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Brouwer's Cafe

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

121 Ratings
Ratings: 121
Reviews: 96
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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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-17-2013 06:28:31 | More by Kurmaraja
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aullrich

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-11-2013 05:45:40 | More by aullrich
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Fluffheady

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +2.3%

Holy Wow. This is one of the most well thought out beer destinations I have ever seen. The setup of the cooler is the wet dream of any beer bar owner. There is obvious mad respect for beer here. It is a rather large place, which isn’t my favorite kind of setting (it makes it rather impersonal), but if you have to go big, you should go big like this. I honestly don’t have anything to say other than go here if you visit Seattle. Be aware that it's the kind of place that gets really crowded and attracts a lot of novices, so go on a Wednesday afternoon if you really want to appreciate this.

11-24-2013 23:35:59 | More by Fluffheady
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seasondek

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

11-12-2013 07:57:31 | More by seasondek
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bram325

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

10-24-2013 16:20:43 | More by bram325
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Zach122

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

10-24-2013 16:00:21 | More by Zach122
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fourstringer

Maryland

4.83/5  rDev +11.5%

Fantastic. Got to enjoy a Drie Fontinen and Cantillon in the same place. Our waitress was in the back looking for whatever we asked for in a blink of an eye. All the beers were of excellent quality and served expertly. I think the prices were fair with appropriate mark ups you'd expect from a bar vs bottle shop/liquor store. Didn't try the food. Hell, didn't even look at the menu. Liquid bread only, friends. Will definitely be back the next time I am in Seattle.

Prost!

10-16-2013 00:03:08 | More by fourstringer
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

10-12-2013 16:01:01 | More by jaydoc
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Jodi215

Arizona

3.55/5  rDev -18%

This is a Belgian style beer bar with a lot of atmosphere. Long bar, lots of wood, cement floors, balcony seating. The food was very good, we had fish and chips, beet and endive salad and chili fries. Everyone loved their food. Beer selection was outstanding. Service was friendly even though I returned my ice tea. It was horrible. Server said something was wrong with the ice tea maker. Maybe they shouldn't have served it if that was the problem.

09-04-2013 21:55:20 | More by Jodi215
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Abrengle

Washington

4.91/5  rDev +13.4%

My wife and I love Brouwer's and have visited over 10 times since we moved to Seattle a year ago. The new Monday half bottle pricing on their bottle selection is an added plus. The food is good, their cellar/vintage options are fantastic, and the atmosphere is rather comfortable. The only reason I did not give full points was because of the lack of concentrated flavors (I prefer gastro-pub style food) and the need for a waitress to suggest a beer without qualifying the customer.
If you work at a beer bar with a notorious reputation for attracting consumers with above average knowledge and palates (which one would expect if shopping at Bottleworks or being frequent at Brouwer's) I wouldn't expect to be "felt out" before you ask me if like a DIPA or a sour beer before I order it.
Please don't insult the informed, educated customers, we do exist!

06-06-2013 05:58:55 | More by Abrengle
Brouwer's Cafe in Seattle, WA
96 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.