Pike Pub & Brewery
Active Beers: 28
Beer Ratings: 2,606
Beer Avg: 3.67
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 106 | Reviews: 95 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by czechsaaz:
3.7/5 rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
So if you haven't heard, the original owners bought the place back a few months ago. After avoiding what had become merely a tourist place with average to sub-par beers, I've made a few visits since the changeover. Put it back on your list of places to go. Now that the smoking ban is in effect, the old smoking bar is a game room (always was, but if you didn't smoke you wouldn't have wanted to play in there.)
Fist off the beer, the XXXX Stout has balls again and the Kilt Lifter does too. They've added a Dubbel and a Triple to the usual line-up. Neither are world class, but it's a sign that things are changing. Even the IPA seemed hoppier and maybe a little bigger than I remembred from the previous owners. I can't wait to see if the Old Bawdy Barleywine comes back to the former standard.
Food is still hit or miss. The Reuben is still a good bet and the mussels are good. Both are a little pricey (the mussels come in an appetizer version though.) Burgers are just O.K. and it is policy that you can't have it any way but well done. Personally, I think if I want to risk E Coli or Mad Cow then that's my business. Cheap apetizers and discounted pints at happy hour make for plenty of pub grub options with a few after work pints.
Service at the bar has always been pretty good and still is. The dining area I've had a long wait between seating and seeing our server.
I hope the positive changes keep coming. I had pretty much stopped going here completely, even taking tourists to the market and then walking to a multi-tap rather than drinking here. But I like having this place back.
09-26-2006 07:01:37 | More by czechsaaz
More User Reviews:
4.23/5 rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
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 106 ratings.