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Full Throttle Bottles

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35 Ratings
Ratings: 35
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.3%
$$ - reasonable
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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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DoubleSimcoe

New York

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
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4/5  rDev -6.3%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$

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 I really think the list on the website is outdated is misleading.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

07-11-2010 23:09:05 | More by barleywinefiend
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$

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.

01-21-2010 04:14:15 | More by GJ40
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

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.

12-27-2010 15:25:04 | More by sholland119
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dirtylou

Washington

4.14/5  rDev -3%
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

08-20-2011 04:43:59 | More by dirtylou
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BillRoth

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

10-22-2013 01:59:03 | More by BillRoth
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beer2day

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

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.

11-05-2010 01:47:33 | More by beer2day
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woemad

Washington

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
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strongaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-09-2014 23:55:17 | More by strongaf
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flagmantho

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

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!

07-20-2009 17:07:14 | More by flagmantho
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Full Throttle Bottles in Seattle, WA
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