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Chuck's 85th St. Market

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98
world-class

37 Ratings
Ratings: 37
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 9.27%
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656 NW 85th St
Seattle, Washington, 98117-3143
United States
phone: (206) 297-6212

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(Place added by: chuckshin on 11-20-2010)
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Reviews by barleywinefiend:
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3.96/5  rDev -12.6%

A: Misleading. Do not judge a book by its cover. The place is your would be market but once you enter and walk to the back you're in for a treat. Nearly 1,000 beers; rare stuff, vintage stuff and solid standards. They have some tables and chairs at the back by the coolers. Drink beer and shop. Plus they have a few stools and a makseshift bar. A good vibe here. but it quickly becomes cramped, overcrowded and borderline uncomfortable

Q: Only quality beer, 99% of the beer was properly stored in coolers.

S: All of the guys were extremely helpful, knew the beer and enjoyed what they were doing. They had no problems entertaining questions and providing recommendations

S: Everything from Midnight Sun, Cascade, HoTD and beyond bottlewise. They have 30+ solid handles for growlers to go or to drink while you shop. I mean solid taps! Fremont Sister IIPA and Sound Humulo Nimbus for example.

F: No food but it is a market so grab something off the shelf.

Perhaps the best kept secret in Seattle. Something about this place intrigued me. This is exactly what I desire in a beer store.

barleywinefiend, Feb 24, 2013
More User Reviews:
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

rab53, Sep 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Great selection, layout is a bit cumbersome especially with everyone in line for beer on tap.

crowellbw, Aug 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

Stellar staff. I went in expecting to find one or two gems, but once I started talking up the staff, I left with a case full. Great selection, and a staff who listened to what I was looking for, and then they were more than happy to help. The dingy outside makes it especially charming.

Goatdavemac, Aug 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

This was by far my favorite beer stop during the entire San Francisco to Seattle road trip. Now being from the Mid-Atlantic where the concept of a liquor store/tap house is a lot more rare, maybe I was just easily amused and impressed, but this place is awesome.

If I lived in Seattle, this would be my go to spot regularly. It's a combination of a mini-mart, beer store and bar. They have electronic tap system that looks great and highlights specific beers. The night I was there they had a Midnight Sun Sampler special ($8 for four 4-oz pours). You had to choose from categories, but I still got Son of Beserker and Bar Fly, which was a great deal. Good service, fast moving line.

The bottle coolers surround the seating area and are divided by style. They have everything from local staples to the big boys and even a few expensive rare vintage bottles that if you are from out of town, are worth the time. I bought a Fremont Bourbon Abominable, Breakside Bourbon Barrel Aztec and a few almanacs. Pricing seemed normal.

The only negative I could ever highlight is it is a bit cramped when busy. The seating area is right next to the bar and then it is boxed in by the bottle coolers, so if it is busy, there is a lot of foot traffic.

I wish I had place like this in the DC area and can't wait to go back. Go here, enjoy, thank me later.

nmann08, Aug 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

Hatzilla, Aug 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

302BeerGuy, Jul 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

strongaf, Jul 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

BeerisUber, Jul 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

510a, Jun 28, 2014
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Chuck's 85th St. Market in Seattle, WA
98 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.