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Taps: 64 / Bottles: 300
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 117 | Reviews: 95 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by snaotheus:
3.9/5 rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
I've been here many times, only recently realized that I've never reviewed them.
The atmosphere is nice, I love their building, I like the layout and the location. I never have trouble with parking because I can walk from my brother-in-law's place. Music is usually within my taste (although it can vary quite a bit), but loud enough to cramp conversation a little bit.
Quality is very high -- they definitely know their beer, they have great beer, and they have a great tap selection and an unbelievable bottle selection, whatever your taste is.
Service, unfortunately, is usually not very good. They have a few friendly servers, but most of them are aloof and some of them are downright rude. They're usually pretty slow, even when they're not crowded (one time, it took them 15 minutes to ask for our order, another 10 minutes to inform us that one of our selections was out, and another 15 minutes to deliver the beer we ordered instead -- that's extremely poor).
Food is good (I really like their fries), and the menu seems to change pretty frequently. Everything is moderately expensive (not prohibitively expensive), but it's almost impossible to beat the selection.
04-03-2010 21:36:51 | More by snaotheus
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4.21/5 rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
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.
06-22-2014 22:32:07 | More by LiquidAmber
Brouwer's Cafe in Seattle, WA
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