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Diamond Knot Brewery

Not Rated.
Diamond Knot BreweryDiamond Knot Brewery
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

32 Ratings
Ratings: 32
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.54%
Active Beers: 27
Beer Ratings: 720
Beer Avg: 3.45
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

621A Front St
Mukilteo, Washington, 98275
United States
phone: (425) 355-4488

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Reviews by ccrida:
Photo of ccrida
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%

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!

ccrida, Jan 06, 2009
More User Reviews:
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4.04/5  rDev -1%

Beardo, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of Donkster46
4.59/5  rDev +12.5%

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!

Donkster46, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Keepnitrl
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Keepnitrl, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of wasnowrider
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

wasnowrider, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of NewGlarusFan
4/5  rDev -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.

NewGlarusFan, May 24, 2014
Photo of ZachT
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

ZachT, May 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

trytoketchup, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of suncrust
2.9/5  rDev -28.9%

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.

suncrust, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%

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.

MilwaukeeCrusher, Oct 19, 2011
Photo of dirtylou
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%

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

dirtylou, Aug 20, 2011
Photo of clarkm04
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

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.

clarkm04, Jul 28, 2010
Photo of flagmantho
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%

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.

flagmantho, Apr 17, 2010
Photo of barleywinefiend
2.91/5  rDev -28.7%

A: Sropped in here on a Sat after lunch. Walked in, sat at bar and ordered up a few with wife. I had the IIPA and she had Porter.

S: We had to go out of our way to get a food menu after 10 minutes of being ignored. The staff seemed more concerned about slacking off and taking care of their regular buddies. One of the servers was terrible. Everytime a patron ordered something he threw an obvious temper tantrum behid the bar, like he was 6. The other servers just plain ignored us for other regulars and other patrons walking in well behind us. All in all. We had to beg to cash out and then got attitude, waited for 20 minutes to have a server to say a few words, plead for a menu, never ordered any food after trying to get attention of the servers.

S: Selection was good with a Porter, IPA, IIPA, Red ad others.About 10 total. They also had a guest tap or two.

All in all it was a terrible experience and I will never ever come back here. Lousy service trumps everything to me.

barleywinefiend, Mar 28, 2010
Photo of RedDiamond
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%

Though it looks humble and somewhat touristy on the outside, the Diamond Knot Brewery & Alehouse is a boisterous and fun place to be. Its location a block from the Mukilteo Ferry and the historic Mukilteo Lighthouse assures an obvious nautical theme in that familiar yet gritty way sailors' bars can be. Peanut shells litter the floor. And the place is always a bit noisy the way places are when they're full of people having fun.

Picture a lot of old, structural wood, redbrick floors, tiled tables, and framed advertisement for English inns, and ales and such. Add ten house beers of fine quality (plus one guest beer, one cider, and one cask tapped each Thursday) and you've got a recipe for proper relaxation. Beers are customary models, well prepared, and served in big dimpled mugs. And the urinal made from an Anheuser-Busch keg is pure art. Wish I had one at my place.

The centerpieces of the food menu are the hot stone grill items. Essentially you get an array of raw foods and a hot, flat stone upon which to cook them yourself. It's fun and very popular. They also serve pizza and an array of salads and barfare. Service is friendly and competent.

If you have kids and you're looking for a more mellow setting, Diamond Knot also runs a pizza and beer house just a few blocks up the hill on Lincoln Ave. Both locations come highly recommended.

RedDiamond, Dec 04, 2009
Photo of ScreamForMe
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%

DK is one of those places you wish you lived next to - at least I do. Very laid back atmosphere - not a dive - but very "lived in". Peanut shells adorn the floor as pints of tasty brews are served up.

The food is quite good. If you've had too many - stay away from the hot rocks (as I call them). They're awesome for cooking your food when somewhat sober, a burn fest when you've had too much to drink. I suppose some would find that entertaining, though.

If you're a real ale/cask BA - give 'em a call or check the website to see what cask is being served up on cask night!

A fantastic place to have a few!

ScreamForMe, Mar 11, 2009
Photo of Reagan1984
4.04/5  rDev -1%

Have to say thanks to all the BA'ers that recommended I hit Diamond Knot while I was in Lynwood on business. Would not have stumbled upon this place without it. My only regret is that I ate dinner with business associated before hitting this spot. Food looked great and John, the bartender, told me that Hot Stone cooking was their specialty. I have to agree as I saw about 15 of these Hot Stones served while I enjoyed a couple of brews.

The atmosphere was absolutely fantastic. Looked like I was in a scene from "The Perfect Storm" It was just like a bar that commercial fishermen would hang out at after returning from the sea. Peanut shells were strewn about the floor and really added to the character. The service was fantastic and friendly. John could not have been nicer and more accommodating.

I enjoyed the IPA and the Industrial Ho Ho (Winter Warmer) I enjoyed both but would actually pick the Ho Ho if I had to choose another. The beer menu featured one guest draft in addition to the 10 or so that are brewed by Diamond Knot.

