We were finally given a password so it is time for the Hot Possie take over of Brobomb to commence. In normal HP fashion our first post is centered around one of my favorite topics…Booze.
Life in hood is fun, but at times it is a bit slow, and that is understandable. It lies in the mountains east of Portland and for the most part is a sleepy little town with just a few stores and a load of coaches housing, but we at Hot Possie have a cure for your summer Hood blues, It’s Booze.
Looking to get drunk in Mt Hood? Then Hot Possie has got you covered with this exhaustive list of bars in the greater Gov’t Camp area.
Charlie’s is a staple of Gov’t Camp main street, with its rustic interior, strong clientele of locals and cheap beer you can always expect to find some scum bags here, and if you are lucky enough to catch it between High Cascade sessions then prepare yourself for a dive bar bro down that not many ski towns can match.
- Cheap drinks ($2 Rainier 16-ouncers anyone?)
- Central location right in the bustling heart of downtown Govy
- Penny slots in the bar (this can also be a con depending on your level of gambling addiction)
- colorful crowd
- Gruff locals (not the stabbing kind, but at least the unfriendly kind)
- Small space, that place can pack out pretty quick
- Spiders (yep spiders, somehow i always find one crawling up on me in there, just keep it in mind)
The Ratskeller, America’s second greatest bar.
I am pretty sure almost any ski town that is old enough has a Ratskeller and this one is probably no different from the rest, but it is in Govy so we will give you the lowdown to it. A bit more dark and dank then Charlie’s with a bit better food, the Rat as it is often referred to is your 2nd stop on any good night in town. What it lacks in natural lighting it makes up for in reasonably cheap beer and the occasional live punk rock band fresh up from Portland.
- Music (sometimes live, sometimes not, but not a bad jukebox)
- Closely proximity to Charlies for easy bar hopping (it is across the street)
- Dark dank interior ( some might consider this a con, but I consider it a pro for shrouding all of your illicit dealings)
- it is a bet spendier then Charlies ($4 for a pint!?! I won’t hear of it)
- If you don’t catch the right night i can attract just the type of hill folk that might actually get you stabbed
IceAxe, for the wealthy of mt hood
The IceAxe is less of a bar and more of a brewery and restaurant but being that so few places in town server beer (or exist for that matter) they are getting reviewed. While you may not be able to sit down next to an over the road trucker with a voice like a didgeridoo you can get some pretty good beer at some decent prices.
- 3-6pm $3 pint happy hour of micro brews
- Clean (sometimes you want that when you have been living in your own squallier for weeks)
- Expensive on non happy hour times
- Non-central location on the far side of town (at least 500 yards from the nearest bar!)