Pint Defiance | Tacoma, Washington
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Pint Defiance
Excellent based on 9 ratings
Type: Beer Store

2049 Mildred St W
Tacoma, Washington United States 98466 [ print map ]
253 302 4240 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Mon - Sun 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Mayor: Capa (10) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 900

Pint Defiance

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Beer Available At Pint Defiance (arranged by most recent)
Double Mountain Killer Red 95, pFriem Belgian Tripel 87, Silver City Le Fat 98, Haleís Fresh Hop India Session Ale 73, Silver City Oktoberfest 56, Ayinger Oktober Fest-Mšrzen 95, Ayinger Jahrhundert 77, Lompoc Pamplemousse Citrus IPA 77, Three Magnets Helsing Farmhouse Saison , Schilling Grapefruit Cider 30, Boneyard Hop Venom 99, Reubenís Robust Porter 95, Boulevard Collaboration No. 4 Saison 94, Breakside Pilsner 56, BridgePort Long Ball Ale 47, Anchorage A Deal With The Devil Barleywine 100
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9 reviews for Pint Defiance
 Ambiance  84%
 Service  91%
 Selection  86%
 Food N/A 
 Value  81%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  85%

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Ekoinz  (1) , | November 29, 2015
Love this place. Always a great selection on tap, amazing bottle fridge, and knowledgable staff. A must visit place.
Capa  (357) Kitsap, Washington | April 19, 2015
I originally drove past PD since it is in a pretty non-description strip mall. But once inside the clean, well lit, well stocked feel cheered me up a bit. I grabbed a pint and started browsing. Their selection is nearly all PNW based but they have a decent overseas/Belgian selections and I did spot some Victory Summer Love, which is a great east coast beer. Service was attentive and highly knowledgeable. I had a couple minor questions which were politely answered (I wanted to make sure it was ok to break up their six packs of cans and bottles- it is). I stopped in mid-day on a Friday so there were about 8 or ten others in PD with me. Plenty of room and did not feel crowded. They have two coolers devoted to cider, which was a cool feature I thought. Prices seem standard and while the grocery might be able to beat them by a few cents they canít beat them on the selection. Great shop and Iíll be back for sure.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Arthurian  (1) , | March 19, 2014
Triple IPA fest was awesome. They do have a pretzel from a local bakery for 3 dollars. Pints from a rotating selection and prices are reasonable. Average $ 4.50 to $5.50 a pint. 4 to 12.5 percent Abv.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
mackRIS  (1) Tacoma, Washington | October 4, 2013
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Caytinator  (113) Tucson, Arizona | September 13, 2013
Went here on a weeknight to find some bottles & have a brew on tap, got both. The ambiance is OK, the only thing is that is has kind of a new, strip-mall feel (I guess they opened just last year) but it still doesnít feel like an inviting place to have a beer (even though they have board games). The service is very good and seemed very knowledgeable both about the beer on tap and that from the bottle. The selection was good overall, they have some interesting local-ish beers on tap and select beers from the state, region, country, and worldwide! The value was very good, with a $1 corking fee for any beer purchased from the coolers and decent prices on pints. It was a little cheaper than Total Wine on most bottles when I compared online. Very good place, Iíd go back when the taps rotate, I expect it to improve.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
beerbrat99  (21) Shanghai, China | September 1, 2013
Great store with a hearty selection. Very knowledgeable staff providing excellent service.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever  (258) Brier, Washington | January 17, 2013
Tacoma now seems to have every kind of bottle shop. They have the little places that kept expanding their selection until they offered hundreds of labels, and now they have the place that set out from the beginning to be a beer nerdís one-stop shop. Pint Defiance is that purpose-built bottle shop, from the ground up. Itís right next to a good Thai place in a strip mall in the north end. Thereís decent parking, and the place is clean and bright inside. Thereís nice new flooring, and big lines of perfectly matched brand-new coolers packed to the gills with all different beers. Thereís a glassware shelf, and in back there are tables and stools so you can hang out. Itís brightly lit and not uncomfortably chilly. The selections donít seem to be organized by style or by geography, at least not to an OCD level. Thereís a loose Belgian section, and then there seems to be a bit of a tendency to bundle domestics together by state. But there didnít seem to be an obvious pattern. There are about 600 bottles in, probably, and prices are reasonably solid by bottle shop standards (e.g., a supermarket can probably beat their prices on the things they get, but this place has much more selection and better service). In back there are about 18 taps. Like most places these days, the selections will be familiar to most people who visit good beer spots regularly, but they do have the occasional rare treat on. You can get growlers to go in two-pint and four-pint configurations. Bottom line, this place does a really good job across the board, and they have the crowds to show for it. Iíll definitely be back anytime I am in T-Town and beer shopping.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
TheRealMGD  (59) Lakewood, Washington | December 19, 2012
Barry has set a new high mark for PNW bottle shops. PD have exacting control over cooler temps and have gone through great lengths to ensure that their beers arenít lightstruck: LED lighting and tinted front windows. Selection and knowledge are top drawer, as is the service. WiFi and 10 handles make leisurely shopping even more attractive. Selection is definitely PNW-biased, but with so many excellent local beers available, thereís no need to look to far afield.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
BrewDad  (455) Olympia, Washington | October 9, 2012
Great place awesome ambiance. 8 taps with super fresh stuff on tap. Over 750 bottles with more coming. Great staff and they are very knowledgeable with the brews. I was impressed and will be back.

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