Nice little brewpub in a sleepy little part of town. Simple bar and kitchen with an area for wood-fired pizza and about 15 tables. Feels like a living room in someoneís hunting lodge. The kind of town you wouldnít seek out unless you knew it was here or had a reason to drive out here. A place you stumble upon by accident one day when you get lost. I of course knew to come here for the beer. Iíve wanted to seek this palce out evver since I tried the Bottleworks IPA years ago. Lots of local artowrk hanging up on the walls for sale. Smells of fresh stews and other foods abound upon sitting for a few moments. Not the friendliest place I have been too and I realize I came here close to closing time, but still I felt like I was being rushed out the door and watched until my beers were finished. With a staff that made it eveident they were cleaning and wanted to go home. Which I thought was extremly subpar. Lovely beers, did not get a chance to try the food, just the beers, but the food smelled delicious.
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.
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.
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.
One of the best brew pubs in the northwest. Set amongst the shops on the main street of touristy LaConner. Cozy contemporary log cabin like feel to the pub. Service is helpful and always with a smile. The wood-fired pizza and other menu selections are consistently some of the best food Iíve had in a brew pub. The beer is always good as well.
A beautiful brewery in a beautiful town. Great service and good wood-fired pizza. Had 7 of their beers on tap.
Crit (146) Surrey, British Columbia | March 29, 2005| Updated September 18, 2008
Gogeous inside with all the light wood. Beer is passable, especially the pils, decent food.
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.
I had a great time here. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The beer is fantastic (although Arlen, the brewer, has gone to Rogue in Eugene). Nice location among art dealers and lots of nice little shops. Nice wood bar and dining area.
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.