Airways Brewing Company Beer & Bistro
Taps: 12 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
4.03/5 rDev +1.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
Located in a small mini complex near downtown Kent. A small room with an L-shaped bar around the taps and a half dozen tables near the widows. Tap list of about a dozen choices on a blackboard at one end of the room, bracketed by shelves with a few take home bottles and growlers. Friendly and fast service the times I've been there and had at least one long discussion with the cook about one of the available collaboration beers, which was interesting and educational. Tap list is split between Airways brews and some guest taps, with at least one Airways variant or collaboration ale each time I was there. I usually tried the unfamiliar choice and was very pleased each time. The first time I was there they had a rye ale they collaborated with Reuben's that was outstanding. Food is slightly upscale pub fare with burgers and grilled paninis. I've had the paninis each time as it's one of the few vegetarian options and they are quite tasty and filling. My buddy enjoyed his burger there too. I've always felt that Airways is underestimated in the area and everything I've had on tap here is in synch with their bottled beer, very nicely done. I don't get to Kent very often, but have stopped here each time. Not much to look at, but good and comfortable.
06-22-2014 22:36:48 | More by LiquidAmber
3.71/5 rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
There are two Airways in Kent, the brewery taproom and this "Beer & Bistro". With that name, I was expecting some fancy restaurant and was surprised to find a little taproom with a bar and a couple of tables. Small and pared-down, very basic.
Nice bartender and lots of regulars. You can tell this is a place frequented by those who know. No tourists here (except for us!). Bartender was very nice and the flatbread pizzas they cook up in the small kitchen are damn delicious.
As for beer, there are 12 taps, including a cider and two handles from Banbridge Brewing. House ales include Loud Lady DIPA, Falconer's Flight IPA, ESB, Chocolate Stout, Winter Ale, Red Ale... a bit of everything, and they are pretty good brews. They also sell packs and bombers to go.
Very much a worthy stop if you want a nice, locally-made beer near SeaTac before or after a flight.
03-02-2014 04:42:22 | More by DoubleSimcoe
4.43/5 rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Nice little place in Kent that serves some Airways beers on tap as well as a few guest brews. Friendly staff and kind patrons, great conversations all around. Many laughs with little usage of mobile phones. I do not see bothering going anywhere else when I am in this part of western Washington.
03-09-2013 05:49:13 | More by Hopmodium
4.25/5 rDev +7.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
We were traveling from the south of Washington to SeaTac and needed a refreshment stop along the way. Kent was on our way and boy did we luck out.
As soon as we entered the door the staff was welcoming and helpful. We learned the history of hops that used to be grown in Kent and the surrounding areas.
The houses beers were very good and the area guest beers were also good, nice variety of styles.
The flatbread we got was tasty.
Nice conversation with local patrons.
It's not well marked, but spend the time time to find it, it's a really nice place worth visiting.
06-07-2012 14:17:23 | More by youbrewidrink
3.71/5 rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
A: Kinda hidden, stark and bare inside beige walls -- how about some posters of the ol' Kent hops harvest? Quiet, no TVs some soft music.
Q: All local ales, tried their Airways ESB - nice British taste but kinda flat. Next tried Big Al's Winter Warmer, nice smoky porter but again lacked body and head. Seems to be a trend with these smaller breweries - hit and miss for quality.
S: Good, no complaints here.
S: Again, about 5 of Airways and the rest from local small breweries like Big Al's, Maritime, a couple from Poulsbo and they had a apricot cider on tap. They offer samples and also serve wine by the glass.
F: Didn't have any but they do serve panini sandwiches, warm pretzels, bread pizzas. No big kitchen.
V: Who can complain about a good beer selection in the good-beer-dead-zone. This is an oasis for those of us who don't care to drive to Seattle or Tacoma for a pint of good ale.
11-13-2011 00:17:22 | More by jkdrummer
3.6/5 rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
A: Beware. You may drive past here a few times due to lack of signage. Capable of seating 100 or so, with a blue L shaped bar. Some tables and such next to the windows. Good atmosphere.
Q: Airways beers are quality, they carry 6 house beers and 6 guest handles that range from good to suspect. I hope Airways pays much closer attention to the beers they put on draft because putting suspect beer at your location speaks volumes.
S: Service was nice and prompt. No complaints.
S: Good. 12 handles and a good mix of styles.
11-07-2011 02:03:29 | More by barleywinefiend
Airways Brewing Company Beer & Bistro in Kent, WA
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.