Another stop on our Ballard crawl. A pirate/maritime themed interior with a decent outside space available. We had a group of about six people that seemed to overwhelm them at first but our server eventually caught up. A decent selection available including two handpumps. Food was pub grub slightly skewed English and was pretty tasty. Feels like a old school ’90s brewpub. Nice but not worth going out of your way for.
Old school taproom, restaurant - somewhere my grandfathers would have found appealing. Beer ranges from just ok to wretched. Food was a bit of a trainwreck. Server did not understand that we wanted flights and to try everything.
I’ve 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 hasn’t 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 Hale’s, where I like the un-updated beer and ambiance, this was sad. I don’t 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 couldn’t 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. I’d 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 isn’t 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, wasn’t 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 that’s what you’ll 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,