Our storefront in beautiful downtown Hood River features a lively mix of locals and tourists, pizzas and salads, beers and...beers...
We try to provide a fun and comfortable atmosphere for everyone who enters. Barstools share space with simple tables and some well-worn "leather" couches. When the weather allows, we set up tables on the sidewalk for alfresco drinking and dining. Our new side room doubles as a mini music hall on busy nights.
Since the beginning, we've been lucky to hire some of the best staffers you'll find anywhere. Our team works hard to keep everyone happy and maintain the welcoming vibe. We hope it works for you.
While our food menu is simple, we strive, as with our beers, to source the best ingredients available. Many of our basic supplies (cheeses, meats, crushed tomatoes, olive oil, etc) come from Provvista Specialty Foods, the Northwest's best purveyor; the sausage for our pizza is handmade by Chop Butchery in Northwest Portland. We make our salad dressings from scratch, and we seek out local greens and herbs for our salads and pizza toppings.
A few words about our pizza. We like to call it a "bar version" of the great thin-crust, coal-oven pies that rule the roost back in New York City and especially in New Haven, Connecticut, just up the road from where Charlie grew up. Our dough is made in-house with Shepherd's Grain flour, and is slow-fermented to develop flavor and texture. Ingredients are kept simple, and the pies are light yet intensely flavored. The perfect complement to a fine craft beer.
We use a brick-lined oven to cook the pies at 650-700 degrees F, which makes them crisp and adds a superficial "char" that's reminiscent of the marks created when grilling meats or vegetables. It's all part of the flavor.
here to check out a PDF version of our menu.
The Taproom is currently pouring:
VAPORIZER • HOP LAVA
PROJECT 48 Double IPA
MOLTEN LAVA Imperial IPA
BLACK IRISH Dublin-Style Stout on Nitro
WHITE RIDER OF CONQUEST Belgian-Style Strong Blonde
RED WAR Belgian-Style Strong Red
BLACK FAMINE Belgian-Style Strong Dark
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We currently sell beer-to-go from the
Taproom in 64oz growlers, 30-liter and 50-liter kegs (please call
us to check on availability), and in soda kegs provided by customers.
Please call us at 541-387-0042 during operating hours to check stock,
schedule a pick-up or just ask a question.
The Taproom is located at 8 Fourth Street (between Cascade and Columbia, right behind the post office) in downtown Hood River.