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5/5 rDev +13.1%
While in Seattle for only a day and a half, I decided to make the walk up to the Uber Tavern from the U district. It was a long (beautiful) walk, and am I glad I did it. This place is amazing. First, and probably foremost, the people are great. Everyone is there to enjoy, appreciate, and advocate beer. Plenty of beer-versations taking place left and right. It's a very small place, with just the bar, a circular fireplace table, a couch, and maybe two more small tables. This really helps to facilitate conversation between both strangers and old friends. It doesn't hurt that the organizer of the Seattle International Beerfest is the landlord of the place, and the bartender is the daughter of the owners of Stoudt's in Pennsylvania. Everyone was so excited to talk about beer, and being from the midwest I got to talk up Bells and Three Floyds a bit, and spread some love for Canada's McAuslan Brewery.
To back up all of this beer camaraderie is a down-right incredible selection. 20+ on tap, and every one is a gem. The bottle selection is amazing, and everything is served in the perfect glassware. Service was exceptional, and the bartender Laura was really enjoying herself while effectively and quickly serving everyone. I was sitting at the bar, and ended up sharing a few different exceptional beers with the people sitting around me. Thats the kind of place this is, people hear that you haven't tried something, and they BUY it for you, because they're so sincere about sharing the love of beer. Free tasters are given out too if you can't decide what to try on tap.
Overall, I can't think of one complaint about this place except that it is currently more than 2000 miles from where I live. If you go, get into conversations with the people around you, it's what makes this place. I'm VERY hesitant to give any place all 5's, but this is the one establishment I've been to that deserves it.
03-28-2007 14:14:30 | More by shivtim
4.94/5 rDev +11.8%
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.
05-30-2007 08:07:06 | More by czechsaaz
4.88/5 rDev +10.4%
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
4.8/5 rDev +8.6%
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+
06-01-2011 08:35:27 | More by atowle25
4.8/5 rDev +8.6%
Small little beer bar with a couple tables and a handful of seats at the bar. Kind of cramped but it was early so it wasn't bad at all.
The quality and selection of beer there was amazing 100s of bottles (all quality) and 15 or so beers on tap. Beer from Belgium, American craft brew, and German beer seems to be most prevalent. Kegs and bottles to go !!! Exceptional. No amazing.
No food but plenty around to bring to the bar.
A must stop if you are in Seattle or even the Pacific Northwest.
06-05-2007 06:14:03 | More by bosco7
4.8/5 rDev +8.6%
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.
12-20-2011 18:00:56 | More by dirtylou
4.8/5 rDev +8.6%
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
4.8/5 rDev +8.6%
This is about as close to beer bar heaven as I get. An intimate, quiet bar off of one of Seattle's busiest thoroughfares...it's an oasis.
Uber Tavern is small. There are a few tables, a couch, and a bar with seating for about six to eight folks. There's no kitchen, but they pack a whole lot of beer into that small space. Seventeen wisely-chosen taps, including a mix of Belgian, German, and Northwest beers. I had a snifter of Allagash Curieux and Walking Man Oatmeal Stout--both were excellent (as expected), poured properly, and in the right glassware. The seemingly unending collection of bottles is on display behind the bar and makes for nice window shopping.
This is a beer lover's bar and is a nice counterpoint or complement to Brouwer's, which is equally wonderful and much larger. It is a must visit in Seattle; I'm envious of the folks who live within walking distance of this great bar.
04-11-2008 16:04:44 | More by benito
Über Tavern in Seattle, WA
97 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.