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99 Bottles

Not Rated.
99 Bottles99 Bottles

43 Reviews
Reviews: 43
Visits: 62
Avg: 4.59
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

35002 Pacific Hwy S
Ste A102
Federal Way, Washington, 98003-8322
United States
phone: (253) 838-2558

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @99bottlesbeer

Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-29-2007

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Reviews: 43 | Visits: 62
Reviews by Slatetank:
Photo of Slatetank
4.7/5  rDev +2.4%

I took a short drive from Fort Lewis to Tacoma with a friend after learning about 99 bottles. Upon entry the line of beer coolers immediately gets your attention. The place is set up very nicely and is appealing to the eye. The wooden shelves with singles and six packs are well stocked. The experience was a little overwhelming with such a great selection. I found myself in a state of vertigo after I returned to the place I entered a few times to review the options.

The service was friendly and I couldn't find anything out of line as far as pricing goes. I chose a Caracole and an old chub stick lip moisturizer to go along with my liquid purchases. I was highly impressed and will most certainly be returning the next time I am in the Tacoma area.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Harimad_Sol
5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.55/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Taybeh
4.4/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of yeaprolly
3.74/5  rDev -18.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Erik-P
4.24/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of crowellbw
4.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of itracy63
4.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of BeerNW
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of woemad
4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Stopped by as I was working my way back to Spokane after a visit with family in Olympia. I'd tried to go here last time I was in the area, and at thta time they didn't open until 4PM, I believe. Nowadays they open at 11AM, which is much nicer for those coming into or leaving town earlier than that.

Located literally at the west end of Highway 18, 99 Bottles is located in the near-corner of a strip mall filled with various uninspiring corporate entities - truly a diamond in the rough!

Lots of coolers of beer on the left side of the store. Shelves with un-chilled beer are at the rear. The lighting is sufficiently muted to cancel any worries about beer being light-struck. By the cashier station is a growler station. I was going to be driving about 300 miles, plus there was nothing I just had to have on-tap that day, so I declined getting a growler fill, but I could very well make use of it next time I come over if there's something my brother, his wife and I all could live with.

I strictly limited myself to what I could not get at home...and walked out with 8 bottles of beer, mostly IPAs (I'm a bit of a hop head and had spent 3 1/2 days with people who are not) that were locally brewed , plus an imported porter from Israel because I'd never seen a beer from there and was curious. Prices were very reasonable - I'd picked up a bottle of Fat at a grocery store in Olympia that morning and saw it at 99 Bottles for nearly a dollar cheaper.

I will hit this place whenever I can in the future.

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Photo of shuffman291
5/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of gpblackgt
5/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of HoppySeb
4.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of rab53
4.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Zaximus
4.83/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Recently moved to the Tacoma area and this is obviously THE place for outstanding craft beer. The rating is well deserved.

I haven't lived in the area that long but I'm guessing if it's bottled 99 bottles gets it.

The selection is outstanding, the layout is fantastic and the service friendly and knowledgeable. It actually reminds me a lot of West Lake View Liquors in Chicago with the wood shelving, hand written tags, and beers that you don't expect to see peering out at you around every corner.

What's extra cool is that they do growler fills and seemingly always have something from Boneyard on tap (though truth be told, I'm not really a fan). Still, this is easily my go to bottle shop.

Well done 99 bottles.

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Photo of Wrex68
4.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of tobelerone
4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of sharpski
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of QuakeAttack
4.86/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I don't live in Washington, but my son goes to college in Seattle. When picking him up from school, we had dinner with family in Federal and happened to see 99 Bottles. Nirvana! I had only ten minutes before closing, but they provided great recommendations on local beers. Wonderful selection. Clean. Well laid out. Just wish they had one in Bay Area!

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Photo of draheim
4.4/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

I've been down to 99 Bottles two or three times and they are a great little bottle shop. Huge selection, clean space, helpful staff, reasonable prices. I think some beers hang around there longer than other spots. Overall a must-visit if you're anywhere near Federal Way.

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Photo of kmahe
4.86/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of irshprncsk
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of paul_db
4/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of BVukelich
4.1/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Awesome selection at 99 Bottles! As other commented, staff isn't the most welcoming. You shop at your own pace but they are nice. Wish they offered more growler fill options. They offer tastings but I've never attended. This is your best option for finding craft beer south of Seattle.

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Photo of BillRoth
4.5/5  rDev -2%

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99 Bottles in Federal Way, WA
99 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.