Taps: 17 / Bottles: 120
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 50 | Reviews: 43 | Display Reviews Only:
4.66/5 rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
We sat by the fire pit.
About how many beer bars can you say that? Not that there was much we could say during our visits to Über Tavern - we were busy drinking RR Consecration, Baron Liberator Doppelbock, and Chili Mead.
The mead - where did that come from? There were three or four of them on tap. How many beer bars have that? Toronado SF has mead on the menu, but it's served warm from a crockpot. In Seattle they do things differently.
There are seventeen taps, and they're well chosen. On both occasions I visited, I was put in charge of ordering drinks for the non-beer people in the group (plebeians, I call them) and was able to satisfy all concerned.
It's a small space, but clean and well-lit. I ended the night with Lagunitas Gnarlywine, which they served to me in a pint glass. At a place like this it's all too easy to end up under the table. Or fire pit, if you're seated by it.
03-24-2010 06:04:21 | More by alfrantzell
4.34/5 rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
We stopped in on a Friday around 10:00. SMALL AND PACKED. I did not think I would be surpised on the size but I was. It's small, but that is what makes this bar so special. Great little L shaped bar, glass filled fire pit in the middle, one bathroom. and some KICK A** BEER.
DRANK PTE IN RANIER PINT LOL!!
LOST ABBY ANGEL SHARE
DOUBLE MTN IRA
ALL WERE FANTATSTIC. TEMPS ,GLASSWARE,AND SERVICE
DIDN'T TRY FOOD
ALSO HAVE A FANTASTIC BOTTLE LIST
CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK!!
02-26-2010 22:32:11 | More by KNORDSTROM
4.66/5 rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
I went to Über yesterday again to try to get a little taste of Pliny the Younger, but sadly the bartender said they blew their keg in about fifteen minutes. And though I didn't get my PtY, I did manage to find myself in the bar with the best selection in Seattle.
I played it safe and went with a Duvel (quite reasonable at $6), though they had a couple hundred other choices. Though the tiny place was insanely packed, I still got relatively quick service from the one guy working behind the counter. I drank my Duvel from a colossal Tripel Karmeliet glass which I enjoyed immensely.
The place is decorated with all manner of beer paraphernalia, including antique signs and tons of bottle labels affixed to the low rafters. My favorite pieces of ambience, however, were the Rainier shaker pints into which the bartender was pouring draught after draught of Pliny the Elder (clearly the crowd were pining for what they had missed).
All in all, Über is a must-visit establishment if you love beer and are in Seattle. My only complaint is that it is tiny -- super tiny -- and finding a seat or even a place to stand can be difficult if there are more than 25 people there. Luckily, there is a small outdoor area for overflow when the weather's nice. If you get a chance, absolutely visit the place.
02-20-2010 03:38:16 | More by flagmantho
4.33/5 rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
This place has inspired me to write my first review on BA- and I'm a guy who's gotten a free beer at Toronado before.
It's always hard to find that right combination of selection and ambiance in a city you're not familiar with, but this place had a fantastic selection and an awesome, laid-back attitude to it. I found Brouwer's to be a bit stuffy and Stumbling Monk to be a bit boring to be so divey, but Uber walked that line beautifully.
Our bartender was happy to make recommendations and was very friendly to us goofy tourists (though a bit on the slow side) and knew her stuff. Plus, she gave us some recs for other places to check out (which we promptly did).
The place itself is fairly small, but not crowded the Sunday night when we went. And if you're from SF, it won't feel small anyway. The stuff on the walls vary between cool and hilarious, and create a perfect vibe for drinking awesome beer with a couple of good friends.
I've sought out beer bars in the Bay Area, LA, NYC, Boston, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Seattle, and Uber is easily within my top... three? four? All-around awesome place, that I will never miss when I go back to Seattle.
01-21-2010 21:42:31 | More by troymccluresf
4.88/5 rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This is everything a beer bar should be. The atmosphere is a little divey and random (the fireplace is cool but how does it work?) but that is a good fit in seattle and doesn't detract from the place.
The quality of beer there is out standing with everything from local breweries to Belgians to limited releases. The staff is very friendly, they aren't arrogant like some beer bars, and know their stuff. The selection is world class with over 200 bottles and over 15 taps. No food but you can bring in your own food which is nice. Over all one of the best beer bars I have been to.
04-09-2009 23:09:17 | More by SeattleBeerBlog
4/5 rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
This is a small bar with tons of big beers and great service. A few tables (one that is on fire), and a decent sized bar for sitting. Outside has a few chairs to enjoy a smoke and beer. The bar staff are usually pretty good. Lots of other great bottles, and not too crowded compared with some of the other places in the area. Overall a good place to go if you are in the area. Prices are very fair too, most not too much more then what you would see in a bottle shop. Most taps are available in growler form and bottles can be taken to go.
03-21-2009 08:33:08 | More by nkersten
4.8/5 rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
After hearing many good things about the Uber, I finally got a chance to check it out this past Friday.
As others have reported, it is very small - probably equal amount of chairs at the bar as there are in the other parts of the bar. The fire pit was being redone when I was there as some drunk spilled (or maybe poured) his entire beer in it the night before. Loved hearing the landlord's stories about the building, the fire pit, and the bar in general.
On tap I enjoyed the Moylans' RIS (x 2), Russian River's Salvation, and a Belgian that slips my mind right now. Bottle selection looks like part of a wall from any of the beer stores here in Seattle - rather impressive.
Service was right where it should be - kept the beer coming, dropped knowledge on the people I was with when needed, and was very personable.
I'm definitely heading back to the Uber!
02-09-2009 00:58:09 | More by ScreamForMe
4.43/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Uber is a great little place with great atmosphere. The staff is friendly and they have great selection of bottles and taps. I love the table with the fire in the middle which is a nice bonus on cold winter night. They also carry a few meads on tap which was interesting having never had mead before. The website is pretty informative as well as it is updated frequently with what they are serving and what they have coming up next on draught. Prices are in line with what you would expect to pay. Wish I had a bar similar to this place in my neighborhood.
01-25-2009 15:34:05 | More by Trailmix242
3.94/5 rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
After hearing so much about this place and the really high rating it receives here -- I was looking forward to finally checking this place out. The first thing I noticed was how small this place is. I can't imagine more then 20-25 people in this place. After checking out the on-tap list I was confused since I knew very little about any of them. The bottle selection was awesome but I could buy these bottles a couple miles away a lot cheaper. My non-beer freak friend paid $8 for an ok stout that was only 8oz. Kinda disappointed overall, for hardcore beer lovers only. Wish they had more taps. Street parking only.
01-19-2009 15:30:10 | More by jkdrummer
4.6/5 rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Ah, my home away from home. I love this place. I usually stop by after work for a nightcap. It is extremely small which doesn't bother me because I don't usually go at night, but I heard it can get very busy. They have a small couch, a couple of tables, seats along the bar, and a circular seating area with a fire pit!! I love being able to check the current taps online which are updated almost daily. When you walk in the first thing you will notice is the cleanest beer refrigerator known to mankind housing the finest craft brews available. Their tap selections NEVER disappoint, last week I had the 2007 New Belgium Le Terrior, 2007 Avery Czar Stout, Pliny the Elder, and the (Please call me a cab) Elysian Great Pumpkin. The staff are nice and I love the interesting people who stop in off Aurora Ave. Oh ya there is no food but a bunch of menus and Beth's Cafe is down the road to satisfy your stomach. If in Seattle, this should be your number 1 stop, no doubt.
11-10-2008 21:02:15 | More by bostonjord
Über Tavern in Seattle, WA
97 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.