Beveridge Place Pub
Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 19 | Display Reviews Only:
4.26/5 rDev -1.8%
Were it not for BA, I'm sure I would never have visited this place. It's off the beaten track and is easy to drive right by if you're not looking for it.
Located in West Seattle, from the outside BPP really does not look like much. From the outside it's not much more then a hole in the wall... but on the inside....
At least IMO, the ambiance of BPP reflects the mindset and expectations of the NW. This place exudes comfort and charm in a very laid back and relaxed environment. There are several couches in the middle of the bar room, several tables and chairs, a table with pitchers of water and plastic cups where customers can help themselves, and all manner of various board games. The entire vibe is "home away from home," with more the feel of a large living room then a beer bar.
So, as you walk in the front door there is a large bar running down the left side with around 10 seats. There is an immense, handsome wooden mirror over the back bar, and this place has high ceilings, giving it something of a light and airy feel. I was there on a Friday afternoon (the place opens at 3:00 on Friday), at a time when there weren't a lot of patrons. However, the folks that were there were mostly regulars (they were on a first name basis with the bartender), and everyone seemed relaxed, laid back and friendly.
As for the draft list, I think it was somewhere between 15 and 18, and had nothing but NW selections on the list. Other then the Anacortes barleywine there was nothing really unusual or outstanding, but the draft selection was solid enough. Prices were reasonable and the waitress was friendly, quick and attentive. BPP does not have a kitchen, but you can order "take-in" from any of the local restaurants, or you can just bring something from home. Otherwise, they have some nuts and other finger food snacks available.
In the back there is another large room with TV's and pool tables. It was empty the afternoon I was there, but I can imagine it gets pretty crowded on weekends and evenings.
This is a very solid place, but it's the relaxed, low key atmosphere coupled with a solid beer selection (they also have a very nice selection of Belgian bottled beer) that would have me making this place my local beer bar if I lived anywhere close by.
What else can I say? I'll certainly be back.
03-18-2008 15:42:53 | More by John_M
4.28/5 rDev -1.4%
Stopped in on a Monday afternoon and found out it was happy hour for WA state beers. Not very crowded as expected for 12:30pm, but a few people eating lunch and watching soccer. Lots of tables when you walk in, then a smaller room to the right, then a small outdoor beer garden. Bar area seemed big and spacious. Service was very nice. Our bartender cracked some jokes, let us try a sample, and gave us directions. The beer selection was awesome. A huge array of local WA and NW beers. I went with the Hale's Irish Stout on nitro. All beers from WA were $3, which was a great deal. My wife and I sat out on in the garden and enjoyed the sunshine. The happy hour deal is exceptional, and we could have sat there all day, but our plan was to move on. FYI you can take the free shuttle bus from the water taxi station on Harbor Ave, ride a bit up California Ave, and it drops you right across the street from the pub.
07-07-2010 21:30:24 | More by morebeergood
4.28/5 rDev -1.4%
The homophonic name of this bar is derived from the name of its street in West Seattle: Beveridge Place.
This is an exceptional bar. The beer, the atmosphere, the clientele, the service are all just right. Nothing is over the top its like a balanced, well structured beer. First of all, the bar seems uncontrived. It seems to have come together out of what works rather than come theme conceived of. In the front, there is a gorgeous old wood back bar, the bar top is old bowling alley lane wood, and former tap handles adorn the walls. There are couches and tables, and the lighting is neither too bright nor too dim. There people drinking and socializing seem intelligent and uninterested in the SeeAndBeScene. There is also a room in the back with pool tables, darts, and television. Its much less refined than the room up front, which almost has the feel of somebodys inviting and spacious living room.
Their beer selection is superb when you factor in the bottles. They usually have about a dozen taps, local and distant, frequently rotating, and always high quality. They seems to carry more craft lagers than most places I visit in the Pacific Northwest. Their bottle selection reads like a fine wine list. They have old barley wines, a very impressive selection of Belgian beers, and older beers by Dogfish Head (for example) that I didnt even know existed.
There is no food served at the bar, but there are pub snacks and menus from local restaurants.
The service is knowledgeable and competent, but not overly friendly I must say. Rather than turning me off though, it conveyed a little bit of their protective pride of this jewel of a bar. It made me want to be a regular (which I certainly would be if I lived nearby).
There were two patrons in full lederhosen, for no particular occasion, drinking some German beers, and there was a local craft brewer from Renton (not listed on BeerAdvocte; read: I have a mission) with a superb cask of strong ale. This bar is truly not to be missed.
10-12-2006 03:12:24 | More by xoqx
4.28/5 rDev -1.4%
This is a great pub in West Seattle. They have about 15 different beers on tap and they seem to rotate beers in and out on a fairly regular basis. They seem to have a good selection of bottled beers but I typically order from the taps. They also make a good effort to serve each beer in it's proper glass which is a nice change of pace from the standard pint. The bar staff is friendly and generally knowledgeable about the beers they have on tap and (depending on who's working the bar) beer in general. The space itself is divided into two sections. The front room where the bar is located is a quieter section for meeting friends and talking. The bar itself is actually an old bowling lane which I found clever. They have a wide selection of board games for entertainment purposes as well. The back room contains a few pool tables, a foosball table, 3 dart boards, several pinball machines and video games, and a big screen TV. The back section is also home to a jukebox with a very eclectic music selection. Because of all these things the back room tends to be a little louder. They do not serve food here but have no problems with you bringing in your own food and eating it there. All in all this is a great place for anyone who enjoys a good beer. Stop by if you're in the neighborhood.
