Iíve been here twice. The only reason I went back was b/c they open up earlier than any other Ballard brewery and I was doing a brewery crawl. The place looks like it hasnít changed in over 20 years. Standard 90s food menu, wooden bar, all the seating is wooden. Maritime themed but old. Beer is the same, old, uninteresting, and sometimes poorly brewed. As opposed to Haleís, where I like the un-updated beer and ambiance, this was sad. I donít like being inside or drinking the beer.
Late (by Seattle standards at 8:30PM) on a Friday night. Beers were mediocre, food was decent.
The beer was forgettable at best, but unfortunately, I couldnít forget it. It was just dull and uninteresting. Got sample pours of everything on the menu, 5 ounces I think, and left about 4.5 ounces of each. They were just boring.
Hush puppies were quite solid. Should have skipped all of the beers and just gotten more of those.
Not worth coming here, in spite of the fact that it is one of two or three breweries in Ballard that has food. Get street food, or starve, but visit every other brewery over this one. Nothing here is worth the time (except maybe the hush puppies, those were damned good).
Stopped here when we went to see the "Up" house. Not great. Food was meh and beer was the same. Weird atmosphere, uncomfortable chairs.
Nothing really special or noteworthy here. Would not visit again.
Visited on a Friday evening in November 2015. Got the D line bus from Holy Mountain. Lovely pub style warehouse conversion with big wooden chairs. Staff were friendly. Food was decent. The beer was whelming at best. Iíd go back for the venue but not the beer
This place has a family restaurant type of feel that just happens to brew their own beer. The beer itself isnít anything special, but there was at least nothing off that I tried. Service was friendly and the prices on the flights were reasonable. Not particularly worth going to when there are much better places in Ballard.
Visited early afternoon on Wednesday June 24, 2015. My friend drove us over and we got to park pretty much on the street outside. Left the car there for the evening while walking around breweries in Ballard. Nice enough place, wasnít overly impressed by their beers.
Jolly Roger Taproom has that Ballard feel to it, a large open warehouse like restaurant with maritime motives on the walls. The place is also home to Maritime Pacific Brewing, so thatís what youíll get on draught. The beers I had were all good, the food excellent and the service fast and efficient. All in all a great place to stop for lunch or dinner. Visited: 2014-07-14,
A solid restaurant/brewpub in the Fremont area. Obviously features a maritime theme. Plenty of TVs showing sports. The beers that I happened to sample were pretty good (the imperial pale ale and nightwatch dark amber), though the overall menu is not the most exciting. Mostly standard pub fare - sandwiches and some seafood. Overall a solid spot, decent to good beer, but nothing too crazy.
(Visited 03/2013 on the Seattle Road Dogs Tour): The Jolly Roger Taproom is located near Salmon Bay in the Fremont area of west Seattle. There is a parking lot in front of the building.
The interior is relatively small and reflects the Maritime theme. Red walls with a small bar in the center.
The beer selection consists of around 10 house beers, and there is a sampler of 5 beers. On my visit this included a Weizenbock, Pils, Red Alt and Nightwatch Dark Amber. The beers are all decent for the most part.
Service on our tour groupís evening visit was good. The server was attentive and had a good knowledge of their beers.
I did not have any food on my visit.
Overall this is a pretty good brewpub to visit in the Seattle area.