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Diamond Knot Brewery

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Diamond Knot BreweryDiamond Knot Brewery

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

621A Front St
Mukilteo, Washington, 98275
United States

(425) 355-4488 | map

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Reviews by benito:
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3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
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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Photo of sbeaver_44
4.73/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.86/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of nwsharksfan
3.71/5  rDev -9.3%
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 -6.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Erik-P
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of JessJohn
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
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 +1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.04/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Donkster46
4.59/5  rDev +12.2%
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 +3.9%

Photo of wasnowrider
4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of NewGlarusFan
4/5  rDev -2.2%
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%

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of trytoketchup
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of suncrust
2.9/5  rDev -29.1%
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 -9.5%
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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Photo of dirtylou
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

odd spot - the drive into town passes seemingly miles of cars in queue for the whidbey ferry on a Friday afternoon. the descent into town yields lovely views of the Sound and Olympics

diamond knot is located directly across from the Sound and ferry station, adjacent to an odd local grocer and hidden from light behind large wooden doors.

inside, this place is busy as hell at 5:30 - surly locals but mostly rich seattle-ites taking off for the islands. I'm not sure where I fit in this mix, but who cares, I'm here for the DIPA aged on port/oak chips.

peanuts on the floor, waitstaff bitching about customers ordering blended beers, barfood.

tap selection was strong - a couple of mug club exclusives that were available to the public shortly after my visit, all the IPA's including the popular dipa.

i could barely sitdown before the very busy bartender was throwing a pint at me - major props for that.

cool place - has the vibe - looking forward to returning with guests

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Photo of clarkm04
4.13/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

First place I visited upon visiting Seattle and man was it worth the trip.

Diamond Knot is in a relatively small building next to the beach and a ferry station. Parking can be tough especially on the hot summer day I visited.

Atmosphere was awesome inside. Very down home and a little borderline dive barish but in a clean and cozy sort of way.

I had three beers on tap. All were outstanding. The porter was my favorite.

I totally loved the food here. Basically you cook your own meal. They bring out a heavy heated stone with what you ordered and then you cook it to your specifications. I had a great time doing this. Luckily, I did not burn anything.

The waitress was fairly friendly but a little slow at times. She messed up our drink order but promptly fixed it.

Diamond Knot is definitely worth visiting despite the drive. The food and beer are amazing. I recommended it to a buddy of mine who recently went on vacation and he immediately fell in love with what Diamond Knot has to offer.

One negative note: Their menu is unclear about their growlers. They list a growler as costing 6 or 8 dollars. That is just for the growler itself. If you fill a growler it cost like 15 bucks each. Thus instead of paying 18 or 24 dollars for 3 growlers to go, I ended up paying 45 dollars. There was no way to know this from the menu and the server did not tell me this. I still paid up and I devoured the beer with glee, but it's a good warning for future patrons.

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Photo of flagmantho
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Visited Diamond Knot again today for some lunch and a couple of brews. I showed up a little before noon on a Saturday, so the place was almost empty and my service was, consequently, great.

The atmosphere is one of a local. As the place filled up, most people knew the staff and each other. It's really got a great homey feeling.

They had about a dozen in-house brews on the menu covering a wide range of styles. I had their IPA and their hefeweizen and they were both quite good. They tap a cask of one brew on Saturdays, but sadly that is an evening thing and not available at lunchtime.

I had had their pizza in the past and thought it was good, but today I had a club sandwich with balsamic slaw and it was fantastic. They make good beers and have just great food. Overall, I highly recommend a visit to Diamond Knot if you are in the area.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
2.91/5  rDev -28.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5

A: Sropped in here on a Sat after lunch. Walked in, sat at bar and ordered up a few with wife. I had the IIPA and she had Porter.

S: We had to go out of our way to get a food menu after 10 minutes of being ignored. The staff seemed more concerned about slacking off and taking care of their regular buddies. One of the servers was terrible. Everytime a patron ordered something he threw an obvious temper tantrum behid the bar, like he was 6. The other servers just plain ignored us for other regulars and other patrons walking in well behind us. All in all. We had to beg to cash out and then got attitude, waited for 20 minutes to have a server to say a few words, plead for a menu, never ordered any food after trying to get attention of the servers.

S: Selection was good with a Porter, IPA, IIPA, Red ad others.About 10 total. They also had a guest tap or two.

All in all it was a terrible experience and I will never ever come back here. Lousy service trumps everything to me.

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Photo of RedDiamond
4.05/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Though it looks humble and somewhat touristy on the outside, the Diamond Knot Brewery & Alehouse is a boisterous and fun place to be. Its location a block from the Mukilteo Ferry and the historic Mukilteo Lighthouse assures an obvious nautical theme in that familiar yet gritty way sailors' bars can be. Peanut shells litter the floor. And the place is always a bit noisy the way places are when they're full of people having fun.

Picture a lot of old, structural wood, redbrick floors, tiled tables, and framed advertisement for English inns, and ales and such. Add ten house beers of fine quality (plus one guest beer, one cider, and one cask tapped each Thursday) and you've got a recipe for proper relaxation. Beers are customary models, well prepared, and served in big dimpled mugs. And the urinal made from an Anheuser-Busch keg is pure art. Wish I had one at my place.

The centerpieces of the food menu are the hot stone grill items. Essentially you get an array of raw foods and a hot, flat stone upon which to cook them yourself. It's fun and very popular. They also serve pizza and an array of salads and barfare. Service is friendly and competent.

If you have kids and you're looking for a more mellow setting, Diamond Knot also runs a pizza and beer house just a few blocks up the hill on Lincoln Ave. Both locations come highly recommended.

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Diamond Knot Brewery in Mukilteo, WA
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