Full Throttle Bottles

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37 Ratings
Ratings: 37
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.26
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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 DoubleSimcoe
4.09/5  rDev -4%
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.

Photo of GJ40
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%

I've stopped by several times while in Seattle on business. Full Throttle is in an old industrial area on the north side of Boeing Field. They sell beer, wine and related products such as beer glasses.

They have a decent selection of Northwest and west coast beers as well as some Belgians and other Europeans. Most of it is refrigerated. They have space to carry a lot more but maybe they need to develop a bigger customer base to support that. Erika, the owner, is very helpful and really cares about her customers.

Full Throttle is a good store and worth a stop if you're in the area.

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.

Photo of barleywinefiend
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Q: Quality is good. Did not find any out dated stuff as I checked out the selection. No bad beer here, mostly craft and some wine as well.

S: Good, I was helped as I walked in and and around and the guy at the register was nice and helpful too

S: I did not find anything out of the ordinary. Really hard to find anything that had a wow factor. A very common selection. No big beers like Abyss, BBXII. I really think the list on the website is outdated is misleading. Lot of WA crafy, same Avery stuff, Left Hand, plenty of Oregon stuff and a share of Victory, ST, spotted a Lost Abbey and some Older Viscosity at nearly $19!!! Some belgians and euro brews too.

P: Pricey on almost everything

Photo of dirtylou
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

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

Photo of BillRoth
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of beer2day
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%

On the way into Seattle from SeaTac, right off I-5 just north of Boeing Field. Just up the street from 9-lb Hammer.

Lots of parking in the back. Street parking definitely limited.

For an out-of-towner, the selection was very nice and inviting. Most of the beers I was looking for were here, including many from California. Prices did seem a little on the high side, but not totally out of line for other stores I visited.

Service was pretty good, considering. Only one person was working and the store was relatively crowded. She made a good effort in checking with everyone and did seem to know her stuff.

Lots of cider, if that's your thing. It's not mine.

Not much warm beer, if that's an issue. Way more bombers and singles than sixers as well.

Overall, I'll stop in on my next visit.

Photo of flagmantho
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

I have been to Full Throttle Bottles in Georgetown on numerous occasions and have been pleased with each visit. Their selection is quite good, though on par with other specialty beer stores in the area. The staff there have been helpful in pointing out interesting beers; they are quite knowledgeable and usually have some kind of backstory or anecdote about the beer in question when making recommendations.

Full Throttle Bottles also has an interesting incentive program whereby if you buy $100 in beer (you get a stamp card with $10 increments), you get 11% off your next purchase. Quite the deal!

Photo of HoppySeb
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of woemad
3.86/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

Photo of strongaf
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of bumchilly25
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of SeattleBoB76
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of cherche
2.5/5  rDev -41.3%

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!

Photo of Hopmodium
3.17/5  rDev -25.6%
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.

Photo of sharpski
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of schnarr84
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Smurf2055
4.09/5  rDev -4%
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.

Photo of vince4953529
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Stopped here during my spring break road trip from So Cal. to Vancouver, BC. This store is located at the south side of an industrial yet hipster-felt area of Seattle.

Selection is impeccable, with just about everything that's distributed in Washington. Diamond Knot, Boundary Bay, Roslyn, Iron Horse, Dick's... all the ones that you can only dream of outside of the state of WA.

Service is great, the lady at the counter chatted with me a bit since I'm from out of state. Very friendly the helpful.

This is a great shop in a very beautiful city and I'll go back next time if I'm in the Emerald City again (which probably will be a long time from now).

Photo of beerandcycling88
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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.

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.64/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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.

Photo of kmahe
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev -6.1%

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!

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Full Throttle Bottles in Seattle, WA
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