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134 Ratings
Ratings: 134
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: n/a
Taps: 64
Bottles: 300
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
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400 N 35th St
Seattle, Washington, 98103-8607
United States
phone: (206) 267-2437

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Ratings: 134 | Reviews: 98
Reviews by nortmand:
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4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This was probably the highlight of beer establishments visited on my short Seattle trip.

Atmosphere was a bit uppity, high ceilings, alot of people drinking Lindeman's and fancy decor was a little too fancy for me.

I tried 5 draft beers and all were exactly as they should be and served in proper glassware. Clean beer all around.

Very friendly bartender, who actually recognized me and came up to me two days later at the Washington cask festival. Very prompt, knowledgable service.

Selection was, well like nothing I've ever seen before. I literally have never seen so many taps, and the bottle selection nearly made me weep. The 50 or so taps were a dream come true. Half Belgian, many of which were stuff I can't get in Michigan, most of the rest were PNW beers. The bottle selection was simply incredible. Indescribable to those who haven't seen it. I couldn't believe some of the Cantillon vintages. Just incredible.

We were there late, so didn't try the food, but a quick glance at the menu indicated that they had some nice Belgian dishes.

This place is pretty pricey, but just an amazing beer experience to have in Seattle. I highly recommend non-natives check this place out.

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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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4.3/5  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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Brouwer's Cafe in Seattle, WA
96 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.