La Conner is an idyllic seaside town with lots of unique shops, street art, a boardwalk that follows the channel, and appetizing restaurants. For beer lovers, it has family-owned brewery ‒ La Conner Brewing Company ‒ that serves homemade soups, wood-fired pizzas, burgers, quesadillas, tacos, appetizers, and salads.
They always have five beers on tap, some hard ciders, and a rotating selection of seasonal beers. Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. (prices range from $3.50 to $6.50) with lots of delicious items like nachos, chipotle coconut clams, and half size pizzas. They also have happy hour pitchers of beer for $10 and pints for $3.25. Happy Hour has a total of 14 items and for the price, it is a good deal.
It is about an 11-minute walk from La Conner Marina.
Where: 117 South First Street, La Conner, Wa. 98257
What: Lunch and dinner.
Hours: Monday to Thursday, and Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Pizza and Beer at La Conner Brewing Company
It had been awhile since we’d eaten at La Conner Brewing Company, so we headed over there on a weekday to check it out. Unfortunately, Happy Hour ended by the time we got there, but we did get to sit in the garden terrace. If you are traveling with a four-legged friend, the patio is pet-friendly (follow the path on the side of the building).
Inside offers seating at dining room tables with wood tops and in the bar. There are seats next to the window, a cozy fireplace, and local art on the walls.
This is what we ordered.
For an appetizer, we had to try the wood-fired nachos with tri-color tortilla chips, jalapenos, black beans, fresh tomatoes, pepper jack, green onions, cilantro, sour cream and salsa ($12). Chicken and pulled pork can be added for $4. The nachos was loaded—no scrimping here—and easily split between four people.
Three tacos with blackened seasonal fish in soft corn tortillas with cilantro lime sour cream, shredded cabbage, and pineapple mango salsa ($14). For wild Coho salmon add $1. Again, the portion of the fish tacos was plentiful, and could easily be split between two people. For me, the cilantro lime sour cream and salsa made the dish a winner. Be sure to ask for an additional cup of salsa as the portion is not enough for three tacos.
Pizzas are 10″ and enough for two to split. The Neapolitan comes with roasted tomato sauce, pepperoni, hot Italian sausage, fresh tomatoes and basil and their house cheese blend of mozzarella, provolone, Romano, and Parmesan ($13). The Pepperoni pizza comes with roasted tomato sauce, pepperoni and their house blend of cheese ($11). The pizza crust was crispy and chewy exactly where you wanted it to be.
All of these items, we would order again.
Lara Dunning is a member of the Waggoner Cruising Guide team and has made one trip up the Inside Passage to Ketchikan, AK. She is enthusiastic about small town living, and you can read more about her discoveries at Small Town Washington. She has been published in Bainbridge Island Magazine, Experience Anacortes, and Whidbey Life Magazine.