Harmon Restaurant & Brewery
Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ccrida:
3.75/5 rDev -1.1%
I've only sat in the bar side, but there's not big difference, and overall, this place has a pretty airy, woody, generic brewpub atmosphere, but with lots of old school skiing memorabilia, including sample flights served on modified old skis. I especially dig the 50s era B&W photo on the ladies room door of the ski chicks in bikini tops. Fair amount of TVs for watching sports, which is a plus in a brewpub for me.
I've only ever had the nacho's, which the menu says were voted Tacoma's best. They're pretty good, and ridiculously huge.
The service has always been just fine. Although, for being right next to the college, they could use a hotter wait staff. Yeah, I'm a pig. Whatever. It's a man's world...
Their selection is not bad beer wise, all the classic brew-pub ales, with the NW seasonal standards. The last time I was there, they didn't have anything on the two cask engines, which was disappointing, and they were out of their most appealing seasonal, a smoked scotch ale.
Food wise, I've only had the nacho's and they're good. But they don't have any mexican hot sauce, just tabasco, which doesn't work as well...
The pints are $3.75, and the nacho's are 8(.99?), a dollar more for beef or chicken. The beer is good, and they have happy hour specials that I've never caught, 1/2 off appetizers I think, not sure about the beer price, but it is discounted...Bottom line is I enjoy hitting this place on my way between Seattle and Portland, or when local, for work.
07-06-2007 06:00:17 | More by ccrida
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3.01/5 rDev -20.6%
Decently brewed beers - good prices at Happy Hour $3 pints. Right down the street from UW Tacoma.
Needs better selection - the 7 styles they offered were textbook microbrewery. All the styles were fair representations and good quality, nothing unique or outstanding. IPA was the best of the lot.
Food was exactly what you would expect - pub grub and pizza.
06-10-2014 12:50:44 | More by jibbsy767
3.73/5 rDev -1.6%
The service is always good at the bar. I've been there a lot of times. The regular selection is decent. They have solid beers. The seasonal styles are the most interesting. The food is pretty good stuff, but you can definitely end up walking out having spent more than you wanted. If you hit happy hour or Taco Tuesday then its not a problem; you can walk cheap. I like to sit at the bar and look at the brewing vats.
The Vanilla Porter and the Bigfoot Stout are my favorite beers here. The Steep and Deep I had for the first time this year, and at first it seemed just okay, but then I gradually started craving it. So I don't know. Maybe I can only recommend it if you go here on a regular basis. The first time or two you go its worth checking out their flagship beers but after awhile I'm sure you'll be sticking to the special stuff.
My two favorite things to do here are 1) get a couple seasonal beers and the clams, which are pretty good here and 2) get three tacos and a brew and end up spending like 10 or 12 bucks. Am I focusing too much on food, or money, or both? I have a too-much problem with food, and a too-little problem with money. I don't necessarily think the Harmon is a great beer destination that everyone must experience, but if you live in the area like I have it's a pretty good regular stop. The historic building is really cool looking. I think I'm going to have to pick up a growler of the Vanilla Porter before it rotates back out.
05-11-2013 20:56:06 | More by bundtcake
3.9/5 rDev +2.9%
Harmon has three locations. This is a review of the Brewery and Tap Room.
Nice friendly neighborhood bar that happens to have a brewery in the middle. Nothing spectacular, just nice and homey. The front has a bar and a few tables. There are pool tables in the back. Nice view of the working brewery in between.
Five tap handles. Four Harmon beers, one guest tap.
The beer is good, the food, well, go there for the beer.
We had a pizza. Don't go there for their pizza. Go for the beer.
Did I mention that the beer is good? But don't go for the pizza.
$3 pints early and $8 growler fills between 5-6
10-18-2011 02:42:06 | More by NWer
Harmon Restaurant & Brewery in Tacoma, WA
87 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.