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Full Throttle Bottles

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

36 Ratings
Ratings: 36
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.33%
[ 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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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
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 ScreamForMe
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%

The location of a few beer and wine specialty stores has kept me from checking them out. I've known about two of them for quite some time - just never got off my ass to get down to either of them. Until today...

The Georgetown located Full Throttle Bottles is one of the two stores. The space is quite large compared to some of the other shops around town.

Wine is to the left with beer to the right as you walk in. Selection was good - with a few in demand beers still available which was a pleasant surprise.

The staff (Erika was there today) was beyond friendly and very approachable. They also have a stamp program which is a nice touch.

I'll be heading back soon!

Edit: I've been back since my initial review and I will continue to support them. Quality shop!

ScreamForMe, Mar 07, 2009
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 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
Photo of sholland119
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

My first stop on a beer run during a business trip to Seattle, this was also my best one.

Full Throttle is located very close to Sea-Tac airport in an industrial area. My GPS sent me a block the wrong way but I was able to recover without too much trouble. The store has a hispterish feel to it. Hardwood floors, very open and a good size retail area. Most of the stuff is in one of the many coolers around the right hand side of the store. Overflow stock is actually located in boxes which are stacked and scattered all over the floor. No idea how they find stuff...

Great selection of local and regional favorites. I was able to grab a couple of cases of Washington and Oregon locals to ship home, along with some Midnight Sun selections. They had a nice selectin of Cali stuff as well but nothing I can not get locally.

Service was very friendly and helpful. I was glad I stopped, glad I got as much as I did on this first stop, as I had some disappointments on the way. Great stop.

sholland119, Dec 27, 2010
Photo of schnarr84
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

schnarr84, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of czechsaaz
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Full Throttle Bottles is in the gentrifying strip of Georgetown. The main negative is parking sucks. Street plus a lot. but they share the lot with a popular bar and a lot of the local workers park there during the day. If you go during commute when the street is no parking you will probably have a tough time.

But it's worth it.

The have both beer and wine and some mead selections plus a few ecclectic sodas.

I'm pretty impressed with their beer selection. I saw pretty much no super-market beers (even the good locals that are in supermarkets aren't here.) But there is lots of craft and smaller imported brews. I managed to pick up some locals that I haven't had yet.

The staff (owners) are super friendly and they have a customer loyalty stamp card.

Check it out!

czechsaaz, Jan 25, 2009
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Full Throttle Bottles in Seattle, WA
94 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.