United States > Washington > Tacoma
Nalu (18) Washington | August 12, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A fun place where I always manage to have a good time. Great selection of their own brews and some unusual ones (including cask ales), average pub food, good service (though often very busy), pub quizzes, etc. Prices are good, not to be missed during a Tacoma pub crawl.
Theydon_Bois (790) The íSham, 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.
BeerNut75 (2) Washington | November 9, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
This is a unique pub and brewery based in a old fire engine house in the heart of Tacoma, WA. Ambiance is unique with original dťcor including a the taproom set in stalls from the days of horse drawn fire engines. This is a family friendly brewpub with excellent food that even my kids enjoyed. .
Ferris (637) 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.
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.
Travlr (1686) 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.
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!
fcjack1 (14) Washington | November 27, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
Good beer selection. Staff is very friendly. French dip is tasty. Many t.v.ís to watch, although the newest one is about 15 years old. Besides that, great place.
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.
dsagoas (11) , Washington | December 11, 2008
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
I went to college around the corner, and ended up spending probably a couple thousand dollars there learning about beer. My name is on the wall several times. I became a professional brewer with the help of their beer club and Doug Tiede, the Head Brewer there,.
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