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Brouwer's Cafe

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Taps: 64 / Bottles: 300
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
96
world-class

117 Ratings
Ratings: 117
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

400 N 35th St
Seattle, Washington, 98103-8607
United States
phone: (206) 267-2437

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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-01-2005)
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4thoseabout2bock

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -21.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$

This was our second visit to Brouwers. The first was last summer and upon trying to negotiate a beer order on our second visit last week we were immediately reminded of the first. This is decidedly NOT a beer geek atmosphere or clientele.

The beer menu listed a nice sampling of imports and some local brews, but when asked to describe the fresh hopped full sail vs the fresh hopped something else that were both available, our waiter was at a loss. When some beers are costing 8-10 a glass, this makes ordering a high risk proposition. And, it seems they are ANTI craft beer education. They are clearly not about the beer. They refuse to give samples and their servers are ill informed about the beer selection. Perhaps you can get better service at the bar during the day, but this is our second visit with the same bad impression. What a waste.

We did not get food this time, but on our last visit we did. One entree was fine but the other was subpar. Unless there is something on the taplist you are craving, Uberbar gets my vote as the go-to beer geek destination. Higher hit rate on taps, and much better service.

11-22-2007 18:35:37 | More by 4thoseabout2bock
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One of Seattle's iconic craft beer destinations. 60+ taps covering the country and the world, strong on Belgian and West Coast beers. Frequently unusual versions of standard craft ales. Also has an extensive whiskey line-up and limited wine. Each time I've been here I've been able to find something I've never tried, or special treats like Old Rasputin (which I've had tons of times in bottles) as a superb nitro pour. The food has changed over the years, there was a quite interesting Belgian oriented menu a few years ago, now more along the lines of bistro dishes. I had scallop ceviche on the last visit and my sister had the fish and frites, both were excellent, my ceviche came with plantain chips for dipping, which was a great combination. The service, despite a large crowd, was friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. Both the beer and food are excellent. The only drawback for me is that it is extremely popular and usually crowded in the evenings. The layout, which is a large room with large balcony overlooking the bar is attractive, lots of rustic wood, but as a result has poor acoustics and can be too loud for quiet conversation. On my last visit, We were able to sit out on a small open patio, which was much less noisy; unfortunately not always possible with Seattle weather. Other the noise, attributable to being too popular (if that's possible), a must visit in Seattle.

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Brouwer's Cafe in Seattle, WA
96 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.