Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
Active Beers: 38
Beer Ratings: 1,932
Beer Avg: 3.62
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Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by idResponse:
2.48/5 rDev -35.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3 | $$$$
The Fishbowl Brewpub is the place to pick up anything Fishtale Ale related. They always have something on tap you can't find in bottles, and you can always buy a growler there. I really enjoy many of the Fishtale Ale products, however, I have been put off by the pub.
The place is a haunt for the local yuppie crowds and the place fills up rather quickly at night, especially on the weekends. The people there are rather snobbish and don't seem to enjoy new faces showing up in their territory. The staff there tend to be about the same way and really don't understand the products they are serving or care to talk much about them.
Once during an early day when there wasn't a crowd there, a friend and I went for lunch. We had a plate of nachos and a couple pints. We stepped outside for a quick (horrible!) cigarette and upon opening the door to finish half a pint and some more nachos, the bar had already been cleared.
Thanks for throwing away some perfectly good beer and losing a future customer, Fishbowl.
05-03-2006 21:55:41 | More by idResponse
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4.15/5 rDev +7.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
4/19/12 - Visited the Fish Tale Brew Pub while on vacation after a long day on Hurricane Ridge.
It was a busy Thursday night and we seated ourselves next to some dude heavily engaged in his electronice device, after asking him if the seats we wanted were occupied and seeing his reaction on his face, we decided to sit elsewhere. The group of people we chose to sat next to wound up being rude and self-involved to the point where we wondered if we had stumbled into some dimension where the ego is all that exists. Luckily the patrons were the worst part of this visit.
Our patient waitress talked to us about some of her favorite brews so we decided to try Soundkeeper Organic Pale Ale. I had tried an organic beer from Deschutes the day before and was pleasantly surprised by the presence of flavor and lack of gimmick so once again I was happy with my choice to go with organic beer on recommendations. I liked it so much I went with their organic IPA to join my Wild Salmon & Chips which was tasty and fresh. Since I had to drive back to Seattle after dinner I convinced my wife to order the Hodgson's DIPA to go with her Fishbowl Salad with smoked salmon and she quite enjoyed the unusual pairing. Fair prices, quality service, above-average pub fair and diverse beers will keep me coming back here next time I am in town.
06-02-2012 02:49:19 | More by Hopmodium
Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub in Olympia, WA
88 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.