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Über Tavern

Not Rated.
Ãœber TavernÃœber Tavern
BA SCORE
97
world-class

54 Ratings
Ratings: 54
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.07%
Taps: 17
Bottles: 120
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ 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:
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 2:00am
Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:00am
Sunday: 3:00pm - Close

(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-01-2006)
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Photo of masikon
4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

This place is small and cozy with lots of beer-centric decor covering the walls. Clean and welcoming, the bartender was friendly but she was overworked this night so there wasn't much beer discussion going on. The crowd at first consisted of small groups quietly chatting but as the night went on the frat-guy crowd started showing up to take advantage of the 2-liter beer boots that are available. The other odd thing is that the bathroom is where everyone will see you go in and notice when you come out since it sticks out into the table area, may be awkward for some. Beer selection was great, lots of bottles and a few high quality beers on tap, I had victory storm king on draft for the first time. Cool place, I shall return.

Photo of crowellbw
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

Photo of cbros
4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Went here on the last night of a Seattle trip. Cool place that even though is small would not deter me from coming again. We went on a Sun night so there were very few people. Got a seat at the bar and looked over the notebook full of selections. Had one tap beer and one bottled beer. Since it was so slow I talked to the bartender and she was very nice and seemed to know quite a bit about not only the beer she was serving but also about the craft beer scene in general. All the other people in the bar where quiet and respectfull, definately not the type of bar you would find the college crowd in.
Overall a good place to get a good beer.

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.

Photo of troymccluresf
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

Photo of KNORDSTROM
4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
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!!
SUPLICATIN
CONSECRATION
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!!

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.

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.

Photo of walshclimb
4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

It is worth stopping the Uber Tavern just for the beer selection. They have an incredible bottle list and more than 20 awesome beers on tap. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. They even held on to my wife's purse for 12 hours after she left it behind. On the down side, the bar is small, crowded and loud if it is full. I think going there for an afternoon tasting would be ideal because the noisy crowd is too distracting for me to contemplate flavor, etc. There are no real options for food short of ordering delivery, so trying to pair something from their excellent beer menu is impossible.

Photo of Trailmix242
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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.

Photo of TheName
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Über's a great little pub with the selection that would be the envy of any major pub around.

Greeted by friendly, knowledgeable staff and a comprehensive (and very up to date in print and on the web) tap and bottle list it's easy to be comfortable. Add to that the beer-oriented, very friendly crowd and the nice warm fire and you've got an excellent spot.

The focus is clearly on beer and making sure all that is there is fresh and of excellent quality (a kitchen would be nice but the possibility of impinging the beer means it's fine the way it is). The taps covered the spectrum with everything from IPAs to imperial stouts to Flemish reds and the bottle cooler backs up the breadth with depth.

Prices are reasonable--especially when considering the origin of some of the draught beers--and become more so as you move up in quality/rarity. They must have been selling some of the more unique beers practically at cost.

All in all a great little pub that I will visit more often.

Photo of RoryGilmore
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Uber is a tiny little tavern with beer decor a'plenty. It just celebrated it's 2nd anniversary, and the place doesn't quite have that "lived in" feeling just yet. A couple more years will do well for the vibe as the bar just feels a touch contrived for me - not enough to be tacky, it's just a little too new for me to give it a perfect score. Still, I find it a comfortable place to knock back a few.

I've only had a few brews here, but they've all been really good - you can tell they take pride in keeping their equipment and glassware clean. I think they serve some of the brews in the proper/dedicated glassware, but not all.

Service seems to be pretty good in my handful of visits.

Selection is probably one of the best, if not thee best, in town: combination of Belgian, German, and US micros. I was able to have an Abyss and 120 IPA on tap... awesome. I really like how they have their current tap list online.

Photo of brewandbbq
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Small place with a very laid-back vibe. L-shaped bar that seats probably a dozen with 17 on tap. Cream of the crop bottle selection prominently displayed in a glass cooler behind the bar. Cool paintings that feature macabre renditions of the Cat in the Hat, Sam Adams, etc.

Friendly enough bartender with a few locals hanging out. Tap selection was very nice with a Cascade Sang Rouge and a Pliney the Elder to be had. Prices were average for bars in the Seattle area. Nothing really mind-blowing on tap or in the cooler on our visit, just pretty top-notch. Our only complaint was the extreme reak of bleach which my wife was not able to ignore.
All the beer on tap is available to go also with per oz prices clearly marked on the beer menu.

We drove there and you're probably looking at about a 20 minute drive from Downtown. Don't know if it would be possible to knit together a bus route, but it seemed impossible. The relative location from downtown where we were staying kept us from staying too long, but we'de be happy to go back for another quick hit. Any place that serves full pints of Pliney (as they should) gets big ups in my book.

Photo of jag21
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

I like this place.

The atmosphere is great: somewhat dark, and there's funky dia de los muertos beer art. They've added HD tvs recently and have quirky old movies or sports in there; I appreciate both from timem to time. I'm sure the "quality" is great, but I'm also sure I don't know what that means. The service when I go in is usually pretty good, but I go earlier and more on weekdays than some. The selection, between on tap and bottles is really good. The food is what it is, nonexistant really, but they allow food from other places and even'll give you some plates and forks.

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of bbtuna
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of aullrich
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of jaydoc
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of GJ40
4.5/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I stopped in on a business trip to Seattle. It's very small and on a very busy road / highway but this place has lots of atmosphere. There's a small bar area, several small tables and what looks like an outdoor area for the warmer months. The interior is dark and decorated with beer signs, glasses, etc. It's definitely focused on beer above anything else. They have a decent selection of beer on tap (including Delerium Tremens which I regret not trying) and quite a few bottles displayed prominently in front of the bar. I found it a bit pricey but the selection was great and the bartender was very knowledgeable and helpful. Check it out if you're in the area.

Photo of sharpski
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of John_M
4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

There's no doubt this is a fabulous place, though I'm not sure I quite understand the BA score of 97.... but no matter.

Had occasion to finally stop by the Uber this past Friday afternoon (4/13/07). From the outside this place really looks to be nothing special, and my initial impression upon going inside wasn't a lot better. This place is surprisingly small, with I'm guessing not room for much more then 20 patrons. There is a very relaxed vibe to this place, and the Uber is nothing if not unpretentious. As others have noted, while the atmosphere may not be all that impressive, the beer line-up is anything but. I'd estimate around 20 tap handles in all, with some very well thought out selections on tap. I had a very nice glass of the 2004 Silver City Imperial Stout, while my friend had an excellent glass of Belgium trippel (it was not something I'd seen before and the name escapes me now). The bottle selection here is also quite good, and the bar tender that afternoon was exceptionally knowledgable and personable.

I quite liked this place and there's no doubt this would be a regular stop for me if I lived in Seattle. Along with Collin's pub, there is no doubt this will be a regular stop for me from now on when I'm in Seattle.

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!

Photo of 4thoseabout2bock
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

The ambience is converted garage/store front, with cement floors. But the beer selection is amazing. As of today, Curieaux, Avery Old Jubelation, Doggie Claws, and Iron Horse Quilters Irish Death (billed as a an old ale, but a little like an imperial stout -- dark, sweet, and strong) among 12 other impressive handles were all great on tap. Tap list seems to stay up to date on line. Not crowded duerring the middle of the day -- and an interesting firepit in the center of the room makes a warm welcome on cold rainy seattle days, with a reggae beat. Small but worthy. Beer tourists, stop here.

Über Tavern in Seattle, WA
97 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.