Maritime Pacific Brewing Company

BEER AVG
3.62/5
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:
35
Ratings:
666
Reviews:
339
PLACE STATS
Score:
87
Ratings:
43
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
6.92%
 
 
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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 26
Reviews by Hobbz:
Photo of Hobbz
4/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Ah, back in Ballard. But this is a first for me: Maritime Pacific and the Jolly Roger pub.

I was due to meet up with a good friend who had recently finished up class nearby and was making his way back into the area to start our night out. I was a bit early and wandered into the joint to start up solo... I just had to enter as I walked by since they were brewing up something nice no doubt next door (the Jolly Roger door is adjacent on the right with the brewery). That active wort-hop boil aroma suckers me every time.

It was nearly 6 pm and there were four middle-aged customers at the bar. After taking a seat and ordering a “red alt” beer, I took a quick sip and then checked the small place out. Quite nice a simple layout. The floor tiling was cool – set up in a treasure map motif. Then soon the remnants of the brewing smells were overtaken inside with that of fresh poured beer as more and more guests began to arrive. My buddy Scott was one, arriving after only my first beer.

We took two samplers each after our pints of IPA. They carried eight varieties this evening, but were out of (and currently brewing) a special one my friend had wished for: The Nightwatch dark amber ale. Little matter, as we quickly focused attention to pitchers of dry hopped Islander Pale Ale (IPAs).

Had soo much fun here, this ended up my friend’s one and only spot this eve. I was the vacationer, so I did venture out beyond my hotel room a bit later on foot.

Very recommended. Hope to be back, soon.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Keene
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
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 -10%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of armytoothdoc
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
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 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
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 -11.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

Photo of flagmantho
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
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 -6.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Hawkfish
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of bumchilly25
3.94/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of italianstallion
3.49/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of Anaxagoris
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of mr-jj
4/5  rDev +2.6%

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 -3.8%

Photo of BeerisUber
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of HoppySeb
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of DOCRW
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of grizzbar
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of BVukelich
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
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 -3.8%

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
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 +2.6%

Photo of beertunes
3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
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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Maritime Pacific Brewing Company in Seattle, WA
3.62 out of 5 based on 666 ratings.
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