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Tap House Grill

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Tap House GrillTap House Grill
BA SCORE
86
very good

36 Ratings
Ratings: 36
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.41%
Taps: 160
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1506 6th Ave
Seattle, Washington, 98101-1706
United States
phone: (206) 816-3314

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @taphousegrill

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(Place added by: morebeergood on 05-04-2008)
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Photo of eyeenjoybeer
4.43/5  rDev +17.5%

I visited the Tap House during a conference in April 2011.

The atmosphere is very nice and would be expected in a fine restaurant in downtown Seattle. The food was pretty good, but it was better on the late night happy hour menu...cheaper. The tap selection is something like 160....ridiculous! They had all kinds of fantastic PNW brews as well as other domestics. Needless to say, I wasn't able drink past the PNW selections. They had fresh batches of Avery Maharaja and Dugana and many, man, many others.

The only gripe was the price, but it was to be expected in downtown Seattle.

eyeenjoybeer, Jul 06, 2011
Photo of aevarela
4.36/5  rDev +15.6%

The name isn't very inspiring and the street sign is non-descript, which probably explains why I've been to Seattle a dozen times and never been in. My mistake...
Great selection of Belgians. Decent selection of NW and CA beers. Had a Corsendonk Pale ($10) and Koningshoeven Quad ($11), both in their proper glasses and both very tasty. Other notables: Leffe Bruin and Blond, Maredsous 8, Abbye de Roc Grand Cru, Chimay Triple, Maudite, Fin de Monde, Pranqster, Brother Thelonius, Okacim, Oak Aged Yeti, Pliny the Elder, Ninkasi Spring Reign, list goes on. No real rarities or special kegs as you might find at Brouwer but cool venue, nice glassware and knowledgable staff. Had many of the Belgians in bottles but not draught.
Small issues: Beer menu was not complete and had to walk around to find everthing they had. One bartender for a very long bar. Would've waited a while if it had been any busier. Food looked good but didn't have any of it.
Would've stayed much longer but had to get back to the family (sober). Actually could've brought the kids to the dining area, which will be the plan next time. Hard to find many faults with the other Belgian-heavy Seattle tap house, Brouwer cafe, but, the 21 and over only rule and the drive to Fremont are obstacles for me (oh yeah, and the freaking sound level there sucks - just like Toronado). This down town location is very nice - stumbling distance to the stadiums and Pike's.
By the way, went at 2pm on a Saturday. Moderately busy, music was good and not very loud.

aevarela, May 05, 2009
Photo of GJ40
4.3/5  rDev +14.1%

I've been visiting Seattle for years and it took a recommendation from a hotel manager to find this place.

The Tap House Grill is a bit too commercial and upscale for my taste but you can't deny the beer selection. They claim 160 beers on tap and I believe it. The menu organizes them by style and while they have lots of mass produced beer, they have some of the best craft beer in the country to offset that. As usual, I focused on IPAs. I had Bear Republic's Hop Rod Rye, Russian River's Pliney the Elder, Stone's Ruination IPA and Stone's Arrogant Bastard. All on tap! You can't get a better series than that.

The interior is a bit retro and brings 70s porn to mind. It's dark and has large mirrors, red walls and big red booths. There's a separate room with pool tables that you can rent by the hour. The appetizers are pretty good. We had sushi rolls and calamari.

So I'm now a follower of the Tap House Grill. Not for the atmosphere or the crowd but for the outstanding beer selection. Check it out.

GJ40, Nov 20, 2008
Photo of Gavage
4.3/5  rDev +14.1%

This place is for any beer geek and I am happy to say I visited this place three times over my trip. If you are from the East Coast like myself, the ability to choose from a plethora of Pacific Northwest beers is the best thing about this place.

When entering you walk down a big flight of curved stairs and the first thing you see is the large bar and 160 tap handles sticking out from the back wall. Very neat and well architected. The room had a dark and cool vibe to it with several booths and tables. There were some seperate rooms that could handle private parties. The other cool thing was the music - everything from Rush's 2112 to Talking Heads to Kiss. Not very often do you hear some unique classic rock in a restaurant. There were 4 pool tables of in another room too.

The beer menu is broken down by style which is nice. There were 7 rotating special offerings to keep some variety there for the locals. There was a nice mix of local micros to a big Belgian selection. The only bad news was the price of the beer - anywhere from $5.50 and up for pint, and if you wanted to do the four 6 oz samplers you would drop $9.50 or more. Most beers were fresh and only one seemed a bit old to me, but still quite drinkable.

