Lighthouse Brewpub (McMenamins)

4157 North Highway 101, Lincoln City, OR, 97367, United States
(503) 994-7738
Latitude: 44.99689, Longitude: -124.00434


  • Monday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 3.94 | Atmosphere: 3.75 | Service: 3.81 | Food: 4.00
out of 100
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Based on 4 reviews.
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Saturday 1st of December 2012 09:39:22 PM
McMenamins Lighthouse in Lincoln City. The brewery is located in a strip mall but has lots of cool woodwork and glass windows. It has an open ceiling that has a second story that goes all around. First beer I had was the Cascade Head which was a light and crisp sunshine colored ale named after the National Wildlife Preserve in Lincoln City. The next beer was the Special Wheat which was malty for style and a great session beer. Next was the Seasonal Madness which they call Copper Moon, its a llight amber beer with some slight crystal malt and mild hops to balance. It uses all Organic local Malt with Centennial and Sterling Hops. Next up was the Ruby Raspberry ale with chinook hops and raspberries. This is a good fruit beer, not overly sweet and well balanced. Next was the Hammerhead which is a McMenamins staple. This is a typical Cascade Pale with Crystal malt and is good. Next up was the staple Sunflower IPA, light in color yet hoppy with a nice blend of Chinook and Cascade hops. This is a good beer! The next beer was their own in house IPA called Alienator. This beer seemed to have a slightly deeper color and more crystal malt and different hop profile. It was made with 2-row, Vienna and Carastan 30 With Chinook, I really liked this IPA. The next beer was the Porter, this was solid per style as Robust with crystal malt, brown malt, chocolate malt and cascade, Tettnanger and Hallertau hops. The next beer was their staple Terminator Stout. This is a delicious full bodied brew with Munich malt, crystal malt, and black barley malt and all Cascade hops. It's a slightly sweet malt with just enough hops as to not make it cloying. The last beer was the In house Imperial Stout. A good beer, a good stout but could be bigger and more hopper, but I would still order another.....

The clam chowder was excellent. I had a sandwich recommended by the Bar Tender called Maria's Masterpiece which was hot turkey with Swiss cheese, bacon, grilled onions, secret sauce, lettuce and tomatoe on a rustic French roll. It was tasty!

The staff was friendly yet professional and seemed to do everything they could to make the patrons happy. They have coasters, and lists of all the McMenamins Breweries. This place is definitely worth the stop.

Selection: 4.25 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.25

r2eng (3)
Wednesday 20th of July 2011 04:19:11 PM
Been wanting to visit the pub for several years, and finally made it.

Food was OK - not great for value, but the specials were good. Wide menu, so everyone should be able to find something. The service was above average.

As far as the beer, there are a lot of varieties on tap. However, all suffered from being light for style, and lacking anything special. The nitro stout wouldn't even hold the creamy head - very light in body and taste, the IPA is more of a pale ale, etc. etc.

Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad place, but I expect more from the beer. McMenamins has very mild beers in every style.

Go to Pelican or Astoria...
Selection: 3 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 4 | Food: 3.5
Friday 22nd of May 2009 01:03:50 AM
Not sure how the last reviewer's positive comments resulted in such a low score.

This is the central McMenamins location. In August of each year they do the McMinamins brew competition and the Lighthouse is where all the brews come to be "tested". What an treat!

The variety of beer on tap is normally very respectable (8 or so varieties). Everything I tried was very decent, even prior to the beer competition. Perhaps not the greatest beer ever (4 out of 5), but inexpensive enough that it doesn't need to be world-class.

During the beer competition, though, I got to try 30 (!!) beers. That was a tough one to take notes on! While a few were merely okay, all others were good and quite a few were top-notch (5 out of 5)! If you can be here in August, it is totally worth it.

The food was certainly good, though not entirely different from other decent pub fare.

Service was always good, though not especially unique.

When in Lincoln City - what else are you going to do? Check it out!
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 3.5 | Food: N/A

BrewDad (256)
Wednesday 3rd of September 2008 07:30:35 PM
This place I have passed a dozen or so times and never thought to stop. A great little bar with a great atmosphere. Can’t see squat but hey this is a bar and the beer was awesome the food even better. Might be our new Lincoln City stop. They do allow kids and they had quite a beer selection. The brewery is very small 3bbl system. Great Brew and food. Location sucks but beer makes up for it. If your lucky be there when they are brewing and tour was awesome.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 2.5 | Service: 3.25 | Food: 3.25
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As seen from the side street
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In Lighthouse Square
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