Engine House No. 9 Pub and Brewery | Tacoma, Washington
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Engine House No. 9 Pub and Brewery
Good based on 17 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

611 N. Pine Street
Tacoma, Washington United States 98406 [ print map ]
253 272 3435


Hours: Sun-Thur 11am-12am; Fri-Sat 11am-2am

Mayor: Theydon_Bois (8) | Taps: 34 |

Engine House No. 9 Pub and Brewery

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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged 100, Engine House No. 9 Tacoma Brew 21, Engine House No. 9 Belgian White 16, Engine House No. 9 Spikes Harvest Ale , Engine House No. 9 Belgian Pale Ale , Engine House No. 9 Rowdy Dick Amber Ale 16, Engine House No. 9 Tunney Session Ale , 10 Barrel Uberliner 81, Logsdon Seizoen Bretta 99, Engine House No. 9 / De Garde Voltron
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17 reviews for Engine House No. 9 Pub and Brewery
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  64%
 Selection  73%
 Food  71%
 Value  77%
 Overall  75%
 Rating  80%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr  (1748) Washington, Washington DC | August 2, 2013
This was the last place we visited during a great beer weekend in Seattle and Portland, and also the last place in terms of quality. The building is architecturally very interesting, being obvously an old firehouse. The beers were nothing to write home about, the food was so-so. And althoughmour server was very friendly, she just didnít have it all together. A very missable experience.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois  (820) Tourist Town (West), England | November 22, 2014
Visited on Friday 7th November í14 around midight. Nice venue, seet in an old firestation with many period features. The place was about 70% and easily found a table in the main room where the bar stands. There was a live DJ playing crap dance mixes that no one was paying any attention to, miss ! A good selection of taps although mainly guests, think there were just over half a dozen house beers which we worked through they are were mediocre at best averageing 2.96 for my rates, the lowest of any brewpub beers on this visit. Tasters could be taken by the 6 at 4ozís. House beers were all pretty dull styles too, nothing dark and strong, nothing hoppy, all 4-6% slush. The guest taps were solid and kind of bailed this place out a little. Service at the bar was fine. Not the best venue we visited in Tacoma and certainly the poorest showing in terms of house beers.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris  (746) Burnaby, British Columbia | November 9, 2014
A themed bar based on firefighting, but it has now evolved into a local young pick up joint. DJ and loud music, although there is no dancing, with table and spaces filled to the maximum. The tap list is actually pretty good, but largely ignored and most people are apathetic to the craft beer. The brewery beer is pretty sub par. I would go for the other taps, but the atmosphere is a bit off putting.
Oakes  (710) Vancouver, British Columbia | March 10, 2005
Based a quick visit...the beer wasnít much to speak of, unfortunately. In an old fire hall, it looks great on the outside and has a pleasant, "casual dining" sort of feel on the inside. The staff tried to tell me that beer gone off was perfectly fine, so clearly they lack in the training department. They have other taps as well.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad  (451) Olympia, Washington | May 27, 2007| Updated September 9, 2008
This was a great place. I loved the old fire house and the look inside and out was just what we all look for. The beers where good not perfect but hell the atmosphere made up for that. The service was good and the food was also very nice. Kids are Ok and the 10 regularís taps and 10 guest taps where awesome. They also have some out of country brews by bottle. A must see and have some food sing songs and have a great time. Cheer and have some beer they are getting better in this department also.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
after4ever  (234) Brier, Washington | October 26, 2008
This place is a conundrum. Reclamation of historic buildings rocks, and this place is one of the better ones. You can still see the arches that fronted the horsesí stalls theyíre still part of the architecture. Itís got a nice, diverse, friendly, lively crowd, like any college bar should. Good service. Plenty of other good beers on draft, and the food is solid. But the brewing effort here is woeful. Still, the night we went, they had The Dissident and plenty of other gems pouring. Iíll be back without a doubt.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
mrhoppy  (226) Santa Clara, California | April 18, 2010
The beer is very good. The chili rocks! Food is good too.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
Crit  (140) Surrey, British Columbia | March 25, 2005| Updated September 18, 2008
A good range of beers, most of which are drinkable, but average. A couple of good beers. Not great service. The food ranges from average to good. Quite a charming style
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
tapthis  (84) Baytown, Texas | August 29, 2014
Love the wide variety of beer selection they have here, except half the beer I asked for they were out of. Food is wonderful also. The waiter we had was also very helpful with answering any questions we had in the beginning. Then he dissappeared.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
TheRealMGD  (58) Lakewood, Washington | July 24, 2011| Updated April 2, 2012
Iím re-writing this review based on a recent change in management which has markedly improved the place and changed the whole ballgame at E9. First the not-so-good news: the menu is only slowly changing and itís still pretty much average pub food. The quality of what is served has got better however. Service is still only fair, but I expect this to improve as sub-standard servers move along. Prices are unchanged - so far. The good news is that the brewers are reinvigorated and are being allowed free reign to innovate and experiment. Sours, barrel-aged beers, collaborations with talented local homebrewers: itís all happening at the new E9. Beer lines have been changed and are being cleaned regularly. Ditto for improved conditions in the brewing area. Brewers nights are being put on the schedule and the E9 brewers are holding their brews up to be examined in direct comparison to famous regional and national craft brews. Looking for even better things from E9 soon!

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