Playboy Magazine - Best Bars 2016

Playboy Magazine - Best Bars 2016

Five of Oregon’s best bar managers walk into a bar. And they don’t leave! Instead, they form Team Riff Raff, the high-energy squad behind Portland’s Bit House Saloon. “It’s an all-star cast that has proven you can make many different styles work together cohesively…provided enough tequila,” general manager Jesse Card says. Luckily, Bit House Saloon has plenty of tequila, plus 24 single barrels of booze, a full slate of boilermakers, whimsical slushies and even a house sherry blend on tap.

Bit House is located in a historic, exposed-brick building that formerly housed another real, live saloon. That old-timey feel is dialed up to 11 at Bit House, where the floors are made from old bourbon barrels, the bar is built from Oregon wine barrel staves and the room is dotted with leather armchairs and brass light fixtures. The cocktail menu has bold cocktails alongside precious ones. There’s the ingenious Churchill Infield, for example, a spin on a mint julep that’s just bourbon served over a lime-mint granita. (Why didn’t we think of that?) And a booze-your-own-adventure selection of draught cocktails, in which you choose a drink like a Kentucky Buck and then a flavoring ranging from marionberry to jalapeño. As Card says, “Bit House has reimagined the modern saloon and by god is it fun.”  For full article link HERE.

Eater PDX Awards 2016 - Bar of the Year

Eater PDX Awards 2016 - Bar of the Year

When Bit House Saloon first threw open the doors to its historic digs, it delivered an ambitious bar program involving everything from rare whole barrels of spirits to boozy Otter Pops. It has only grown more ambitious since. This award goes to Bit House Saloon for continuing to be one step ahead of the cocktail, wine, and beer trends.

Reader’s choice award: The Bible Club, whose bartenders bring classic cocktails into the 21st Century, while using pre-1930s bar tools.

NomineesThe Solo ClubThe Bible ClubBit House SaloonPollo Bravo, and Revelry. For full article link HERE.

Food & Wine - Best Bars in America

Food & Wine - Best Bars in America

Thanks Food and Wine for including us in Best Bars in America!

With star bartenders, expert cocktails and cool designs, these destination bars make key nightlife stops in cities around the country. With a focus on single-barrel spirits, Bithouse, an old timey bar offers house versions of classics, plus unique drinks, boilermakers and cocktails on tap. 

See who else made the list HERE!

New Website!

New Website!

WE'RE LIVE & so stoked to launch our new and improved Bit House website!  Take a look at our exciting Summer  food and drink menus or inquire about a private party in the upstairs Boiler Lounge. Get to know one of our Barkeeps (every one a true character in his own right) and read up on the amazing history of our Nathaniel K West buidling. Happy Hour starts at 3 and we've added our legendary burger to the HH lineup so come and get it! Thanks to our friends at Stockpot Collective for helping us tell our story.