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Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
351 Park Avenue N
phone: (425) 254-8080
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
Atmosphere This pub is located just south of Boeing in Renton. It is a real blue collar bar, totally unpretentious and down to earth. A true beer lover noticed some of the Beer Advocate shirts at our table and just came over to chat and to tell us about his favorite brewery in VT (I think there was a VT brewfest shirt in the group).
Quality Nothing fancy here, which went with the overall motif of the place. Its kind of a diner-like setting with a nice, well-balanced pool table (which can be difficult to find).
Service The service here on my one visit was excellent, although it was none too crowded. Both of the waitresses knew the beers and were not only helpful when I was there but very patient and polite when I called them a few times to get some info about their beer selection.
Selection This is currently about as good as a beer bar gets in the greater Seattle area. They have 31 taps, mostly fresh microbrews (the lone Pabst handle stood out and was quite comical). The night I was there they had the rare dry-hopped Immortal IPA that you cant even get at Elysian brewery.
Food I didnt get the chance to try the food Saturday night but will definitely sample it on my next visit.
Update 08/20/04: My second visit on a Friday night again saw excellent service, this time with a full bar. I'm upgrading the Service rating from 4.5 to 5.0. Also, I had two beers that I've never seen anywhere else: Boundary Bay Simcoe Pale Ale & Mac and Jack's IPA.
07-26-2004 02:19:15 |
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4
The Dog and Pony is my home town day off lunch place of choice so I've been there at least once a month for a couple of years. Located just south of the Renton Boeing, it's not much to look at from the outside but has a very nice selection of beers, favoring the lesser known independents of the Northwest. The atmosphere is unpretentious and welcoming, the food is pretty standard fare. Service can be a tad spotty but they're nice folks. All in all, a very good place to drink quality brews when you're in the Renton area. I've kicked a couple of the ratings for food and service up a notch for 2004. Especially enjoy the seafood chop salad and staff has improved. Beer selection is the strong point and among Seattle's best.
06-27-2003 22:43:06 |
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Dog And Pony Ale House And Grill, The in Renton, WA