Diamond Knot Brewery
Active Beers: 30
Beer Ratings: 686
Beer Avg: 3.5
Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 28 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
4/5 rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4 | $$
The place has great food that is reasonably priced. They don't offer beer flights but they do 2oz samples for $3. Not many beers were available when I went. Service is very good. I would go back again for sure.
It is located about 20 minutes north of downtown Seattle. They have outdoor seating and the men room urinal is a cut out old Budweiser keg.
05-24-2014 15:22:47 | More by NewGlarusFan
2.9/5 rDev -28.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This building is a run down, backwoods, fisherman's depot that happens to be an alehouse. Right by the ferry terminal in a rotting property that looks like the rough Pacific Northwest winters have taken their toll. Great dilapidated character.
As you enter, a long train station sort of building opens up. Peanut shells coat the floor and waiters are running from table to table with sizzling Rueben's and other bar food concoctions. The place is smokey from the bar food and reeks of sauerkraut and roasted meats. Kind of a midwestern, deerhunter dive bar sort of vibe. One old, brick wall extends the length of the building, and overall there's a rustic, homey feel.
Diner stools, makeshift wooden and tile tables line the place. Drinks were served very sloppily, each glass wet to the touch and dripping with beer foam down the sides. Slightly annoying, but the lack of attention was sort of humbling. On our taster trays there were virtually no even pours and every time you reached for a sip, beer dripped all over you. By the end of our experience our table was covered in beer circle rings and excess beer. Very laughable. Nice variance in the beer selection, with consistency in the "Diamond Knot" flavor. Overall, nothing mind blowingly special about the brews.
Our waiter treated us as we knew nothing about beer and explained each variety offered with great detail. A bit annoying, but showed a sense of care. In general, service was looming and aggressive, almost sitting at our table waiting for us to finish our tasters to order pints. Weird pricing for tasters, half pots (half imperial pints) or pint pots (imperial pints) to make for an evenness after tax. All beers served in big mugs.
Overall, a very local bar type experience. Didn't eat, but from what I saw pretty hearty portions served on a sizzling slabs of granite and pieces of wood. Kind of like camping. I really should have hated this place, and I really wanted to, but the dilapidated lack of care created a cozy charm that just made me laugh. I felt good drinking beer here and I have no clue why. Still was great though. It's really a terrible place that offers semi-moderately tasty beer.
11-22-2011 02:26:08 | More by suncrust
3.7/5 rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This place is a small hole in the wall near the ferry terminal to Whidbey Island. I actually drove past it while not looking for it twice, instead more interested in the lighthouse and the long line of cars waiting for the ferry. When I did decide to go, the place had sort of a unique old pub feel, although I thought their beers were standard that day and nothing that really impressed me. Perhaps it was a bad day, or my taste was towards the darker beers at the time while in August they didn't seem to have as much on that end of the spectrum... although other breweries did. I did not try their food. If waiting for the ferry I might stop in for a few, otherwise I might consider other alternatives in the area that I liked better.
10-19-2011 06:23:39 | More by MilwaukeeCrusher
4.14/5 rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
odd spot - the drive into town passes seemingly miles of cars in queue for the whidbey ferry on a Friday afternoon. the descent into town yields lovely views of the Sound and Olympics
diamond knot is located directly across from the Sound and ferry station, adjacent to an odd local grocer and hidden from light behind large wooden doors.
inside, this place is busy as hell at 5:30 - surly locals but mostly rich seattle-ites taking off for the islands. I'm not sure where I fit in this mix, but who cares, I'm here for the DIPA aged on port/oak chips.
peanuts on the floor, waitstaff bitching about customers ordering blended beers, barfood.
tap selection was strong - a couple of mug club exclusives that were available to the public shortly after my visit, all the IPA's including the popular dipa.
i could barely sitdown before the very busy bartender was throwing a pint at me - major props for that.
cool place - has the vibe - looking forward to returning with guests
08-20-2011 04:59:44 | More by dirtylou
4.13/5 rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
First place I visited upon visiting Seattle and man was it worth the trip.
Diamond Knot is in a relatively small building next to the beach and a ferry station. Parking can be tough especially on the hot summer day I visited.
Atmosphere was awesome inside. Very down home and a little borderline dive barish but in a clean and cozy sort of way.
I had three beers on tap. All were outstanding. The porter was my favorite.
I totally loved the food here. Basically you cook your own meal. They bring out a heavy heated stone with what you ordered and then you cook it to your specifications. I had a great time doing this. Luckily, I did not burn anything.
The waitress was fairly friendly but a little slow at times. She messed up our drink order but promptly fixed it.
Diamond Knot is definitely worth visiting despite the drive. The food and beer are amazing. I recommended it to a buddy of mine who recently went on vacation and he immediately fell in love with what Diamond Knot has to offer.
One negative note: Their menu is unclear about their growlers. They list a growler as costing 6 or 8 dollars. That is just for the growler itself. If you fill a growler it cost like 15 bucks each. Thus instead of paying 18 or 24 dollars for 3 growlers to go, I ended up paying 45 dollars. There was no way to know this from the menu and the server did not tell me this. I still paid up and I devoured the beer with glee, but it's a good warning for future patrons.
07-28-2010 20:18:17 | More by clarkm04
4.18/5 rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Visited Diamond Knot again today for some lunch and a couple of brews. I showed up a little before noon on a Saturday, so the place was almost empty and my service was, consequently, great.
The atmosphere is one of a local. As the place filled up, most people knew the staff and each other. It's really got a great homey feeling.
They had about a dozen in-house brews on the menu covering a wide range of styles. I had their IPA and their hefeweizen and they were both quite good. They tap a cask of one brew on Saturdays, but sadly that is an evening thing and not available at lunchtime.
I had had their pizza in the past and thought it was good, but today I had a club sandwich with balsamic slaw and it was fantastic. They make good beers and have just great food. Overall, I highly recommend a visit to Diamond Knot if you are in the area.
04-17-2010 20:17:01 | More by flagmantho
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