May 2007 - This was a bit tricky to find, in an out-of-the-way converted warehouse, colocated with a Thai restaurant. Ate dinner at the bar. The food was average to good (wife’s prime rib was swimming in sauce, but good ... my burger was good). Service came with a bit of a "I don’t care" attitude, but in the end was good enough, too. Most importantly, the beers were tasty!
Visited later on a Wednesday evening. Located Inside of a converted warehouse mall sort of thing setup. Around the corner from Ramblin’ Road. Not immediately obvious where No-Li was, it’s in the back half of the building, There was a traditional bar to the left, and a smaller “River Room” to the right. Outside the river room is a sprawling outdoor beer garden which had a nice view of the river. Chill tables, adirondack chairs, gas fires, etc. I visited on a beautiful early summer evening and this location was perfect. Extensive menu of both beer (11 house, one Rogue guest) and food - I had the session IPA and it was solid. Service was fantastic - very engaging. After I asked for my bill, she brought me two samples and a Spokane Ale Trail map because I seemed into beer. Very cool. I had a nice time here.
76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
Driving from Boise to Coeur d’Alene... and hit two breweries in Spokane (No-Li & Iron Goat). This place is very cool...sort of a market building near the river with multiple businesses in it. No-Li (once was Northern Lights) is in the back which affords them a nice outdoor patio space. The place has food (didn’t get a chance to try) and is kind of split in half with the bar and brewery and many of the tables on one side...then across an aisle that leads to a Chinese restaurant that somehow splits them...more tables and the outdoor patio space. Somehow it seems to work well enough. The staff was helpful and efficient...food seemed to come out quick for those ordering. As for the beer...14 taps on my recent visit. A number were good to a little better than good...and some not so special. There is nothing really bad here...just few standouts that would be worth going out of your way for. I found the following beers noteworthy...Born & Raised IPA, Jetstar IIPA, and Big Juicy IPA (probably the best). Also worth trying...Wrecking Ball Imperial Stout (9.5% "&" 100 IBU) & Red White & No-Li Pale Ale. Worth visiting if in the area...wouldn’t drive too far out of the way for it though.
As stated before, this is easy to miss if your not looking for it. It’s in an old warehouse next to the river, sitting off Trent. The bar and seating area it big with plenty of seating and a few TV’s. The food we had was good (calamari and jambalya. The beer was good.
We arrived late afternoon in Spokane Washington as they where also suffering from a sudden explosion of the sun and the heat index was way over 100 degrees. So what was in order? Yep you guessed correct cold beer was needed and Northern Lights Brewing was the next stop. Tucked in the heart of Spokane Northern Lights was a perfect stop. I was greeted with a sample tray of 10 different beer and all very good. The light pale ales where wonderful the Huckleberry crème was very tasty and fruity with the dark stout full of life and hit the spot. I had dinner here and the food was very tasty and pub faire which is what I love. They did have a spendy section but I stayed with a burger and that was perfect. This place from what I can see can get packed so get there early and if you have time hit the distillery next door. Dry Fly distilling the first Micro Distiller in Washington state. They have some wonderful products and samples to go around Vodka, Gin and even some special Whiskey. This is a great little place in itself and just adds to the whole Spokane experience. So get some beer take a tour of the distillery and brewery and have a great time. This was also connected to about 2-3 different restaurants all with different flair so you can find some great food for what ever your taste. So at the end of a great day hit the brewery and have a great time good food and an awesome pub atmosphere. Oh I all most forgot to mention it is ok to bring the kids.
DuffMan (339) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | June 14, 2015
Large restaurant style pub, lots of taps and a few specials, good food, loads of swag for sale. Can be noisy, but it’s big enough that you don’t feel crowded. Good beers.
As wulfhere already described, in a warehouse coupled along with another lounge and a Thai restaurant. The brewpub seems like a cornered off piece of the building, not that official, but there’s plenty of seating and a big bar. Average selection with the usuals plus a seasonal. Friendly service. We came during a slow part of the day and didn’t eat anything, so not a great coverage of this place. I like how easy it is to get back to the Interstate from here.
Old area in Spokane. Says Northern Lights on the end of a warehouse that looks deserted. In front the parking lot is full and the pub is inside with a couple of offices and a Tai restaurant. Food was OK.