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Schooner Exact Brewing Company

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Schooner Exact Brewing CompanySchooner Exact Brewing Company

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

3901 1st Ave S
Seattle, Washington, 98134
United States

(206) 261-6294 | map

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Added by t0rin0 on 04-09-2009

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Reviews by beertunes:
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3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

The highlight of a recent 3 brewery tour of Seattle was finally getting to visit the home of my favorite local/regional IPA, SE's 3 Grid. The basic industrial vibe typical of the tasting room scene is what you'll get here. 8-10 barstools, a few tables and some outside seating during the nicer weather. Family friendly, in fact the owners baby was napping in a playpen by the tanks during our visit.

Service was good, a friendly and competent bartender, while new to SE, clearly had some skill and easily kept up with needs of hos 12-15 customers and people stopping in for growler fills. SE is a relatively small brewery and they tend to have to brew their mainline brews often to meet demand. That said there were several brews I'd never had before and I had a couple of them.

As is typical for the tasting room, no food is served (aside from nuts and chips), but you are welcome to bring in you own o rhave eats delivered. The prices were right in line with pint prices in the Puget Sound area. A must stop if you visit the Jet City.

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Photo of snaotheus
4/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Went yesterday with the wife and kids. It's divided into three primary areas: An indoor area of just tables (more like a traditional restaurant), an outdoor area of tables, and then the bar area, with some tall tables that you seat yourself and will probably sit next to strangers. This last area also has a view into their actual brewery. It was fairly busy -- apparently it gets really busy near Sounders games. I imagine the same is true for Mariners or Seahawks.

The food was good (I had a burger, my wife had a steak sandwich, the kids had kid food), but not stellar. The servers were friendly and helpful, despite a busy and chaotic environment.

I liked the vibe. The other patrons were generally pretty cool. We talked to the couple sitting next to us on the table most of the time we were there.

They had about a dozen taps -- eight of their standard beers, four seasonal or one-off beers. They also had one or two ciders or wines. Beer is fine -- better than I remember it being in the past, but again not stellar.

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Photo of harrisjohnson
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

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3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of gandres
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Brewery in SODO district Seattle
Industrial District but easy to find
Lots of parking near the tap room
Very Good service, really attentive
Beer is ok- had the flights
Overall a great place to hang out in the Seattle rainy climate

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Photo of csgeorge
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Good food, good beer, and good people. I've been here a number of times, and always look forward to my next visit.

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3.98/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of jellikit
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Beer is exceptional. I have visited 3-4 times and have found that I have never had a bad experience. The standard taps are all worth trying. The seasonals never fail.
The food is always fresh and well prepared.
The atmosphere is that of a microbrewery.
Will return.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of VashonGuy
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Schooner Exact has a dining room/bar combo. The dining room seats about 40, with attractive wood tables and chairs, well spaced. Music was playing when we visited on a Wednesday afternoon, so it's not the quietest spot, but it's more subdued than some -- it's easy to talk! The bar in the next room is also quite pleasant, a good spot to sip and talk to the bartender.

The food is really well done. We had a smoked salmon salad ($10) and a pork/avocado/lettuce sandwich ($11 with a fine side salad). Those are typical of lunch items. We didn't look at a dinner menu.

As for the beer ... they have 8 taps, six for their standard selections, and two for rotating seasonals. We had their standard Profanity Hill Porter, which was OK, and a seasonal Fog Lifter DIPA, which was excellent. Pints are $4.50, half pints $3, and 4 oz tasters are $2.

In my experience with Seattle area brewpubs and tasting rooms, Schooner Exact has better than average beer and much better than average food. It's actually pretty hard to find this combination. The places that have exceptional beer tend not to have much in the way of food. And there are quite a few brewpubs that don't do either food or beer as well as Schooner Exact. So this is a fine place to stop, and a very good value considering the quality.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Stopped here for the soft opening during SBW 2010. One of the first at the bar on a beautiful Seattle Saturday. Been here several times since.

A: Good. About ten stools at the bar which is sordove inside a warehouse, loading dock area. You can see the tanks, there is a beer garden feel as they had the doors open with outdoor seating too. Plenty of parking but it was tough for me to find even with GPS. Look for the beer sign. Some good beer talk at the bar and amongst the clients

Q: I have had several Schooner E beers prior to coming here but today I had Hoppy the Woodsman, Foxy Mocha Brown and the Imp Project #2..all being very good. The beers from Schooner range from good to very good, never an average brew.

S: Knowledgable, talkative and cool

S: I was here for the opening and then a follow up months later and at that time they had ten beers, most of them I had not seen in the state before. Imp Project 1 and 2, the Foxy brown Mocha was new, they had another IIPA and something else. Selection was good. Something to please everyone. After n umerous stops after the grand opening and shortly after it turned into a "safe house" for beer. Meaning they have not done anything beyond the casual and usual standard lineup. It has gotten boring on selection since the first six months. I just downgraded selection because it is now pretty safe and a snoozer. When I go to a brewery I exoect to have something different that I can NOT find on tap anywhere in the Sound area. Schooner E is doing well, turning a profit and appears they lost the sense of adventure.

F: I had a BBQ pulled pork sandwich there which was about average on taste at the openning but usually pretzels or something.

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Schooner Exact Brewing Company in Seattle, WA
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