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Elysian Fields

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Elysian FieldsElysian Fields
BEER AVG
3.81/5
Based on:
12 Beers
26 Ratings
Place Score: 91
Ratings: 55
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: n/a
Taps: 20
Bottles: --
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 ccrida:
Photo of ccrida
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I've been here a few times when in town on business.
This location has a modern loft style atmosphere, with enough dark wood and dim lighting to seem more warm then cavernous, which it is. Huge and inviting chocolate brown leather booths, stainless steel bar, and some interesting artwork, 1/2 of which has the look of graffiti artist gone legit, which I really dig.

The quality of Elysian beer is great, quintessential Seattle microbrew. You really can't go wrong. And if your just not in the mood for one of the 10+ styles of their own, try one of the well chosen guest taps, which are mainly imports and macros.

Staff is helpful, friendly, attentive, and generally good looking. Note that whenever I'm here, it's on the slower side. I'm sure it's a whole new ballgame when the stadiums are kicking.

The menu is a bit more upscale then average pub fare. I like the kobe beef burger, with their tasty Heinze 57 style house sauce for only $11, which is one of the lower priced entrées, all of which sound very appealing and upscale. The burger though is a real winner, with rogue blue cheese another 50 cents! Definitely on par with rogue's version, and while it comes with applewood smoked bacon, is another 4 or 5 bucks. I remember having some sort of chicken dinner the first time I was here, and while it was fine, was nothing special.

Beer I think is about average, I'm normally there around happy hour, and never seem to drink my way into too large of a bill! Their main location is definitely a younger more laid back atmosphere, but this one has it's charm and plenty of good food and drink.

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4.1/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.84/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of mabermud
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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

Photo of muskiesman
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of snaotheus
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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).

Photo of cherche
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Photo of TaborTime
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Scotchboy
4/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

Photo of MexicanSkittel
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
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!

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Elysian Fields in Seattle, WA
91 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.