Pike Pub & Brewery

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Pike Pub & BreweryPike Pub & Brewery
BEER AVG
3.68/5
Based on:
30 Beers
3,012 Ratings
Place Score: 88
Ratings: 151
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask:
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Reviews by mynie:
Photo of mynie
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Pike is located in the bustling, very touristy area at the heart of Seattle's downtown, right next to the public market and just across the street from the art gallery. Normally that's a bad sign, right? When things get too touristy the prices get too high and the quality starts to wane--why bother to make a good product when the customers almost literally fall into your bar?

Well, Pike's not exactly world class, but they do a damn good job of not slacking off. The vibe is polished--as interesting as it can be without being potentially offensive or offputting. There's lot of shiny acrylic black, clean brown bricks, and dark neon reds. Also lots of nice brewania pieces (probably the biggest collection I've seen outside of Potosi).

The place is big and busy but there are three (!) separate bars, to accommodate even the largest crowd. About a dozen house taps and then a halfdozen guest taps. All the house beers were reasonably priced but the guest beers were a little expensive. They had a really great take-home selection with bombers as well as growlers and you could have them ship anything you didn't feel like flying home with.

The food was standard Northwest pub fare--lots of fried stuff, lots of fish, and you could also get pizza. I really don't remember too much about it so it must have been pretty medium.

Really I don't got too much to say other than this place is better than you'd expect. It ain't worth traveling for, but it's a hell of a lot of fun and if you're in downtown Seattle you should probably stop by.

More User Reviews:
Photo of italianstallion
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of SeattleBoB76
2.93/5  rDev -24.7%
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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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Anaxagoris
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Bunman3
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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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3.91/5  rDev +0.5%

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2.92/5  rDev -24.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of anthony-martinez
5/5  rDev +28.5%

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 +15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of buschbeer
3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
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 +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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Pike Pub & Brewery in Seattle, WA
88 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.