Diamond Knot Brewery
Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by beerceller99:
3.75/5 rDev -8.3%
I discovered this place some ten years ago when I was working at the Lazy B just up the road. At the time the brewerys massively hopped IPA's were cutting edge radical, and I loved 'em !
I was in town for Easter 2005 visiting relatives and stopped by for old times sake.
The brewery is just across the street from a ferry landing on Puget Sound. Pretty easy to find if you're in the Seattle area, just follow the highway signs to the Mukilteo-Clinton ferry.
The pub has a small six stool bar with maybe a dozen or so tables. Wooden rafters overhead , a cubby with a stacked bookshelf and a sofa - loveseat to lounge around on makes for a comfortable, casual atmosphere .The air in here can get pretty thick with their anything you wanna smoke rule.
The mens room has a very appropriate piss beer keg for a urinal !
The brewery is in the back of the building, and sitting at a table here requires a jacket in the winter time- it's cold back there.
Most of the customers are locals or people waiting in the long line to board the ferry .
The pub not only pours it's own brews ,they also have guest taps- usually from a local micro. Loads of bottled import and micro's are also available. The brewerys big beers are my favorites ; the IPA, Industrial IPA and seasonal Barleywine.
The service here is spotty and the servers generally not very beer savvy.
The food is a little better than typical pub grub.
If you're a hop head this place is a must visit in the Seattle area.
05-14-2005 13:59:44 | More by beerceller99
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.