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The Beer Junction

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Taps: 35 / Bottles: 1,250
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
100
world-class

29 Ratings
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.7
pDev: 4.89%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Store ]

4511 California Ave SW
Seattle, Washington, 98116-4110
United States
phone: (206) 938-2337

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(Place added by: JC67 on 07-17-2010)
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cherche

Washington

5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-17-2014 23:38:32 | More by cherche
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Mages64

Washington

5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-07-2014 09:30:32 | More by Mages64
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xdisco

Arizona

5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-22-2014 06:38:55 | More by xdisco
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Fantabox

Washington

5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-26-2014 02:25:03 | More by Fantabox
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Hopmodium

Washington

4.97/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Smart staff, friendly, not snobby (unless you want them to be!)...this is my place to go for new beers that I have not tried. There are always in-store events. Morgan (the owner) is a great guy and is always willing to suggest gems that you may not know about. Parking behind the store as well as on California usually available unless you go when everybody else goes places...pick up your beer before the weekend, it is much better that way. One of the last places in WA that tapped Pliny before Russian River left the state (or the state left them), hopefully temporarily only. Of the 3 places somewhat near my place that I love (Bottleworks & Super Deli Mart), the Beer Junction is the best overall. Prices are cheaper than most places despite how nice and clean the store is kept. Great glassware and beer merch keeps me short of extra money, which is fine. This is the best bottle shop I have ever been to in all of my years of searching for quality brews.

01-29-2013 04:46:58 | More by Hopmodium
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KazzakusPrime


4.94/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

I walked into Beer Junction on a whim, and got some of the best luck/universal karma of my life.

I was already pretty impressed with the remaining seasonals, stouts, and barleywines (my go-tos at any bottle shop), when I picked up a bottle of Pelican's Stormwatcher's Winterfest. I exclaimed over it happily when an employee walked over to share in my enthusiasm. He then confessed that they had a single case of Pelican's Mother of All Storms in the back, and asked if I would like a bottle. I nearly proposed to him in my joy of finding a bottle of MoAS in a bottle shop in Seattle, when I had more or less made plans to drive to Bend, OR next year in order to get a bottle. I didn't even think that Pelican shipped out cases of MoAS to Seattle when, lo and behold, the bottle was in my hand.

In addition to this stellar catch, I also snared a couple of other unexpected and coveted beers on my list (DFH'S World Wide Stout being another) and found out about an upcoming barrel aged fest with some BA's that I am dying to have on tap. This bottle shop is the best random encounter of my life.

01-15-2013 06:22:44 | More by KazzakusPrime
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Aleforme

Washington

4.94/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Great place with huge selection of local, national and international beer. I would say it's Seattle's largest and most diverse selection. I've been to Bottleworks, 99 Bottles and Full Throtttle and prefer The Beer Junction.

The owner Morgan knows his beer and is always there to help out with any questions you have and seems to always be spot on with his recommendations. The place has a great laid back and inviting feel to it. You never feel unwelcomed. Some other places aorund the Seattle area have a certain "attitude" feel to them and are not that welcoming. Morgan and his staff go out of their way to help everyone out.

The new store has been open a few months now and it's a huge improvement over the first location. Not that the original location was bad but the new location is outstanding. More coolers full of beer, 18 constantly rotating taps and great service. About the only negative is that you have to be quick when something you want comes up on tap. Everything tends to go fast! Guess that's the price of running a great business.

Overall it's the best beer store in the Seattle area!

09-14-2012 00:52:38 | More by Aleforme
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BVukelich

Washington

4.9/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $

Love this place! So glad when they made the move and started serving drafts. The Thursday night tastings are great, the staff is awesome. The only reason I don't give 5's all around is due to the limited (lack of) seating in the drinking area. The bottle selection is top-notch, wish they offered a few more on tap. I'm sure you can only do so much with the space available. New show Brewdogs on Esquire gave them #1 craft beer bar in Seattle...#1 bottle shop in my opinion.

11-05-2013 00:04:38 | More by BVukelich
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Chyren

Washington

4.86/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

One of my favorite bottle shops. The owner is incredibly friendly and down to earth and you can tell he loves the brew. The place is cozy and comfortable. The selection is great for the size of the store, close to 1000 selections. Aside from beers, it's got a decent variety of mead, cider, wine, and unique soda pop. Every week there are beer tastings which always pack the house. Also provides a decent selection of glassware, some cool Seattle themed shirts, neat bike chain bottle openers, and kits for converting old fridges to kegerators. If you're in the area, and like brew of any kind, you gotta stop in.

03-03-2011 00:58:09 | More by Chyren
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maltyb

Ontario (Canada)

4.8/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$$

I checked out The Beer Junction as my main stop for bottles in Seattle, it did not disappoint. Fantastic selection of Washington, Oregon and California and good representation from Colorado as well from what I saw. They had many more beers all organized by style, you could easily spend a couple hours examining all the bottles.

Most of the 4 or 6 pack selections were available by the single can/bottle, however I did find them to be pricey even for the luxury of getting a single beer. Many larger bottles seemed pretty reasonable, and the selection of new beers was great. I was able to snag a Parabola among many other interesting finds, so I left happy.

The biggest plus here was the attentive and informative customer service, along with the fact that you can grab a beer or sampler for while you shop. I haven't experienced this before, and it was fantastic to get to try some beers from breweries I haven't had or couldn't afford to grab many (or any) bottles of.

Great selection of glassware and some apparel, and they do growler fills. Check out this store if you're in the Seattle area and don't be afraid to ask what they have kicking around not on the shelves!

05-24-2013 03:46:04 | More by maltyb
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The Beer Junction in Seattle, WA
100 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.