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What, you ask, is a rockfish anyhow? Based on the Grill’s weekly live music offerings, we might suspect that it has something to do with rock 'n' roll. And a rather angry looking orange fish. Here’s what an online dictionary has to say about the matter: “Any of various fishes living among rocks”. That’s nice, but I still prefer to think of it as a grumpy fish wearing headphones, rocking out to B52’s “Rock Lobster”. Anyways…
After a day of hiking among Anacortes’ many fine trails, we stopped by Rockfish Grill & Anacortes Brewery for happy hour. It was a quiet Tuesday afternoon in July and there were several staff members on hand to assist us. Anacortes’ most celebrated beer is perhaps its IPA, rated “outstanding” by reviewers on Beer Advocate. We aren’t big hop-heads (astonishing for Pacific Northwesterners, right?) so we opted for something a little lower on the IBU scale. Brandon ordered a Pale Ale and Rachel took an Amber; both were good examples of their respective style.
The happy hour food menu contains a variety of pub fare staples: wings, nachos, fries, mini pizzas, and fish tacos. All can be had for $4 or less. The wood-fired pizza is delicious and you can see your pizza roasting in Rockfish Grill’s brick oven from the bar. Our food arrived quickly and was enjoyed immensely. Thank you, Rockfish Grill & Anacortes Brewery. We will be back.
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