Über Tavern

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

44 Reviews
Reviews: 44
Visits: 57
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: n/a
Taps: 17
Bottles: 120
Cask: N
[ Bar ]

7517 Aurora Ave N
Seattle, Washington, 98103-4747
United States
phone: (206) 782-2337

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @ubertavern

Notes:
Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-01-2006

Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 2:00am
Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:00am
Sunday: 3:00pm - Close
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Reviews: 44 | Visits: 57
Reviews by czechsaaz:
Photo of czechsaaz
4.94/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I've been holding off reviewing the place because it's local for me and I thought it was so good that I might just sound like a hometown cheerleader. But really, it's worth all the praise I can think of. Small but the fireplace in the middle of the room makes it a nice comfy place.

The beer selection is great. Not the biggest selection you'll run across, but the bottle list is fantastic (a few more lambics would be good) and the taps are really interesting. There's always some standard lagers and ales but there's almost always something really rare/unusual on offer. They always have Delirium Tremens served from the tap tower with the DT pink elephant and they pull kegs from smaller Pacific Northwest breweries that no one else seems to have. On my last visit they have two Midnight sun beers on that I had only seen once before at a special fest. The taps rotate quickly and if you're local get on the e-mail list because sometimes the really interesting kegs move in a couple nights.

Everybody behind the bar knows their beer and has their favorites.

There's no food except packaged chips and nuts but they keep a menu file for delivery and there a couple places within a few blocks walking that you can bring in.

Value is great and everything is available to go. They fill growlers from the taps and the price is by the ounce at about the same as what you pay for a pint. Bottles are a more than standard retail but they are a bar and you can get GREAT beer here at 1am to take home that you can't get at your local corner store.

Really a can't miss place. (1,573 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of doughanson78
4.72/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Love this place. All beers on tap are available in a 4oz pour for a couple bucks. You can sample many beers this way.
Check them out. (134 characters)

Photo of guyg
5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Glorious. Beautiful bartender, unparalleled craft selection. (60 characters)

Photo of eawolff99
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SeattleBoB76
4/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of crowellbw
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Whiskers1980
4.32/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

The beer is great, but oddly the the indoor fire pit is what I will always remember. Fantastic bottle selection. A little bit bright with all the the screens/monitors listing the beers and also how much were left in the keg. The beer selection was great. Boneyard Hop Venom was my main dish and Rodenbach grand cru was my dessert. The staff was very beer savvy, nice, not too friendly but also not too unfriendly? LOL I'll be back. (431 characters)

Photo of strongaf
4/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of sharpski
4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Caleb
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of bbtuna
4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of BillRoth
4.57/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Recommended on Beer Advocate. So made the trip during Beer Safari trip to Seattle with some friends of mine. Wow. Completely agreed. I loved this place. Great, very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Atmosphere was like an eclectic mix of ultra comfy living room; inside fire pit, small bar area, not too dark, moody but fun. Really had a good, relaxed stop with my friends, OK...then the beer, Great rare beers from Cascade, HOD, Midnight Sun, etc. mixed with a very good collection of taps and bottles from just about everywhere. But for a guy who wanted to tap some hard to get NW beers..it was excellent. Fresh tapped Homo Erectus from Walking Man...hmmm, my kinda session beer. perfect! (690 characters)

Photo of Smurf2055
2.93/5  rDev -33.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4

Uber used to be one of my favorite beer bars, but it seems that some of the staff have decided they are the end all be all in the Northwest, and the service has gone downhill. Still got good stuff on tap and good bottles, but I can’t support a place that has rude bartenders. (277 characters)

Photo of coldriver
4.23/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Visited on December 27th on a Seattle area holiday pub crawl. This place is quite small, but you get a great welcoming vibe when you enter that immediately puts you into your comfort zone. The seventeen taps were nicely selected with a focus on local and PNW beers. Selections are numbered to match the pool ball tap handles! Bartender was very helpful in making recomendations. Crowd was very friendly compared to the typical Northwest standoffishness and we throroughly enjoyed our visit. I'll make a point of coming back here the next time I'm in town. (555 characters)

