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Chuck's 85th St. Market

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

37 Ratings
Ratings: 37
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 9.27%
[ Store ]

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 csachter:
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4.78/5  rDev +5.5%

I heard about this place in a conversation on the forums here in BA and decided I had to check it out that night. Well...I was blown away by the selection they had, as other reviews have stated it's a strong selection of NW beers but has plenty more to choose from as well.

The owner was enthusiastic about helping the customers and talking about beer. Every time I go in he's sure to tell me about upcoming tastings or something new they've gotten in the store. They're also adding a taproom soon with growler fills so it sounds like its only going to get better.

This is definitely becoming one of my regular beers stops in Seattle. Great place!

csachter, May 09, 2011
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.