Bottles on NE Fremont has New Owners

Bottles, a beer bar and bottle shop that opened in 2011 as part of the new wave of bar and bottleshop combos, has been sold. Bottles has been known for their patio and bbq nights as well as one of the first, and few of it’s kind in Northeast Portland. The new ownership team is pairing established brand Seven Brides Brewing (Silverton, OR) with Pig Sauce Company (a Portland BBQ caterer) and now Bottles.

Departing owner Brant Kunze wrote the following in an announcement about the change of ownership:

Do not worry your favorite bartender will be staying on to continue to serve you your favorite beer with a new take on the BBQ. The atmosphere you have come to love will stay, as well as all current weekly activities: Geeks Who Drink, MAD Poker and the very popular vegan nights.

Pig Sauce will be the new BBQ Masters. With two plus years of experience they will bring a new energy to the BBQ menu with some new and impressive offerings. So expect a new menu and a couple of great additions. I am really looking forward to the ice cream for the pups!! You can find more information on them at their website

Seven Brides Brewing needs no introduction. They have been a great part of Portland’s/ Oregon’s Craft Beer world for many years. Bottles’ has fond memories of the many tap take-overs we have hosted together. The ability to have a location in Portland will create a great avenue for many people to try their seasonal and one offs, as well as their great mainstream beers that were a bit harder to come by with their location being in Silverton.

Bottles would like to thank everyone for all of the fun times and laughs that we have had with all of our associates and patrons. It has been a great adventure and we have enjoyed getting to know each and every one of you over the last 7 years. Brant will remain a big part of the beer world, so if you see him out having a beer around town, please feel free to say ‘hi’.

5015 NE Fremont St Portland OR 97213 US

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  • Dylan
    Mon May 6, 2019 10:33 PM

    I’m assuming Bottles closed because of the closure of 7 Brides, but its odd not to see any news about it. Their website, facebook, instagram and twitter are all still up and only have a couple hints at it… weird and sad to see them go.