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Pike Pub & Brewery

Pike Pub & BreweryPike Pub & Brewery

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Active Beers: 28
Beer Ratings: 2,665
Beer Avg: 3.67

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BA SCORE
87
very good

111 Ratings
Ratings: 111
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Dogbrick

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$

Pike Brewery is located at one end of the Pike Market near the Arcade. Parking can be found at various meters and garages in the immediate area.

The brewpub is on the lower level, and you can actually look down into the bar from above which is pretty cool. Some of the brewing equipment rises to the upper level so you can practically reach over and touch it from upstairs. The interior is large with segmented areas and multiple bars. One room in particular is really cool as it is a brewing history museum of sorts. It's nice to learn about drinking beer while drinking beer.

Pike has around 10 beers on draught, and has a sampler available featuring 6 beers for $7.95. Many of the beers are the standard Amber, Pale, IPA, Scottish fare but there are a couple seasonals like a Weisse and a Tripel. All of the beers are average to above average. The XXX Stout is particularly good.

Service was good on a weekday afternoon. The server was familiar with what beers were available and what styles they were.

I tried the fish & chips and it was very good.

Overall I would say no visit to the Pike Market would be complete without hitting the Pike Pub & Brewery while you are there.

05-22-2008 18:44:36 | More by Dogbrick
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.29/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$

Easy to get to after hitting the Public Market. Large spacioius building with several different sections including a cigar room off the bar. Nice large comfy chair section behind the gift area. The bar section was pretty large as there were about 17 patrons cramming the bar. Mostly tourists, as several sounded like they knew nothing about beer. One guy stated the Kilt Lifter tasted like Killians. Ugh.

The bartender was very disinterested, especially with basic questions on the beers from the patrons. While I waited for a second pint, the bartender repeatedly served walk-up patrons.

The beers were average at best, nothing overly noteworthy here. They had about 10 on tap, with a few guest brews like Ayinger and Lindenmann's. Wiess, IPA, Naughty Nellie, Pale Ale, Kilt Lifter, Oatmeal Stout, and a brewer special winter beer Auld Acquaintance which was strange to see in July.

Worth a trip to see the interior, but beer wise this leans towards pleasing a tourist market with average tasting beers.

07-04-2006 14:46:02 | More by Gavage
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$

I used to go here every weekend but I didnt like it. Does that make sense? Its in a nice spot by the marketust to much for me to relax. I have never been impressed by the beer. XXX Stout and IPA are good but I never have been impressed with anything else. The food has always been decent and the service has never been good in my opinion. I thought it was pricey for what you got, I guess you can do that considering the location. It is an ok place.
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3/6/2010- Back after a lengthy break. 3 years and nothing has changed, other than having to get a code to get nto the bathroom now. I do understand with all of the traffic in and out. I have waited in line here and I am glad to see that change. Still super busy, beer has upped a bit in quality, I really liked the IIPA and left with a growler of Tandem. Selection is now better and more competetitive. Service is still the same, prices I believe edged up a tad but not to bad.

03-07-2010 21:05:13 | More by barleywinefiend
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$

This was the fourth stop on my brewpub tour of Seattle while visitng family for Christmas 2006. I have been here a few times before, but this is the first review I am submitting. The atmosphere is the best selling point here. Besides being located near the Public Market, the place is just really cool inside, with a large spacious area, plenty of couches to relax on, and even a cigar smoking room. The beer here is always good, and this visit I tried the XXX Stout and the Tripel. Both were excellent choices, but I would have liked the tripel in a tulip glass instead if the pint glass I was served. The food and the service are both ok, so I would not hesitate to come back for another visit.

12-27-2006 19:49:45 | More by morebeergood
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dirtylou

Washington

3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$

located at the far end of the Pike's Place Market in downtown Seattle - probably the most central brewpub location for tourists

The actual brewpub opens up into the halls of the indoor market and is 3 stories. There is tons of seating but a rather small main bar.

There was maybe 10-12 taps on the day we visited - i had the XXX stout and the lady had the tripel. Both were ok (stout being better) but nothing overly special. I perused the bottle selection and noted that the old Bawdy was like $9 for a 12oz bottle. The tap beers were pretty cheap ($3.75, maybe a happy hour price).

Service was good but not great (hostesses seemed to enjoy chatting rather than hosting) and we didnt have any food.

