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Full Throttle Bottles

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

37 Ratings
Ratings: 37
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.09%
[ Store ]

5909 Airport Way S
Seattle, Washington, 98108-2714
United States
phone: (206) 763-2079

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(Place added by: mjtedin on 08-02-2008)
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Reviews by beerandcycling88:
Photo of beerandcycling88
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%

Stopped in here this afternoon and I was impressed.

The selection was excellent with a large amount of NW beers including a few hard to find ones like Parabola. They also had a large selection of wines, ciders and meads.

The staff was friendly and they seemed knowledgeable.

The prices seemed about average, nothing seemed really pricy or really cheap.

Overall I really liked this place, they had an excellent selection, friendly knowledgeable staff and reasonable prices. Next time I'm in the area I am going to stop in.

beerandcycling88, Aug 21, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -41.3%

cherche, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.09/5  rDev -4%

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.

DoubleSimcoe, Mar 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

bumchilly25, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of BVukelich
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%

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.

BVukelich, Nov 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

BillRoth, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of Smurf2055
4.09/5  rDev -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.

Smurf2055, May 30, 2013
Photo of kemoarps
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%

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.

kemoarps, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of woemad
3.86/5  rDev -9.4%

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.

woemad, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of Hopmodium
3.17/5  rDev -25.6%

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.

Hopmodium, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of mfavoino
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

mfavoino, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of jpbebeau
4.64/5  rDev +8.9%

I've been able to stop at Full Throttle a few times, as it wasn't that out of the way on my commute home from work in the past.

One recent stop was to pick up my first bottle of Pliny the Elder, which they'd tweeted about that day. I'm not sure if it was the same stop, but I snagged two Duvel tulips for $5 each, as all their glassware is $5.

A very nice selection of beer (and wine). They have a stamp program where $100 spent gets you 11% off your next purchase.

I haven't had the opportunity to hit all the bottle shops in the area, but I do really like FTB's service, selection, and atmosphere. Copious tantalizing updates via Twitter and Facebook don't hurt, either.

jpbebeau, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.64/5  rDev +8.9%

Full Throttle Bottles is located in the historical area of Georgetown in South Seattle near the Boeing airfields. It is a cozy beer store that also offers wines.

They offer a number of hard to fine beers such as Parabola and Pliny the Elder (from time to time). Staff is friendly and knowledgeable and offer advice on how Canadian travelers such as myself can maximize their limit of alcohol to take back home.

I always visit this place whenever I make a trip to Seattle, and have yet to be disappointed. It is better than the vast majority of stores in British Columbia.

DaftCaskBC, Sep 27, 2011
Photo of dirtylou
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%

stopped through after a recent visit to nearby schooner exact...

located on a beaten up stretch of road that seemed to have some other interesting spots - damned construction. dark cozy interior, lots of cooler space.

service was friendly - stamp cards, discounts, etc.

seattle is blessed with a lot of really impressive bottleshops, and while this spot is certainly included, its hard for me to hold in the same class as bottleworks, 99 bottles, chucks, special brews, etc.

selection was solid but at times a bit spendy - all the russian river releases, stone, boulevard, your standard smorgasbord of washington locals.

if in the area, knock this place out, but for those in the city, likely not worth the journey

dirtylou, Aug 20, 2011
Photo of bb8189
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%

I made it out to Seattle about 3 months ago and just now thought to review this location.
I scouted it out due to it proximity to the airport so that I could pick up a few bottles to pack away in my suitcase.

As a midwesterner, I was blown away by the amount of west coast beers - obviously FTB would not be unique in this regard - but I was nonetheless impressed with their selection.

I loaded up as much RR and Lost Abbey as I could squeeze into my suitcase.

The thing that stands out in my mind from this visit was how the lady who was working there tore the store apart looking for the last bottle of LA BA Angel's Share. Her PC said she had one left and damnit, she was going to find it for me. I certainly appreciated her effort.

I have nothing to compare it to in the area, but if I find myself back out that way, I will definitely stop back in.

bb8189, Jul 23, 2011
Photo of megahurts4
4.94/5  rDev +16%

After reading the reviews on here, I decided this needed to be the place to stop. It also happened to be closer to get to from my hotel. I arrived right at opening on a saturday. I was a little curious on my first step in. The place is rather dark for a store, but not dark enough to hinder movement. There were two employees and myself. I was greeted as soon as the door was opened. After doing a quick walk around, I was offered assistance. I immediately asked about Pliny the Elder. That has been my top sought after brew for a while. It isn't' available near me. I was then told there is a limit 1 per customer. That was fine, as I can understand due to limited quantities.

I was asked where I'm from, and I explained why I was looking for certain brews. They immediately showed me everything rare and unavailable to me normally. If you happen to know me, I have a weakness for beer as such and I think I bought every brew shown to me. The brews I had purchased made me ecstatic. They have a great selection of great brews. They went out of their way to make sure I knew everything they had.

It was an exhilarating experience, and I may return if possible before my trip is over.

megahurts4, May 07, 2011
Photo of spankdog42
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%

In Seattle on business. Found 'Full Throttle Bottles' on BA as what appeared to be a good place to pick up some beer.

Walk in and the place is a little smaller than I expected. However, almost of all their beer is refrigerated. BIG plus. Browsed the selection, found a couple of locals that I was looking for. Nice selection of some good bottles. Most of the beers could be sold as singles. Happy with the trip.

As I am at the register, I asked the woman working if they have any PtE by chance that I might have missed. Another woman who appeared to enter the store after me (either a friend of the cashier or an employee I would guess) says that I can have her bottle that is in back. It is the last bottle they have. She tells me not to worry as they get it regularly and since I was just in town for a few days for business, it would be cool. Just awesome! I completely recommend stopping by here as the selection is good and the service is great.

spankdog42, Jan 28, 2011
Photo of jdgesus
5/5  rDev +17.4%

one of my routes around town took me by here, and i had yet to stop in, even tho, beer is one of my favorite things in the world.

so, finally dropped in, and the owner immediately said i should just bring my bike inside, instead of locking it up outside.
LOVE THAT. and i was on my "sports car" bike this day, so that made it more the better.

once in, the selection was really good... especially full of local seattle and PNW brews, which i whole heartedly stand behind -- i support local as much as i can.

i've been coming in daily ever since my first visit.

intelligent staff (much better then friendly, trust me.)

jdgesus, Jan 21, 2011
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Full Throttle Bottles in Seattle, WA
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