United States > Washington > Olympia
Beer Available At Fishbowl Brewpub (arranged by most recent)
Fish Tale Organic Wild Salmon Pale Ale 51, Fish Tale Organic Oatmeal Stout 80, Fish Tale Leviathan Barleywine (Barrel Aged) 100, Fish Tale Winterfish Ale 94, Fish Tale Organic India Pale Ale 78, Leavenworth Whistling Pig Hefeweizen 40, Fish Tale Organic Blonde Seasonal Ale 39, Leavenworth Friesian Pilsener 44, Leavenworth Hodgsons India Pale Ale 79, Fish Tale Organic Amber Ale 53, Leavenworth Boulder Bend Dunkelweizen 76, Fish Tale Anniversary Ale - 10≤ 99, Fish Tale Mudshark Porter 90
keepersj12 (62) Sicklerville, New Jersey | September 1, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice corner pub in the middle of the street. A decent selection of beer was available and the food was pretty good. The prices also were very good. The service on both visits was very good with our waiter sporting a Philadelphia Flyers tattoo which matched my sons hat. Locals told me it was the best place in town.
txspartan (44) Wilrijk, Belgium | August 3, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent place. Great service. Enjoyable beer.
mabel (211) Toronto, Ontario | July 13, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
2010-06. Visited for an early lunch one Tuesday last June, we sat by the door and ate a tasty pulled pork sandwich and seafood stew. Full of concrete floors and wooden tables and chairs, this strange multi-level ceiling has interesting artifacts on display. Two 4-beer samplers found us trying four Fish Tales and four Leavenworths, all quite interesting but nothing stood out. Service was fine if a little on the slow side. This was en route for us and I enjoyed the break, but am not in a rush to return for the beer -- the pulled pork, more so.
GJF (41) Mount Vernon, Iowa | July 13, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
I enjoyed this place. It was a pretty low-key bar on a friday night, comfortable seating outside. Beers were solid and service was good. Good curry veggie burger here.
gsmitty80 (169) Washington DC | June 9, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Stopped here on a Sunday and had a couple of their good beers including a fresh hop cask ale. Had great conversations with several of the folks there. The staff was nice and attentive. Excellent stop if your in/traveling around Olympia, worth the stop!
CheersMate (147) Fremont (Seattle), Washington | December 1, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
This place is great. Some people seem to dislike this place for certain reasons, and I fully understand all of those reasons, but I havenít lived here (Washington) that long. With that being said, I found this place to be quite enjoyable at 3:30 in the afternoon. There was hardly anyone there, so that helped with service. Generally, I find that sitting at the bar mitigates the chances of getting shitty service. The bartendress was a nice lady, and knew enough about the beer, but I wasnít concerned with striking up a conversation about beer; the awesome, but crazy, local took care of that. Ambiance is a laid-back-Olympia-I-donít-give-a-shit type of vibe. I wish they had some Leviathan brews on tap -- oh well. Beer selection was what I expected -- that is, Fish Tale and Leavenworth. I didnít have the food, but it looked great. I really enjoyed this place. $24 for a 22 oz. of ten-squared and four pints.
Nalu (18) Washington | October 16, 2010
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
I’ve been to the Fishbowl a dozen times in four years. I like the interior, but there are some places I never sit because they don’t really fit the pub and are out of the way. Service is variable, but overall pretty good. I dislike the attitude however: bartenders don’t want to talk beer, or talk to anyone other than each other or a few chosen regulars. Selection is also good, as long as you want a Leavenworth or Fish Tale beer - there is only one or two guest handles at a time. They have 3-4 handles of cider and a non-alcoholic Ginger Brew. I’ve never had a bad meal there and usually really like the food. A bit pricy for Olympia, but a good value compared to other brewpubs in the Seattle-Tacoma area. They sell and fill growlers and seem to do a brisk business doing so. I try to support local brewpubs and craft brewing every place I live and travel to, but The Fishbowl doesn’t make it easy.
jercraigs (234) Toronto, Ontario | July 16, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
2010-06. Lunch stop between Astoria and Port Townsend, it was fairly handy to the highway. Murals on the outside are pretty cool, but the inside is much more conventional. The pub meets cafe front of the house contrasts strangely with the hotel lobby like atmosphere of the back room. Server was friendly and gave us an extra sampler to allow us to try everything we wanted to. (Otherwise we picked from the Fish sampler, or the Leavenworth sampler). Fish stew in a tomato sauce was good but I wouldnít get it again. Pulled pork arrived with the sauce on the side which disappointed me until I tasted it. Wow! Super tender, perfectly seasoned meat. Delicious. Enjoyable but not sure I would go out of my way to go back.
bvc (61) Kenmore, Washington | October 13, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Hoping local brewpub that has a decent selection of their beer along with a cider or two. Clean and good feel to the place. Both times I have been it is rather busy but they are efficient and service is above average. If you are in Oly this is a good place to grab a quick bite and a beer or two. If you do stop and have the time you should also walk on over to the Eastside Club since it is so close.
pdxlover (12) Washington | August 9, 2009
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Rather bland/boring brewpub. Food is pretty good and a good value. I just donít think their beers, other than the big winter/barley wine/strong ales, are very good. The IPA is boring, the pale the same, the porter unexciting, etc. The Leavenworth beers are ok, but somewhat bland as well - which is especially disappointing w/ the dunkel weiss. The strong ales are fantastic, but rarely available, even in the winter.
The service is consistently poor, even if you sit at the bar. People tell me it was a better place/better ambiance before they expanded, I can see how that might be true. After living here a number of years I rarely go to Fish now - generally hit ESC 2 blocks away - unless its winter & I think I can get one of the fantastic seasonals.
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