Solid lunch stop on way from Seattle to Portland. Food was good (and kid friendly), and the beers were generally pretty good and included a couple of guest taps. Service was a bit slack, but otherwise no complaints.
Have had a couple of their beers down here in Portland, so when I was up there yesterday to perform, jumped on the chance to have dinner there, A newish, commercial space (1st floor of 'mixed-use'), not the warmest feel, and happy to be here on a sunny day without a major sports event. Love their beers! Quite a hop head so with 6 IPAs on tap, out of 12 or so, Casey & i each had 2 each. They also have a nice selection of bottles & cans to go. Service was friendly, but had a little miscommunication. . More than your usual pub grub. with a couple nice happy hour prices. I instead went for the day's special of salmon fish & chips (very good) & Casey had the lamb burger
I can’t get over the fact that they open at 8am, have a legit breakfast menu and server beer at the same time. Front area is rather small mostly table seating. There is a bar along the front window where I sat which looks out to the street which was nice. There is a bunch of barrels along the wall for various aged beer. In the middle of the restaurant is the kitchen. Not truly open air but you can certainly get an idea of how they cook the food. The music Sunday morning was awesome with a good mix of soul, funk, jazz, R&B, the appropriate selection of artist for a beautiful morning. In the back of the building is a larger bench and table area along with the bar. Several TV’s on the wall. Fridge with all sorts of bottles to go. Large patio as well with a garage door that was open because of the nice weather. Really clean bathrooms.
Cozy, compact interior with a cafe-like dining room somewhat separated from the bar. The beer here is modern and well done. Pub food also pretty excellent with great vegetarian options. Definitely the go-to option for good local beer in Olympia.
Cute little place with fun food and beer and friendly service. Really chilled out and unpretentious. Cozy with a taproom feel but full menu and quite a decent selection of beers. One of the few "must" visits in Olympia, along with Eastside Club.
Stopped in on my way from Seattle to Portland for ratebeer summer gathering. A great place the guys were very friendly and helpful. It is a nice large place. Keep this in mind an extra bonus free parking on the back by the patio.
Cool place, they have a bar section and family section (opposite ends of the brewery) and a patio, plenty of seating.
Modern design with lots of dark wood. Good, friendly service. The beers and food was good. 9 taps
Great place. Really friendly and helpful staff. Bar section and family section. I think 8 taps of their own stuff on. Food was great too. Really pleased we came here and really looking forward to trying their beer again as it was pretty good stuff.
I walked in here having absolutely no idea what to expect from them, and that’s speaking as somebody who spends waaaay too much time reading about new breweries, special releases, and beer industry news. I don’t know if they’re under the radar, or there’s just too much going on to keep up anymore, or whether it’s because they’ve only just recently begun shipping kegs up north to the Seattle area, but all I knew about them was their name and address. Clearly, though, in the year they’ve been here, they’ve already built up a nice following and they know what they’re doing for sure.
They’re right downtown, near the capitol (I say that like I know Olympia geography...forgive me if this area isn’t considered close to the capitol). Even very early on a sunny day when most of the world was probably headed outside to recreate, they were already building up a steady stream of customers through the door.
You can park on the street on one end, or in a decent-sized lot on the other. The parking lot enters on the bar, and the street side brings you into a medium-sized cluster of restaurant seating. In between the two, there’s a kitchen and a brewhouse. The brewhouse looks sizable, with nice shiny new equipment, but it wasn’t in operation on the Sunday we visited. The kitchen was bustling (plenty of staff all flying around at the start of the lunch hour), though.
We wandered down to the bar. There’s a big high bar with tall stools, a long barback, some communal highboy tables, and then a scattering of smaller tables. They have nice coasters and glassware, and the tables even have the company logo burned into the wood at regular intervals. Lots of full-custom construction everywhere you look. These guys got some cash from somewhere before they opened this place, that’s for sure. They haven’t even been around a year yet and they already look as nice as 90+% of the breweries around.
Fortunately, the nice touches extend far beyond the superficial. The beers were all startlingly good, and not messing around with a garden-variety lineup, either. We had an APA, IPA, saison, table bier, pils, and kellerbier. They all had great flavors with real clarity and balance. Only the pils showed some off flavors, with the pilsner yeast throwing some esters that smelled (and tasted) like swimming pool toys. This is an easy mistake to make in brewing a pils (and it’s not even a mistake, so much as it is a yeast by-product), and I’m sure they’ll tidy this beer into lovely shape in short order.
We didn’t try the food at all, but the burgers cooking definitely smelled great. There were tons of families and small groups of friends coming in for meals and beers. It seems like this place has already found its niche. The staff are super friendly and nice, cheerfully answering questions with information that was helpful far beyond just addressing the specific questions we were asking, telling us all about the local beer scene and interesting details about the brewery. I like everything about this place (most importantly, the beer), and will definitely be back.
Brand new and in an industrial type warehouse setting in the middle of town. Big new and pretty. Service is awesome and passionate. Let us try unreleased beers and talked our ears off. Food looked great and am disappointing I didn’t get a try. Beer was a mix of great and good. Prices and paddles are good. Wonderful place, highly recommended.