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Bottleworks

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

139 Ratings
Ratings: 139
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 12.42%
Taps: 9
Bottles: 950
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: 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

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Photo of Globetrotter
4.65/5  rDev +5%

Thanks to RoyalT for taking me to this beer Mecca. A small storefront on a fairly minor street somewhere outside the center of Seattle masks an awesome collection of beers available for purchase. The inside, not much bigger than a 20 foot container, really, is dark and packed full. All of the walls are lined with coolers with beers perched above, while more beers are stacked on shelves in the middle. It's hard to move in the narrow aisles, and sometimes hard to see the labels in the dark, but, man, they've got a lot of good stuff. They even had several brews from Russia's Baltika line, as well as many other imports. The strength of this place, however, is in brews from the Pacific Northwest, sorted by style rather than brewery. Hundreds of choices to make, but nary a bad one in the lot. Only down side? No Westvertieren products (but plenty of other Belgians). U.S. beers from east of the Mississippi were also rare, although I did spot a Dogfish Head product. The staff was friendly and helpful. If I lived in Seattle, I'd be here regularly. Moscow needs a place like this..

Globetrotter, Jun 25, 2004
Photo of henrysunset
4.65/5  rDev +5%

I went in with a very nebulous mission; to find some beers to push my tastes to new places. I'm glad to say that the friendly staff helped me make that come true, as I walked out with an interesting mix of 12 beers for around 30 dollars. Some were only 1.25$ and ofcourse the premium and larger bottles approached 7 dollars a bottle.

The store is kept well shaded to protect the beer, and also features some chocolates in the front as well as some glassware.

The beers are refrigerated in about 9 fridges, organized by alcohol strength and/or region.

Very nice shop and excellent selection, A+++ (ebay style review :-)

henrysunset, May 13, 2004
Photo of drewbage
4.85/5  rDev +9.5%

Ok.. so Bottleworks.. been there a few times now. Always make it a point to go there when the business takes me to Seattle. (And yeah.. I totally forgot to review this joint after my first few visits.)

All I can say is wow.

You walk up to the store and it doesn't really look like much.. looks kinda small actually.. And then you open the doors and find a world of good beer waiting for you.

Beer is organized and kept clean and protected from the light. Verticals live next to each other and it becomes apparent that it's feasible to live a world of beer within the cooler walls of this store.

Staff is friendly, hip and massively knowledgable about beer. The selection is immense. The thought behind the list is evident and heck even the prices are pretty good.

I defy the dedicated beer hunter to venture into this store and leave saying "eh".

drewbage, Apr 13, 2004
Photo of SeanChouffe
5/5  rDev +12.9%

Bottleworks is the best beer monger in the US I have had the pleasure to patronize. I did my research prior to visit by looking at their website. Even though they did not carry many of the beers listed on their site, I was not disappointed. The selection is great, the beer was well displayed and the staff was friendly and helpful. The availability of singles was great and they even broke up six packs that many other stores would have not. A great experience, although I was unable to keep myself from spending the GDP of a small nation.

SeanChouffe, Apr 03, 2004
Photo of beertaster13
4.65/5  rDev +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!

beertaster13, Feb 25, 2004
Photo of RoyalT
5/5  rDev +12.9%

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.

RoyalT, Sep 20, 2003
Photo of weefisheads
5/5  rDev +12.9%

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?

weefisheads, Jul 21, 2003
Photo of jreitman
5/5  rDev +12.9%

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.

jreitman, Apr 13, 2002
Photo of crowellbw
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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

crowellbw, Aug 30, 2014
Bottleworks in Seattle, WA
98 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.