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Big Time Brewery & Alehouse

Big Time Brewery & AlehouseBig Time Brewery & Alehouse

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 44
Beer Ratings: 398
Beer Avg: 3.9

Taps: 10 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

39 Ratings
Ratings: 39
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 7.25%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

4133 University Way NE
Seattle, Washington, 98105
United States
phone: (206) 545-4509

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Reviews by Garin:
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Garin

Alberta (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $

I really enjoyed my time at Big Time -- and I spent a LOT of time there this past week.

The atmosphere is great. Nice big wooden tables, plenty of good-natured people, a lack of smoky pollution, restraint on the cheesy "pub" decorations, and really great beer made it our favourite spot for nerdly discussion.

The beer and food were both excellent. During my stay, I tried every single beer they had on tap, and I enjoyed every single one. The food was tasty, simple, and affordable for poor grad students like us. Daily specials and frequent-flyer deals were appreciated as well.

I'll definitely be back any time I'm visiting the University of Washington.

08-08-2005 23:26:42 | More by Garin
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-10-2014 21:21:22 | More by Kurmaraja
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BillRoth

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

10-22-2013 01:55:45 | More by BillRoth
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vermilcj

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

10-13-2013 00:15:05 | More by vermilcj
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Hopprof

Georgia

4.7/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$

The best feature of this place is that they specialize in IPA's. They currently have a whopping five of them online, including a cask version of the Scarlet Fire, which I am enjoying as I post this. Speaking of the Scarlet Fire, it purveys sharp floral bitterness, an excellent take on the West Coast IPA. I pick up grassy notes and somewhat of a lemony finish. I would highly recommend this place, but be sure to eat lunch or dinner before arriving. Its a quasi college bar (adjacent to the U of W campus), and their menu consists of....pizza, pizza, and oh, some pizza.

06-14-2013 00:19:57 | More by Hopprof
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Smurf2055

Washington

3.91/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

For what it is, it’s great. Brewpub on a College Ave, usually has a decent selection, some really good special beers too, great food. I really enjoy it. My personal favorite bar on the Ave, I’m always convincing my friends to go here instead of Finn’s.

05-30-2013 18:08:07 | More by Smurf2055
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Hopmodium

Washington

4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25 | $$

Pommes frites go great with most any beer. Couple that with great sauces and you cannot go wrong. My lady and I tried all 3 IPA's and the Rye beer on tap and were delighted considering how many smaller breweries skimp on hops and make a sub-par IPA. Staff was quite friendly and outgoing. Got the wrong sauce from what I ordered and still was satisfied. Grabbed a bottle to go for a reasonable price.

04-20-2013 06:16:42 | More by Hopmodium
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jpbebeau

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$

I stopped in here for the first time the other day—dragged my wife and daughter along to try out Whiny the Complainer.

First, I was glad I could bring in the family during the day.

It's a large space with nice seating, people on computers, drinking beer, snacking on food.

Several of their own beers on tap, sadly only had time to try one.

Were there during happy hour where pints are $1 off and there's a small happy hour food menu. We had basic nachos and I ruined my palate. Pizza looked to be the main menu item.

Not a bad place to get a couple beers, study, surf the internet, read a book, eat a pizza...all at once. Also didn't feel too old, despite its location—might've been because we were there at 4 o'clock in the afternoon.

02-09-2012 22:37:56 | More by jpbebeau
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

So I went on the head brewers last day...apparently the head brewer from Pike was going to take his place (can't remember names).

I went for a midday pint during spring break last year (APhA conference) and had one hell of a time finding the place...I ended up taking a bus out to visit that bar exclusively (it's not within walking distance from dt by any means).

The place had a decent lunch crowd (mainly mexican stuff) and the bar certainly had available seating. The place was set up a little strange as I remember, but had decent decor and atmosphere. It's definitely not a dive bar.
Their beer selection was relatively quaint, sever or eight taps running with growler fills available.
I'm glad I tried the breakfast cereal killer stout (house brewed) and snagged one of their coasters for my collection. It's a great addition to the campus scene and I would love a place like it in Buffalo.

01-30-2012 00:31:08 | More by ThePorterSorter
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

My orgiginal review was nearly four years old since I moved away to Korea and CA for several years. Not much has changed but I am re-reviewing from old to new now.

A: On a Saturday after lunch we walked in and there was perhaps 20 people here. I did notice the change to there minor policy. Old and new folk here.

Q: The establishment is quality as are most of the Big Time beers

S: Always nice and prompt

S: Very good. They always have a wide variety ranging from IPAs x 2, Stouts, Belgians and a nice spectrum of American styles and staples. Today I had the Jack Candi Grand Cru which was ehhh and I picked up an overpriced bomber of Old Wolly Barleywine

F: I have had the pizzas here which are usually pretty good

01-22-2012 00:53:07 | More by barleywinefiend
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Big Time Brewery & Alehouse in Seattle, WA
92 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.