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Elysian Fields

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Elysian FieldsElysian Fields
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

47 Ratings
Ratings: 47
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.44%
Active Beers: 9
Beer Ratings: 24
Beer Avg: 3.76
Taps: 20
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ 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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Reviews by RedDiamond:
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4.38/5  rDev +8.7%

After a decade or more of imbibing at Elysian's primary on Capital Hill, I finally got around to visiting their Fields. From First Ave., the Fields looks like the last best watering hole in Pioneer Square. But the back end of the place opens up onto the perimeter of some... stadium. I don't dislike stadium's per se, but I hate being reminded of how I was swindled into buying one for a billionaire. I mean, what did Paul Allen ever do for me?

(Beer. Focus.) Okay. I've never actually been to Elysian Fields at game time, but it's understood that the place will be packed then. Not crowded - packed. Two oversized garage bays open up onto a rear patio in the shadow of that... stadium. The position of stadium parking directly behind Elysian Fields assures an unobstructed view of a select reach of Seattle's skyline, including the King Street railway station. Score one for a nice view.

Inside, the floorplan is spacious and elegant with oversized booths, candles, local artwork, and some very impressive fish tanks. The aquariums define one wall of a more secluded room which looked like the place to be for your party of twelve to twenty. The long oval-shaped bar offers about ten house taps plus two casks and distilled spirits. Elysian taps are an equal mix of Elysian mainstays from Capital Hill and downtown Elysian Fields specialties. No guest taps are provided and television is given only a marginal play. Given the location, I'm sure someone must have been tempted to make Elysian Fields a sports bar. Thank goodness it is not.

Elysian Fields has a very urban, contemporary, and hip vibe. Even the urinals are a funky egg-shaped variety and the bathroom sinks are made of glass. The adjacent 9-bbl brew house facing First Ave. produces some admirable beercraft. Rrecent collaborative efforts with New Belgium Brewing of Colorado have yielded some especially worthy Belgian-style and exotic sour beers worth seeking. Just bear in mind that local city ordinances in the Pioneer Square area prohibit offsale purchases of alcoholic beverages, so you can't get growlers filled or bombers to go.

Food is ambitious, artistic, and reasonably priced and service is excellent. Happy hour food specials run from 9 until closing at 11.

RedDiamond, Mar 01, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of HoppySeb
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

HoppySeb, Thursday at 05:40 AM
Photo of kmahe
4/5  rDev -0.7%

kmahe, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of mabermud
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Right next to CenturyLink and Safeco Fields. Good food and beer. Modern compared to the Capitol Hill location.

mabermud, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of muskiesman
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

muskiesman, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of snaotheus
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Went for dinner last Saturday and lunch last Sunday before the White Sox games.

Vastly preferable to Pyramid (which is closer to the ballpark). Bigger selection of better beers at comparable prices. Smaller selection of better food at comparable prices.

Prices are reasonable (for close-to-stadium joints). Beer is good-to-great. Food is good. Service is pretty good. Location is a walk from the ballpark (practically in the football stadium parking lot, though).

snaotheus, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of cherche
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

cherche, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of strongaf
4/5  rDev -0.7%

strongaf, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of Lorianneb
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Lorianneb, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of spark3148857
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

spark3148857, Jun 07, 2014
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Elysian Fields in Seattle, WA
90 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.