Chuck's 85th St. Market

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96
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20 Reviews
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
96
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
56
Avg:
4.45
pDev:
5.62%
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

656 NW 85th St
Seattle, Washington, 98117-3143
United States

(206) 297-6212 | map
www.chucks85th.com

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Added by chuckshin on 11-20-2010

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Reviews by flagmantho:
Photo of flagmantho
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I stopped in at Chuck's Hop Shop for the first time today to see what all the fuss is about. It was a damn fine little bottle shop; perhaps not the best in Seattle but quite good.

The selection is largely similar to other good bottle shops in the area, and very nearly everything was properly displayed in refrigerator cases. I was surprised and happy to see a lot of offerings from Cascade as well as from Alesmith, the latter of which I don't think I've seen before in Washington.

Atmosphere is great, with seating in the middle for drinking and socialization. There's a small corking fee, which I think is pretty acceptable. Prices in general are a little bit high, but not out-of-order.

Chuck happened to be there and offered his help. Seems like a nice enough guy, and it's great to see the owner mingling with the customers. Chuck's has an ice cream counter and a selection of Kwik-E-Mart type snacks, if you want to call that food. But hey, this is a bottle shop, not a pub.

I will absolutely be back to Chuck's, and probably soon. A great little place.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of dshansen1184
4.3/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of MatthewWalters
4.54/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Mehinaman
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

I love both of the Chuck's locations in the Seattle area, but this one seems to have more bottles available then the Central District. That might just be an optical illusion due to the different layouts, but I'm pretty sure this one has more of a selection of beers to go overall. The guys who work here are all really friendly and they always have good stuff on draft. Top notch all the way

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Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
4.79/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of Beervana
4.81/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of JamLand
5/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

V: It is a combination bottle shop/bar with a great neighborhood/local feel. Despite being busy with a large selection of bottles for everyone to look through, a bar and growler fills, Chuck's was laid back.

Ser: Bartender suffered through my wife's new interest in beers and repeated request for tasters. Granted the box of bottles I bought probably helped the cause.

Sel.: The best bottle selection I witnessed while in Seattle along with a tap list that offered several locals I could not find elsewhere.

Overall, I think this is my first 5 star place review. I cannot think of a single way to improve Chuck's in Greenwood. I love this shop so much, if I ever moved to Seattle, I'd try to live near Chuck's so I could walk to it.

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Photo of Erik-P
4.42/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of doughanson78
4.64/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

I'm partial to central district Chuck's. This one is a bit more crowded but still has the same phenomenal selection and knowledgeable staff.

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Photo of cherche
4.07/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Rutager
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of JISurfer
4.79/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of semogolf1
4.68/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

This place is pretty top notch....A little pricy though.

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Photo of Hoppyalein
4.97/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Nietzsches_Horse
4.57/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

It's an unpretentious convenience store with ~40 taps, an excellent bottle selection, ice cream (for the kids or weak-willed adults), and food trucks. The interior layout is poor when it's busy (dictionary definition of a "bottleneck"), it's a bit dingy (but in a cozy and charming way), and the draft/growler prices are often befuddling. But, ultimately, if you are new or old to an interest in craft beer, this place is a must-visit when in Seattle. You'll feel welcomed here, and will always find something (and probably many things) to drink.

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Photo of italianstallion
4.52/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of SeattleBoB76
5/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of PacNWDad
5/5  rDev +12.4%

This is my goto beer store/taphouse. Great food trucks every night and weekend afternoons, too. Very knowledgeable, friendly staff. Great draft beer selection and if you do the samplers, it is a great deal. Very good selection of beers to buy as well. Great events weekly, including trivia.

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Photo of slasich
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Colepopp
5/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of rab53
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of crowellbw
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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

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Chuck's 85th St. Market in Seattle, WA
96 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.