Not a destination brewpub, but a spot to grab a beer at when at the market

10-06-2008 17:51:28 | More by dirtylou
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GJ40

North Carolina

3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$

I'd been to Pike several times over the years but not in a while. The beer never really impressed me but I thought I'd give it another try.

Pike Pub is in the basement of a small shopping mall near Pike Place Market. As you walk down the stairs, the senses are assaulted with beer paraphernalia and bright colors. The decor includes lots of beer trays and Pike Pub beer signs. The main bar is fairly large and U shaped. They also have a smaller bar and lots of booths and tables.

They had 12 beers on tap; 9 of their own and 3 guests. The menu lists one on cask but I didn't see it and didn't get to ask about it. I had the IPA and it was very good (especially at the happy hour price of $3.50/pint).

They also had a large selection of Pike Pub goods for sale (shirts, glasses, etc.) And they sell bottled beers to go. It included both their own and a decent selection of Belgians.

Pike Pub was better than I had remembered. I'll have to start to work it into the routine on my visits to Seattle.

11-18-2008 12:18:37 | More by GJ40
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francisweizen

Arizona

4/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

Like Elysian, this was another brewpub that I visited whilst in Seattle. The atmosphere is nice, as this is a nice basement pub and restuarant decked out in dark wood tones. Service was fast and friendly, and the selection was good with about 8-10 draughts, including some fine seasonals and guests as well as their own wares. The quality of my IPA was good as always, and the food did look and smell quite good as well even though I did not partake myself since I had just eaten at Elysian. Conveniently located right next to the famous Pike Place Market, this may not be the best brewpub in the city, but it is definately one I recommend, especially if you plan on hitting the Market up the street.

05-12-2005 20:52:43 | More by francisweizen
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$

A pretty decent place in downtown Seattle. Bright and cheery atmosphere, with tons of crazy crap on the walls, I guess to appeal to tourists. Seems to also cater to a college kid crowd, and can get pretty noisy at times. TVs for sports, tables for families, etc. A fairly decent selection of microbrews available on tap, with good variety. Food menu consisted mainly of comfort foods, but still tasty and decently priced. Our bartender was friendly, attentive, and outgoing. Definitely worth stopping in if you're in the area, but perhaps not worth going out of your way for.

05-03-2011 04:47:44 | More by Rifugium
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Redrover

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$

I had not been here in a number of years, so during my latest trip to Seattle, I made a beeline to Pike.

Located in one of the lower levels of the market, Pike has several elevations and this adds to both the ambiance and the look. They have a U shaped center bar which seats about 20. They also have a small auxiliary bar and plenty of tables, you should have no problem grabbing some space.

The Pike has lots of black iron, exposed ductwork and some neat display cases. The tanks are front and center. Lots of framed beer memorabilia on display.

They offer 5 year round beers with additional seasonal and cask offerings.

Brau Ayinger Weisse, Celebrator Double Bock and Framboise Lambic offered as guest taps. Guest bottles include Sam Smiths, Pinkus Organic Pils and Melbourne Brothers Wild appricot. In addition they have 8 botted Belgiums including Orval, Rochfort 6, 8, 10, Westmalle Dubbel and Tripel, Chimay Red And Chimay Grand Reserve. Not to shabby in my opinion.

The server was friendly and quick. Not hovering. I enjoyed my food, my beers and the overall experience. I'm already looking forward to my return visit!

02-01-2007 20:38:16 | More by Redrover
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$

Really cool beer 'memorabilia' if you will. While the location may turn some off, because of its popularity or tourist aura, its nonethelesss pretty cool that a brewery of this caliber is in the Pike Market.

The service was outstanding and knowledgeable. Damn if that Old Bawdy ain't the greatest barleywine I've ever had. I mean, that v. Bigfoot on tap whooo. And drinking it at that beautiful back bar? I was close to giving a 5.0 on the atmosphere. Selection is good as well, couldn't get the DIPA, but the ipa, the stout, the barleywine, that is about just right for a visit. Wish the gift shop stuff was a little more reasonably priced, I mean, there is the advertising component of having peope wear your stuff you know. That is my only complaint. All around, very enjoyable, always check it out when I'm in Seattle, or WA in general.

04-03-2010 06:57:14 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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