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5/5 rDev +7.8%
I go to this place quite often, they always have something new and something old I've always wanted to try. Beware, you will leave there and spend more than you anticipated, but only because you end up loading up on more than what you came for. Enormous selection of locals, nationals and internationals. Great heavy beer section as well as lighter ones. They always seem to get limited releases and enough so as I get to try the last of them as I find out about them. Great glassware section too. The place is roomy, spacious and inviting; newer craftsmanship of the place doesnt make it feel dingy like other bottleshops. This place is something I drive up from Tacoma for on a regular basis.
10-28-2010 02:36:59 | More by youradhere
5/5 rDev +7.8%
So I need to apologize that I forgot to write this review earlier after I visited in June of this year (2010).
This place was amazing! Beers from all over the country although specializing in west coast beers. The selection is outstanding as well as the the employee that was working there, can't remember his name. He was showing me all around their small store giving me recommendations. When he heard me say my love for Older Viscosity he went into the cooler and came out with a dusty bottle of '08 Older Viscosity. AMAZING!
Wish we had a store dedicated to beer in Colorado that was like this one. This is a must stop beer store whenever you are in Washington.
09-14-2010 01:04:37 | More by Carnage0070
5/5 rDev +7.8%
Let me start off this review by saying that I used to live in Chicago, currently live in Cleveland, and have been to some of the best bottle shops the midwest has to offer. I grew up in Federal Way, and my parents still live there. I try to get back a few times a year, so needless to say, I was ecstatic when I found out that 99 bottles was opening.
And man oh man, this store does not dissappoint!!! Everytime I have visited, I have been blown away by the customer service and selection. Tons of singles of every style, including some very limited releases. Top that off with a knowledgable, friendly staff and youve got a true gem here folks. The store is clean, and well organized... something that i feel like a lot of stores miss the boat on. Not only that, but most of the beer is stored in beverage coolers to ensure freshness.
The owner, Craig, is a true BA, and will do whatever he can to make sure you get to experience some of the fine brews that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. If you are ever in the area, be sure to stop by... you will not be disappointed. Cheers!
09-27-2011 16:21:38 | More by misterhops
5/5 rDev +7.8%
99 Bottles is great. An attractive and clean store with knowledgeable and friendly staff and a great selection. If anything amazing and limited comes into the area, they WILL have it.
Prices are fair and they take great pride in selling you the best beer and keeping it in the best possible condition until it gets to you. Craig and Tiffany won't steer you wrong.
Be sure to follow them on Twitter (@99bottlesbeer) and on facebook to see in real time what they have going on and what may have just walked in the door and limited to only a few bottles available! If you say something like "sourpuss" at JUST the right time, you might just find yourself with some 08 Dissident!
If you are in the area and have never been here, stop by. It's only a few miles off of I-5.
Craig is AWESOME. Very outgoing, totally friendly. If you see him, be sure to flag him down and ask him some off the wall questions and I'm sure he'll be able to help you out just fine!
Love this place, so much in fact, that tonight I literally fought a blizzard that shut down the entire greater Seattle area to get up there and back. What takes 30 minutes, took nearly two hours. Seriously.
Thanks, 99 Bottles! Best bottle shop in Western Washington!
05-05-2010 17:35:27 | More by odiedog52
5/5 rDev +7.8%
--I made the drive to 99 Bottles w/ a friend of mine while we both decided, somewhat spur of the moment, to sing 99 Bottles as we drove. Due to where we lived we got to -79 Bottles of Beer on the Walls after getting to Zero. This friend of mine had just decided to try to start drinking some different beers than the typical mass produced/marketed beers out there and we were both amazed by what this store had to offer.
Having just yesterday gone to Bottleworks I wasn't sure if 99 Bottles would live up to my expectations. All I can say is...WOW! The manager was very friendly and gladly answered any of our questions while making some great recommendations. The store it's self was very clean and well kept, door upon door of beer heaven. A very nice large variety and the store gets new types in weekly making it a place you can always check out to find new drinks.