09-21-2005 02:23:39 | More by atomicbwax
4.28/5 rDev -1.4%
I finally made my first visit to this bar that I've heard so much about, for so long. The first room you enter has the bar along the back wall, with seating between the door and the bar. A lot of of the seating is in the form of couches, which I'm not a fan of, too coffee-shopish. There is a stand up bar to drink at however.
There is a nice, wide selection of rotating taps behind the bar, and you will have no trouble finding several tasty options to scratch whatever beer itch you have. Once you have a lovely beveridge, turn to the right, and enter the second room, which has more a traditional pub feel to it. Beyond that is a small outdoor patio, which I suspect fills up quickly on nice days.
They don't serve food at BPP, but they do have a three ring binder full of menus from neighborhood restaurants, and you'll surely find something to go with your brew. The bartenders are quick, efficient, and friendly. The day we visited they were having one of their occasional "Iron Brewer" showdowns. A pair of breweries is given a couple of secret ingredients that they have to use in a brew. There are three pairs facing off against each other. You buy a six sample flight, and are given ballots. You choose your favorite from each pair, then the votes are tallied up, and the 3 winners are invited back to defend their crowns next time. Pretty fun!
The prices were pretty typical for a big city bar, with pints generally in the $4-6 range. Overall, a great bar, and a must hit when you visit Seattle.
05-19-2014 21:20:20 | More by beertunes
4.3/5 rDev -0.9%
Is that a man attached to that dog leash or a dog attached to that man leash?
Walking in through one of three entrances offer a different view. From the back you can see multiple pool tables, dart boards, pinball tables, and lastly the big screen all spread amongst a few tables.
In the "front" you see a welcoming bar, facing several tables and a couple of couches. The taps are usually pretty consistent from week to week, with the exception of a few guests. Bottles are available for both in-house consumption and to go.
If you want food, they have several menus to offer, from other places as they have you no kitchen.
With several casks per month, there is always something for you. So stop by the unassuming, obscure, dog friendly location and join me for a pint.
03-04-2008 04:11:31 | More by mnapier
4.5/5 rDev +3.7%
Wow. I'd go so far as to call this an essential location for a Seattle beer trip.
There's an excellent selection of West Coast brews available and a pretty impressive bottle list (Older Viscosity, anyone?) some in different vintages. If that wasn't enough, these guys seriously care about beer. I happened to come on a Thursday during a brewer's event and the featured brewer was Mt. Snipes Brewing from Sunnyside, WA. I'm not calling it the absolute best brewery but they had some great stuff on tap including a Bourbon Barrel aged Porter which was seriously like a delicious vanilla latte of a beer. I haven't been able to travel outside of Seattle and I hadn't seen any of this brewery's stuff inside the city so it was great to be able to try some of these things that you truly can't get anywhere else.
In addition, the atmosphere is just awesome. The first room looks like some old brewing fanatic's personal library with plenty of couches, seating, books, games, etc. They even let you order in food so you can enjoy you preferred scarf material with some great beers. In case you need your sports fix the next room over is kind of like a mini sports bar. I love the separation of the two spaces as it can be annoying trying to enjoy a few beers in between guys trying to get tanked every time the Vikings (don't) score a touchdown.
The selection is good, the prices are great and with events like Samuel Smith serving Sting and Orval autographed beer night, it's hard to not have this around the top of your list for Seattle beer locations.
09-12-2010 06:37:11 | More by TheStove
4.56/5 rDev +5.1%
A: Been here alot and really likt it. Relaxed, nice crowd who loves beer. Friendly people. Cozy, couches, tables, decent bar size and a outdoor patio
S: The majority of staff is nice, some know beer and some don't. Never had any service issues. Most tend to be very friendly and talkative.
S: Great selection of brews year round. Always have rotating taps that are amongst the finest. No food is the only downfall but I would order in or go down Cali and hit Elliott Bay for some food.
F: No food but you can bring and order food in
10-12-2010 03:17:07 | More by barleywinefiend
4.59/5 rDev +5.8%
Located in West Seattle just down the street from Elliott Bay Brewing, I visited the Beveridge Place while vacationing in Seattle. I just happened to stop by on the first day of their recent nine day Barleywine Bacchanal, and my time here was one of the highlights of my trip. They had barleywine after barleywine after barleywine on draft...around 20 total, I believe. I limited myself to six 3 oz samples and left wishing I had more time to spend exploring. Finding a SINGLE barleywine on draft is nearly impossible in Oklahoma. The bottled list was extensive and inviting as well, but we, along the the vast majority of the others there, stuck to the barleywines.
The atmosphere was amazingly comfortable. We spent our time on one of the couches and probably could've been there all day if it wasn't for other obligations. Granted it was 3-4 in the afternoon, but we found it relaxing and a great place to just sit back and enjoy.
Visiting this bar will be top priority if I'm ever in Seattle again. I'd be a regular if I was a local.
03-13-2007 18:58:47 | More by wolffman17
Beveridge Place Pub in Seattle, WA
95 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.