The food was good but not great. They do have a Sushi happy hour starting at 3:30 where rolls are only $2.95.

This place is located in a great area of downtown business area and just a short walk to the Capital Hill area. If your time is short and you would like to try some of the smaller known local breweries, this is place to come to. But be forwarned it is a bit pricey as my bar tabs were the highest here versus any other stops in town.

Gavage, Aug 05, 2008
Photo of wingedeel
4.28/5  rDev +13.5%

Checked out the Tap House Grill while staying at the old Moore Hotel downtown as it was an easy walk.

Nice enough looking place, huge , curving bar, ample table seating as well.

Service was very good, but the wife and I sat at the bar on both our visits. Cant say about the table service.

The 160 taps were really quite good. A nice mixture of local NW, Imports including numerous German and Belgian beers, and a couple of rarities for good measure. The Belgian beers were all served in proper glassware.

We only ordered sandwiches off the late night menu, A salmon burger, and a jerk burger, they were fine, and actually a decent value. ( $9.99 ) Nothing fantastic, but a slight step above typical bar fare.

The beer prices were high, however, even by Seattle standards. $5.50 for a NW standard pint, up to $9.75 for some of the Belgian selections. The beers were all fresh, but I did get a couple of questionable pours, not a good thing when you are paying top dollar as it is.

The Tap House is really a great place, if not for the pricing. If the value was a little better, this place would rate as top notch. As it is, it is VERY easy to run up a substantial bar tab in no time.

wingedeel, Aug 28, 2008
Photo of Tortoisedr
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Great for beer, decent for food.

Visiting from out of town for a conference, hotel a block or two away from Tap House. Wandered in, amazed by vast selection of beers on tap. Great server, very helpful, she knew about most of their beer selection. When she did not know she did not BS me, she went and looked up the information needed. Very nice!

Food better than average pub fare. However, a bit expensive and not as good or extensive as their beer selection.

Can be hectic during busy times, but still good service. I'd go back again. And again...

Tortoisedr, Oct 30, 2010
Photo of cggarcia
4.22/5  rDev +11.9%

Was just here on a friday night around 2330. The place just had a scattering of people which surprised me. I was expecting a big crowd and a lot of noise. Nice surprise and it helped the experience. The place was very modern and upscale. That didn't help the experience. Beer didn't seem to belong here but with 160 taps you can't help but be intrigued. Service was great and the beertender seemed to know her stuff. Had a Stone Oatmeal Stout, then saw that they had Maritime Jolly Roger so I had a couple. The beertender seemed pleased that I was willing to try it and that I thought it was awesome. I digress; I would return just because of the sheer number of choices. I do think they should focus on 12 or 20 as the quality can suffer on some of the lesser known beers. I think management has read the previous reviews as all my beers were only 4.00 each.

cggarcia, Jan 08, 2009
Photo of tph767
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%

Visited this place late on a Thursday evening. My co-worker knew about the Tap House and when he discovered that I kinda liked beer told me we were going.
Big selection, and lots of west coast beers. Also a small Belgian list, but not a very impressive one. The bartender was very helpful, and knew what she was talking about. Even though the place was a little understaffed she did good to make sure we didn't have an empty glass. We had late night happy hour appetizers which were both very good, and a very good price. The Tap House even makes a very good effort to have proper glassware for the beer you are drinking!
Awesome place, I'll be back.

tph767, Nov 07, 2009
Photo of BigBlacke
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%

The selection here was amazing. Something like 250 beers on tap. Although the 1 beer i really wanted was out, i had many other great beers. Located in the heart of seattle, its just a short walk from pikes place. The atmosphere here is quite ritzy, not a t-shirt and jeans type place. It is very clean and well decorated. Only real bad thing here is that its extremely easy to run up a huge tab. Especially if you have dinner. All in all a great place to hit up every once in a while. Its a really good place to take a date.

BigBlacke, Oct 05, 2009
Photo of Redrover
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%

The Tap House is located below street grade, but the place feels airy due to the very high ceilings and suspended lighting.

There is a long serpentine bar seats about 30. There are plenty of tables and booths to share. About 1/3 of the room is elevated which adds some visual interest.

Music is a bit loud but not overpowering. Soundtrack is a mix of 3/4s classic rock and ¼ newer stuff. Think Eagles, Smashing Pumpkins, Steely Dan, etc.