I would say this is a nice stop if you happen to be in this area. I thank the BA'ers for sending me to Mukilteo.. I like the town name and I like Diamond Knot.

Reagan1984, Dec 09, 2008
Photo of beertunes
4.83/5  rDev +18.4%

Even though this is an hour ( in good traffic) south of my house it is the one brewery I HAVE to take all my visitors to. Sometimes we even miss the locals and drive past 4 more breweries on the way. I have never been disappointed in any of their beers. The servers have always been fun and friendly, and more importantly never falsely over-friendly. The Brown Ale is malty and nicely rounded, a great change from the generic over-hopped examples we usually get up here. The IPA is is sharp and well balanced. You must come here.

beertunes, Nov 13, 2008
Photo of kosmoraios
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%

[edit] I'm tempted to give Diamond Knot a horrible review, because I want it all to myself!

Amazing little place. Highly recommended. Small, wharf-bar type atmosphere with excellent beer, peanuts on the floor, and a sign over the bar that says "Hopheds welcome" (sic).

Atmosphere is great, with bar and table seating, an easy chair, bookshelves, and very cool old beer and boating memorabilia. "Only Washington Beer Pours Here", it says. Many different ales, along with small-batch brews not listed - but I picked up a growler of their Shipwreck XXXIPA for $12.50. ABV? Unknown. At least 12%. Check the beer menu every time, it changes!

The prices are great and the food is amazing. A lot of the food is served stone-grill style - that is, they bring the meat out on a 750-degree stone and let you cook it at your table. The salmon is wonderful, as is the Beerish Dip - A french dip with Stout Au Jus.

I'll be returning. Alot.

kosmoraios, Sep 06, 2008
Photo of BigMcLargeHuge
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%

I love this place. The food is really good because you get to cook some of it yourself. If it goes wrong then you only have yourself to blame. Try a few of their pizzas (you don't get to cook those). Those are really good. This place offers a couple of great beers. The Industrial IPA you can really sink your teeth into. A couple of gripes are the first come first serve seating that can be a real problem. Once you get more than a couple parties waiting, then what happens? You can end up waiting all night and not get seated. They don't let children in the place even when the child is less than 6 months old. I guess they're afraid we'll give the little tyke a beer. Good thing there is more than one dinner option in the immediate area. The re-conditioned Ivar's is really nice and serve at a minimum the Diamond Knot IPA. Nice alternative when you're toting a 6 mo old.

BigMcLargeHuge, Aug 29, 2008
Photo of therica
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Great discovery as we accidentally wandered down to the coast and looked to our left at the last stop-sign before the ferry.

The exterior looks like any "good ol' drinkin' bar" but it isn't, at all. Interesting rustic decor inside, great views of the vats. Fascinating urinal in the mens' room-- a well-deserving metal Budweiser keg, cut open and hung on the wall. Mounted too high for my own 5ft 10in height, tho!

Laid-back atmosphere, very informal. Friendly clientele, not to mention the workers. Reasonably fast service although occasionally they seem a little short-handed, but eventually they come running over to keep up with your needs.

Fun sampler-rack for a great price. Superb spectacular beers.

Food selection is modestly limited but all were interesting and superb in taste and quality. We had the smoked-salmon for appetizer, well-worth the money. We had the Reuben sandwich which is brought out on a 700-degree F hot brick, with the corned beef and sauerkraut still cooking in front of you (don't touch!) so you can play with the food and make your own sandwiches. Lotsa fun, really.

We can't wait to get back.

therica, Jul 26, 2008
Photo of dbalsock
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%

The atmosphere was definitely wharf-bar with peanuts on the floor and a nice long bar. There's tables near the bar, with a few in the back. TV's run throughout the place, but they're easy to ignore and easy to see... the best of both worlds. The place looked like it was full of mostly locals. I had some pizza and I didn't find it particularly amazing. There were a lot of people ordering stone-grilled meat and veggie dishes, where they grill the food in front of them. Personally, I don't find this very appealing, and usually prefer someone else to cook my food at a restaurant, but a lot of people seemed to enjoy it. The service was fantastic. I was brought a beer while waiting for a table and then brought beer and food promptly while sitting at a table. The staff were friendly and on-top of things while the place was very busy (full on a tuesday night). They seemed to communicate well and seemed to work like a team. The beer selection was good with numerous beers available, all of which were good. Their ESB was quite notable and I would go back again just to have it.

dbalsock, Jun 01, 2008
Photo of Derek
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

I had the Hawaiian loau for lunch (on the do-it-yourself stone grill). Stone grills are great, and they're generally found at fairly 'swanky' restaurants... not places with peanut shells on the floor. Really inexpensive for a stone grill.

Great quality, relaxed atmosphere. Waiter was friendly & knowledgable, service was great.

Coolest urinal on earth... a Anheuser Busch keg!

The beer was fresh & well-crafted.

I highly recommend it.

The nearby lighthouse is a cute little place, though the state 'park' is mainly a parking lot.

Derek, Aug 11, 2007
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Diamond Knot Brewery in Mukilteo, WA
91 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.