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Taps: 12 / Bottles: 5
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by RedDiamond:
3.23/5 rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
An email bulletin from the folks at Baron Brewing persuaded me to drop in on their new pub for its opening night party. To promote the event they offered free beer to anyone dressed as a pirate. When the local pirate society (apparently there is one) got word of free beer, every swashbuckling matey and lusty wench in town showed up to sing pirate songs and the like. Kinda fun.
Not surprisingly, the taplines at Pillager's dispense plenty of Baron's German-style beers (7 taps) and their more recent line of Three Skulls ales (3 taps). Also on hand was a Diamond Knot ale and... guess which Belgian Ale? That's right, Piraat. They also serve a mead and a tiny selection of wine. Pillager's is a tavern and serves no hard liquor.
Pillager's is a single L-shaped barroom in the bustling Greenwood district across Greenwood Ave. from the Naked City taphouse. A large nautical mural fills one wall and much of the otherwise spartan decor is adorned with knotted ropes, a map of the Caribbean, and so forth. Not surprisingly, the place doesn't feel broken in yet. Eventually the park bench-style tables will absorb some character. Meanwhile, Pillager's marks the first bartop I can recall that's made of black granite.
I do have to ding them for service. The staff was friendly and reasonably attentive given the melee of an opening night full of beer drinking pirates. And I can excuse the fact that I ordered one beer, the server misattributed its alcohol content, and I was served another beer instead. But it's NEVER good form to refill an empty glass with another beer without rinsing, especially if the second beer differs from the first. Pillager's bar has two Belgian-style glass rinse stations. After making the investment in this classy appliance, a no-rinse refill should never occur. Oh, and the food is nothing special.
Still, I'm glad there's a reliable outlet for Baron beers. Their old taproom was no more than a five-tap broom closet where they are no longer allowed to serve full pints. At Pillager's you can drink from the full spectrum of Baron/Three Skulls beers then walk over to Naked City for a taste of something different.
04-01-2009 03:30:19 | More by RedDiamond
More User Reviews:
3.88/5 rDev +9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
A: Impressed. The server was cool and the place was pretty laid back. Some football games going, small bar with plenty of seating. Pirate theme all over. Chill
Q: Had the Blood Orange Wit which was very good and the Pils was alright. All beers, even the gues handles were good quality
S: The servers were very cool and talkative, plenty generous too
S: About twenty handles of Three Skulls and Baron brews, inclusding guest handles from Stone, Roslyn, Alpine and so on
F: Had the Pork nachos and it was good, lots of food too
09-13-2010 02:09:32 | More by barleywinefiend
Pillager's Pub in Seattle, WA
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.