The Last Drop
Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jpbebeau:
4.3/5 rDev +3.4%
Finally had an opportunity to stop in here and check it out.
A: A large open space w/ cold boxes at the left and several shelves on the right. There's a lot of empty space in here. Several displays set up, but nothing incredibly inviting about the atmosphere.
S: I walked into the shop and there was no employee visible. Shortly, he came out of the back and was stocking the coolers. I grabbed a beer and he commented that he'd just got it in that day. We talked briefly and I ended up grabbing another beer he recommended.
S: Not a very large selection in comparison to most other places I've been, but there were a few standouts.
They also fill growlers; when I was in, a small blackboard behind the register listed what was on tap. Most fills were $12.
Prices on bottles were all lower than I'd seen elsewhere, as others have said, by as much as $1.
Will definitely stop in when I have the opportunity. I really wish they'd have a dedicated Twitter feed or website that is actually updated, especially regarding what's on tap.
12-22-2011 17:40:19 | More by jpbebeau
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev -3.8%
Last Drop is a great little bottle shop. Maybe they don't have the selection of Chuck's or Beer Junction, but it's a comfortable place to stop by and pick up a few beers and their pricing is good. I've picked up a few real gems here and they usually seem to have something interesting on tap.
06-21-2014 00:13:25 | More by draheim
4.5/5 rDev +8.2%
Just moved to Washington from Southern California and while checking out all the bottle shops I came across this one. It may not have the selection of Beer Junction but the service was amazing, friendly and knowledgable. I will be going back soon and often
02-05-2014 19:28:00 | More by derekbphotography
3.72/5 rDev -10.6%
I stopped in at the Last Drop recently to pick up some brews; it's conveniently located a few blocks from my brother's house.
The place is a little bit spartan inside; not particularly well-organized or appointed, but the selection was quite good (although nothing crazy exotic) and the quality of beers available was good. There seemed to be a haphazard mish-mash of what was displayed in refrigerator cases and what was kept at room temperature; not necessarily bad, but a bit on the disorganized side.
The service was good and I had a little chat with the guy manning the register. It seems like a nice neighborhood place, although it's not really worth a long trek for a visit.
10-31-2013 23:01:04 | More by flagmantho
3.66/5 rDev -12%
Used to be kind of unknown. Still sort of is, but has more of a following now. Doesn’t have a huge selection, but still gets some rare ones and usually has great prices. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Good locals on growler fill. Doesn’t do anything above and beyond, but does everything right.
05-30-2013 17:56:23 | More by Smurf2055
4.46/5 rDev +7.2%
This is my go to bottle shop in the Seattle area. Great prices, most bottles are .50 cents or $1 cheaper than many other bottle shops in the area.
They have the best prices on HoTD, Cascade and Russian River offerings that I've seen. Supply is sometimes limited but they seem to get regular shipments.
Service is good but there's not always someone manning the front desk. I've been in there for 15 minutes browsing without seeing any employees (which can be a good thing if you are just window shopping).
They have growler fills at a good price but I've never filled one.
07-07-2011 20:57:00 | More by buickbeast
4.18/5 rDev +0.5%
Located just north of the UW on the NE side, Last Drop is a fairly small beer store located right next to one of my favorite N. Seattle pizzaria's (the Lake City Pagliacci's). The place really doesn't look like much when you walk in. There's a modest size display of craft beer and imports to your right and a good size cold box on your left... and not much else.
In many ways the Last Drop reminds me of the K&L down in Palo Alto (without the killer wine selection of course). Like K&L, the selection here isn't the biggest, but the quality level of what's available is very impressive. I saw a nice selection of Lost Abbey, Silver City (been a long time since I've seen bottles of Whoop pass DIPA), and FireStone Walker stuff (though unfortunately they were out of the parabola - was told they got in 7 cases, which disappeared in a couple of days). The staff here were very knowledgeable and helpful, and it's apparent they're very much into good beer. They indicated that they recently had a vintage stone RIS event, as well as a meet the brewer event with firestone walker.
Prices were very reasonable I thought, especially for what was available here.
There's no doubt this is a great place and a solid addition to the beer scene in this part of NE Seattle (in the past I've had to drive up to Central Market if I wanted anything rare and/or unusual). I'll definitely be back.
05-30-2011 15:09:09 | More by John_M
4.78/5 rDev +14.9%
This is a must stop. Great prices, great selection, great service. Their motto is to keep prices as low as possible and they mean it. Anyone can carry the usual craft beer selections but they also get their share of the limited release beers and they keep those prices low as well even though they wouldn't have to.
My most recent snag is Firestone Walker Parabola. Others were PtE, the Bruery Trade Winds Tripel. They also have a good steady supply of Moylan's. Also, rotating taps and growler fills.
You are missing out if you haven't checked them out yet.
edit: Been thinking - the ultimate test of a beer store is how often I go in and actually buy something or just look around and leave without buying.
Some stores I look around and leave. That doesn't happen here. Just the opposite. I have to control my spending to keep it from getting out of hand when I go here.
05-25-2011 12:54:11 | More by NWer
The Last Drop in Seattle, WA
92 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.