Having gone here and being so thrilled w/ the place my friend and I decided to embark upon a mission. 1 Beer a day until we try all of the bottles. Only time will tell if we can keep true to this mission but just doing basic math it will take us over 3 years...so we may just try and sample our way as we go :) One thing is for sure....We will be making stops at least 2 a month to this great store
Edit: I'm updating my review after making another stop at 99 Bottles. This place is simply amazing. I can't stress this enough, if your in Washington OR just passing through....stop by 99 Bottles. They are always getting new stock in and just have great friendly staff who really care about what they do. There's no other place to buy beer for me...this is it. I've now taken a great long time friend and my fiancee here and they both are amazed at the place and will be repeat customers. Keep up the damn good work
08-19-2007 23:43:42 | More by livingregret
5/5 rDev +7.8%
Ah, how have I not yet left a review for the place that largely helped me become the beer enthusiast that I've become? better late than never!
Atmosphere - Walk in, and instantly find yourself surrounded by beer galore, as well as greeted by the staff. Has a very cool small store vibe to it, despite the massive array of brews available.
Quality - Nothing short of excellent. They always have a vast selection of A-class beers in stock at any given time. They're now even offering growler pours on select rotating brews! They also sell glassware and other cool beer-related items.
Service - Friendly, knowledgeable staff who are always able to answer questions and help you pick out a beer based on your tastes.
Selection - Where do I begin? Quite possibly the best in the entire state, and according to some other BA posters here, one of the best they've come across period. Tons of options from both the US and all over the world are available at any given time. So many seasonal/rotating/limited availability beers come in and go as well, that it's pretty much impossible to keep up on all of it. Luckily there are plenty of great beers they regularly keep in stock year round too.
Overall, any beer fanatic in the area who hasn't checked this place out yet isn't doing themselves a favor by holding out. It's quite nice living close to this place! :)
10-09-2011 07:47:56 | More by Flightoficarus
5/5 rDev +7.8%
Even though I lived in the south sound area for about a year I was blessed to live so close to such an exceptional beer store.
Their selection is just absolutely awesome, they have almost everything you want and if you don't find it ask Craig or Tiffany and I'm sure they will find it for you. They also get a lot of the good rare stuff.
Price is reasonable if not fair, my only qualm is the fact I always overspend when I'm there!
Service/appearance is what really sets 99 apart from other beer stores and believe me, I've my share of beer stores. It is a very well upkept store with nice wood floors and lights dimmed enough that it isn't like walking into wal-mart but not so dark that you feel like you're in a cave. The beer itself is all stocked very nicely in a wall to wall cooler on one side and another wall of non-cooled beer in the far back (out of sunlight).
Another positive thing- they update their facebook feed religiously so if you follow them you will know exactly what they get in, especially with rare beers. This is how I got the bal aged yeti.
In all, Craig and Tiffany have created what I'd call quite possibility the best beer store and they are wonderful owners who will not hesitate to provide help if you ask.
07-22-2010 00:40:54 | More by kunstdrache
5/5 rDev +7.8%
Really an exceptional place -- we happened in there on a day when the master brewer from Rochefort was there, so we had a one dollar tasting that covered Rochefort 6, 8, and 10.
Everyone was friendly, and seemed very knowledgeable. Selection was quite genuinely exceptional. I saw several beers there that I have never seen anywhere else. Prices there are typically a little higher than other places, which is pretty typical for a specialty shop, but they can get away with it because they have such a difficult to beat selection.
It's a long way out of my way, so I won't be going back often, but I'll probably be back at some point.
05-19-2010 02:54:13 | More by snaotheus
4.94/5 rDev +6.5%
This is hands down the best place in the South Sound to buy your beer. The selection is huge, always changing, and they are always quick to update their Facebook page to update customers on what's in stock. Beyond the great selection, the employees are always helpful and you can tell that these people love beer. The impression that they give is that they enjoy seeing people try great beer, and their Wednesday night beer tastings are a great example of that. Although I don't usually get growler fills, they have 10 drafts to choose from on a regular basis.
This place is worth a drive.
01-12-2012 02:15:15 | More by mfavoino
4.88/5 rDev +5.2%
Was up in Washington over the weekend and made the stop by 99 Bottles on the way home, was a good decision. I was very happy with the selection and was able to pick up a few bottles that I can't get in Oregon, hell if I had some more cash could've scored quite a bit more. I thought the prices were reasonable and the lady behind the counter was able to answer any question I had and was very helpful. Additionally I found the selection of glasswear and apparel pretty cool. Overall I really liked this store, it is very clean and organized. They have a selection of probably around 1000 beers in all sizes. Wish I lived closer to this place or at least drove by it more, highly recomend it.
08-20-2011 05:57:55 | More by beerdedpunk
99 Bottles in Federal Way, WA
100 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.