Diamond Knot Brewery
Active Beers: 30
Beer Ratings: 693
Beer Avg: 3.5
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Reviews by ccrida:
4.28/5 rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
This review is for their original location on Front St. in Mukilteo, right across from the ferry.
Atmosphere is kind of nautical shipbuilder warehouse, it used to be a garage, but there's lots of wood, exposed brick and seafaring knick-knacks, although it's very working man, complete with the peanut shells on the floor. Perhaps the greatest urinal I've ever seen, a sideways mounted A-B keg with the side cut out, awesome! A few crappy TVs in odd places, but an internet jukebox that allows me to play my favorite drinking CD of all time, The Allman Brothers Live at The Filmore East. That just got them another 2 beers of of me, and it certainly helps that my hotel is on the same block!
Quality is great, these guys make killer, quintessential NW ales, fresh and tasty, you really can't go wrong.
Service is good, laid back but attentive, a real locals vibe. I didn't sit at the bar but my glass never sat empty.
Selection is great for a brewpub, they had 11 of their own beers plus a guest tap and cider.
Food is pretty good, I had the happy hour thin crust Thai Chicken pizza, nice spice too it, tasty crisp crust, could have used a tad more peanut sauce, but I love Thai food, so I guess you can't overdo it. I'm addicted to that hot sauce (I forget the name, big clear squeeze bottle with roasters and asian lettering, green nozzle, super hot, cocktail sauce texture), and they were very liberal with it, which I loved - a perfect excuse to keep their IPAs coming! I finished with an order of the chips and salsa, which was a really chunky homemade type, very tasty. Way more chips then I needed, and when I ran out of salsa about 1/4 of the way through, they offered me more immediately.
Value is good, happy prices are $2.75 or $3.00 for pints, depending on strength. Up a buck or so after that. The pizza was only $6.50 for about a 10" thin crust, 1 hungry 1-man serving. Great brewpub, a last minute work trip I had no idea it would be right next to my hotel, what a score!
01-06-2009 01:19:01 | More by ccrida
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev -1.7%
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 -28.7%
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 -9.1%
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
Diamond Knot Brewery in Mukilteo, WA
91 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.