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Taps: 64 / Bottles: 300
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 114 | Reviews: 95 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by MuttKDC:
4.75/5 rDev +10%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
While taking a short Northwest trip, I decided to go to Brouwer's Cafe and it was one of my highlights.
I ended up being there on a Tuesday midday.
Atmosphere: The atmosphere was breath taking. This is an elegant two story bar. On your way in you are welcomed by a water fountain statue of an angel. The place resembles a cabin with great wood and metal finishes. They also had Frank Sinatra bumping on the speaker (not typical for a bar, but def enjoyable). Picnic seating, and loft tables are available. This can be a setting for a great first date.
Service: the main bartender, I think her name was Amanda, was not rude, but she made me feel like she was doing me a favor for doing her job. I think other reviews point out this same issue. Yet, the runner and the manager of the place were extremely enjoyable.
Food: the food was awesome, hands down my favorite thing about this place. I had the Brouwer's mussles (made with St Bernardus 12 beer) and a side of the fries. Completely great!
Beer: awesome bottle selection, and good taps available. Although the main bartender was not really enjoyable, she did know her beers.
Overall I would come back to this place, should I be in the Seattle area again.
01-04-2011 21:42:06 | More by MuttKDC
More User Reviews:
4.21/5 rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
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.
06-22-2014 22:32:07 | More by LiquidAmber
Brouwer's Cafe in Seattle, WA
96 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.