Stopped in for a quick pint during happy hour before catching the Kitsap Fast Ferry over to Bremerton. The Black Widow Porter was in great form. Decor is mid-century funky. Long copper bar. Plenty of seating in two levels. Service was solid. Beer lineup was good with a nice variety of styles. McMenamins gets an undeserved bad rap. Nice bars serving very solid beers.
Right in downtown basically. A really cool decor, sort of 50s crazy. Gives the vibe that partying is happening. Typical McMenamins food, some solid beer offerings. Most are made at Anderson School. Great service. Easy walk from the train.
Visited after dinner on a Tuesday. Located just across the highway from downtown on a busy corner in a cool older building. There is a nice patio up front as you approach, and inside is very much old school well work pub. Tons of wood and copper, long bar in the center of the room, and a bunch of tables scattered about in the main room, and a loft looking area above the bar. 15 house beers on draft, couple of hipster macro options. Of the 15 house beers, 4 or 5 seemed to be specials or seasonals. Service was efficient, didn’t eat. Interesting, but in a city like Seattle, there are so many more interesting options.
64 = ★★ (Just ok)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
Visited afternoon on Thursday June 25, 2015. Walked up from Gordon Biersch, up a hill so in the hot weather and sun I was ready for a beer or so. Didn’t ask for a flight, instead only had two beers of smaller pour. Met another beer lover in there that was able to get flights of the beers, mainly since the staff wasn’t very busy. Not a big place, still not that many visiting at the same time as me. Has a small brew setup in the back, you can see it when going to the restrooms. Not a bad place.
When i go downtown to visit my tattoo friends, i NEVER fail to stop in for a beer or 2...service is fast with a Seattle screw you attitude (love it) and the freaking cook is the bomb...the servers may sound a little nasty but they are fast and efficient & always have a watchful eye on you...been going there for years & will always do a fly by when i am in the area...i have even taken my child there for snacks ;-)