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Pike Pub & Brewery

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Pike Pub & BreweryPike Pub & Brewery
Based on:
37 Beers
3,258 Hads
Place Score: 87
Reviews: 100
Visits: 166
Avg: 3.83
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
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: 166
Reviews by bigkingken:
Photo of bigkingken
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, less than a five minute walk from the famous Pikes Place Market, sits this brewpub on the bay. The restaurant/brewery shares a gigantic building with several other stores making it more of a mall setting. You walk down a flight of stairs to get from the stores to the beer. There are barely any televisions, and the ones there are difficult to see, making this place a terrible spot to catch a game. Otherwise, the bright neon lights and general cool vibe score very high marks. After all, they never claimed to be a sports bar.

The food is fairly expensive, although probably not for downtown Seattle. I ordered a salmon burger (after all, this is Seattle) but it was extremely disappointing. The fish had very little flavor and the toppings did nothing to help out. The accompanying fries and coleslaw was good, but again, nothing outstanding. However, what saved this place was the seafood chowder. Real, big chunks of crab make this one of the best soups I've ever had.

The beer was very good across the board but none were outstanding. Everything was hopped correctly. Nothing was overly bitter. Everything was flavorful. The Scotch may have been a bit sweet, the blonde a bit bland and the XXX Stout may have been a bit, well, okay that one was wonderful. I would also recommend the Tandem.

One bartender was completely overwhelmed by a mass of thirsty people right after I sat down at the bar. She worked her ass off to get them drinks while trying to attend to a full seated bar as well. I didn't get any service for about 45 minutes, but I can't blame her. The fact that she gave me a free bowl of chowder certainly didn't hurt either. She finally got the line beat, and that's when management decided to send some help. Go figure...

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More User Reviews:
Photo of WoostaBia
4/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Mehinaman
4.75/5  rDev +24%
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

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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 -2.6%
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.

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Photo of guityler83
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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Photo of Bunuelian
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of mmosey
3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Photo of gshak
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of dasEbb
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of QuakeAttack
3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Photo of mabermud
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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Photo of BarrytheBear
4.14/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of MikeyGCAP
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of JMS1512
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Brandonparrent
3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of italianstallion
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of SeattleBoB76
2.93/5  rDev -23.5%
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.

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Photo of SDRedDevil
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Anaxagoris
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Bunman3
4.25/5  rDev +11%

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.

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Photo of efsulliv
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of brockdidntslide
2.92/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of hophead_87
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of anthony-martinez
5/5  rDev +30.5%

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

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