Phil's World Pub Guides - Washington, USA

Pub Comments Location
Harbour Public House Their impressive selection of beers seems to include only local brews - I enjoyed some excellent Elysian ESB and a very nice Hefeweiß. The deck at the rear has fine views across the marina and Puget Sound. The food is very good.
Last visited April 2002
Bainbridge Marina
Elephant and Castle Rather nicely decorated in the style of a British chain pub. A few British beers on tap (Guinness, Bass, Harp) but more interestingly a wide range of micro-brews from near and far too numerous to list. I had some excellent Porter from a brewery I'd never heard of (and forgot to write down).
Last visited April 2002
5th / Pike
Flavour of India Unusually this (rather good) Indian restuarant has a separate lounge area so I can count it as a bar. Indian beers including Taj Mahal and Golden Eagle in bottles.
Last visited April 2002
1st Avenue / James Street
Pike Brewing Company This very large bar / diner / brewery has mixed decor ranging from traditional British pub to modern American bar. There's also a separate side room with pool tables. Their IPA was excellent. Other brews include the worryingly named Nitro Porter which I didn't try. The hand pump was out of use when I visited. They also have a good range of imported bottles and draughts, including three flavours of Lindeman's Lambic on tap. I was very pleased to see the local "youths" ordering bottles of hefeweiß. Good food.
Last visited April 2002
1st / Pike
Pyramid Alehouse A large brewery / restaurant in a converted warehouse with a "busy" layout of tables, booths and high tables downstairs and a vast dining area on the mezzanine. Twentyfour taps on the long curved copper counter serve a wide range of their own brews under the Pyramid and Thomas Kemper names. I tried the excellent Underground Porter, the nationally popular Hefeweiß and a very good barley wine called 5000 Year Ale. The food is good, I especially recommend the sausage sampler. Free tours of the brewery are available, where you can learn a bit about their history and products.
Last visited April 2002
Occidental / Royal Brougham
Rock Bottom Brewery The fine decor in here is almost in 1930s style, with wood panelling and a parquet floor. About seven beers from the brewery visible through the glass included the excellent cask conditioned Brown Bear Brown Ale when I was there.
Last visited April 2002
5th / Union

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