Diamond Knot Brewery
Active Beers: 30
Beer Ratings: 689
Beer Avg: 3.5
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Reviews by therica:
4.25/5 rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Great discovery as we accidentally wandered down to the coast and looked to our left at the last stop-sign before the ferry.
The exterior looks like any "good ol' drinkin' bar" but it isn't, at all. Interesting rustic decor inside, great views of the vats. Fascinating urinal in the mens' room-- a well-deserving metal Budweiser keg, cut open and hung on the wall. Mounted too high for my own 5ft 10in height, tho!
Laid-back atmosphere, very informal. Friendly clientele, not to mention the workers. Reasonably fast service although occasionally they seem a little short-handed, but eventually they come running over to keep up with your needs.
Fun sampler-rack for a great price. Superb spectacular beers.
Food selection is modestly limited but all were interesting and superb in taste and quality. We had the smoked-salmon for appetizer, well-worth the money. We had the Reuben sandwich which is brought out on a 700-degree F hot brick, with the corned beef and sauerkraut still cooking in front of you (don't touch!) so you can play with the food and make your own sandwiches. Lotsa fun, really.
We can't wait to get back.
07-26-2008 00:51:53 | More by therica
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4/5 rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4 | $$
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 -28.6%
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 -8.9%
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%
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
Diamond Knot Brewery in Mukilteo, WA
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