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Bottleworks

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Taps: 9 / Bottles: 950
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
98
world-class

119 Ratings
Ratings: 119
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 13.09%
$$ - reasonable


[ 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

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beertaster13

Washington

4.65/5  rDev +5%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

My first trip to Bottleworks I made this morning. I have been looking for some Stone and Rogue offering that I haven't been able to find. Of course they had it. Bottleworks is the holy grail for beer drinkers. Heard about it on Beerfly and had to go see it for myself. Funny I've lived in Seattle all my life and have never heard of it until recently. The service is helpful and very knowlegable. The quality of the beers here is great, the selection even greater. If only I lived closer to the city this would be a staple in daily living. The service here is what seperates this from any other store. They will spend time with you and give you beers that cater your needs. Go here when visiting Seattle. Oh one other note, they were out of a couple beers I wanted but ordered it for me, ah the insanity. I love this store. GO HERE NOW!

02-25-2004 21:48:43 | More by beertaster13
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RoyalT

Ohio

5/5  rDev +12.9%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Quality – This place has the good stuff. The store is kind of cramped, but mainly that’s because of all the beers. They have some of the best ales on the planet.

Service – The staff is very helpful. I asked for certain ales and they knew right away if they had it and exactly where it was in the store. They’ve also been sampling the merchandise, because they know how just about every beer in the store tastes. I've often walked in to, "Here, you'll love this," and, "If you like that, try this."

These guys know their beers, and that’s saying a lot because they stock a whole mess of them. They have consistently pulled out aged beers from the back, given excellent cellaring suggestions, and even special ordered things on request. I don’t see how the service could be any better unless they started driving beers over to my house.

Selection – This is top notch. Almost everything is in coolers. The beer selection spans the globe, and they have a lot of local stuff as well. They advertise over 700 beers available and cold. This is hands down the best beer store on the West Coast.

09-20-2003 21:50:35 | More by RoyalT
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weefisheads

Oregon

5/5  rDev +12.9%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

After almost giving up hope that Washington had a truly exceptional place to find beers, I went to Bottleworks and my faith in humanity was immediately restored.

From the get go you know this is a place of quality by simply looking at the empty bottles that adorn the entrance - a few vintage Anchor OSA, a Bells 5000th batch, and a few other desirable collectables. However, my expectations were somewhat low as a quick peek at the website lead me to believe that the selection would be similar to what one can find most anywhere, but no no no! Trust their website not - the lineup here was most impressive

I was especially delighted to see all the "regional/local" beers that they had, as none of these - though but 50 miles or less away - are available anywhere else I checked. In addition, there are a few unique "Bottleworks" brews as well, available only at this store, of which one is brewed in Belgium and one heck of a beer! Together with the other standards of a first rate beer store - Stone, Dog Fish Head, etc, this is a very spectacular lineup.

Although I received a less then warm reception the very first time I visited this store, visiting a second time proved that the less than stellar serivce was an abberation. The store is run by folks very serious about their beer and who love what they do, and this is not only evident in the 5's in service given by others who've rated this store, but clear as day when I chatted with Craig who spent a few minutes with me to find one absolutely amazing beer.

After leaving Bottleworks the second time, I realize that the only downside is that there aren't more of them. Whether you're intrested in finding Washington beers that you just can't find anywhere else, or just looking for a store that knows a great deal about great beer, then Bottleworks is the place to go. I can't recommend this place enough.

dB

Addendum - visited again - brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! Picked up a JW Lees 1997, 1999, 2000 and 2001. Need I say any more?

07-21-2003 05:47:44 | More by weefisheads
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jreitman

California

5/5  rDev +12.9%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

An absolutely incredible beer store. They stocked almost everything I wanted and were willing to order anything they didn't have that was available.. Fairly large international brew section and the staff was very knowledgeable. The owners and staff are constantly ordering new beers so this is one of those places you want to visit often. Vintage beers is also available, though at a hefty price, but it's still nice to treat yourself to some 1996 Stille Nacht every once in a while. If you live in Seattle, this place is a must visit.

04-13-2002 18:26:37 | More by jreitman
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Bottleworks in Seattle, WA
98 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.