Diamond Knot Brewing officially reopens its downtown Brewery & Alehouse tomorrow (Sat. April 6 at 1:00 pm). The pub and brewery in Mukilteo has been closed since January. The expansion and remodel is now complete. We were there last weekend to get a sneak peek (pictures below). We’ve heard rumors that they’ve actually been open (softly) all week, but tomorrow is the official event.
It should be noted that this remodel and expansion created 30 new jobs. In this day an age, new jobs are a good thing. Companies like Diamond Knot should be applauded. Their health and growth are helping the economic recovery. Cheers to you, DK! And congratulations. The place looks great!
The expansion took over the space to the west of the existing pub. What was once the pub is now the 21+ bar seating area. The western side of the building is an all-ages restaurant. There is a hallway that leads to the bathrooms and leads between the two rooms. In the new space, there is a lot of light, with big windows looking out across the parking lot and the Mukilteo Light House State Park. There will eventually be some outdoor seating along the west side of the building.
In addition to more room, you’ll also notice some menu changes. It will seem familiar, but you’ll see some new stuff too. The bar-side will also seem familiar, with just a few changes. For instance a new draft system. The men will be happy to know that some things have stayed the same – the urinal is still a custom fixture appropriately fashioned out of an old Bud keg.
The Diamond Knot Brewery & Alehouse will celebrate this long awaited moment Saturday, April 6 at 1 p.m. when the company and the City of Mukilteo officially “christen” the site, complete with the breaking of a ceremonial bottle filled with the company’s India Pale Ale.
The Brewery & Alehouse closed January 7 to proceed with the massive expansion to more than double the kitchen and open the west side of the building for family-friendly dining, as well as coffee and ice-cream service. During the last several months, Diamond Knot has almost doubled the size of the Brewery & Alehouse to 5,400 square feet, 300 of which still houses the original Diamond Knot brewery.
Edge Design & Build of Shoreline oversaw the expansion construction.
“The grand re-opening signifies a new chapter in our Diamond Knot story,” company founder and President Bob Maphet said. “Thanks to our loyal customer base, the growth in the popularity of craft beer and a vacant adjacent space in this building we’ve called home for many years, we were able to increase capacity and welcome families into our doors.”
The original Cheers Too pub side of the Brewery & Alehouse was minimally impacted by the expansion, but regulars will notice the bar was changed significantly to accommodate the larger kitchen space. The bar, which was originally Formica, is now a 70+-year-old slab of douglas fir, reclaimed from the historic Port of Stockton banana warehouse. The company purchased the entire 33-foot-long timber and the remaining wood was used as tabletops, benches and throughout the coffee and ice cream area.
Newer features include the new cedar-wrapped center island that forms the kitchen and back bar, the installation of historic Mukilteo signage and a floor-to-almost-ceiling garage door that will open to outdoor seating in the summer.
A new tap system will deliver beer through black metal pipes to 16 tap handles, that will not only include Diamond Knot craft beer, but will also dispense Washington hard cider, house brewed root beer and a rotating guest Washington beer. Hard alcohol will be added to the bar choices once the state adjusts the current liquor permit.
The restaurant’s food menu has changed to include burgers and additional pizza and entrees. Stonegrill items that provide an interactive dining experience will still be offered. One major change is the addition of breakfast at the waterfront location.
Hours for the Brewery & Alehouse are 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily. Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to noon weekdays and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekends.
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