Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
Active Beers: 38
Beer Ratings: 1,926
Beer Avg: 3.62
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Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
3.83/5 rDev -1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Located in the business / industrial part of town , the brewery bar is in a small building. Parking is pretty easy here. The interior is on the small side with lots of fishy decor. The atmosphere has a small town bar feel to it, very casual. Seafood and sandwichs highlight the food menu here, which isn't too bad. Service is friendly enough, but like most brewpubs I've been to the staff is not very beer savvy. Lots of Fish Tale and Leavenworth brews on tap highlight the beer selection, with some 750's of their big beers available to go. They'll fill your growler or container with any of their on tap brews. Last time I visited I got a gallon of the Poseidon stout to go... for $9.95,a pretty reasonable price by any standard.
Worth a visit if only for the great growler prices.
05-25-2005 19:01:23 | More by beerceller99
3.8/5 rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This place is located right in downtown Olympia, but with plenty of parking if you are driving (as I was). I was there relatively late on a weekday night, but there was a pretty decent crowd in the bar area. Low key but not weirdly quite, just what I want in a brewpub.
The service was good as one would expect when sitting at the bar. My glass never sat empty for too long and the food came pretty quick.
They had a good selection with probably eight house beers on tap and three house ciders. I didn't try any of the cider, but its a nice option if you are into that sort of thing. The beer ranged from average to good with the highlight being an IPA on cask
I ordered a salad and a pitcher of mussels. The salad was a pretty mediocre, romaine lettuce and way too much dressing affair, but the mussels were much better. They actually did come in a pitcher and were steamed in the standard broth of beer, spices and onions. I have had better mussels, but these were good and there were a hell of a lot of them.
Overall it was a good experience and I would definitely stop by again if I was in Olympia.
10-09-2009 05:32:10 | More by nickfl
3.6/5 rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$$
my local brewery is a place i don't visit often, mostly because they make average beer. granted it is organic, or most of it, but that does not mean you have to make a beer that tastes merely ok. they have their fish lineup, consisting typically of about 7 beers, as well as the leavenworth line that they bought a few years back, which is another 6 beers or so. i only come here to see what they have on cask, which occasionally is awesome, like 10 squared or leviathan, but more likely it'll be the mudshark porter which is ok. they do beer to go, and growlers, but not of everything. they also have 3 ciders on tap, one of which, the dark and dry, is of incredible flavor. however, i just found out that they make their cider from concentrate, which hardly counts. it makes me a little sad. the food is pubby, and on the good side of pubby. personally, i always get the emu burger, because its the only place i know that'll serve me ground emu on a bun. cooked, too.
03-13-2010 05:15:18 | More by olympuszymurgus
3.5/5 rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Have made one visit here so far...The beers on on tap were all good, (had the Mud Shark Porter,Organic ale, and the Hefe).
Food was great, would have tried more items if my appetite would have allowed. Interesting interior, open and roomy.Came in on a Sunday around mid afternoon so not very crowded.
Service was slow, and the wait staff was aloof, don't know if it was my military style haircut or not.(maybe).
Definitly the yuppie and old 60's hangout, for the area, but that seems to be the standard in Oly. Will go back again as long as the beer is good and food is hot.
11-09-2008 17:42:38 | More by hawkseven
3.43/5 rDev -11.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
A: I was a regular here for years, before and after the rennovation. The sound attenuates alot here since the rennovation. Parking is available on the street or the lot to the side and its always warm and cozy inside. The bar is big and greets you when you walk in.
Q: The beer has always been good but since about 2006 I have noticed a big decline in quality on many beers, a few have improved and some how manged winning at GABF
S: Service was always decent to me, I mixed and mingled with the staff and they never forget me or my name. If you are new and you sit in a corner that is how you will be treated. This place is BIG on locals and the college crowd nearby.
S: Usually a dozen handles or more including a Cask. Growlers and bottles to go..kegs too. You won't find anything uber exciting here.
F: Has always been pretty good
10-10-2011 21:39:30 | More by barleywinefiend
3.38/5 rDev -12.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$$
Average atmosphere inside, horrible marketing, their apparel is super expensive, not at all creative or distinctive. I usually like to roll out with something from a place while on beercations, but this place, just couldn't drop like 45-50 on a hoodie.
Decent enough beers, haven't had the stout, but wouldn't really stray far from the pale or ipa here. Nothing too exotic have I ever seen from these guys. Enjoyed my salmon there, but seemed a little pricey overall. In downtown Olympia, cooler artwork and ambiance outside as opposed to inside the place. Worth checking out, but don't go out of your way to get here. Streets can be kind of weird downtown.
01-14-2011 22:26:06 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub in Olympia, WA
88 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.