Wet Dog Cafe and Astoria Brewing Co.

144 11th St., Astoria, OR, 97103, United States
(503) 325-6975
Latitude: 46.18991, Longitude: -123.83172

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  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 2:00 – 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 2:00 – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 6:00 PM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.11 | Atmosphere: 4.46 | Service: 4.07 | Food: 4.00
84.3
out of 100
Overall Beer Mapping Score
Based on 7 reviews.
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4.3
out of 5
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Curmudgeon (255)
Friday 17th of February 2017 03:36:25 PM
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Just down the road from Buoy is the Wet Dog Cafe and Astoria Brewpub.

One and the same. The waitress described as: "Wet Dog owns Astoria Brewing but the beer is Astoria."

Ohhhhhh....Kay.

I'll take your word for it.

Astoria's oldest brewery, this place has character. From old wood, to old barrels to an old river, it's good plenty for satisfy everyone's tastes; fantastic view of the Columbia, lots of march and a good variety of beer.

Unfortunately, the beer is not of the highest quality. Yet another brewery making beer for the masses, although those masses seem to be restricted to Astoria and its surroundings. Don't see as much of their product in liquor stores, restaurants, et. al. as Buoy Brewing. Still lots of IPA's & other yellow and gold brews with a few dark-sides to keep somewhat of a balance with several climbing the ABV scale into 8%.

Plenty of fish food to choose from, of course but wife Persimmon and I both thought the prices were excessive. $15 for 2 fish tacos? And $3 for a small "loaf" of white bread and butter?

The trolley runs right by the brewery so it's easy to get to...parking is a hassle. The pub is on the pier and there isn't much so plan on a good walk.

Still when in Astoria, do what Astorians do.
Selection: 4.00 | Atmosphere: 4.00 | Service: 3.75 | Food: 2.00
78.3
Overall

r2eng (3)
Wednesday 20th of July 2011 03:47:09 PM
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Arrived here to eat before a fishing trip.

It's unassuming from the outside, but a nice, light, airy place on the inside. Decent menu, with standard pub fare and NW seafood options.

The food was really good. Burger, Fish and chips and chowder were ordered with large, fresh and well-cooked portions. Service was excellent (young dark-haired gal never let my glass go dry!).

The beer we had was excellent - the Bitter Bitch IIPA was amazing, as was the Kick Ass Stout. First rate beers: we left with a growler of each. Standard IPA's and beers are $4.50/pint, Stout and IIPA $5

I recommend it. I hope to return. As another reviewer said, this and Pelican in Pacific City have great beers. I actually prefer Wet Dog's food. Pelican's food was not as good as the past several years.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 5 | Food: 4.0
96.7
Overall
Sunday 25th of July 2010 07:26:28 PM
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This place has one of the best views for a brewpub in Oregon second only to Pelican in Pacific City. They have large windows that look out on the Columbia River. You can see river traffic and a great view of the Pilot Boat the takes river and bar pilots on and off of ships.
They have a number of house beers and several guest taps that rotate. John the brewer has been working on lagers and has some very clean and crisp examples of this style. He also brews the bitter bitch which won first place at the Spring Beer and Wine Fest fo three straight years until being knocked of of the top spot this year.
They have an extensive menu. I ate there almost daily until I retired.
Lately it can be a bit crowed during the lunch hour.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 4 | Food: 4.5
80.0
Overall

dorandbob (272)
Monday 11th of January 2010 07:36:56 PM
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The Wet Dog Cafe/Astoria Brewing has more of a restaurant feel than a pub, but you can still hang out here.

On our latest visit, there were nine beers from Astoria Brewing and seven other craft beers. These aren’t the most stunning examples of craft beer we’ve ever had, but this is an enduring Astoria business, and worth visiting.

There is a fairly large dining space with wooden tables and chairs and an outdoor dining area on the river side. The bar is in the middle, is made of lighter wood, and has tall wooden chairs and a worn brass foot rail. There’s also a side room with a pool table, an extension of the bar and some additional table seating. The ceiling is double height with exposed joists and beams and with skylights (very good for lighting on the gray, wet days that are common here). The floor is textured concrete. The brewery is visible through glass windows on the non-river side (both from inside and outside the pub).
Selection: 3.75 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 3.75 | Food: N/A
76.7
Overall

BahHumBrew (539)
Friday 3rd of October 2008 03:09:28 AM
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This is a great location overlooking the Columbia River with a waterfront trolley occasionally enhancing the view. There is a modest size bar in the center with some tall counter seating and a large dining room with views from nearly every table. Another room has pool tables and the brew room for Astoria Brewing Co is up front near the entry. There were nine house brews and another six guest brews on tap when we visited. I enjoyed the Bitter Bitch and the Kick Ass Stout. The menu looked interesting but we weren’t ready for dinner so decided to moved on instead. Our parking was on the street which is probably difficult during evening hours but the trolley provides a fun alternative.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.75 | Service: 4 | Food: N/A
88.3
Overall

bobcat78 (210)
Wednesday 24th of September 2008 09:58:58 PM
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The location of this place cannot be beat, it is located right off the bridge in Astoria overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Nice patio to watch the ships come in.

The best part about the beer is probably the names- Bitter Bitch, Poop Deck Porter, Kick Ass Stout, etc. I tried a sampler unfortunatley none stood out as a stellar.

Food was average, really normal pub fair in general. Go for the atmosphere, Astoria is a beautiful place to visit, so worth the stop.
Selection: 3.5 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 4.25 | Food: N/A
85.0
Overall

BrewDad (256)
Wednesday 3rd of September 2008 11:07:28 AM
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When in Astoria one must try the Wet Dog Café at least once. This is right on the coast line facing the Columbia River as it meets the Pacific Ocean. You can see the boats as they are about to climb the Columbia bar and face a fun ride over the rough waves. So the view rocks as for the Café it was pretty good new owners at the time so they where getting used to what to serve and the brewers they where switching as fast as they can between new/old and not so trained people. The beers went from good to bad real fast some rocked some sucked. The food was alright and the service well they just can not get the best people when it is a small town. I will go back just because I have heard it has changed quite a bit in the past few years. And the beers got much better.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 3.75 | Food: 4.0
85.0
Overall

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The brewery
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The main seating area
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