United States > Washington > Woodinville
jhumphries69 (33) Tyrone, Georgia | August 28, 2007
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
This place was nice - it was onsite of a beautiful brewhouse, surrounded by woods (and a handful of local wineries). The service was attentive and decent, the selection was okay, the food was pretty decent (better than I was expecting), and overall I was happy with this as a destination. Given how big Redhook has gotten since they were acquired by Anheuser-Busch I was afraid that this would not be all that great. But the place was nice, the beers were quite tasty, and the food was good, too. Overall, a very nice place for a light dinner and a beer.
22415brewery (32) redmond, Washington | November 2, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Face it, the beer is average with the limited edition beers being the highlight of their lineup. The Double Black Stout and the Tripel are heads and shoulders above anything in their standard lineup. With that being said, the ESB is a malty sweet flagship beer that is often served too cold even at the brewery. The brewery tour is actually quite fun and a bit longer and more informative than most with a staggeringly large amount of tastes for only a buck. At the restaurant live music nights and trivia nights are the best and most fun, even if youíre not participating. During the summertime they host movie nights on their huge lawn with a gargantuan blow-up movie screen, bbq, and beer served in plastic cups....they show second run movies, but itís a lot of fun and relaxing on a warm summerís evening. As stated in past reviews, the food is nothing to write home about, but they do produce a very serviceable cheeseburger, a surprisingly tasty meatball sandwich, and an overwhelming platter of nachos with real melted cheese; we order ours with both beef and chicken. Overall the forecasterís pub is a comfortable place, with above average fare that is suitable for children and is especially nice during the summer.
Packard (29) Kirkland, Washington | November 6, 2009| Updated March 28, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
So, any place where I see a hand-pull cask beer engine is immediately elevated to to a special place in my heart and worth a couple more points on the Selection scale. Redhook Forecasterís pub is our local bar, so weíre a bit biased. You are in serious wine country (walking distance to roughly 15 tasting rooms with another 50 or so within the Woodinville city limits). Next door are two of the best restaurants in the NW (Herbfarm and Barfing Dog - Wallyís name for it), a five-star hotel, and the spectacular Burke Gilman bicycle trail. Sitting on the patio during the summer or watching some of the really good local bands on the weekend makes this a real treat. Doors tribute band American Night plays tomorrow night, and itís like Jim Morrison has come back from the dead just to have a beer at Redhook. Couple weeks ago, they featured one of Hohnerís harmonica artists-in-residence for great jazz. Donít know of too many destination beer pubs, but this one ainít bad. No guest beers, but you get some stuff here that isnít sold at retail - Belgian tripel, a great Eisbock, 841 local collaboration brew, Big Ballard IIPA. The cask experiments that the brewmaster serves up to us locals are real treats. My favorite politically incorrect beer last summer was a blend of the Redhook Blonde Ale with Longhammer IPA. Nicely hopped up ale that sold out fast partly due to quality, but mostly, I suspect, due to its name -Hammered Blonde.
Nena (20) Seattle, Washington | August 26, 2009| Updated March 14, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Thereís nothing terribly wrong with this place, but aside from the tour, nothing stood out as great to me. The food was good, but is pretty standard pub food. The service was good and it has a pleasant enough ambiance. Redhookís beers are hit and miss for me, but thereís usually some solid choices available.
The tour is inexpensive at only a dollar and is a pretty good deal considering it lasts about an hour. You get a lot of information about Redhookís history and their brewing, bottling, and distribution process, interspersed with five tasters worth of beer. It felt a little more like a lecture than a tour since you stay in a pretty small area, but itís still quite enjoyable.
JFParnell (19) Washington | September 30, 2012| Updated October 27, 2013
8 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD 1/10 VALUE 1/10 OVERALL 1/20
I am changing my review after last night. We had to wait 45 minutes to get in and then another 30 to get our food. I tried one of their supposed seasonals the cask conditioned Winterhook, and it was god awful. Tasted like watered down dishsoap and that was right out of the tap at the freshest it could be. The place is full of yuppies and hipsters and the food is not that good. Prices on the other hand are way overpriced for basically either a burger or a sandwich. Needless to say I wonít be returning.
Last time I swore that it was the last, buth this year for some reason my eldest daughter wanted to go for her birthday. I think she remembered from times gone by. Once again it was 45 minutes to get in, and this time I even tried to make reservations. They donít take them on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, eventhough there is no mention of this fact on their website. Another 30 minutes to get food, and then they screwed up the order. Waiter did not stop by to ask how we were doing, and didnít offer to get refills on drinks. This is definitely the last time, now that everyone in my family has gone and seen the terrible service.
skaughty (18) Marietta, Georgia | December 1, 2004
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Top notch ambiance - a respite for the thirsty, also a beautiful drive from any angle. They always have 1-2 beers on cask, as well as a half dozen on draft. The cask IPA was excellent. Seems that most people there were frequenters. We stopped in quickly - but it would be easy to spend many hours here.
bb (16) Alamo, California | September 22, 2005
40 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
Big, open, chain-looking place. You can get most of their beers somewhere else, and unless youíre a Redhook fan, Iíd skip
leitrim65 (16) Seattle, Washington | December 11, 2005
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
The ambiance of this place is lacking. However, the beer garden is open during the summer months and can be a nice place to sit back and have a few with friends. The special events, such as weekly outdoor movies (July & August) is also a good touch. Food is getting better but donít expect much beyond a decent burger and fries. The beer is average.
Jkripp (2) Washington | January 21, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Redhook was my first brewery experience. Their tours are every week and only $1, whats more amazing to the tasting and shot glass that come with that dollar. I found this to be one of my favorite brewery tours/ experiences, they even seem to have good food too. Another brewery you cannot go wrong with.
lmubeertrainer (2) | January 4, 2007
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Great beers...Highly recommend the tour. Food is okay.
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