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Elysian Tangletown

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Elysian TangletownElysian Tangletown
very good

15 Ratings
Ratings: 15
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Active Beers: 1
Beer Ratings: 1
Beer Avg: 3.3
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

2106 N 55th St
Seattle, Washington, 98103
United States
phone: (206) 547-5929

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Reviews by RedDiamond:
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4.28/5  rDev +8.6%

Is Tangletown an actual brewpub? It's listed as such here and on Elysian's website, but I've seen no evidence of any brew house. Perhaps the brewing apparatus is carefully concealed unlike those at Elysian Fields or Capitol Hill.

Tangletown is a relaxed neighborhood pub tucked away in an oddly placed commercial district just off Green Lake. The vibe is low key and somewhat intimate with no neon, pool tables or video and just one lonesome TV that couldn't be ignored during March madness. Though menu items share a common thread with Elysian's other two locations, the atmosphere is cozier and the floorplan much smaller.

I formed a quick first impression from the friendly, responsive bartender who served me water (how did he know I needed water?) and asked about my lemon preference when I ordered a hefe. The bar has a modest but active array of distilled spirits, candle-lit tables, and windows facing the street. Two bay doors open into the neighborhood during warm weather and there's also a small patio. Seating is contemporary and wooden with Persian carpets, holiday lighting, potted palms, and local art.

Selection is fairly accommodating with as many as sixteen Elysian taps, most of which are brewed at their other two locations. There's also a small selection of bottled beers from Belgium and Capitol Hill.

RedDiamond, Mar 28, 2009
More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

strongaf, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Sammy, May 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Zach122, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of dirtylou
3.94/5  rDev 0%

Tangletown...it just rolls of the tongue, a fun word indeed.

I've stopped through here twice in the last week, primarily to pick up the Great Pumpkin and Dark of the Moon, is this location is much easier for me to access than the capital hill location.

Tangletown is much smaller than the other locations, with a bright and airy vibe. There is one small tv in the corner and a bar that probably sits around 10-12.

Taps are solid - all 3 of the current pumpkin brews (plus a nice guest of southern tier pumpking), a nice peppercorn saison, some of the standards, collaboration with new belgium, and some other guests. Bottles are available for sale, including the rarer pumpkins.

happy hour has cheap eats including a nice $2 portion of truffle fries that were pretty solid.

kind of a pain in the ass location in rush hour, but otherwise, located in a very cool and lovely part of north seattle. I'll be back.

dirtylou, Sep 17, 2011
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%

This is my second fav location, with the first being Cap Hill. I went here twice and both times had trouble finding it. Once I got in it was nice, cozy and very Washington. My kind of place. The beer selection was not as vast as the Cap Hill. There were some stools, average bar size and numerous booths/tables and bar tables along the window, not as large as the flagship on Cap Hill.The bartender was pretty cool, the area was nice and inside was very very nice. This what you expect from a Washingron local brewpub.
Dropped back in here today after a extended break. Same ol Tangeltown. Beers menu expanded a bit since the last time I was here. I went shortly after they opened and they pretty much had the standard Elysian handles. Food was good, service was good, but now thge parking area in the rear is covered.

barleywinefiend, Apr 11, 2010
Photo of zonker12
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%

My only complaint is the food, but it's a significant one. The first time I went, I thought I had been given a special "after hours" menu - it was pretty sparse and mostly sandwiches. However, after subsequent visits, I came to realize that was their only menu. If the sandwiches had a stand out among them, that would be fine, but none impress. The wedge salad is disgusting. The best thing on the menu is their Penn Cove mussels appetizer in a great garlic sauce. Watch out, though. They charge for extra bread!

I don't understand why a place like this can't have acceptable food. The beer is good to very good. I live very close and would be here all the time if they had more than one thing (the mussels) worth ordering on the menu.

zonker12, Nov 10, 2008
Photo of RoryGilmore
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%

After going to the Capitol Hill location about 20-25 times, circumstance has forced me to try out the Tangletown location a few times.

Atmosphere is OK, seems a bit more "yuppie" than I expected for a brewpub, especially compared to the Capitol Hill location. I can see how some people might prefer this location, but it just misses the mark for me.

Beer was what you would expect from Elysian. Everything I've sampled has been good and fresh.

Selection is pretty good with all of the standard Elysian brews (IPA, porter, esb, stout) and a bunch of seasonals. Also, they had at least 3 guest taps. Pretty good selection, but again, not quite the selection of Capitol Hill.

Food, as voted by myself and others, isn't quite as good as Cap Hill. I found it to be quite bland and unremarkable. Nothing offensive, but not good either. The menu is smaller here as well.

In both my visits the service has been really slow, even though the restaurant wasn't particularly busy.

Tangletown is not a bad place, but, like their food, is bland and unremarkable. Fortunately, they have a good selection of quality beer and is an adequate substitute if you can't get over to The Hill.

RoryGilmore, Aug 19, 2008
Photo of shivtim
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%

A nice airy joint in a beautiful (probably expensive) neighborhood just south of Green Lake. The big garage door in front was open, letting in the nice spring air. The walls are bright yellow, and everything is clean and looks new. Seemed to be some regulars at the bar as well as a couple of groups eating at the tables. Service was great, I was served right away and offered free samples. Selection was interesting, including one on cask, and the prices were just right. Glad I stopped by here for a bit.

shivtim, Mar 28, 2007
Photo of benito
3.3/5  rDev -16.2%

Tangletown is a couple-of-blocks commercial district plum in the middle of residential neighborhoods, a short walk away from the shores of Greenwood Lake. Elysian's Tangletown location is an open, breezy street-corner pub that was packed to the brim on the Friday night I visited. The tables located along the edge of the pub near the open garage doors are especially nice as they afford a half-indoor/half-outdoor feel and blend seamlessly into the street outside.

The pub has a classy feel, though it avoids being pretentious, remaining firmly rooted in its brewpub roots. The Elysian beers are excellent across the board--their ESB and Porter are exemplary brews, as is their Pale Ale. In addition to some of these mainstays, my friends and I tried their weizenbock and dubbel, both of which were quite tasty.

My only gripes here were the overall quality of service and food. As I said before, this place was busy on Friday, but the service seemed overwhelmed, taking twenty plus minutes to get us our first round of drinks after sitting down. As for the food, the menu (as other reviewers point out) is a little scatterbrained. It's a small menu that eschews typical pub fare in favor of some more interesting combinations (bbq chicken plate, pork chili verde, brie and pesto sandwich), yet the flavors don't really hold together that well and both my dish (the pork) and my friend's (the chicken) were, for lack of any better description, bland.

The Tangletown Pub is worth a look for its atmosphere and for an introduction to Elysian's delicious beers, but a worldclass brewpub it is not. In the future, I'll stick to Elysian's bombers or check out their original pub.

benito, Jun 13, 2006
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