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Fremont Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
4/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
77
Reviews:
1,028
Ratings:
5,864
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
92
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
134
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
5.28%
 
 
Taps:
6
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
Fremont Brewing CompanyFremont Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

3409 Woodland Park Avenue North
Seattle, Washington, 98103
United States

(206) 420-2407 | map
www.fremontbrewing.com

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Added by barleywinefiend on 07-30-2009

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Reviews: 33 | Ratings: 134
Reviews by RedDiamond:
Photo of RedDiamond
2.94/5  rDev -29.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 2

Fremont calls their tasting room an "urban beer garden." I see it as more of a warehouse brewery with an open seating area. The painted cinder block, fluorescent lighting, and buzzing glycol cooler don't fit the bill for "garden", urban or otherwise. The tasting room is partitioned from the brewery by a lounge-like array of red leather seats and centers on a long beer hall-type bench made from the salvaged planks of a local high school sporting arena. Service is limited to four house beers, no guests or cask, and free pretzels. Prepared food is not served.

Fremont's limited beer offerings make any defining assessment difficult to pin down. Of their four taps, three may be concurrently serving the same beer in different ways such as draught, nitro, and dry-hopped. Quality varies.

It would seem the brewery is still working on self-definition. They're new, young, and enjoy an ideal location. Local artwork adorns the walls and the staff is friendly to a fault. We'll see where it goes. Meanwhile, be advised that the garage bay remains open during business hours assuring indoors temperatures are the same as those outdoors.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Stardusthotel83
4.73/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

The outdoor beer garden is huge and always a good time in the summer, its right on the water too. It helps that this place makes the best beer Ive ever had, literally. The majority is going to be pale ales, but their normal oatmeal stout is great, and their barrel aged stuff is insanely delicious.

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Photo of nhirsch04
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of dwagner003
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of NDogg44
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of brewskifan55
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Visited on a Wednesday during the lunch hour. Parking was still insane. We parked in the growler pickup lane and asked nicely if we could stay and have a quick flight. They said yes.
I can't imagine how crazy this beer landmark is on weekends (and where people might actually park). But we hit it at a very low ebb and enjoyed a flight. Both servers were very nice and helpful with selections. The Dark Star Oatmeal Stout was a winner and we took 2 bombers with us (only $4.99 ea.).
Freemont Brewing is an oasis in a very busy, funky neighborhood. Plenty of places to sit, lots more outside. Lots of cold beer to purchase.
Don't forget to visit The Troll when you leave. It's a huge sculpture underneath the bridge just 4 blocks up the street.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I think I'd rather have visited this place in the winter. I enjoy Fremont's beers in general but nothing compares to their big imperial stouts and such.

When I went the taplist was hop-heavy and I find these beers good but not mind-boggling. I liked the benches in the taproom and and cold brew coffee available on tap and could see the patio being nice on sunny days.

I'd be here everyday that B-Bomb or a Dark Star variant was on though. Those are so damn good.

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Photo of IPAchris
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Chris-1911
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of tim007007
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of jrsaffert
4.64/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of B_B
4.21/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Hoss76
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of MatthewWalters
4.38/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Tmappin
4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of cryptichead
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of lloydboss
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2

Photo of brandonwnw
4.51/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
5/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of flexabull
4.38/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

It's a good thing this place didn't exist when I lived a few blocks up the street from this location, because I would have spent a ton of time and $ here.

Very cool vibe, it was kind miserable outside, so we crammed in with everyone else. I could see this being an awesome place to have a beer outside on a summer day.

Quality is top notch. Based on what I've tasted, I think Fremont is putting out the best beer in Seattle. Selection was great too, they had over 12 beers with a nice variety of styles.

Service was fine, nothing memorable. But they were pleasant and pretty fast considering the crowd.

Overall, top notch. One of the best destinations in the whole city.

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Photo of Beervana
4.65/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of WillDavis707
4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Really cool spot right by Gasworks Park. Great beers and free pretzels. Solid beer lineup with some weird ones thrown in

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Fremont Brewing Company in Seattle, WA
92 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.