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Pike Pub & Brewery

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Pike Pub & BreweryPike Pub & Brewery
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3.7/5
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3,069 Ratings
Place Score: 87
Ratings: 157
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.88
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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Ratings: 157 | Reviews: 101
Reviews by RedDiamond:
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4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Pike has moved up (literally) from its original setting under the Pike Place Market to its present digs at the Market's perimeter on 1st Ave. To find it, look for the Pike sign and step inside a shopping corridor. The brewpub is one flight down and may be accessed by stairs or elevator.

Many, if not most breweries exhibit some sort of breweriana on the walls of their pub. But Pike showcases a museum-like display of more bottles, posters, and beer related materials than any brewery in the northwest. Personally, I find this display fascinating, especially the older, historic stuff. Most people go to a pub to talk; here you can walk and gawk. Touristy? Perhaps. But the place is dazzling and classy in my view, and it's quite apparent that the Finkels spent a lot of energy and cash on the collection. Enjoy it.

After absorbing the visual milieu, you may order a beer at one of three bars. Though often the main bar is the only one operating, the multi-level, slanted, stepped, and pocketed floorplan provides an odd array of seating arrangements and party schemes amid steel and copper brew kettles and an exposed atrium. Pike serves nine or so standards, mostly of Anglo-Celtic and American designs and mid- to upper quality. Their bottled beer is perhaps preferable to their draught though some seasonals are not bottled. Pike's simpler recipes with their immaculate filtration and clean lines work best, including the IPA, Naughty Nellie Golden, and the Kilt Lifter Scotch. The food menu is ambitious and laden with seafood. Service is entirely professional.

Pike's central location in the heart of downtown assures a steady influx of scenesters and party people. But the warmth and congeniality inherent to brewpub culture assures a relaxed vibe almost in spite of its cosmopolitan clime. Just be advised that although the neighborhood is as safe as in any American city, drug activity in the area is quite notorious. So keep alert.

More User Reviews:
Photo of QuakeAttack
3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Photo of mabermud
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of MikeyGCAP
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Photo of JMS1512
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Brandonparrent
3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of italianstallion
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of SeattleBoB76
2.93/5  rDev -24.5%
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.

Photo of SDRedDevil
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Anaxagoris
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Bunman3
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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.

Photo of efsulliv
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of brockdidntslide
2.92/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of hophead_87
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of anthony-martinez
5/5  rDev +28.9%

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

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of buschbeer
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

I stopped into this place merely because I walked by it. It seemed to be somewhat of a tourist trap. It was mid afternoon and pretty busy. I walked up to the bar and ordered a sampler. My buddy and I walked into the adjoining room and plopped down away from the crowd. The room we entered had tables and booths but also casual living room style seating.

The beers were average, but the place was amazing. There was breweriana everywhere from tap handles to bottle openers, from old beer cans to postcards, etc. It was basically a beer museum which I found awesome once I got settled in. I wandered the place checking out the various displays while drinking my samples. All of the sudden, the average samples seemed well paired with the surrounding museum atmosphere.

I did manage to have a good beer, albeit a guest tap. The crowning jewel of my experience was finding a postcard of a pre-prohibition brewery from my hometown, Dostal Bros. Brewing. The sentimentality of that experience elevated Pike Brewing for me.

I look at the place as a beer museum that brews its own beer. It is a very cool place to check out based on the breweriana. The beer isn't awful. I had a memorable time. It is a cool place to check out.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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