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Elysian Fields

Elysian FieldsElysian Fields

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 8
Beer Ratings: 24
Beer Avg: 3.76

Taps: 20 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

38 Ratings
Ratings: 38
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Eatery ]

542 First Avenue South
Seattle, Washington, 98104
United States
phone: (206) 382-4498

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(Place added by: Knuckles on 09-02-2006)
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Sound_Explorer

Washington

3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75 | $$

Crazy place on game days as one might imagine but is a great spot to eat and drink in the Downtown Seattle area. They keep the standards you see on tap in the area as well as specialties you can find only here. Beer list is 5 pages long so take your time and try some of the more unique listings. They have a full bar too but who needs booze when there is beer? Food is good but a little pricey. Go early if you go on the weekends or like I said earlier on Sounders or Seahawks games. Enjoy the mayhem and fun.

01-05-2014 21:09:44 | More by Sound_Explorer
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$

Stopped in here when I was in Seattle for a conference. Neat ambiance, HUGE place, and a great selection of Elysian brews. Got a bunch of brews, 4 or 5, on cask and on tap. There was a nice variety from stouts to IPAs and other things. Food was solid enough and prices--while not cheap--weren’t completely outrageous. Decent service. Recommended, especially for game time.

11-22-2013 02:21:08 | More by BMMillsy
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Scotchboy

Idaho

4/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

Visited 7/23 following the Yankees/Mariners game.

A: Nice, upper-scale feel, more like a restaurant than a pub or brew pub. Large seating area, big oblong bar area, plenty of seating, nice tables and chairs.

Q: Quality seemed good in my opinion, beer and food seemed just fine.

Service: Meh. Not horrible, not anything worth writing home about. The waitress was aloof, yes, but also busy serving a section in the bar that was full of post-game baseball fans. I'll cut her some slack. The bus boy filling water was always pretty close by.

Selection: Pretty darn good, almost all of their regulars were on tap (The Immortal, Jasmine, Mens Room, Perseus, etc., plus Dragonstooth) plus 7 or so one-offs and experimental brews that I've never heard of. I selected a a tropical-fruit-forward IPA that was recommended (the name escapes me now) and it was decent.

Food: Looked like a pretty standard selection, and I was disappointed by the lack of seafood considering how close to salt-water we were. However the mussels in red curry sauce were very good.

Prices seemed reasonable, especially for Seattle. A big gripe I had was the lack of Elysian stuff for sale (growlers, glasses, etc.). I definitely would have bought some stuff if there had been an option for it.

A treat to find this place open for business after the game. Overall, I would go back and try it again, and I would recommend it if people are down in the Stadium district of Seattle.

07-30-2012 13:55:29 | More by Scotchboy
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2beerdogs

California

3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$

Overall, I liked this place. Even the aloof waitress, probably taking long breaks turn edit her tome of the modern decline of something....was randomly informative, and present. Hey, it's Seattle. The Perseus Porter stood out for me. Quite nice. A good mouth feel, not to heavy, not too light, almost just right. Not going for a session here though, just one or two. My wife and I had a burger-good, along with some fries- decent, but honestly nothing jumped out as memorable about our selections. Next time, maybe I'll ask for a recommendation to give them a fair shake. When I come back to Seattle, I'll definitely give Elysian another shot.

01-14-2012 06:36:15 | More by 2beerdogs
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MexicanSkittel

California

4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$

Disclaimer right off the bat, we visited the Monday after a Seahawk game, so that is why the lower score for selection.
We had a great time and can't wait to get back.
Huge spacious inviting and CLEAN establishment.
We caught happy hour and were greeted as we approached the bar. We bellied up and the bartender explained the lack of selection from the previous days game.
We had four or five beers a piece, were offered a taste of anything. I asked what the Hubris was and aside from my detailed description a taster 3-4oz pour came along with it.
Food was great, nothing over the top, but fresh bright flavors well prepared. Every bartender and good runner was helpful, nice, offering of assistance.
All in all. Great job Elysian Fields. Keep it up!

09-28-2011 01:44:56 | More by MexicanSkittel
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

Atmosphere: Quite upscale for a brew pub. The place seems new and is nicely decorated. Situated close to Safeco and Quest Fields for a perfect place to meet friends before the game.

Quality: Good beers and the food was also of good quality.

Service: The service could have been a bit better, in terms of attentiveness, as there was a large amount of staff working all things considered.

Selection: Good selection of beer and food.

Food: What was expected, nothing too exotic on the menu. Typical pub fare.

Value: Decent value, nothing to complain or rave about.

07-19-2011 08:23:28 | More by DaftCaskBC
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dirtylou

Washington

4/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

massive joint, adjacent to Quest Field and a short walk from Pioneer Square and/or Safeco field

small outdoor seating area, huge expansive interior with a fair amount of tv's.

full food menu, though we didnt eat or even peruse the menu.

there were quite a number of elysian taps - many of the standards and then probably 8-10 additional specialty beers. the quality is about what you would expect from this established brewery though the service is certainly more geared to the downtown and transient crowd rather than the beer community.

still, no complaints, and far superior to Pyramid if you're looking for a brewery in stadium region.

07-11-2011 18:21:02 | More by dirtylou
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flexabull

California

4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Stopped here before a Mariner's game.

Big open warehouse, that was crowded, but not overly so. Big two sided bar, with packed seating areas.

Quality is good, Elysian makes solid beers, I was quite happy with the 2 I ordered.

Service was very good, the place was busy, but I was served very quickly, and was asked a couple of times if I was ready for another beer.

Selection was great, 18 house beers, and a few guest brews too.

Didn't have any food.

Prices were quite fair, I was surprised too, because this place is so close to the stadium, but I only paid $4.50 for a pint, which was quite reasonable.

If I make it back to Seattle for another game, I'd definitely come back.

06-18-2011 06:49:29 | More by flexabull
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BuckeyeOne

Washington

3.88/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$

This is my least favorite of the Elysian brewpubs. It's located very near the football/soccer stadium and the baseball stadium and will be packed on game days. Unless you're heading to a game, avoid this place on game days. Not only is it packed with a line to get in, it's often filled with d-bags (especially the bar). Also, on game days, they serve their (very good) beers in plastic pint cups. Blerg.

When there are not games, it's a decent place to hang out and get a pint or more of their very tasty Elysian offerings. It's rather cavernous in size and space, which is OK if you like that kind of architecture. It is located in a warehouse section of downtown and mirrors the architecture. In other words, it's not cozy.

The service leaves a bit to be desired and not just on game days. The bartenders are not attentive and some do not know the beers very well other than what's written in the beer menu. The waitstaff are better in terms of service than the bartenders, though.

Usually has a large selection of Elysian regulars, seasonals, and special offerings (but does offer BMC on tap --- I suppose to satisfy the d-bags on game days).

The food is great. The bangers and mash are worth the trip. This is not your standard pub fare.

It's a little pricey, food-wise. The pints are reasonably priced.

11-12-2010 18:32:46 | More by BuckeyeOne
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goatgoat

Arizona

4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$

Went to Elysian last night. Upscale atmosphere, a little fancy. But with friendly hipster servers. A good selection of Elysian brews supplemented by a few good taps and a fairly typical import heavy bottle list.
The Elysian brews were good. The Wise ESB got rave reviews around the table, followed by the Immortal IPA kegged as well as cask.
The food was upscale pub with pasta and salads. I had an excellent linguine dish. The menu definitely kept up with the general foodie culture of the area.

Tasty food, good in house brews, a little upscale.

08-13-2010 05:37:29 | More by goatgoat
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Elysian Fields in Seattle, WA
90 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.