In mid September, we dropped by Bailey’s Taproom, a beer bar in downtown Portland. While Bailey’s Taproom does not serve food, you can order vegan-friendly dishes from a Mexican restaurant, Santeria, which is just across the alley from Bailey’s Taproom.
There is a menu from Santeria in the tap room and the waiters can deliver the food to you. It is pretty convenient if you want to grab some Mexican cuisine at a beer bar. As of September 2012, current Santeria vegan dishes I’ve seen so far on the menu, are Plato Vegan Tinga, Vegan Fajitas, Vegan Tinga, Vegan Tinga Burrito, Vegan Burrito, Vegan Fajitas Burrito, Vegan Tinga Nacho, Vegan Tinga Chimichanga, Vegan Tinga Taco, Vegan Tinga Taco Salad and Vegan Tinga Quesadilla.
Bailey’s Taproom has a good selection of beers (20 constantly rotating taps of the entire range of beer styles) such as a hoppy IPA, a sour Belgian, a thick stout and others. I am a massive fan of sour Belgian beers.
This is a beer bar where you can order Mexican cuisine from Santeria, which is across the street. There are few menu items that are labelled “VEGAN”, this is not a 100% vegan restaurant.
Guacamole from Santeria at Bailey’s Taproom
It was a pretty basic chip & salsa dish with variety of spicy salsa and guacamole. You can order it without the sour cream.
Salsa from Santeria at Bailey’s Taproom
Their salsa selections are pretty spicy and smoky. We had the habañero and the pico de gallo which was both pretty good. They provide a lot of heat. In addition, Santería serves patrons inside Mary’s Club and
Bailey’s Taproom as well as in their main dining room.
Vegan Tinga Nacho
Santeria makes a very unique tinga dish, but it comes with chips. The dish consists of squash and zucchini cooked with soyrizo, tofu, tomatillos, onions, tomatoes, onions and chipotle peppers and mushrooms. It was a fantastic and spicy medley of vegetables and soy rizo.
What a filling dish, and I ended up sharing with the other two amazing individuals named Donald!