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Brouwer's Cafe

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

123 Ratings
Ratings: 123
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 11.78%
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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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-01-2005)
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Reviews by gkunkle:
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4.2/5  rDev -3%

A great friend from Seattle took me out to browers when I was in town. I was really pleased with this as a location to sit, sip and talk. The decor has a medieval touch to it, from the thick heavy wooden doors to the ironwork. There are a bunch of tables for 4 arranged in rows as well as some round tables and other seating along the wall. There is also seating upstairs but I didn't get a good look. The tap list certainly wasn't lacking. My first beer was DuPont Avec. Which was pleasing of course. Then I had some limited release DIPA that I found quite disappointing. Although I did pick it, I feel that it reflect slightly on the proprietor when they serve mediocre beer. There was enough of a range of beers so that I, the beer snob of the group was interested, but there were also beers that appealed to those without intimate knowlege of beer, beers that were complex and well made, but approachable. Our server was generally helpful. Only real negative is the price, a little on the spendy side, but great for a beer or two during a visit to town.

gkunkle, Jan 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

kmahe, Friday at 02:42 AM
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4.3/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

flagmantho, Aug 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Beautiful tap and bottle selection.

juneauscott, Aug 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

nobelk18, Aug 10, 2014
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Alpar, Aug 08, 2014
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diamond_mind, Aug 06, 2014
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xdisco, Jul 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

atpca, Jul 18, 2014
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strongaf, Jul 09, 2014
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510a, Jun 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

sharpski, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%

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.

LiquidAmber, Jun 22, 2014
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Brouwer's Cafe in Seattle, WA
96 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.