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Pike Pub & Brewery

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Pike Pub & BreweryPike Pub & Brewery
BEER AVG
3.69/5
Based on:
35 Beers
1,589 Reviews
Place Score: 87
Reviews: 100
Visits: 165
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
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Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1415 First Ave.
Seattle, Washington, 98101
United States
phone: (206) 622-6044

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Reviews: 100 | Visits: 165
Reviews by GoCubsMatt:
Photo of GoCubsMatt
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I was visiting a buddy in Seattle and searched the BeerFlies to find some decent places to have a beer. This place showed up on the search so we decided to give it a go.

The place looked to be separated into a restaurant section and a bar section. As we had just come back from being beaten up by a mountain (some may call it skiing but I sure felt like I had been in a fight), we didn't want to stink up a normal restaurant. We fit right in at the dumpy bar though. If you don't mind a somewhat dive-ish atmosphere, the bar area won't bother you. It was not crowded at all, but there was only the bartender working the place. She didn't come to our table to take our order, but was attentive enough when we ordered at the bar.

I was impressed with the selection of beer. Outside of having their own beers on tap, they have a good selection of bottled beers and a few guest taps. The taps that night were various Lindeman's offerings and an Ayingers Doppelbock. For bottles they had a selection of Samuel Smith's, Westmalle, Ayinger, and a couple other breweries I can't remember off the top of my head. I had a Westmalle Dubbel (served in the appropriate Westmalle glass) and the Pike Oatmeal Stout. The Westmalle was of course very good, and the stout was good but a little sweeter than I like.

The food was good. Three of us ordered fish 'n chips, and another ordered some salmon. The fish and chips were quite tasty.

I would recommend going to this place for food and beer. If I lived in Seattle, I would probably go to this place on at least a monthly basis. (1,576 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Mehinaman
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Great place to visit whether you live or are visiting Seattle. Located in historic Pike Place Market, this brewery has a huge selection of beers and good food as well. There is also a small, but very cool beer museum. This is a must visit for fans of craft beer (261 characters)

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of KLHBB
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Pretty touristy but I'm a tourist. Very loud and busy, lots of families with children. That said, not a relaxing place but the food and beer was great. Definitely go if you're in the area. (194 characters)

Photo of guityler83
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.25

The first brewery of many on my trip to the Northwest and not a bad way to start out. After walking the Seattle downtown 1st street area and passing through the Pike Place fish market we needed some grub and a few beers to regain some energy - Pike Place would fill that need.

The vibe wasn't my thing but in the heavy foot traffic area probably went over well with the general pop. Tons of retro beer paraphernalia lined the walls to the point where it became distracting. It reminded me of a TGIFridays for beer - super busy.

Beer quality was great - I had a straight forward saison that blew me away and a pale ale that was decent (very classically hopped with big malt character) but fell short of my expectations. The lady had an IPA and a Porter both were nice from the few sips I took.

Service was decent, waiter took our orders quickly and was informative about the beers and food menu - he was a little slow on bringing us a second round and our bill but the place was picking up in volume so not unexpected.

The beer selection was about average - Your typical IPA / APA / porter / etc main stays with a few other beers with more interesting spins. But the food was probably the highlight for me - Not sure if it was because we were so hungry or if it was warranted but the pizza I had and the sandwich she had really hit the spot - and that spot was our stomachs. (1,380 characters)

Photo of Bunuelian
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of mmosey
3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Photo of gshak
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of dasEbb
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of QuakeAttack
3.51/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Photo of mabermud
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Very good set up, service, and food. Great location. The only thing lacking is World-Class beer. (98 characters)

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of MikeyGCAP
3.89/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Fun brew pub with amusing décor and decorations. The beer is okay. Friendly staff. (83 characters)

Photo of JMS1512
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Brandonparrent
3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of italianstallion
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of SeattleBoB76
2.93/5  rDev -23.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Ok place. Beer is not the best but great when you're at Pike Place Market. (74 characters)

Photo of SDRedDevil
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Anaxagoris
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Bunman3
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

This place is near and dear to me. I first visited in 1997, when craft breweries were popping up all over the Pacific Northwest. The combination of funky location, great food and interesting beer had me hooked immediately. Each of my return visits have been equally favorable. They make great burgers, but my absolute favorites are the Penn Cove Mussels or the fish and chips. For me, no visit to Seattle is complete without a stop by the Pike Pub & Brewery. (458 characters)

Photo of efsulliv
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of brockdidntslide
2.92/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of hophead_87
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of anthony-martinez
5/5  rDev +29.9%

got a great draft selections back in 2004-2006 before i left back home in southern California (94 characters)

Photo of TheKindleman
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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Pike Pub & Brewery in Seattle, WA
87 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.