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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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Reviews by almalkin:
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almalkin

Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$

I visited this place on two consecutive days while in Seattle, during their 2007 Hopfest. While I can't speak to the normal selection, they did have 63 IPAs and IIPAs on tap at one time with to casks as well. This was impressive, and the bottle list was also very extensive.

I didn't find the atmosphere overly trendy, but it is has a sort of modern industrial upscale feel. The service was very good and the bar staff really seemed to know their beer. All the beers that I had were in good condition and served at a nice temperature, not too cold. Food was interesting and had some unique twists. Overall, I really enjoyed my time here.

09-17-2007 20:23:48 | More by almalkin
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Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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LiquidAmber

Washington

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
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CoryR

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-12-2014 06:08:11 | More by CoryR
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Brouwer's Cafe in Seattle, WA
96 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.