Bottleworks

Not Rated.
BottleworksBottleworks
BA SCORE
97
world-class

107 Reviews
Reviews: 107
Visits: 154
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: n/a
Taps: 9
Bottles: 950
Cask: N
[ Bar, Store ]

1710 N 45th St
Ste 3
Seattle, Washington, 98103-6855
United States
phone: (206) 633-2437

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bottleworks

Notes:
Place added by: BeerAdvocate

No notes at this time.
Place: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 107 | Visits: 154
Reviews by black13:
Photo of black13
2.33/5  rDev -47.3%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 2

While on Seattle for the weekend I was looking forward to browsing the selection in this place. My first stop was Brouwers, but I had to pass as I had my family with me and they had no desire to wait while I had a beer.

Walling into this dungeon, you have to give your eyes some time to adjust to the minimal lighting. I realize protecting beer from light is important, but without a flashlight, I truly couldn't see what bottle I was looking at without taking it out of the cooler.

It was great to see (or not see) moat of the beers in coolers. But selection and lighting need to improve.

Maybe the clerk was having a bad day or didn't like that I was from Portland, but he was honestly no more help than a clerk selling chips and sigs at your corner market. I told Jim o was from Portland and I was interested in offerings that I couldn't get there. His first response is "I don't know what you get". I'm just a beer geek that doesn't work at a beer store and I can name several things that are not offered in Portland. If you work at a beer store, at least you should know something about distro, especially when you're close to Portland.

Selection was minimal at best. Their website says something like 950 beers. I didn't count them, but this seems to be a stretch. There are Fred Meyer stores in Portland with a better selection. There were several bottles of Epic 03 for $75, but I could find everything else at local grocery stores. I didn't look at the tap list as I wasn't able to stay and enjoy a beer so I cannot comment on this aspect.

Overall, the hype of this place probably contributed to it's letdown. Aside from the Epic 03, I could find anything in this store around town, and there were very few things I couldn't get in Portland aside for some Lost Abbey and a couple local breweries. Makes me happy to live in Portland. (1,850 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Mehinaman
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

One of my favorite beer shops in Seattle. Excellent selection of beers including some hard to find ones and the service has always been top notch every time I have been there (174 characters)

Photo of Kylo76
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of greg4579
4.97/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of YamagamiTravis
4.37/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Anaxagoris
4.69/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of mabermud
4.11/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of eawolff99
4.54/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Hendrick24
4.23/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of kamikazeokami
3.79/5  rDev -14.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.25 | selection: 4.75

Great selection of beers. Naturally lots of fremont brewing stuff. However, the guy working the counter (was wearing glasses) was terribly dismissive and just not a pleasure to speak to. (186 characters)

Photo of SeattleBoB76
4.73/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

World Class Bottle shop. Always something bottle conditioned on the shelf. (74 characters)

Photo of itracy63
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of KevinL
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of BabyTree
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Great selection and fun place to hang out. Parking isn't fun. (62 characters)

Photo of drinkin-beeers
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of anteater
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of rab53
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of BDeibs
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of crowellbw
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Amazing selection. Always have something they pull up from the cellar that completely blows your mind. (103 characters)

Photo of BUNZILLA
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of RedDon
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Alpar
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of strongaf
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Bottleworks in Seattle, WA
97 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.