Pike Pub & Brewery
Active Beers: 28
Beer Ratings: 2,606
Beer Avg: 3.67
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 107 | Reviews: 95 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by bigkingken:
4.08/5 rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, less than a five minute walk from the famous Pikes Place Market, sits this brewpub on the bay. The restaurant/brewery shares a gigantic building with several other stores making it more of a mall setting. You walk down a flight of stairs to get from the stores to the beer. There are barely any televisions, and the ones there are difficult to see, making this place a terrible spot to catch a game. Otherwise, the bright neon lights and general cool vibe score very high marks. After all, they never claimed to be a sports bar.
The food is fairly expensive, although probably not for downtown Seattle. I ordered a salmon burger (after all, this is Seattle) but it was extremely disappointing. The fish had very little flavor and the toppings did nothing to help out. The accompanying fries and coleslaw was good, but again, nothing outstanding. However, what saved this place was the seafood chowder. Real, big chunks of crab make this one of the best soups I've ever had.
The beer was very good across the board but none were outstanding. Everything was hopped correctly. Nothing was overly bitter. Everything was flavorful. The Scotch may have been a bit sweet, the blonde a bit bland and the XXX Stout may have been a bit, well, okay that one was wonderful. I would also recommend the Tandem.
One bartender was completely overwhelmed by a mass of thirsty people right after I sat down at the bar. She worked her ass off to get them drinks while trying to attend to a full seated bar as well. I didn't get any service for about 45 minutes, but I can't blame her. The fact that she gave me a free bowl of chowder certainly didn't hurt either. She finally got the line beat, and that's when management decided to send some help. Go figure...
09-23-2008 23:06:00 | More by bigkingken
More User Reviews:
4.23/5 rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This place looked small upon arrival but stretched out inside to be an absolutely delightful atmosphere full of memorabilia and interesting knolls. Everything about the food, service, and beer were excellent. A place not to be missed when in Seattle.
02-21-2014 13:50:36 | More by maddogwit
Pike Pub & Brewery in Seattle, WA
87 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.