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
4.56/5 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
4.64/5 rDev +6.9%
Great pub a little off the beaten path in West Seattle. I really like this place. Unlike many pubs in the PNW, this place is really welcoming to outsiders- I don't at all get the vibe of annoyance frrom the pourers and servers when they have to break away from conversation with the regulars to serve you. Super friendly people who know beer. Great atmosphere as well. Two rooms here, the one in the front is a comfortable tradiional pub with small tables, sofas, a fireplace, a nice bar, lots of wood. Very comfortable, and no tvs or any other distractions from the beer. The room in back has games, pool tables, big screen tvs with the games on and another bar that primarily serves scotch and other liquor. Really the best of both worlds- a great pub experience up front and a great game day experience in the back. The beer we sampled was top quality from clean lines. Nice selection on draft as well- we were there during their IPA fest, which was mostly local IPAs on tap, some quite rare, others barrel aged. There were also nice standbyes like Obsidian stout on Nitro-tap. First time I'd been here and really one of the nicest spots in Seattle for a beer. You owe it to yoursel to give it a try when in town- or to make the trek to West Seattle if you live elsewhere in the city and haven't been.
12-07-2007 17:24:04 | More by Georgiabeer
4.14/5 rDev -4.6%
A great beer bar way out in West Seattle. My friend and I stopped by after visiting Elliot Bay Brewing, which is just a little way north on the same street.
The bar is divided into two rooms--a front, lounge-like area where the actual bar is and a back room with lots of pool, darts, and TVs. We visited fairly early on a Saturday night (~6 or 7 PM), and the place was packed. The chalkboard menu (the only menu I could find) listed about fifteen different brews, with many from Washington and Oregon. There was nothing too extrordinary on tap, just a very impressive, wide-ranging selection. I had a Full Knot Slipknot Imperial IPA and my friend had Manny's Pale Ale from Georgetown Brewing.
The back room is a lot of fun to hang out in--it's animated with pool players, a few TVs (not too many), free darts, and lots of board games as well. I could easily see myself wiling away too much time in that back room.
Overall, Beveridge Place is another fine Seattle beer bar.
04-11-2008 13:53:37 | More by benito
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
4.59/5 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
4.72/5 rDev +8.8%
I truly wish this place was closer to home, but at leasts it's a direct hour long bus ride.
First off the beer list is top notch. They may not have the widest array of taps in Seattle but there's nothing but quality. They're pretty busy so the selection seems to always be different except for 3-4 "staples." The bottle selection is also very interesting. Some aged barleywines, good Belgians and other interesting things. Bottles of the really good stuff are kind of pricey but not by any means outrageous. Older vintage barleywines may set you back quite a bit, and they should.
The atmosphere is really two bars in one. The front room has a great wood bar back with a bartop that used to be a bowling lane. There are several tables and a couch area too. There are no TVs in this room which is a big deal for some people. The back room has TVs and pool tables and other tavern-type entertainments. It gets my 5 for atmosphere due to the two room set-up. There's a room that should work for anyone.
They have no food but there is no problem bringing in whatever you like. They have a couple menus behind the bar for local places that will deliver to them.
03-22-2006 20:23:53 | More by czechsaaz
Beveridge Place Pub in Seattle, WA
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