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Taps: 64 / Bottles: 300
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 114 | Reviews: 95 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by dragonWhale:
4.15/5 rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Slightly biased based on my most outstanding visit here, but you will get the point. The beer is amazing. The owners do well both here and at Bottleworks to have a nice selection of Belgian beers on tap. I was just recently here for Big Wood and it was assertively the best experience I've had at this establishment. It gave me back some respect for the place, which I'd found lacking in some recent adventures.
The staff are not always friendly, and certainly not the bouncers, whom I cannot blame, truly, on Fridays and Saturdays, when the vibe does get douchey. However, Ian is a righteous dude, the bartenders as a whole, I will call solid caveatly (and I am damn sure that's a word). Really cool bottle list, ordered a BX amidst the Big Wood just cuz it was a sweet deal and I'd never had it. Spirit and all.
Food's awesome, bye the bye.
12-08-2010 07:01:18 | More by dragonWhale
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4.21/5 rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
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.