In Focus: Silver City Restaurant and Brewery
Specialty: pub food paired with beer brewed onsite
Atmosphere: upscale sports bar; the dining room features dark wood, exposed beams, and soaring windows
Signature entree: grilled Alaskan sockeye salmon with a porter-mustard glaze
Hearty handheld: barbecue root beer burger, topped with seasoned onion strings, bacon, pepper jack, and root beer barbecue sauce
Veggie option: Washington apple salad with spiced walnuts, dried cranberries, gorgonzola, and raspberry vinaigrette
Award-winning beer: Clear Creek Pale Ale, which took home gold at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival
For the indecisive beer drinker: Order a flight, which includes tasting pours of six beers for just $7.99.
Acclaim: King 5 has named Silver City Best Brewpub in western Washington six times to date
Serving a range of tasty food and drink, Valholl Brewing in Poulsbo will have you thinking about seconds (or thirds).
At Valholl Brewing, you can park your car in seconds with the nearby street and lot parking options.
Valholl Brewing's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
Six Arms: A User’s Guide
Northwest-Style Pub Food | Craft Beer Flights | Locally Sourced Ingredients | Dog-Friendly Patio
Cajun-seasoned tater tots with peppercorn ranch
Wild Wil’s Jumbo Deluxe burger with bacon, Tillamook cheddar, and a fried egg
Alehouse Fish and Chips with wild Alaskan cod and buttermilk coleslaw
What to Drink
McMenamins High Gravity ales
Brewery Taster with a Hammerhead, Ruby, Terminator, IPA, seasonal brew, and brewer’s choice
Whiskey flight with Hogshead, White Dog, and Monkey Puzzle
Where to Sit: Grab a table near the floor-to-ceiling picture windows that recall the building’s early days as an automotive showroom.
When to Go: during one of two happy hours, which take place every day from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close
While You’re Waiting
Check out the pipe sculptures and taxidermied crows beneath McMenamins’ largest collection of chandeliers.
Learn where the pub got its name by studying the six-armed Hindu-idol statue situated on the back wall.
They allow leashed pets on the patio. This policy is perfect for dog owners—not so much for giraffe wranglers.
Gluten-free buns are available upon request.
Grab some beer to go by ordering a mason jar or half-gallon growler.
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: See art inspired by Star Wars, War of the Worlds, and other pop-culture staples at Ltd. Art Gallery (307 E Pike Street)
After: Catch an independant play such as Urinetown at Balagan Theatre (1524 Harvard Avenue)
Georgetown Brewing Company: A User’s Guide
Craft-Beer Brewery | Draft Beers Only | Growlers and Kegs | Rotating Brews | Saturday Tours
The signature beer: Manny's Pale Ale—made with Northwest hops, premium barley, and the brewery’s own yeast
A darker choice: Georgetown Porter—medium-bodied with lots of chocolate flavor
Rotating brew: Lazy George—a scotch ale brewed with English Fawcett barley
The Beer: No bottles. No cans. Georgetown Brewing Company specializes in draft beer only. That means your options inside the brewery’s retail shop are limited to kegs or growlers. But if you’re lucky, you might get to sample the brewery’s latest beer before it’s released.
Kegs by the Numbers
4 beers available in kegs
$0 to rent a keg (deposit required)
15.5-gallon keg capacity
When to Go:On Saturdays, when the brewery hosts tours.
Inside Tip: Check this list of area festivals, concerts, and other events where Georgetown Brewing Company’s beers will be on tap.
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Flip through comics at Fantagraphics Books (1201 S. Vale Street).
After: Order lunch at Lect’s Soup Stop (5327 Denver Avenue S.), a small takeout restaurant with an ever-changing selection of housemade soups.
If You Can’t Make It, Try This: One of the many bars in the area that have Georgetown Brewery Company on draft; for example, 9 Pound Hammer (6009 Airport Way S) showcases the Georgetown Porter.
The Three Faces of NW Peaks Brewery
The Brewing Mountaineer
Since graduating from the University of Washington with a doctorate in molecular biology, Kevin Klein’s applied his scientific prowess to one of his favorite pastimes: beer brewing. The dedicated homebrewer’s other favorite pursuit, mountaineering, inspired the brewery name, which pays homage to the peaks surrounding Seattle. Each beer, meanwhile, borrows its moniker from an actual peak climbed by Kevin. Brews even arrive with a description of Kevin’s climb and an explanation of how they compliment the peak.
Two Beers a Month
Due to the nanobrewery’s small setup, every batch yields less than one barrel. What NW Peaks lacks in quantity, however, it makes up for in quality. While Kevin occasionally repeats select pours, such as the fruity Challenger IPA, he mostly handcrafts two new beers every month. Often reflective of the season, these have run the gamut from summertime ales spiced with New Mexican hatch chilli peppers to wintry stouts spiked with espresso from Seattle Coffee Works.
Suds for Subscribers
Though available at select Seattle bars and in NW Peaks' own taproom, the brewery primarily distributes beers to its mountainBeers subscribers. Each month, those members pick up one or multiple two-liter growlers of the brewery's latest batches. mountainBeers participants receive those new pours before anybody else; afterward, Kevin happily fills kegs and barrels for customers who order well ahead of time.
Five Things to Know About Elliott Bay Public House & Brewery
Elliott Bay Public House & Brewery is the third and newest location in the Elliott Bay Brewing Company family. It opened some 15 years after company owners Todd Carden and Brett Norton established the original location in 1997. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when you visit this popular Lake City destination.
The kitchen incorporates beer into the food. Favorites include the cherry-stout-barbecue elk burger, which also features caramelized onions and a house sauce.
More than a dozen gourmet burgers anchor the menu. However, you can substitute the Black Angus beef with a number of other healthy options, including house-marinated portabella-mushroom caps, ground turkey, or vegetarian patties.
The buns are baked fresh. Not only that, they’re made from spent grain from the company’s breweries. This is just a small example of Elliott Bay’s sustainability efforts.
Kids are welcome. Just because the word “brewery” is in the restaurant’s name doesn’t mean tykes are out of luck. In fact, they have their own menu full of pint-size eats.
It can get loud at times. Between the music and a seating capacity of 250 guests, this is not the best place to read a book while eating.