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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

26 Ratings
Ratings: 26
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.67
pDev: 4.71%
$$ - 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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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.41/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

A: Very good. Walk in and its dimly lit with beer fridges to the left and beer shelves in front of you and some space off to the left. Pretty relaxed and chill.

Q:All was good. picked up a few beers and all were good.

S: Service was exceptional. The guy who was working the place was very enthusiastic and helpful. He took time to explain the selection and what his sbusiness had to offer. Pleasant and the girl working the counter was equally as nice and helpful.

S: Very good. Not sure, quite unsure if they had much as 99 Bottles but sure they had more than Bottleworks and other places. Very good selection overall.

F: N/A

06-13-2011 01:31:30 | More by barleywinefiend
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dirtylou

Washington

4.5/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

west seattle.

really liked the store upon entrance - fair amount of people exploring shortly after opening on a Saturday morning. Dimly lit, with coolers and shelves galore.

There are so many fantastic Seattle beer stores, and its hard to say this joint really provides anything that the others dont, but if you live in west seattle, you probably feel better about living so damn far away from bottleworks.

No taps/growlers here - just bottles.

Great selection - everything you would expect in seattle with a fair amount of belgian stuff as well. Some winter seasonals seemed to last longer here - doggie claws, 4 calling birds, etc.

Some glassware and holiday gift packs to go as well.

nice service, with a rewards program.

12-20-2011 18:09:28 | More by dirtylou
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.29/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$

This was my only stop in Seattle so I can't compare it to other places in the city, but I picked because it is rated so high on BA. The room in front is small with a bar and a few tables but it is very comfortable. I like how the chalkboard is organized by lighter beers, stouts, odds beers, but it was a bit hard to read some of them and I would have liked a bit more of a description.

The long space past the bar is all coolers and a nice little wall of glassware and growlers of many sizes. You will get to visit many times if you stay for a while as the bathrooms is out the backdoor and down the hallway.

They have a great and diverse selection on tap but you can also grab a bottle from the cooler to drink aswell. I like to drink ice water during a beer session and their water was a little self-serve pitcher in the corner.

They don't have a kitchen but they will give you menus to local places. They now have a deal that you can order from the taco place next door, through the bartender, pay the bartender and the taco cook will walk the food over to you. It was really handy and very tasty.

This is a great place and even on a Monday night it was pretty full of people but it has a good energy in the space.

06-23-2014 21:25:37 | More by rhoadsrage
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-05-2014 08:10:45 | More by tobelerone
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strongaf

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +1.7%

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

Illinois

4.24/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$

This place has a great selection in the cooler, a great selection on the taps, they have cool beer events, and the staff is fun. They even brew, and their anniversary ale was delicious. Visit here. They’re a relatively new player in Seattle, and I tend to like a place like this more than Bottleworks. Their vibe is are a little more young and almost hipster, whereas Bottleworks has the typical beards-and-beer-bellies vibe. When we visited, they were setting up for a tasting that night. They served the same IPA on regular draft, nitro, cask, and randall.

08-05-2013 04:41:44 | More by Fluffheady
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HoppySeb

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +1.7%

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

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +1.7%

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

Washington

4.64/5  rDev -0.6%
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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Hopmodium

Washington

4.97/5  rDev +6.4%
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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The Beer Junction in Seattle, WA
100 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.