United States > Washington > Mukilteo
3fourths (1272) Boulder, Colorado | August 16, 2004| Updated January 21, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Peanuts on the floor, food being cooked on hot stones on your table.. small wooden bar with an ambient aroma of saltwater... this is my place. BIG samples for cheap costs... awesome folks to meet and talk to, and expectional IPAs, the other beers were average, but they do know how to work hops. A bit of a drive from Seattle, right down on the water near the ferry entrance.
Oakes (649) Vancouver, British Columbia | March 26, 2004
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
For a place that is basically a tavern, Diamond Knot rules. The regulars seem more used to beer geeks dropping by than they did when I first visited, mind you, and I like peanut shells on the floor anyway. The beer is outstanding, which account for an unusually high selection score from me (as brewpubs go). The steak sandwich highly recommended. Look out for the giant state park parking lot next door - even if it's empty they'll ticket you for not paying...I didn't have any US quarters but that's okay I didn't pay the ticket either.
A pain in the ass to find...follow signs for the ferries. Worth the 20 min (each way) detour off the I-5.
theisti (523) Leawood, Kansas | February 26, 2008| Updated September 8, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Visited on the afternoon of Tuesday, February 12th. Very warm pub atmosphere, worn wood and furniture through out. Not run down, just very authentic. Right by the ferry dock, so has a very Port town feeling to the place. The bartender was very friendly, and extremely accommodating in allowing me to try smaller pours of their beers (who needs a full pint of IIPA when you need to drive back to Seattle?) I didnít order any food, but what I saw coming out looked very good. The crowd was a great mix of locals who appreciated good beer, beer nerds and other general tourists. Even at 3PM on Tuesday, there were at least 20-30 folks in the place. I was staying in downtown Seattle, and the drive up took me about 50 minutes.
82 = ★★★Ĺ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | March 2, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Rather downtrodden building from the outside, but actually cozy inside. Feels lived in, not exceedingly aesthetic, which I like. The brews we had were all decent, but nothing special. All went quite well with the greasy pizzas. Very much a localsí hangout near the pier. Oh, the urinal, an open keg of Anheuser-Buschís, is hilarious!
JoeMcPhee (508) Toronto, ON, Ontario | February 6, 2006
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Pretty busy place when I dropped by. Lots of choice in terms of the brews. A surprising number of British-style brews considering how good their IPA and IIPA are. The service was very friendly and better yet, efficient. Inside is fairly industrial looking, but I like it. A small section with a sofa and an easy chair sort of separates the bar area from the restaurant. We had some of the pizza which my girlfriend enjoyed more than I did, but the sandwiches at the table next to looked and smelled great. I liked the AB keg urinal as well. There isnít too much to complain about here. Cool place that Iíll definitely be back to. Iíve seen loads of places with peanuts on the floor, but its strange in a place with carpet.
bhensonb (475) Woodland, California | March 17, 2007
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Read the earlier ratings. All the good stuff is so true. Murderously great IPA. Fantastic pizza. Heck, if you get there about 11:30 on a week day parking is not all that difficult (at least the two times Iíve been there). Donít go to Seattle without going to Mukilteo. When in Mulkilteo itís Ivars or Diamond Knot. Send the wine drinkers to Ivars, and the ale lovers to DK.
BrewDad (443) Olympia, Washington | January 20, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Arriving in Mukilteo the sun was setting the beer was cold the crowd was huge this was the place. Parking? What parking? Need to find a spot and it can be a hoof if it is a beautiful day like it was. Watch the traffic it can be busy when the ferry comes in. Sat down got the free peanuts and the bartender was ready with my order. I got more samples of some awesome brews. Vienna, Possession Porter, XXX Triple Industrial IPA and Steamer Glide stout was to finish the tasting at Diamond Knot. A traditional old brew pub that has tons of character and fun happening. They had a band playing the food looked awesome and tasted great. The character was awesome of old brewery signs and some that where very rare. They knew there beers and the place was just for adults. They do have a family friendly place that just opened up and I will stop by there when I am in town next time. This is on the water so it can be a great day trip take the family and see the sights and finish with some good brews. The IPA and s
Ibrew2or3 (350) Tempe, Arizona | May 21, 2006| Updated May 23, 2006
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
I love this place. The food is really good because you get to cook some of it yourself. If it goes wrong then you only have yourself to blame. Try a few of their pizzas (you donít get to cook those). Those are really good. This place offers a couple of great beers. The Industrial IPA you can really sink your teeth into. A couple of gripes are the first come first serve seating that can be a real problem. Once you get more than a couple parties waiting, then what happens? You can end up waiting all night and not get seated. They donít let children in the place even when the child is less than 6 months old. I guess theyíre afraid weíll give the little tyke a beer. Good thing there is more than one dinner option in the immediate area. The re-conditioned Ivarís is really nice and serve at a minimum the Diamond Knot IPA. Nice alternative when youíre toting a 6 mo old.
jercraigs (314) Toronto, Ontario | July 17, 2010
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
2010-06. Nice taverny feel inside, like what you might find in a beach town? Server is super friendly and animated. Pizzas were great, The Carnivore rocked. The Pacific would have been better with tomato sauce rather than BBQ sauce. Free soup day! The signature dishes seemed to be the hot stone cooking yourself option which freaked us out enough that we didnít find it all that appealing. (What if you under cook it?) Free wifi! Beers were a bit disappointing to be honest, a few standouts but a good number of poor ones as well. Glad we went but I wouldnít go as out of our way to go back as we did on this trip.
PorterPounder (313) Tallahassee, Florida | May 20, 2004
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I visited this little gem in August 2003 while on vacation in Washington State. Would have missed it had I not realized that it was just a hop skip and a jump from the Boeing factory that I had taken a tour of. There were at least 10 of their high quaility beers on tap - you must try the IPA and Industrial IPA. Has a very friendly, down-home atmosphere with locals walking in and the bartender knowing exactly what they want. There are several couches full of folks that look like they make this their second home (which I canít blame them). Food is serviceable - had a pizza. But the beer is what brings the folks in here. Highly recommended.
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