United States > Washington > Tacoma
Travlr (1748) Washington, Washington DC | August 2, 2013
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Theydon_Bois (820) Tourist Town (West), England | November 22, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Ferris (746) Burnaby, British Columbia | November 9, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
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
54 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
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.
BrewDad (451) Olympia, Washington | May 27, 2007| Updated September 9, 2008
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
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.
after4ever (234) Brier, Washington | October 26, 2008
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
mrhoppy (226) Santa Clara, California | April 18, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
The beer is very good. The chili rocks! Food is good too.
Crit (140) Surrey, British Columbia | March 25, 2005| Updated September 18, 2008
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
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
tapthis (84) Baytown, Texas | August 29, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
TheRealMGD (58) Lakewood, Washington | July 24, 2011| Updated April 2, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
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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