The Taproom has a sizable bar and plenty of tables squeezed into a small space and a "deck area" for nicer weather; most maritime brews available and usually a cask as well; cool vibe in this place with mix of more blue collar folks compared to newer places in the area; love the little burgers and other eclectic food items; heard they were moving to a new one?
Visited Monday evening, January 12th. Location threw me off a bit, this is in a pretty industrial looking area, though close to Ballard. Really small place, with some Pirate themed decorations. Had a nice selection of their beers on, and all of the food looked really good. I had the tuna sliders, and was quite pleased. Based on the rave reviews, I also got an order of the onion rings and was not disappointed. I had a bit eof Tom’s steak and was really incredible. Super high quality cut of meat, excellently prepared. For a brewery, the food here is well above average. Service was pretty nonchalant, though not unfriendly. Worth a stop if you are a local or have a few days in Seattle
Small place in almost nothing but industrial steel work, dock work type area of town. The place sports about six or seven tables and about eight to ten barstools. So a very small crowd can cram this place full. The beer list was seriously short on variety during my visit, figures with my luck. The help was much less than enthusiastic too. It didn’t feel that friendly. The beer was tasty and pretty much without flaws and I only tried the smoked onion rings for food. They were dynamite. The only problem with them was that I wanted to eat the two to three person serving size by myself.
BrewDad (464) Olympia, Washington | April 13, 2008| Updated September 14, 2008
The Jolly Roger Tap room is a fun place. Was very busy when I arrived. They open at 3:00pm so that is a small issue if you are looking at stopping for lunch. They have do have a good pub faire for food. Parking right out front can be dicey and tough to find. Drive around the block looking for a good spot so your car does not get dinged. The service was surly at times but then I think the want-a-be player was trying to be a big shot for the local flavor. They where out of several of there main beers not sure why and they could not say why. Will go back to get my beers that I missed this would be a great place for a party and with some good friends. The locals do and act like it is there pub only. NO Kids allowed. Loved the look inside this was place had some great character be sure to see the map on the floor you can not miss it. Yes it is a Pirate theme all the way.
Stopped in on a Seattle brew trip. Pretty cool place. The Onion Rings and little burgers Great. It was sweet they busted out a keg that was on oak and all of this other crazy stuff. Placed the keg on the counter top and started to pour out pints. Really cool and by the way the brew was great.
Suttree (222) Knoxville, Tennessee | November 27, 2007| Updated September 27, 2012
First stop on the Suttree Seattle Tour 07. Kind of a little hole-in-the-wall joint, rather crowded on a Monday afternoon. Lots of the MP beers on tap and cask. I had the Jolly Roger and Imperial Pale, plus a sampler (don’t look at me like that, I was on Vacation). All very good, and the service was tentative. Oh, and the Mini Ahi and Mini burgers were great, but you gotta try the smoked onion rings.
A small spot on the NW corner of the Ballard Bridge offering their own ales, often twisted. I’ve had the same beer on: CO2, Dry-hopped, Cask, and Nitro at one sitting. Their kitchen is INSANE, smoking their own food out back (how do they get it lit-). The deep fried pickles need to wait 5 min or you get burnt. They put their beer in everything, esp. the extreme sauces for the little burger/Mahi/Osyster sandwiches. They change their fresh sheet for beyond Grubbin’s that are worth ALL the effort of getting there. I choose not to wait for a table (who would leave?). The place gets unfortunately LOUD. There is an outside seating area.
Go there, and taste for yourself (Argh!).