Full Throttle Bottles
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Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 27 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by BVukelich:
4.14/5 rDev -3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | $$
Stopped by for the first time today. It was about 1pm on a Friday and parking was kind of a pain. The store comes across a little cluttered...half wine, half beer. The sales lady (owner) was super helpful but not annoying in anyway. I was looking for something different and found a "just in" brown ale from Baranof Island Brewing in AK. $10 for a 22oz. She said her husband went to high school with the founder or something and they were the ONLY store in the state with the new brew. Score! I drink and review immediately. Overall the store serves its neighborhood well. Worth the stop if you are half way between Seattle and Federal Way. They don't fill growlers.
11-09-2013 02:16:04 | More by BVukelich
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4.09/5 rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | $$$
My Seattle friend recommended this place for all of my bottled beer needs. It sure delivered! It is small and terribly full of beer. Bottles everywhere! Finding so many Northwest beers was like paradise for this East Coaster: Justice Brewing, Burnside, Hub, Alaskan, Fremont, Airways, Harvester, Crux Fermentation, Diamond Knot, Silver City, Fish Brewing, Pelican, Black Diamond, Gigantic Brewing… and so on.
This is not your typical Stone-and-Sierra bottle shop! I found some good stuff, like Pelican Mother of All Storms. Several barrel-aged brews around, including Lost Abbey Deliverance, Black Xantus and North Coast 20th Anniversary. Prices are high- 20 dollars for Deliverance?? But the variety and customer service (the guy working there during my visit knew his stuff and was ready to recommend good beers) make up for it. Will return, no doubt.
03-19-2014 14:45:47 | More by DoubleSimcoe
4.09/5 rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | $$$
A bit pricey and inconvenient to get to, but the owner is nice, and the facebook site does a good job keeping updated. You can get the rare beers here. Overall though, it’s nothing you can’t find at one of the other Seattle bottleshops, and it’s usually a bit more pricey. I still shop here on occasion.
05-30-2013 17:59:20 | More by Smurf2055
4.35/5 rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$$
I've been to this place a couple of times now, when I've been in the city. Somewhat out of the way, in what strikes me as a recently reclaimed industrial area in the south city. It's not that large, but the atmosphere is what I like in a bottle shop: beer, beer related things and beer (along with some wine/cider/other alcohol stuff) all with a... lived in? kind of feel? That's not the exact words Im looking for, but you can probably get the idea. Not some sprawling soulless STORE (heaven forbid!!), but a smaller space, lots of wood, beer taking up almost all of the space, with character and shit. Found a number of really good stuff that I hadn't come across elsewhere (wasn't SCOURING the city, but have looked at other stuff as well), the owner I believe (who has been there both times I've been in), offered us help if we needed it, but was not overly pushy. We looked by ourselves and picked some stuff out, then asked her advice/opinions on a couple of things, and she clearly was a beer person who had a store, not just a business person who just happened to sell beer. A little more expensive for some of the items, but I've found that to be true at most of the bottle shops I've been to in the city, and besides: i'd rather pay a little more for something I want than not have access to it at all.
04-14-2013 08:24:44 | More by kemoarps
3.86/5 rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | $$$
Checked this place out after grabbing lunch at Jules Mae last fall.
Bottles, bottles, everywhere! In coolers, in boxes, on top of boxes. One gets the impression there's not a lot of storage space in the back, so it all goes on the salesroom floor!
Selection is good, not great for the area. There were a number of beers I can't get in Spokane, but would not be out of place at Bottleworks. Still, if I lived in the neighborhood it'd be my go-to place.
One employee on duty, was friendly and looked up things I couldn't find (none of which they had at the moment).
A nice bottleshop that would draw rave reviews where I live, but is simply good without being great in Seattle.
03-09-2013 21:40:31 | More by woemad
3.17/5 rDev -25.8%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25 | $$
Stopped by while in the area visiting the oldest pub in Seattle, was not impressed by the staff, their knowledge, their selection or much of anything. It is a bottle shop where there are no other bottle shops, that is what allows this place to thrive. Perhaps I am spoiled by The Beer Junction but I do not consider myself a beer snob or particularly particular when it comes to what I want or expect from a bottle shop but there is little to be desired from this joint, skip it unless you have nowhere else to pick up craft beer in S. Seattle.
03-09-2013 05:45:16 | More by Hopmodium
4.23/5 rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Been here a few times and think I can give a fair assessment.
Atmosphere: Has a gritty feel to it that I appreciate. Never have felt rushed or uncomfortable. Good beer talk with the staff on a couple of occasions.
Quality: Tend to have a very solid local and more generally West Coast beers. Always new stuff to take a look at. Some rarities from time to time that they send emails about to let people on their distribution list know about.
Service: In general, friendly staff that is helpful for recommendations and knowledgable about their products. Had one experience where an employee told information about a bottle limit that conflicted with their email blast.
Selection: Very good compared to most stores in the area. There is almost always some new stuff in the store.
Value: A wee bit more pricey than some of the other shops in the area, but usually fair.
03-01-2012 04:47:39 | More by mfavoino
Full Throttle Bottles in Seattle, WA
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