the decidedly more family-oriented Barley Mill Pub. The place was decked out with exuberant neon lights and imaginative murals painted by Norm Forsberg and Joe Cotter. Also, the pub's namesake, a very heavy barley mill (a kitty litter grinder originally) was set up with great effort in the front bay. It's a prized relic rescued from Oregon's first microbrewery, the Cartwright Brewery (1979-1982).

    Word of mouth brought more people and fun to the place, making the Barley Mill, with its laid-back feel, a comfortable gathering spot for folks of all walks and ages. In particular, the pub's rousing summer anniversary party, with its performers, contests, and specially crafted anniversary ale, continues to be a day of family fun and revelry.

    Read more Barley Mill History.

  • Take home your favorite McMenamins Ale or Cider!

    $8 Growler Mondays

    Head to any of our pubs, bring your 2-quart growler and have it filled with any regular McMenamins beer for $8 every Monday! You can also fill your growler with any McMenamins high gravity beer for $10. We don’t offer a special on growler fills of Brewmasters Reserve beer or cider at this time.

    Regular price $14 - $17.

    Note: This special does not apply to cider or brewmasters reserves. 

    Check out what's ON TAP on the free McMenamins app.
    Apple App Store   Google Play store for Android  

    On Tap To Go
    (not including growler or jar)

    Hard Cider To Go
    (not including growler or jar)

    1 quart  $7.00-$8.50 1 quart $8.80
    2 quarts  $14.00-$17.00 2 quarts $17.60

     

    Half-Gallon Growlers 
    We're offering these special 64-ounce growlers (think a glass moonshine jug) that are now engraved with many different company seasonal logos and other assorted graphics! Use it time and time again, or keep it as a memento from your visit. 
    Available at all locations

    Cans To Go
    Our 16-ounce cans of our signature Ruby and Hammerhead are available to-go at all locations. Crack ‘em open and enjoy on the beach, in a backyard....bottle openers are no longer required. 

    Crowlers
    Offered at our 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop
    Prices vary

    We're now offering Crowlers - a mashup of can and growler - in a 32-ounce vessel that we fill fresh from a tap of your choice and seal up to-go. Choose from our 20 rotating taps of McMenamins' and guest breweries handcrafted offerings, including cider and high-gravity selections.

    Kegs/Cornelius Cans
    $120/15.5 gallon plus refundable keg and equipment deposits

    At select breweries we can also fill Cornelius canisters. Call the brewery to make arrangements.  You will need to bring your clean canister and leave it with the brewer for filling.  You cannot just drop in and get a canister filled unannounced.

    Current pricing on Cornelius canisters is $50 for 5 gallons, $30 for 3 gallons.  If you have a different size Cornelius canister figure on $10 per gallon.

    Order a keg of McMenamins brew for your next party from one of our Oregon or Washington breweries! Different varieties are available at each location, so call ahead to see what beers are on hand.

    All sales are final. We do not offer refunds.

    Shipping Beer
    Now shipping to anywhere in Oregon
    Call the Edgefield Gift Shop to order:
    503-492-5470
    7 a.m.–7 p.m. Pacific Time

    Bottles: $5.60 per bottle
    Cans: $2.75 per can
    Plus shipping and handling
    Max 24 bottles/cans per order per state law

    Why can't you ship elsewhere?
    While Oregon law allows us to ship outside of the state, individual state laws prohibit us to ship beer directly to consumers.

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