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Bottleworks

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BottleworksBottleworks
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 Sound_Explorer
4.38/5  rDev -1.1%

Was my first bottle shop I ever went to going on 5 years or so now. Nearly cried when I walked in, seeing all the fancy beers that had been so hard for me to get up until that point. Haven't been in some time now (have a great shop 5mins away from home now) but still has a place at the top in the Seattle area. It has undoubtly changed and gotten a little bigger but they have a wide array, nice people to help you and a few times (I believe there are around doublt digits now) to try some selections as well.

Coming to Seattle? Give Bottleworks a visit (and the surrounding Wallingford/Fremont/Ballard) if you like beer and helpful people to point you in the right direction.

Sound_Explorer, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of Cynic-ale
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Cynic-ale, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of TurdFurgison
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

TurdFurgison, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of Hanserelli
5/5  rDev +12.9%

Hanserelli, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of Caleb
3/5  rDev -32.3%

Caleb, Feb 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +12.9%

Mages64, Jan 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

HuskyinPDX, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of sprucetip
4.53/5  rDev +2.3%

Finally got there. It's great, as expected. Actually better. Great service, bowler bar (and you can buy smaller pours and drink them while you shop), dim lighting to protect the beer, reasonable prices, and fantastic selection including aged vintages of some special brews. Short review, but I think that about covers it.

Go there if you like beer! And, it's in/near Fremont, a cool neighborhood with some other beer destinations such as Fremont Brewing Co.

sprucetip, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of Seattle_Suds
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Seattle_Suds, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of aullrich
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

aullrich, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of chippo33
4/5  rDev -9.7%

chippo33, Dec 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

bumchilly25, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of seasondek
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

seasondek, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of sasky7777
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

This is a beer store that should top your list if heading to Seattle. The guys there were very helpful and the selection was great. Walked away with a few beers I've been wanting to try and a few suggestions from the staff. A must stop for out of towers, especially Canadians.

sasky7777, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of Zach122
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Zach122, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of bram325
5/5  rDev +12.9%

bram325, Oct 24, 2013
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5/5  rDev +12.9%

BillRoth, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.93/5  rDev +11.3%

Has a dark gothic almost feeling that you would expect out of a place in Seattle. Had very good selection, and the Bottleworks Cascade release was available. For top shelf hard to find items this seemed to be the place to visit. Spend a few hundred dollars in a matter of minutes. What more needs to be said that hasn't been said already.... well they did give me a free shirt and stickers that I didn't know about until I got back to Nebraska.

MilwaukeeCrusher, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of LumpkinBrews
4.22/5  rDev -4.7%

Great bottle shop for those new to the Seattle area. Definitely one of my "go-to" shops for seasonal and special release beer! There are plenty of bottle shops in the area, but Bottleworks is one of the best, for sure! I'm getting thirsty just thinking about it!

LumpkinBrews, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of Fluffheady
4.29/5  rDev -3.2%

This is a cool bottle shop with a great selection. They get a lot of special things in, and they do collaborations with local breweries and put them on draft at the store. There’s a nice long communal table to enjoy one of their rare tap beers. Their anniversary beer was absolutely outstanding. This bottle shop is older than and owned by the same people who own Brouwer’s.

Fluffheady, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of jera1350
4.21/5  rDev -5%

On a recent visit to Seattle, I stopped in here based upon the reviews on this site. It held up to the reputation. Roughly eight beers on tap with a table to sit and enjoy in the middle of the coolers of beer.

Large selection separated by styles for the most part. Some high quality regionals, locals and imports. I was looking for local brews only and was guided in selecting these by the gentleman working. He made some very solid beer suggestions with a nice variety of styles. I enjoyed all of them thus far. Prices seemed very fair. Both guys working were very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this shop when in Seattle.

jera1350, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of Smurf2055
4.3/5  rDev -2.9%

Pretty dark and musty, but a good place none the less. Very good selection with good prices. You can get some pretty cool finds. Recently picked up a batch 36 of HotD Fred, and they had a Barleywine that was older than that. No food. Staff is friendly and helpful, but seems like they have a lot of work to do. I’m in walking distance, so I’m there quite a bit.

Smurf2055, May 30, 2013
Photo of Hopmodium
4.47/5  rDev +0.9%

Great place in a great neighborhood. My wife found this place after we were strolling the area by foot...I had been meaning to stop by but just never did. I was delighted to find some unique beers on tap, the dude who poured our brews was quite friendly, especially when we told him we had an identical glass head to the one he has displayed with some bottle caps inside. Went during a down time, like I usually do, I just prefer it that way, you get better service and more time & space to browse...duh! Anyhoo, great selection and they let you break open sixers to buy individual 12oz cans or bottles (I like to try as many different beers as possible so this is prime for me and mine). Check out what is lurking in their front window if you stop by. If you are willing to chat to these guys without trying to be a bigger badass, you will enjoy your stay, respect the store and you will be treated the same way...sorry, some of the reviews I read about this place could be said about anywhere in Seattle if you stop by during peak hours. I feel better now and you will after you check this place out, stop by Sock Monster if you do.

Hopmodium, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of Bfarr
3.21/5  rDev -27.5%

Dark is an understatement for this place. Not a cheerful place to hang about in or browse, particularly with heavy metal blaring in the background. You can't read the labels or the tags unless you're 3 inches from the glass. Prices are reasonable except some of the aged beers. I actually expected a little more of a selection. There were a lot of European beers but otherwise there was a lot of empty space but certainly not much more than my local bottle shops. A couple of interesting beers on tap to try but I really didn't feel like staying. So unless I'm looking for a rare or aged beer I really won't be stopping here again anytime soon.

Bfarr, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.86/5  rDev -12.9%

A: A pretty cool vibe. Sordove a place to just hang out free from clowns. Dimly lit which some do not like but I do. It's relaxing and chill.

Q: Top notch. Every beer I have ever picked up was quality. The beers I took home were properly stored and tasted great. The beers I had draft were good as well. No issues.

S: Service is usually average to good(sometimes good). After numerous stops in I am always able to strike convo on beer with the staff and never had terrible service. Somedays are not the best and I have experienced douchiness here from the staff as have many other BA's I. My initial two trips I was let down on service but it was not badI have seen improvements since my first few visits but the inconsistency of service makes me wanna drive cross town or down the road.

S: Not the biggest in Seattle but close. They always have some vintage bwines and I have pulled some mighty bog beers out of here. 2002 Fish BA Leviathan, Vertical Epic 03 ect on top of West Coast staples

F: No try

V: Some beers were well priced and some were a tad expensive. Comparable to anywhere else in the Sound.

barleywinefiend, Jan 06, 2012
Bottleworks in Seattle, WA
98 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.