Photo of waltersrj
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Über is a fun bar to hit up with a few friends. The bar itself is quite small but has a great rotating lineup that's updated daily on the site. The bottle selection is minimal but quality. The service here is great (and better be since its so small). I love this place for good and quiet conversation instead of the overly loud convos you have to have at Brouwers. The small events they have here are always a blast. They get exciting kegs to tap (PtY blew in 20 minutes but was delicious!). Theyve had some anniversary beers brewed for them that are fantastic (Uberwine and Cab Ride). A fun enjoyable place, I recommend it if visiting here. (642 characters)

Photo of dirtylou
4.8/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

i've visited uber a number of times since moving to Seattle - with all of the traffic disasters that Seattle presents, the location on Aurora Avenue makes it fairly accessible for most. The road may be a sh!thole but Uber is well worth the trip, and duck island down the road aint bad either.

quite the small room - i like to visit in the afternoon when its cozy but not crowded. there are a few nice tv's that focus on sports and make this actually a pretty nice place to watch an off-peak game.

nice bar area, interesting fireplace table - just cozy.

tap list rotates fast and is easily the 2nd best list behind brouwers in the city, in my opinion. the focus seems to be heavy on american craft, which is a plus. all of the rarities will flow through here, kegs are aged for years (cellar list available on the website), growlers to go, a fantastic bottle list. Really just a great place - highly recommended.

service is always great - no pretention. 1/2 pours available. (977 characters)

Photo of sprucetip
4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Uber Tavern is a great beer bar. It is quite small and cozy, with a pleasantly chill atmosphere, even in the earlier parts of a Friday evening. There is no table service, but service is good. The bartender was plenty willing to answer questions, and beers are served at proper temp and in appropriate glassware. Selection is sold if not huge, about 25 taps or so, but very well selected. The bottle list is extensive and selected with the same care as the taps. Prices are very reasonable. I had a bomber, or was it a 750, of Abacus for $19, and a healthy pour of Life and Limb for a fair price. Can't be too much less than that in a bottle shop. They had clean 09 Abyss on tap, as well as lots of other impressive offerings. If you like great beer bars, it would be silly not to visit this one, given the chance. (813 characters)

Photo of kingcrowing
3.81/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Stopped in here with UA8 for a couple beers, they had an '08 Stone IRS aged in Elijah Craig bourbon barrels which was phenomenal and it was only $5/10oz pour! I got a couple fresh hop beers and they had abacus and FW 14th for sale in bottles.

The place is really small and cozy, lots of cool are and stuff, good music and a nice bar, the location of is easy to find and the prices are dirt cheap. They do growler fills of all their beers I think. The guy working there was friendly and seemed to know his stuff which is always a plus. I don't think they had and food. (569 characters)

Photo of reymic
4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Hands down, my favorite bar that I found on my recent trip to Seattle. I prefer my bars smaller in size, dark, with that "worn-in" look. This place has great character, a 10-15 seat bar, with a few tables and chairs. A large glass cooler is behind the bar, set up nicely to emphasize their great bottle list. Draft list was pretty great, had some brews that I had never even heard of (I'm from the east coast).

We arrived at this place a few minutes after it opened, so we had the place to ourselves. I could imagine it would get pretty crowded in the evenings, but again, that just adds to the character of the place. (620 characters)

Photo of flexabull
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Great place that is new to me. I am pretty sure this place wasn't around 10 years ago when I lived here.

Great atmosphere, dark and small, but the fridges behind the bar are well lit, and stocked nicely. There are a handful of chairs, a couch, and a very cool round table that has a fire pit in the middle.

Quality is very good, saw lots of great locals on tap, Russian River, and tons of high quality bottles.

Service was fine, no complaints.

Selection was great. Liked I said, they had tons of excellent bottles, and it looked like at least 2 dozen taps.

Don't think they have food.

Value is good, prices were fair for Seattle.

All in all, a great place, really enjoyed it, and might have to go here again before I leave. (730 characters)

Photo of atowle25
4.8/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

The best bar in the Seattle area. I don't go to bars very often, but this is definitely my top choice when I do. Pretty laid back atmosphere, generally not super crowded, but it is a pretty small bar. The tap list is always phenomenal. Bar tenders are friendly for the most part..but the key here are the rotating taps. Doesn't get any better. They get some really good beers here that you will hard pressed to find anywhere else. Overall, great place to stop by for a pint. If you are visiting Seattle, this should be on your must stop list. A+ (545 characters)

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Über Tavern in Seattle, WA
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