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Maritime Pacific Brewing Company

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3.63/5
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673 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1111 N.W. Ballard Way
Seattle, Washington, 98107
United States

(206) 782-6181 | map
maritimebrewery.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
34
Reviews:
341
Ratings:
673
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.84/5
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
43
pDev:
9.64%
 
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Photo of Keene
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Overlooked by many younger transplants to Seattle's Ballard neighborhood, The Jolly Roger Taproom at Maritime Pacific is a laid back, comfortable environment where families are welcome, service is brisk, and the staff is friendly whether they recognize you or not. A number of windows brighten up the room, which has a nautical theme. In addition to draft beer the drinks list includes one or more cask ales, a cider, several wines by the glass, and various nonalcoholic options. The food menu isn't extensive and concentrates on classic pub fare, with a few surprises—oyster sliders, Andouille-cornbread bread pudding, cider smoked salmon—thrown in for good measure. And for dessert? Beer floats, of course.

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Photo of frasergrove
3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of armytoothdoc
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Digging the nautical theme. Really good service. Had a few beers of the hoppy variety on tap, but nothing that really stood out.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Feels like an English pub. The beers aren't anything spectacular but they'll do. The highlight is the food. Get the clams for sure. A real treat. You'll want to pig out and shouldn't be ashamed to do so.

Vibe is friendly and inviting and the service is good and attentive and quick.

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Photo of IPAchris
3.44/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

Photo of flagmantho
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

I visited Maritime Pacific (specifically, the Jolly Roger Taproom connected to the brewery) this last weekend for the first time. I rather like the place; it's clearly been around for a while and has a very lived-in feel. Lots of wood furnishings with a nautical theme definitely give this place more of a pub atmosphere than that of a brewery, but it's still a nice place to hang out.

They had about a dozen taps available, including a couple cask offerings, and while I only had a couple of beers while I was there they were quite decent. Service was totally reasonable and the food wasn't half-bad either.

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Photo of einman
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Hawkfish
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of bumchilly25
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of italianstallion
3.49/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of Anaxagoris
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of mr-jj
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Nice place - nautical theme. Service was friendly and prompt. Good menu - really good food. Beer selection is just their own stuff - it's good, not great.

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Photo of Bnoise11
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of BeerisUber
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of HoppySeb
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of DOCRW
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of grizzbar
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of BVukelich
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Went here a couple years ago and had some massive sandwich with beef patty, fried egg, bacon, etc....screamed heart attack. Delicious! Recently back in the area and that item was gone but my buddies and I all loved our burgers and sandwiches. Service and menu selection is good. We shared a pitcher of their seasonal dry hopped IPA, it rocked! Yes, many places to choose from in the constantly growing Ballard / Fremont area. Worth a stop for lunch and beer, at least once.

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Photo of Zach122
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

Was an early Friday afternoon so I got good service and the beers on the flight were good but not great. This should mean nothing to others, as I am not as well versed in West Coast styles as palettes there tend to be different than the Midwest. I did think the IPA was good and their Winter Warmer is a doozy. There is fierce competition in Seattle when it comes to beer... if it was anywhere else I would visit again but in this instance there are other places nearby I would rather visit.

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Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of beertunes
3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

I had never visited the old location and finally hit the new one last night. A reasonably attractive room with a nautical theme (I hate pirates tho), as is fitting for the Fremont/Ballard area of Seattle.

The quality of MP's brews is always top shelf and there was a decent selection of beers, many of which don't seem to make out in the wider distribution that their mainline beers do.

The service I had at the bar was decent, not great, not terrible. I did have to expend some effort in getting the bartenders attention when I had a couple simple questions/request however.

Considering it's location in Seattle, the prices were very fair. I had 2 items off the appetizer menu, Double sliders (which were very good, tasty and filling) and beer-battered, deep fried bacon (which was a bit too bready, I thought. And I only had room for 1 of the 4 strips. I took the rest to go and gave them to friends), 1 pint, 1 small glass and a taster and my total was under $20.

Overall, a worthy visit when your in or near Seattle.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Stopped in here to finally check out the new and more expanisve Jolly Roger taproom. Parking is easier now. The place is larger, more regualr seating but no old heaters/stoves. Quality is still good. Service was good. I never waited on anything. Selection was good. Any given day you with find the Pale, IIPA which I never found to be imperial, pils, lager, amber but nothing exotic. Food has taken a turn for the worse. The old fried pickles were great, on this day, years later they were cold, barely cooked and with a new breading. But I can not speak for the rest of the food. Still a good place to stop.

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Maritime Pacific Brewing Company in Seattle, WA
Brewery rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 673 ratings
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