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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 flagmantho:
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

flagmantho, Aug 25, 2012
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.