Paradise Creek Brewery
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Active Beers: 14
Beer Ratings: 40
Beer Avg: 3.94
Taps: 6 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 3
3.88/5 rDev +6.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
The building has a lot of history, being Pullman's old Post Office. High cielings with a very open space for the main restaurant/bar area. The lighting was a bit bright. But, I liked the open tables. A ten-foot screen at one end of the restaurant area. Friendly service.
The beer selection was classic northwest--bitter/pale ale/ipa/porter. Their Dirty Blonde was my first flavor, and it was delicious. Citrusy, with a nice balance of caramally malts and light hop flavors. It stepped out from the NW standard selection the most. The pale ale was my next, and I really liked this also. The hops were more pronounced, but not over the top. They had some bigger IBU flavors if that's what you're looking for. Lastly, I had the Porter--super drinkable. Nothing flashy or different, just great roasty malt flavors smoothed into a delicious drinkable beverage.
I didn't get into the food too much. Besides a 1/4 pounder hamburger (that means small these days) I had the Champagne Salad. Simple garden greens with nuts, apples, and a really tasty dressing. Quite good. I'd definitely go back to try some the other menu items.
12-08-2010 04:54:56 | More by Travler
3.9/5 rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Paradise Creek Brewing is housed in a building which once held the post office. It was formally known as the old post office before the built the brewery. Attached to the restaurant and brewery is a shop that has homebrew supplies, a lot of wine and a small but great selection of beer: the prices of beer are average and they allow you to break up six packs. They have beers from Port brewing/lost abbey, Hair of the dog, great divide, Shipyard brewing, Old schoolhouse, Avery, and Southern tier, just to name a few.
The restaurant has a very good wine selection; they even have red wine flights. Seven taps are on currently all of them their own beer though they have the capability to have twelve beers on tap.
As far as the food menu goes they have simple menu items done very well and somewhat upscale: they have a nice selection of food items. A personal favorite of mine is the beef brisket with homemade barbeque sauce, fresh seasonal vegetables and garlic mashed potatoes.
The servers and bartenders have always been nice and productive when I have ordered from them. They were even nice when I brought my nasty little dog who tried to bit the bar tender when she was bring beer. Often times the bartender is the only one serving food and drink inside and outside. The chefs even came out and asked me how my food was. Because this place is a new brewery I think they are still reeling from the very large investment they made on the brewery, so they cannot afford a large amount of staff. Even when there is one bartender that is taking orders for food and filling up a lot of sampler trays of beers the longest I had to wait for a beer is ten minutes. This is not a fast food restaurant so don't expect to be in and out instantly but you're not going to have to wait hours for your food.
As far as the beer goes they are still a new brewery some of their beers they have down while others need work. Regardless they are trying to make good beer and the beer seems to be getting better each time I go.
Overall this is a nice little place that I believe will keep getting better and better. You would be a fool not to go to it while in Pullman.
08-23-2010 04:26:02 | More by chumba526
3.13/5 rDev -14%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
Located in the old Post Office in Pullman. I used to buy stamps and mail packages in this building when I was a kid.
The front of the building is the vintage 1930's post office. A brick building with white marble everywhere, floors, stairs, and on the walls, even in the tiny restroom. There is a beer store in the front, with about 150 bottle selections, as well as wine and Paradise Creek souvenirs. The brewery is in the basement. The front of the restaurant retains some of he old post office service windows. The restaurant is in the place where the mail was sorted and processed back in the day. The restaurant is comfy. Large couches and leather chairs in front of a fireplace. Wood floors rich woodwork on the walls and cabinetry. Black and white photographs are hung on the walls. Nice mellow music playing. It is nicely done.
Quality is good. The 2 beers I had were very well done, one perhaps a bit better than the other. They seem to be brewing quality beers, in a bit of an English style.
Service as incredibly slow and inefficient. I give it a 1.5 only because it wasn't rude. But it was slow, and painfully inefficient. Worst part of the place by far. The restaurant was not busy, 2 other tables besides ours, and it still took 10 minutes for a beer to get to the table. People at another table were having to get their own flatware. They seemed to have a lot of staff, but only one person was waiting on customers. There is no indication at the door whether to seat yourself, or wait to be greeted, but the greeting never comes. The drinks are served from one end of the building, and the food comes from the other, making it a time consuming and cumbersome operation for a single server. And the order had problems, sides paired with the wrong meals, a sandwich with mayo that was supposed to be without. The usual problems you find in a poorly run restaurant. Maybe it's better at a peak times, but it was awful at 1:30 PM.
Selection consisted of 6 regular selections and "seasonals and specials." The seasonals didn't seem to be listed anywhere, so you have to ask your server about them, which would compound the service issue at busy times. Our server volunteered some information on an unlisted IPA, otherwise I would not have known. Given the service I was not about to engage the server in conversation.
Food was very good. Much better than typical pub fare. Upscale salads and sandwiches for the most part. I had a pulled port sandwich with an apple relish that was quite good.
Value is reasonable. $3.50 pints, and the sandwiches went for for $9-10.
I visit Pullman 5 or 6 times a year, and I would be inclined to give this place another try. I'd probably sit at the bar and fore go the restaurant until the service issue is resolved. The good news is the service is probably the easiest thing to fix. If you are brewing bad beer, or serving bad food, that is much more difficult. Paradise Creek has some quality products, they just need to figure out how to deliver them to their customers in a more efficient and expeditious fashion.
08-21-2010 17:38:36 | More by RJLarse
Paradise Creek Brewery in Pullman, WA
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.