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Naked City Taphouse

Not Rated.
Naked City TaphouseNaked City Taphouse
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

22 Ratings
Ratings: 22
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.1%
Active Beers: 68
Beer Ratings: 178
Beer Avg: 3.56
Taps: 24
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

8564 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, Washington, 98103
United States
phone: (206) 838-6299

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(Place added by: Idaho99 on 11-02-2008)
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Reviews by TheName:
Photo of TheName
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%

Nice new spot and crazy props to the home brewing geniuses behind it. Been a few times now and have left happy each time.

24 (yep, 24!) taps largely dedicated to Washington brews with handy dandy Twitter/RSS feeds to keep you up to date on what's on them. Recent visit had all WA taps with some Russian River, Bear Republic, and Stone mixed in for kicks. Extensive bottle selection but you'll have to ask what's what; no menus to be found. The house brews so far have been excellent and it'll be nice once they get licensing to brew on site. Beers aren't expensive but aren't dirt cheap. Definition of reasonable.

Food is ... fine. Selection's grown since opening but it's still limited and a bit pricey (a flute of 15 or so pickled hop shoots's good for novelty but at $4.50 you'll only think so once). This spot's about the beer and food's an afterthought.

Big and airy with modern cement and steel sort of decor. Honestly, it's a little big and--although it's not a terrible pain to order at the bar--some table service wouldn't hurt. Crowd's friendly enough if occasionally skewing toward "got Bud?" demographic.

Service is fair to middling but incredibly informed and attitude-less in my experience (Brouwer's servers take note!). They know what's on and know how to recommend.

All in all a great spot and definitely best beer bar in the Greenwood neighborhood.

TheName, Dec 02, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of Penguins66
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Conflicting feelings about this place. It's in a great location for people watching, they have a decent variety of beers on tap, an interesting food menu, and reasonable prices. However, we felt it did not live up to its high rating.

My wife and I tried 5 different beers between the two of us. They were all decent but nothing really stood out. They appeared to be understaffed on the night we visited. Our server was all business and clearly overwhelmed, so we won't fault her for the slow(ish) service. Our food was OK--a little on the funky side but shame on us for ordering beet burgers and lobster mushroom risotto. (Note the latter was made with lobster mushrooms--I had to look it up--not lobster AND mushrooms.)

Penguins66, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of DaveMiller
5/5  rDev +23.5%

DaveMiller, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of strongaf
4/5  rDev -1.2%

strongaf, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of HoppySeb
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

HoppySeb, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of EspressoGuy
3.86/5  rDev -4.7%

24 beers on tap; 16 of their own. An amazing range ... so I wished that you could choose the six for the tasting tray instead of being restricted to the six they say you must have. Loved two (Crossfire IPA, Pinkerton Porter), really liked another (Infernal Beaute Belgian PA) and liked the others (Blonde Ale, India Red Ale, American Brown Ale). Friendly prompt bartender. "Rawhide" on TV; this ain't the place to come to watch sports!

EspressoGuy, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of Zach122
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Zach122, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.56/5  rDev +12.6%

Boy was I glad I visited this place. A film I am of film noir of the 50's and now a fan of their beer. Service was excellent and got to meet the owner who said they were coming out with a "Dude" flavored beer. Beers were solid to mostly great. I really liked their IPAs in particular and wish I had a chance to taste some of their seasonal offerings. One of the best places I visited in Seattle period. I need to get back.

MilwaukeeCrusher, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of Smurf2055
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Good vibe. Good service. The food is reasonable. There’s a very nice selection of beer on tap. This brewpub puts out their own beers as well as putting on some very good taps from the area and the region. Very good spot to check out, the Greenwood area is pretty saturated with good beer spots.

Smurf2055, May 30, 2013
Photo of flagmantho
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%

I went to Naked City with my wife yesterday for the first time. I've been itching to go there for awhile, now.

It's a decent, straightforward bar setting. It's clean and laid out pretty well, and there are games and things available to help you kill the time while quaffing some brews. Of these there is a very good selection on-tap and in cans or bottles. The on-tap selection seems to center around Pacific Northwest brews, which I appreciate. Their selection also includes a half-dozen in-house brews, all of which I look forward to sampling in the future.

Service was good, although the place was pretty empty when we were there. Food is decent if unspectacular; the menu is rather small but has some tasty options and some vegetarian items.

I definitely plan on heading back to Naked City again soon.

flagmantho, Nov 14, 2011
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Naked City Taphouse in Seattle, WA
91 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.