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96
world-class

134 Ratings
Ratings: 134
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: n/a
Taps: 64
Bottles: 300
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Ratings: 134 | Reviews: 98
Reviews by estlinska:
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4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Visited in October 2012. The first impression of this place was that it was huge and open like a good pub feel. We visited during some High Times festival that was going on next door, so there was some pretty cool clientele hanging out as well. We comandeered a large table as I was traveling with my wife and my in-laws' family. The waitress and bartenders were very knowledgable about beer styles and able to walk my non-beer-geek family members towards beers that they would like, but seemed a little put out by their ignorance. I had read this in reviews about the place before, so I expected it. My MIL can be a little less, um, patient, so it grated on her, but I didn't let it interfere with my experience. We ordered food which was a little steep, but very high quality. The Reuben was delicious, and I had a dish of mussels steamed in white ale and it was gorgeous. I got to taste my first Pliny the Elder as well as two local beers per the bartenders' suggestions. Overall it was a great experience that would be even better if I could come by more often with more beer geeks.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

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4.73/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

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4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of SeattleBoB76
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.25

Beer lovers paradise. 100 lines from Belgium brew to local craft beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.3/5  rDev -0.9%

I went to Brouwers today, finally. I feel it is ridiculous that as a Seattle-area citizen I had not been there before.

Atmosphere here is fantastic, a beer lover's dream. It's basement-dark inside with all dark wood installations, and the whole back wall behind the main bar is refrigerator cases full of their amazing bottle selection. Sixty beautiful taps line up to fulfill your every desire; I could probably just hang out inside and look at the place as an end in its own.

I had an Avec les Bons Voeux on draft in an Avec les Bons Voeux glass, and a Snipes Mountain saison in an appropriate saison glass (you don't see those around too much). Service was excellent, as the bartenders there seem to really know their beer. Beer selection focuses on Belgium and Washington State, but there are a few other craft beers on tap, mostly from the western U.S.

I had the croque monsieur with frites and was not disappointed. I will definitely be returning here to sample more of their extensive tap list and try some Belgian stew.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Beautiful tap and bottle selection.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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3/5  rDev -30.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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Brouwer's Cafe in Seattle, WA
96 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.