The atmopshere is a big like a yuppie log cabin and a bit of fine dining. Itís a very nice building with mostly wood decor, very clean and sharp looking, with about 8 beers on tap during my visit. The town itself was worth the trip out, though itís a bit touristy, itís comfortable and small. A great brewpub.
Oakes (805) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 30, 2005| Updated November 26, 2005
Bright and woody, cozy pub in the small little tourist town of LaConner. There are so many beautiful little towns in NW Washington. The beer is quite well-made...no need to slight the new guy no matter how well regarded his predecessor was. Service was fantastic and efficient. At night, the place is very warmly lit and bustling with jovial people. Itís not too far away, so Iíll definitely be back. Food...pizza is wood oven, fairly standard. Crab cakes are pretty good, though Iím not known as a crab cake aficionado.
Located in the beautiful centre of LaConner, this brewpub is pretty simply done up, though there is a nice beer garden in the back. Beers are very mediocre -- a couple had problems, though the IPA was good. Service... wasnít impressed -- our server took forever to brings us our beer flight and even longer for a simple glass of water. She wasnít rude or anything, just incompetent and oblivious. Prices were a tad high for the food, which we didnít try, but acceptable for the beer. Nice place for a quick drink, but I wouldnít rush to go back.
The big value of this pub is the location, the historical, beautiful coastal village; the pub itself is rather simple, they may close early in the evening, the beers are in general just ok, with some minor flaws and no exceptional one; we had just a plate of hummous and it was decently prepared. We got the feeling that the prices were a bit high.
Parking can get a bit tight around happy hour times. Donít remember if they had one, but about 5 pm things were getting dense. Large enough place, comfortable, and a good enough selection of beers. Indeed.
Nice cozy brewpub in a very quaint-looking town. High ceilings, lots of wood, and a fairly bright interior. Feels like a log cabin. Good service and well prepared food. Decent selection of brews including a few in bottles. Iíd love to get back when Iíve got more time to soak up the atmosphere.
Arrived here my 3rd stop of 6 for the day and this place was packed. Parking was tight and the wait was about 30 minutes to get a table to I sat in the bar which was packed also. They had 5 taps going and I had one pint as the crowd was just too much. A brew pub feel and look this was a nice clean place. I was in the mood for a porter so I had that and it was a tasty treat. The beer had great malt and hops characters. The chocolate and coffee flavors where wonderful. Food is available and looked like a good pub faire. The only down side I saw was parking is very tight in the area. So you will have to hoof it to get tot the place. I will be back to check it out during the tulip festival time and show the family. They are family friendly so kids are welcome.
Great little tourist trap of a placethe decor is definitely some knick-knack catalogís idea of what the world is supposed to look likeyou know, those peopleís living rooms that look like a lobby but everyone always says how pretty they look. Itís not off-putting at all, itís actually quite welcoming, just not as soulful as it thinks it is. Very cute and friendly servers, though nobody seemed to know anything more about the beer than they had to to serve it to tourists and townies. I was there on a Saturday night, and all the locals were asking each other if they were going to the big dance tonight. I didnít know any places still had big dances tonight for anyone other than high schools and junior highs, but there you go. Itís set in a quaint, chamber-of-commerce-approved historical district. You smell salt air walking around here itís right across the street from the piers. Itís really nice, and youíre bound to find a few of the beers in good shape. The kitchen appears to kick ass.
Visited on Easter Sunday, 2003. LaConner (the town) is a touristy little town on the water, about an hour north of Seattle. The Brewry/brewpub sits in the old-fashioned downtown. The food was very tasty (we had lunch there), and the beer was fresh, as you might expect. We really enjoyed it and would have loved to stay longer.
Nice pub in tiny LaConner. Probably the best but didnít see them all of course. Very friendly help and the girl that waited on us was certainly knowledgeable. The food was more than OK but the quantities could be bigger. Nice beers.