Diamond Knot Brewery

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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

621A Front St
Mukilteo, Washington, 98275
United States

(425) 355-4488 | map
diamondknot.com

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Reviews:
396
Ratings:
941
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BA Score:
4.08/5
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
45
pDev:
10.05%
 
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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 28
Reviews by benito:
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3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Here's a diamond in the rough. As my friend and I made our way slowly and beerily from the San Juan Islands to Anacortes, we swung off of interstate 5 to check out Diamond Knot. Our lucky day...this is a cool feeling place, a long, dimly lit and dirty-ish barroom that fits well with the seaside aesthetic of the decor and the town of Mukilteo itself. I knew this place had character as soon as I stepped on the peanut shells that cover the floor.

At 4 on a Friday, they were packed with what seemed to be a mix of locals and folks waiting to get on the ferry. We had to scramble to grab a table and a server, but the wait was worth it. My IPA was a classy version of the style: well-hopped but not overdone in an attempt to be more authentically 'Northwest' a la Scuttlebutt IPA or Rogue Brutal Bitter.

Our bruschetta was well-priced and tasty, and it came with a homemade kalimata olive dip. The rest of the happy hour menu was fairly straightforward--pizza and pub grub, but it looked and smelled good from afar.

We only stayed for one beer (Seattle was beckoning), but if I'm ever paddling Washington's northern coast again, Diamond Knot will be a must visit on my list.

Highly recommended.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of U2Chaser
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of morebeergood
3.55/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Needmorebeer312
4/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of IpeeA
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of mactrail
3.66/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

This is pretty much the standard-issue brewpub, but it's a refuge if you're in Mukilteo on a chilly night. Or a thirsty moment anytime. Across from the ferry terminal and if you're staying at the Silver Cloud motel it's the place to go.

A long narrow bar with a long wall of north-facing windows. A book nook and a coffee house in the other side. Loud music, peanuts in the shell on your table. Even the barmaids and waitresses look like they were born for the job.

Beers are the usual styles along with an Azacca hop IPA, a Rye ale, and a peach Wit. Drinkable if not memorable. Typical pub food-- tacos, sliders, pizzas, chicken salad. All very jovial and seems to be a successful venture in the right place. [Notes from 21 Aug 2017 visit]

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Photo of sbeaver_44
4.73/5  rDev +15.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of nwsharksfan
3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

This place is usually pretty busy and is situated next to the Mukilteo ferry dock - which while it offers nice views (not so much from inside the place though as it is situated on the inland side of the street), it makes it a bit of a pain to get to. If there's a wait there is a lighthouse, beach, and park nearby to help you pass the time. I've been here several times. The interior of the place offers nothing special - unless you're entertained by the keg turned into a urinal. The service is fair. The food choices are better than your typical brew pub - but still the greasy food that is typical for this type of establishment. Last time I went I ordered the chicken fried meatloaf sandwich which was ridiculously large and quite tasty - if not a tad unhealthy. Their beers are all pretty good - far better than nearby Scuttlebutt or Red Hook. Their Rye Knot IPA is my favorite. It's definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Photo of rab53
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Erik-P
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of JessJohn
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I have been going to Diamond Knot brewery for around 10 years now. I thoroughly enjoy the bar side. Peanut shells can be the thrown to the ground, and on a busy night you can barely hear your mates talking, but that has always been the draw there. It's a warm cozy bar feel. Brick walls, dirty floors and excellent beer. The service has always been amazing with girls and guys with great personalities who also know the brews well and can give a good suggestion. The food is excellent as well (mm bacon PB burger). My 'go to' here is the Hef, during the warmer months. Have a pitcher of this light cloudy beer, then take a stroll on the Mukilteo waterfront. A perfect night!

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Photo of italianstallion
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of TheBungyo
4/5  rDev -2%

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4.04/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Donkster46
4.59/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

I visited this place on Saturday. The waitress in the bar was very knowledgeable and did a great job taking care of us since we kept ordering samplers and held off for food until later. When we ordered food, we just got an appetizer, since we weren't too hungry. They had huge selection of different appetizers/bar food. The food was fantastic! Now back to the beer, out of the 8 samples we had there was only 1 I wouldn't order again. However they honestly had one of the best stouts IMHO. After we paid our ticket the manager came over and talked to us for a bit. Overall the staff was really friendly and attentive. Definitely gonna come back when I am in the area!

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Photo of Keepnitrl
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of wasnowrider
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of NewGlarusFan
4/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

The place has great food that is reasonably priced. They don't offer beer flights but they do 2oz samples for $3. Not many beers were available when I went. Service is very good. I would go back again for sure.

It is located about 20 minutes north of downtown Seattle. They have outdoor seating and the men room urinal is a cut out old Budweiser keg.

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Photo of ZachT
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of trytoketchup
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of suncrust
2.9/5  rDev -28.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5

This building is a run down, backwoods, fisherman's depot that happens to be an alehouse. Right by the ferry terminal in a rotting property that looks like the rough Pacific Northwest winters have taken their toll. Great dilapidated character.

As you enter, a long train station sort of building opens up. Peanut shells coat the floor and waiters are running from table to table with sizzling Rueben's and other bar food concoctions. The place is smokey from the bar food and reeks of sauerkraut and roasted meats. Kind of a midwestern, deerhunter dive bar sort of vibe. One old, brick wall extends the length of the building, and overall there's a rustic, homey feel.

Diner stools, makeshift wooden and tile tables line the place. Drinks were served very sloppily, each glass wet to the touch and dripping with beer foam down the sides. Slightly annoying, but the lack of attention was sort of humbling. On our taster trays there were virtually no even pours and every time you reached for a sip, beer dripped all over you. By the end of our experience our table was covered in beer circle rings and excess beer. Very laughable. Nice variance in the beer selection, with consistency in the "Diamond Knot" flavor. Overall, nothing mind blowingly special about the brews.

Our waiter treated us as we knew nothing about beer and explained each variety offered with great detail. A bit annoying, but showed a sense of care. In general, service was looming and aggressive, almost sitting at our table waiting for us to finish our tasters to order pints. Weird pricing for tasters, half pots (half imperial pints) or pint pots (imperial pints) to make for an evenness after tax. All beers served in big mugs.

Overall, a very local bar type experience. Didn't eat, but from what I saw pretty hearty portions served on a sizzling slabs of granite and pieces of wood. Kind of like camping. I really should have hated this place, and I really wanted to, but the dilapidated lack of care created a cozy charm that just made me laugh. I felt good drinking beer here and I have no clue why. Still was great though. It's really a terrible place that offers semi-moderately tasty beer.

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Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

This place is a small hole in the wall near the ferry terminal to Whidbey Island. I actually drove past it while not looking for it twice, instead more interested in the lighthouse and the long line of cars waiting for the ferry. When I did decide to go, the place had sort of a unique old pub feel, although I thought their beers were standard that day and nothing that really impressed me. Perhaps it was a bad day, or my taste was towards the darker beers at the time while in August they didn't seem to have as much on that end of the spectrum... although other breweries did. I did not try their food. If waiting for the ferry I might stop in for a few, otherwise I might consider other alternatives in the area that I liked better.

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Diamond Knot Brewery in Mukilteo, WA
Brewery rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 941 ratings