They have 160 beers on tap. Most are listed in a leather bound menu. Ask the server to print out the seasonal offerings. They had 23 seasonals on during my visit!! There is a wide variety of styles, breweries and points of origin. You will have no problem finding interesting beers to try.

It had a nice crowd sized on a Tuesday. Lots of beer love with the patrons.

Bartenders know beer, are friendly, give samples but are a bit slow due to being a bit under staffed

They have good food and seem to have a menu that is easy to pair with beer. They also have a nicely priced happy hour menu and offer a late night one as well.

I liked my sushi rolls, chicken satay and the humus plate is outstanding (love the accompanying grilles tomatoes with blue cheese.

Beer prices are a bit steep figure $5.50 to $6.50 for a standard pint. My 10 oz snifter of Southern Tier choklat was $8.50

The Tap House is just a great spot in a great beer city. Worth a stop each time I visit.

Redrover, Jan 22, 2010
Photo of sholland119
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%

After a long drive from Whistler back to Seattle for my flight home, I dropped in here since it was a 1.5 block walk from my hotel. I had been intending to go back to Brouwers but was not in the mood for the crowd and the cab ride. Or so I thought until I spent some time here.

Atmosphere was not to my liking. Overly bright and drab, with a rather sparse crowd for a Friday night (I guess it's in the business district). No energy at all.

The tap list is sure lengthy. I would not have guessed 160 taps as listed on the BA page for this place but it's sure a hell of a lot. Huge selection in any case with craft beers from the area, the region and nation and some good Belgians. The sheer number of taps made me wonder about freshness so I went with one of the taps from the seasonal insert. Perfectly nice, served in the proper glass, reasonably priced. After five minutes, I reconsidered my decision, fired down my beer and caught a cab up to Brouwers. Glad I did.

sholland119, Dec 23, 2010
Photo of barleywinefiend
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%

Stopped in here on a Sat afternoon. Located downstairs, walin and its a very different taphouse experience. Long odd shaped bart againsnt the wall, ts of eating, and a pool table area back toward the bathroom. Atmosphere was pretty stale. Quality was good. Serice was good. No complaints. Selection was very good, lots of gppd craft brew to choose from but noting that really stood out or was hard to find. Food was good as we had some California rolls. Overall it was a good place to stop if someone is downtown and new to the NW beer sceene due to large selection of staple eers here.

barleywinefiend, Mar 21, 2010
Photo of otispdriftwood
4/5  rDev +6.1%

It's like a local version of Yard House with a large selection and a large space. The difference is that there are pool tables available for hourly rates. I didn't play but asked about them. And I agree with others that the service can be slow when crowded since there was only 1 bartender for both a large bar and dining room service. Only had the soup which was quite good. Bottom line - I wouldn't hesitate to go back next time I'm in Seattle.

otispdriftwood, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +6.1%

BillRoth, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of MOVERTON1284
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%

Visited Seattle in 2010 and stopped here several times, it was across the street from my hotel. I remember a huge selection of beer, at the time I was a newb, but there was lots of Pacific NW beer represented. You can build your own flights, which was cool. I sampled several beers in my trips. The place is very large and the food is good from what I can remember. It is in a great location, so if you are close I would stop by

MOVERTON1284, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of GilGarp
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%

My inlaws and I went here while we were on vacation in Seattle.

You enter from the street and walk down a long flight of stairs. The area is a vast dimly-lit bar with booths surrounding the outer edges. Lots of big screen TVs showing sports. The bar is very long and there were tons of tap - something like 80 different beers on tap. Unfortunately nothing really exceptional but I say that from a beernerds perspective. There were lots of good choices but I would say the most impressive selection was Old Rasputin.

We sat at a booth and I asked about the NW sampler. The guy told me: "a blonde, a red, an IPA, and a dark beer." So not much info there. I would have at least expected him to know the brewery that each one came from. The nice thing was that they were all from smaller, lesser-known breweries that I had not seen or heard of before so I was happy with that.

The meal was very good and reasonably priced - fish and chips - some of the best I've had in a while. In fact, everyone seemed happy with their meal and it was all reasonably priced.

Overall not bad but probably not a real destination. A good place for a beer lover who doesn't mind having some good (not extraodinary) beers.

GilGarp, Jul 28, 2010
Photo of QuakeAttack
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%

My second son and i visited after a 13 hour drive from the SF Bay Area. We were in Seattle for the weekend to check out Seattle University (which he decided to enter this fall).

