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Big Time Brewery & Alehouse

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Big Time Brewery & AlehouseBig Time Brewery & Alehouse

44 Ratings
Ratings: 44
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 7.52%
Active Beers: 46
Beer Ratings: 421
Beer Avg: 3.9
Taps: 10
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Reviews by benito:
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3.45/5  rDev -16.3%

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

benito, Apr 11, 2008
More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

Prices are OK. Food is fine (not great, not bad). Beer is good to quite good. Service...there isn't service. They have a counter you can walk to for food orders, and you can walk to the bar for drinks. Which is fine.

We tried every beer they had on tap; several solid IPAs and their nice wheatwine, as well as a couple pales and a porter. I don't make it here often just because it's off my beaten path.

snaotheus, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Mok, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

strongaf, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

SavageHopHead, Jun 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

KStark, May 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Kurmaraja, Apr 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

BillRoth, Oct 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

vermilcj, Oct 13, 2013
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4.7/5  rDev +14.1%

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.

Hopprof, Jun 14, 2013
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Big Time Brewery & Alehouse in Seattle, WA
92 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.