Brouwer's Cafe

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95
world-class

96 Reviews
Reviews: 96
Visits: 140
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: n/a
Taps: 64
Bottles: 300
Cask: Y
[ 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: 96 | Visits: 140
Reviews by snaotheus:
Photo of snaotheus
3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I've been here many times, only recently realized that I've never reviewed them.

The atmosphere is nice, I love their building, I like the layout and the location. I never have trouble with parking because I can walk from my brother-in-law's place. Music is usually within my taste (although it can vary quite a bit), but loud enough to cramp conversation a little bit.

Quality is very high -- they definitely know their beer, they have great beer, and they have a great tap selection and an unbelievable bottle selection, whatever your taste is.

Service, unfortunately, is usually not very good. They have a few friendly servers, but most of them are aloof and some of them are downright rude. They're usually pretty slow, even when they're not crowded (one time, it took them 15 minutes to ask for our order, another 10 minutes to inform us that one of our selections was out, and another 15 minutes to deliver the beer we ordered instead -- that's extremely poor).

Food is good (I really like their fries), and the menu seems to change pretty frequently. Everything is moderately expensive (not prohibitively expensive), but it's almost impossible to beat the selection. (1,177 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of ShaneTheWalrus
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Photo of The_Golden_Spruce
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Excellent beer selection, but the space can feel dark and loud. More windows and quieter music might help. (107 characters)

Photo of cherche
3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Anaxagoris
4.85/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of 322wingedfoot
4.44/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Hawkfish
5/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of eawolff99
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of oldsailor
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Eternal218
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Brandonparrent
4.73/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of mothman
4.14/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of SeattleBoB76
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
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. (71 characters)

Photo of crowellbw
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of KevinL
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.4/5  rDev +3%

Photo of anteater
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of kmahe
4.88/5  rDev +14.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of flagmantho
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. (1,036 characters)

Photo of juneauscott
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Beautiful tap and bottle selection. (38 characters)

Photo of nobelk18
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of Alpar
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of diamond_mind
3/5  rDev -29.7%

Photo of xdisco
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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