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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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snaotheus

Washington

4.64/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$

This is an excellent beer place. I spent a fair amount of time talking with the owner, he pulled Older Viscosity from the back for me, he was clearly knowledgeable about beer and about his stock. Other staff was helpful and friendly. Selection is world class. They are the only place I've seen carrying Rodenbach Grand Cru in like six months.

Everything about this place is good. Prices are pretty much exactly what you would expect (slightly above grocery store prices on items they both carry).

I will definitely go back if I'm ever in the area.

07-22-2012 03:45:21 | More by snaotheus
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DousedInStout

Washington

4.65/5  rDev -1.1%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

A nice, new beer store for the West Seattle crowd. A comparable selection to all the other elite bottle shops in Seattle. Beer is organized via style, in coolers that line the shop. There is also a nice recommended/reserve section. All bottles are bought as singles, so you can easily mix your own six pack to whatever your heart desires.

The two things that make this shop stand out are the service and their email list. Morgan, the proprietor, is there all the time. He is quick to greet you, and great for helping you out with suggestions and/or finding the beer you seek. He's also incredibly down to earth - the Beer Junction is the least pretentious craft beer shop I've been to in the area.

Also, their mailing list is top notch. If you're on it, you receive emails every other week, featuring upcoming events, new beers they have put into inventory, and when they receive a couple cases of Pliny.

11-22-2010 21:18:37 | More by DousedInStout
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draheim

Washington

4.69/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$

Beer Junction would be my go-to store if it was closer to where I live. Friendly, helpful, enthusiastic staff; a clean, well-lit space; regular beer events; reasonable pricing; well-organized, large inventory; weekly emails listing new arrivals. You can shoot them an email about a particular beer you're interested in, and usually get a response within the hour.

06-20-2014 23:43:49 | More by draheim
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510a

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-28-2014 20:07:23 | More by 510a
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duceswild

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-03-2014 04:58:50 | More by duceswild
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HoppySeb

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-12-2014 04:10:03 | More by HoppySeb
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Seattle_Suds

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +1.1%

12-18-2013 20:16:20 | More by Seattle_Suds
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strongaf

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-09-2014 23:55:05 | More by strongaf
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TheTot

Indiana

4.78/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

I walked into this place while on a trip around seattle looking for breweries and bottle shops. As soon as I walked in I was greeted and asked if there was anything I needed help finding. After explaining to the clerk that I was from indiana and was looking for things that I could not get back home he pointed out some local beers and some other ones that would likely not be found in indiana. Being only a craft beer store helps in the organization which they did light-dark which was very helpful and easy to navigate. Their selection was very large and well kept. I would recommend this location for anyone in the west seattle area. I was very pleased with my visit and will return again on my next visit.

01-08-2012 00:30:23 | More by TheTot
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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
The Beer Junction in Seattle, WA
100 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.