Anacortes Brewery & Rockfish Grill
Active Beers: 38
Beer Ratings: 182
Beer Avg: 3.77
Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 28 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by RedDiamond:
3.85/5 rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
The Anacortes Brewery is located towards the end of the town's main street near the shipyards and a rope factory. You'll pass through the older part of downtown Anacortes to get there, absorbing its historic maritime charm en route. The restaurant is a cheery place with good lighting and a long wooden bar with a big mirror. A dozen taps include ten Anacortes beers, a cask (tapped on Fridays at 3pm) and two guest taps that recently were Chimay and an unexpected but welcome stout by Northern Lights of Spokane.
The Rockfish Grill features candlelit tables, comfortable wooden detailing, and plenty of art and carved rockfish on the walls. Acoustic buffers on the ceiling keep the sound mellow and enhance the live musical performances featured on Weds. and Saturday. Food emphasizes seafood, wood-fired pizza and other entrees, and standard barfare. Mine arrived promptly, courtesy of an attentive staff.
The 7-bbl brewery may be seen behind glass near the bar. Anacortes's regular beers include their pilsner, amber, porter, and IPA. Their other beers derive from a wide assortment of rotationals that include lagers, seasonal specialties and a mix of Belgian styles. Quality is decent, the one notable standout being the cask conditioned IPA. A small selection of bottled Belgian imports is also available. Worth a visit, especially as a lunch destination before catching a ferry to the San Juans.
11-26-2009 02:36:54 | More by RedDiamond
More User Reviews:
3.65/5 rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$$
Great place considering it is in a small town. Lots of friendly regulars. Really good Beer. Service is OK depending on who the bartender is. A bit pricey for a brewpub but its one of the only nice places in the town. Overall, great place and I will be back!
10-06-2013 11:50:11 | More by vbre23
4.3/5 rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Great place to go on a date in downtown. Right off the main street too. I had the Anacortes porter when I was there and it was really good. The food and service was on point and didn't take long at all. I was even able to sit outside on the patio and they had someone playing music out there to really set the tone. Highly recommend taking the lady here and it's not too expensive either.
09-09-2013 04:09:47 | More by Gaffattack
3.88/5 rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
My wife and I stopped in at the Anacortes brewery during the arts festival this past weekend. The place was full, as it was a nice hot sunny day and the festival was packed with people.
The restaurant has a good, homey atmosphere and is hung with brewery and fish-related artwork and memorabilia. They had upwards of a dozen of their brews on tap, including one beer on a cask engine (which I unfortunately did not get to try). The beer I did have, however, was quite good, and I look forward to returning there to try their other selections.
Service was a bit slow, but as I noted it was extremely busy in there. They might have done well to schedule more staff during the festival, however.
The food was quite good indeed. I had the fish & chips and my wife had the fried oysters, all of which was good. I would definitely recommend this place, and I plan on returning the next time I am in Anacortes.
08-06-2012 16:56:24 | More by flagmantho
4.01/5 rDev -1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
stopped in after lunch (adrift - about a block away, recommended). located on the main drag of "historic downtown anacortes".
anacortes is about 75 minutes north of seattle and is a really lovely town surrounded by mountains, the sound and the san juan islands. the sun was shining bright and it was truly a beautiful setting on a fall day.
the pub is a bit sterile in atmosphere, but it was mid-day on a Saturday. we nestled up at the bar for a few pints and caught a little football as there were a couple of basic tv's in the bar.
bartender was solid and offered up samples of a handful of styles - you could tell they get a lot of non-regulars as he had a previously rehearsed routine in order to help the customer. i settled on the cask IPA with simcoe - the best of the bunch i sampled.
awesome town, kind of a dull pub, but quality beer
11-08-2011 20:29:36 | More by dirtylou
4.86/5 rDev +20%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
I stopped here on my Northwestern odyssey only after deciding that my return east could wait a day. I was happy I did, as it was a Friday night with a live band and it had a good local vibe to the place. I was extremely impressed with their Belgian beers, amoungst the favorites of my trip while the other beers were also very solid, if not also exceptional. I did not have a chance to try the food, but it probably would not have been fair to evaluate after trying two whole samplers. I really liked this place and if I am ever in the area again, a stop here for me is definitely a must.
10-19-2011 05:50:21 | More by MilwaukeeCrusher
3.93/5 rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I've visited the Rockfish many times in the past but finally had a good experience worth writing about. In the past, I've had problems with surly bartenders not wanting to fill growlers and servers who were less then pleasant. The food has always been quite well done, great pub fare with a bit of a gourmet touch occasionally. The beer ranged from mediocre to good and there was not usually much of a selection, particularly to fill a growler. This has changed. Before they would only fill growlers with the red, amber and one other selection. Now they have six or seven and some additional selections on tap with experimental beers. Certainly a great place to go, especially to sit outside in the beer garden and enjoy a nice day in Anacortes.
09-06-2011 23:28:40 | More by Bfarr
British Columbia (Canada)
3.95/5 rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped by after tasting their beers at the Anacortes Sea Days fair in May. From their beer garden tent a dark lager and an IPA that were quite good and with the promise of 16 others on tap prompted us to check out the rest of their line up. The Rock Fish Grill is well laid out with nice decor and a casual local atmosphere. The place is comfortable , the food is good and the beer is great. This has to be the best beer/watering hole in the area. They also have regular casks tapped. Worth checking out if your in this beautiful neck of the woods.
06-14-2011 04:14:43 | More by LazyL
Anacortes Brewery & Rockfish Grill in Anacortes, WA
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