Diamond Knot Brewery
Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Hobbz:
4.15/5 rDev +1.5%
Ive noticed varied reviews of this establishment and also that Id wanted to review this place a few years back and guess I never did...
First, the beers / or at least A beer: I have not yet failed to make room to take back a growler of industrial IPA. Killer, killer offering. Balance of malt/hop character indeed, its not really in the IBU department that overwhelms (at approx. 75 IBU), its the hop taste rather than simply bittering and especially the brilliantly fruit-spicy aroma (dry hopping with while Columbia hops) that carry through. The yeast finishing off the OG to about 7.4% alcohol imply its drinkability. Possibly my all-time favorite draft super IPA anywhere. Its no wonder that the knotheads (owners/brewers) have trouble keeping this stuff around and sells out batches ahead of time (though Ive always found it here on draft). The other beers available are worthy also.
Now, the place: First visit, I found a funky, gritty place. Didnt have food, but didnt look like much was to offer. Really liked the run of it all, even with the smoke and the rawness of everything and everyone. With my most recent visit (2004), I still really enjoyed the tone of the place (though they did tidy things up and really expanded the food menu).
Service was very fine sat at the bar and I guess conversing about beer and local to-do things helped; also spoke with some folks adjoining the bar to get a gist of the local perspective. Had nachos which were good and filling, though didnt end up trying one of the sandwiches that looked so tasty. On a previous visit a friend and I shared some pizza, but my buddy and I were a bit too out of it at the time for me to rate.
PS a befitting mens-room fixture: AB keg refitted into a urinal to accommodate by-product of all those good suds. Nice.
11-02-2005 21:47:09 | More by Hobbz
More User Reviews:
4.59/5 rDev +12.2%
I visited this place on Saturday. The waitress in the bar was very knowledgeable and did a great job taking care of us since we kept ordering samplers and held off for food until later. When we ordered food, we just got an appetizer, since we weren't too hungry. They had huge selection of different appetizers/bar food. The food was fantastic! Now back to the beer, out of the 8 samples we had there was only 1 I wouldn't order again. However they honestly had one of the best stouts IMHO. After we paid our ticket the manager came over and talked to us for a bit. Overall the staff was really friendly and attentive. Definitely gonna come back when I am in the area!
08-11-2014 18:13:34 | More by Donkster46
4/5 rDev -2.2%
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 -29.1%
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
Diamond Knot Brewery in Mukilteo, WA
91 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.