Big Time Brewery & Alehouse
Active Beers: 44
Beer Ratings: 417
Beer Avg: 3.9
Taps: 10 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 42 | Reviews: 36 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by benito:
3.45/5 rDev -16.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 2 | $$
On the "ave" in Seattle's U-District, Big Time is a brewpub masquerading as a college bar. The main brewpub is minimally decorated with lots of wood paneling and floors; inevitably, it will remind you of some similar bar in your college town. The one detracting factor from the atmosphere is the smell. There is a little bit of "old brewhouse funk" lingering in the air, and though you get used to it, it isn't entirely pleasant. Perhaps that's a sign of character...
They had twelve house pours on tap when my friends and I visited, most of which were pale ales (three), IPAs (two), and reds/ambers (three). Additionally, they had a tripel, Irish stout, and porter on. All of the beers were exceptionally good--one of the most well rounded and consistent brewpubs I've been to in the US--and only the tripel tasted a little off-style. I especially loved the Bhagwan's Best IPA (flagship brew) and Coal Creek Porter, which were flavorful and well balanced.
The key to a successful visit to Big Time is to skip the food. They mostly serve sandwiches, pizza, and nachos, all oriented toward the college crowd. The menu is uninspiring, and the food is mediocre. Go somewhere else in the U District to eat.
Overall, Big Time is a great Seattle brewpub. It's a must visit for out of towners and a good spot for residents to frequent as well
04-11-2008 13:46:38 | More by benito
More User Reviews:
4.7/5 rDev +13.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$
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
3.91/5 rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
For what it is, it’s great. Brewpub on a College Ave, usually has a decent selection, some really good special beers too, great food. I really enjoy it. My personal favorite bar on the Ave, I’m always convincing my friends to go here instead of Finn’s.
05-30-2013 18:08:07 | More by Smurf2055
4.11/5 rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25 | $$
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
Big Time Brewery & Alehouse in Seattle, WA
92 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.