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Brouwer's Cafe

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

122 Ratings
Ratings: 122
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
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 snaotheus:
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snaotheus

Washington

3.9/5  rDev -9.7%

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.

04-03-2010 21:36:51 | More by snaotheus
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flagmantho

Washington

4.3/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

08-30-2014 02:51:45 | More by flagmantho
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juneauscott

Alaska

4.75/5  rDev +10%

Beautiful tap and bottle selection.

08-16-2014 23:29:57 | More by juneauscott
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nobelk18

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10%

08-10-2014 14:08:53 | More by nobelk18
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Alpar

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +15.7%

08-08-2014 03:08:58 | More by Alpar
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diamond_mind

Utah

3/5  rDev -30.6%

08-06-2014 05:29:36 | More by diamond_mind
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xdisco

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +10%

07-22-2014 01:44:32 | More by xdisco
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +10%

07-21-2014 02:59:53 | More by CraigTravor
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atpca

California

4/5  rDev -7.4%

07-18-2014 03:17:02 | More by atpca
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strongaf

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

07-09-2014 23:51:14 | More by strongaf
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Brouwer's Cafe in Seattle, WA
96 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.