Atmosphere: We both liked walking in and having to go down to get the bar/restaurant. Definitely gave a different vibe. Decent crowd with a mix of ages.

Quality: My mouth was watering with the number of different styles. I DFH Aprihop and North Coast Brother Theolonius. Both were tasty and fresh.

Service: The waiter was nice, but a little too indifferent.

Selection: 160 taps. Please.

Food: We really enjoyed our food. Chicken pasta and fancy cheese sandwhich for my son.

Value: Not really sure. Probably a bit pricey, but it's downtown Seattle.

QuakeAttack, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of Smurf2055
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%

A bit classy. It is downstairs in a basement, there is a large bar and quite a few tables.

The service was good. The place didn't seem too busy, and I was well attended. I didn't ask many questions on the beer, but the waiter was able to give a recommendation when asked.

Obviously the draft list is solid, a wide range of beers and all kinds of styles. Local and import.

The food was really good, and the value was so so for a place like this.

Overall I would visit again. Worth a trip if you are downtown.

Smurf2055, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of cosmo4u
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%

stumbled onto this gem by accident while spending a few days on vacation.. besides the basement feel going down flights of stairs its a wide open place with a long and winding bar..I can see where this could be a disadvantage but our bartender stayed to near us the whole time.. The choices were so many it actually made it hard to choose.. We stayed late and got to experience the drop in food and beer prices of a late night menu...overall if youre in town and have a few night, dont miss out on this place

cosmo4u, Nov 26, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

tobelerone, Jul 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

dunix, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

muskiesman, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of morebeergood
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%

Just happened to stumble across this place on my last trip to Seattle. This space used to house the Planet Hollywood, or so was the rumor. It's a huge place, with stairs that lead you below ground level to a cavernous sized bar/lounge area. The bar area is very modern looking, with all 160+ taps on display behind the bartenders. There is a variety of seating options, from the bar, to stand-up tables, to seats for food, to a lounge area with big couches. Service was good, we were greeted right as we got to the bar. Selection was great. They had a lot of American beers, with a big section of Belgian, German, and other Euro beers thrown in. I just wish they focused a bit more on their Washington selection. I ended up getting a Alaskan Oatmeal Stout. It was good, but I thought that $5.75 a pint was a bit steep. All the prices here seemed a bit high. It is located right downtown, so maybe that's the rationale. I enjoyed my visit, but I had to cut it short, because I could just imagine the bar tab in this place would creep up pretty quickly.

morebeergood, May 06, 2008
Photo of rousee
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%

The Tap House Grill is located about a block from the hotel I stayed at when I recently visited Seattle. Its in kind of a corporate neighborhood directly across the street from a high end steak house.

The biggest problem I have with this place is it is all sub-terranean and I generally prefer an establishment that has wiindows that you can look out through. So while the decor inside is kind of pleasing to look at , its just a real shame that it is all in the basement of a building.

We managed to get in here right before happy hour (3:30-6:30) ended so they had some fantastic pricing on some of the food items which we tried- sushi rolls and some jerk chicken wings. Both were decent and hit the spot but we were hungry at the time and these items were far from the best of their type that I have tried. I dont remember if the beer prices were discounted due to happy hour but they sure had a fantastic selection of beers. I got an Elysian IPA and a Georgetown pilsener, neither of which I had tried before. Both beers tasted fresh and were served in pint glasses.

The service was kind of bad at first but got better once I just started to kind of speak up and not wait for someone to come over and ask me if I wanted anything.

The other thing that I didnt really like about this place was some of the clientele were just a bunch of corporate types who were clueless about beer and just kind of had bad manners. They were blocking the path for servers to pass through and talking so loud as if everyone wanted to hear what they had to say. Maybe it might be a different vibe on a weekend or later in the evening and I would be willing to give it another try if I were in the neighborhood again but I cant say that Tap House is really worth seeking out in a town where huge craft beer selections seem to be the norm rather than the exception.

rousee, Oct 15, 2010
Photo of froghop
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%

crowd was very young, and more like a meat market than anything else, they had over 160 on tap, and all on the beer menu i had already had, this really is not my type of place but more loud and 'yuppyish' for my taking.

since that i had already had all on the menu, i asked the server if there was anything else that was 'newer' and she produced a list of about 12 beers. she even printed out the stats on the one that i chose, seemed very knowledge able on the beers being served and on the new ones.

overall a lot of beer, a lot of noise, but overall a decent place to have one or two beers.

froghop, May 04, 2009
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Tap House Grill in Seattle, WA
86 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.