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Kell's Irish Restaurant And Pub

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Kell's Irish Restaurant And PubKell's Irish Restaurant And Pub

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14 Ratings
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 15.76%
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1916 Post Alley, Pike Place Market
Seattle, Washington, 98101
United States
phone: (206) 728-1916

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(Place added by: jreitman)
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Hobbz

Rhode Island

3.86/5  rDev +17%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | $$$

Location is a large selling point, but this establishment also tends to do what Irish bars do, and they do it well -- at least on those three or four times I ventured inside. Because I was with a friend and this was his first Seattle experience, I figured a good ol' Irish bar never fails (though admittedly I was mainly going inside for his potential satisfaction...as far as I am concerned, the Seattle and environs area has too many local beers to be factored in when time is of the essence). Although it was only dinner time, we were in the area and started with a few beers and began to notice as time went by that the sparsity of other patrons was less and less a factor as people were settling in. A mix of locals and tourists, young and not so young. I will also admit up front, that though I have read reviewers (not in BA's pages) who rated pretty poorly things like service (lack of, etc.) and other aspects, I am also biased in that after some good-natured conversations with the bartender pitted with a rather nice compensatory gesture ($), my friend and I were treated beyond superbly and factored as a big reason we returned a few trips inside afterwards.

01-22-2003 20:31:47 | More by Hobbz
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tylerstravis

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-05-2014 21:51:21 | More by tylerstravis
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cherche

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

03-27-2014 01:21:40 | More by cherche
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BigBlacke

Florida

3.1/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$$

My buddies always wanted to go here because they had Kilkenny on tap. It is nestled in a little alley up the road from Pikes Marketplace. Atmosphere is kind of lame. When I go to an Irish pub I expect people cheering and stuff, but this place is dead. The only really good thing about this place is they have hot ass waitresses. Service is not that great, but I didnt mind due to how hot our waitress was. Selection is sub par, a few Irish and English beers, nothing to write home about. Food was quite good. I had the sheperds pie and was pleased. Other than that there is just your common Irish dishes. As for value, I found it to be a little overpriced.

12-21-2010 22:13:01 | More by BigBlacke
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.3/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$

Stopped by here once while stomping around the Market. I had been down Post Alley a million times before I finally had the inclination to stop. It had the look and feel of every other Irish pub out there. The feel was touristy and no real beer talk. I did not try any food and it was pretty busy on Saturday afternoon in March. Service was average and not beer savy. I had a Mannys Pale and that was it then bailed. Other selections were uinness(of course) Stella, Smithwicks, Mannys, Widmer stuff, Boddingtons, Newcastle.If you want the irish Pub things head on down to Fado or Owl and Thistle. Better beer and better feel IMHO.

05-08-2009 01:58:57 | More by barleywinefiend
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GJ40

North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$

I stopped in to visit Kell's at the end of the night while in Seattle on business. After several visits to the Kell's in Portland, I wanted to check it out.

Kell's is located off the main street and can be hard to find. It has a cool and comfortable atmosphere. The main room has a long beer hall feel to it with lots of natural wood (floors, walls, tables, etc.). There are other rooms as well but I didn't get to them.

The beer lineup is typical for an Irish pub. They have the usual European lineup of Guinness, Harp, Stella, etc. We had Rogue's Kell's Irish Lager which is brewed specifically with them in mind.

I like the atmosphere at Kell's but the lack of craft beer is a bit of a drawback.

11-20-2008 12:07:18 | More by GJ40
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beertravel

New Jersey

3.13/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | $$$

It was pouring rain and we were only a block away, so we stopped in to see what they had. I liked the ambiance which was like an upscale Irish bar(which it is) and it was dry and warm.

Not much in the way of beers to choose from...Guinness, Smithwicks, Hoegaarden, Manny's Pale, Kell's Lager(made by Rogue), Widmer Hefe, Carlsburg, Stell, Harp, etc. While enjoying our Lager, we noticed the fine selection of single malts they had behind the bar! Nothing like a warming Scotch on a dreary day! We split a Glenfarchlas 105 cask strength and an Edradour 10...really hit the spot and renewed our souls to brave the weather once again.

The bartender was quite friendly and attentive.

We had just had lunch so no food was tasted.

Nothing unusual here but it was a cozy spot on a rainy day. Prices are a bit up there, but I wouldn't spend every day here either. Worth the peek and a quick drink.

10-12-2008 22:01:06 | More by beertravel
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LPorter33

Massachusetts

3.36/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$$

I went here with a friend during my vacation to Washington. The draught selection wasn't impressive but they had that "Manny's?" Pale Ale that's popular which we both ordered. It was a bit dark and cave-like which I don't mind but I could see others being turned off to this. They had some nice TVs showing the Mariners getting their butts whipped. Service was a bit better than average especially given the crowds and the size of the place. I did think it was a bit pricey though, and more expensive than most Boston bars.

08-10-2008 22:10:55 | More by LPorter33
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.36/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$$

Located in a small alley just of Pike's Market, you first notice all the outside tables are taken by folks enjoying a beer. Inside it is a bit darker and less crowded. There are two rooms each with a bar. Plenty of table for dining. Dark wood, celtic music playing overhead, and an Irish theme throughout is pleasant.

There are about 9 beers on tap and 15 in bottles. The tap list consisted of Guiness, Carlsburg, Stella, Harp, Smithwicks, Rogue Irish Red, Manny's Pale Ale, Widmer Hefe, and Hoegarden. The pint I had was a bit cold but fresh.

Service was decent but there was a light crowd. I did not try any food this visit, but about two years ago I eat here and it was mediocre at best.

Another Seattle bar that is not worth making a trip to unless you are in the Market and want a pint or feel like sitting in an Irish bar.

08-01-2008 16:42:59 | More by Gavage
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bierme

California

3.13/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | $$

Wonderful atmosphere, very easy feeling to it, nice to sit down there. The wood work is nice and the people there are fun.

Service has been above average everytime i have been there, the are pros and make an effort.

Selection is standard Irish stuff.

I have not try the food, although it looks good and my sister has enjoyed it.

The place is reasonably priced for the area and Seattle.

My sister loves this place, and i enjoy it too. I just don't like the singing, but most do i am the odd man out.

04-24-2008 03:52:02 | More by bierme
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Kell's Irish Restaurant And Pub in Seattle, WA
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