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The Noble Fir

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The Noble FirThe Noble Fir
BA SCORE
95
world-class

12 Ratings
Ratings: 12
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 7.67%
Taps: 16
Bottles: 25
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

5316 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, Washington, 98107
United States
phone: (206) 420-7425

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thenoblefir

Notes:
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(Place added by: FrankLloydMike on 06-11-2010)
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4.24/5  rDev -4.3%

We all ate at The Walrus and the Carpenter down the street and then trekked it up to the Fir, stopping along the way on Ballard to peek at stores, bars, corners, things. A cool area, no doubt.

The Noble Fir is noble indeed, and classy and warm. Not a big space but well utilized, with some booths to the left as you enter, a main seating area with high-top tables and the bar. Super nice service! Truly outstanding. Guy comes to our table, greets us, offers recommendations, brings samples, smiles... the whole nine yards, and then some. I guess Seattle hipsters are not bred the same way as Brooklyn's.

19 taps: Hop Rod Rye, Backbone Choco Espresso stout, Laurelwood Workhorse, Port Townsend, Sierra Bigfoot, Snipes Jackal Sour, Sound Brewery, Lost Abbey Merry Tag, Backwoods Ridge Run Bourbon Imperial Stout...

Beautiful atmosphere, including a library with books to read while you're at a table. Lovely joint! (check out the sister bar, The Sixgill, on Fremont; it's even cooler)

DoubleSimcoe, Feb 21, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev -6.8%

A: My kind of place! Walked in with BAs Lazerlobe and JackCrow, sat down at a stand alone table next to the window and admired the wooden decor which I thought was beautiful and cozy. Lights were dim, nice smooth, subtle ambiance perfect for drinking great beer on a cold night. Very laid back and unintrusive.

Q: Our beers were good. We scored some Double DBA and FW16 draft. Nothing wrong with that. All the beers were clean and delicous. Score.

S: Our server was cordial, prompt and informed. No major complaints or issues.

S: About 14 handles or so. They must have recently had a FW beer night because the the taps were sporting FW 16, Double DBA, Sucaba, Velvert Merlin ect. Loads of goodies.

F: No try

I would say that if I lived in Balard this would probably my local craft beer getaway. Highly recommended.

barleywinefiend, Dec 23, 2012
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4.22/5  rDev -4.7%

I feel like this place is more under-the-radar than other Seattle beer bars, but the taplist is consistently one of the best in the city. They always have a good mix of WA (Snipes, Port Townsend, Everybody's, etc) and other West Coast (usually an offering from Pizza Port, Old Rasputin, Double Mountain and a Deschutes special release) beers, and keep they styles varied. They also normally have 3 local ciders on tap.

Combine the consistently excellent taplist with two massive flat screen TVs and some charcuterie plates, and it's perfect to watch a big game without going to sports bar.

DousedInStout, Dec 10, 2011
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4.38/5  rDev -1.1%

Very cool place on the Ballard Strip.

Family owned with a strong emphasis on the outdoors. There is a whole corner of the space dedicated to maps and travel books. The mens room has a huge map of Isle Royale NP (awesome). Hell, the sign on the street is cool enough to warrant entrance. There are a couple of TV's, which have always been playing sports.

The tap selection is great - on my first visit, I ran through some Pliny and Damnation. They do brewery showcases featuring some rare beers from various breweries (Boundary Bay, Dogfish Head, Harmon have all been recent). Their taps rotate quickly and attract some nice one-off releases.

The food is great - only small plates thus blocking off the dinner crowd effect. The small plates are fairly priced and consist of high end meats and cheeses with some vegan options I believe.

Killer neighorhood joint in a neighborhood full of killer neighborhood joints.

dirtylou, Jul 27, 2011
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The Noble Fir in Seattle, WA
95 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.