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Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery

Not Rated.
Rock Bottom Restaurant and BreweryRock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery
BA SCORE
80
good

20 Ratings
Ratings: 20
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 15.03%
Active Beers: 462
Beer Ratings: 2,751
Beer Avg: 3.72
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask:
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Eatery ]

1333 5th Avenue
Seattle, Washington, 98101
United States
phone: (206) 623-3070

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Reviews by TheName:
Photo of TheName
2.93/5  rDev -10.1%

Just downstairs from my office, this spot has become the de facto "happy hour" bar. Unfortunately. Much more focused on the food than the beer, the wait staff is generally dismissive and the idea that you might move to socialize is frowned upon.

The beer selection is fine with highlights being whatever's currently special or on cask. A relatively recent Chai Brown was wonderful and an older, casked IPA was quite satisfying. These, of course, are untried by the average patron because the waitstaff has--any time I've asked--been unable to name them without a trip to the bar. Their standard tap lineup offers the standards for chain brewpubs with nothing really standing out; the IPA's mild, the brown's light, etc.

Food is tasty if a little greasy and meager in portion.

The service is what really hurts this place for reasons that run the gamut. When simply drinking I've yet to be charged correctly (generally finding several extra pints on my tab). When ordering food, waiters are inattentive and rarely seen. When attempting to play pool waiters excruciatingly slowly return with balls and are liberal with the time-keeping. On more than one occasion a busboy has been obviously intoxicated and viciously imposed himself on a few female companions. In short, not the people you want to rely on to bring you food and drink.

Not recommended but if you're with a big group after work it does in a pinch.

TheName, Jun 02, 2006
More User Reviews:
Photo of muskiesman
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

muskiesman, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of Lorianneb
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Lorianneb, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of markgugs
3/5  rDev -8%

markgugs, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of DaveRinn
3/5  rDev -8%

DaveRinn, May 31, 2014
Photo of BVukelich
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

I’m used to seeing these in CA and didn’t realize we had one in Seattle. For some reason I had higher expectations and the place fell a little flat. They were out of 2 of their main 6 or 7 beers on tap. She was nice enough to let us sample (very decent sample BTW) the porter and white. Nothing too exciting. I ended up going with their Red Ale since I ordered the Baja Chicken sandwich. The Red was above average. Nice color, great lace. A little under average on mouthfeel but good flavor for a red.

My wife ordered the Bourbonzola Burger. It was rich and the dipping sauce was excessively sweet. My sandwich was ok. Not much avocado and the lettuce was super fine chopped like stuff you buy in the bag. The onion rings were thick and good. I probably wouldn’t go out of my way to return but wouldn’t put up a fight if everyone else in the group voted for it. Take it or leave it kind of place for me.

BVukelich, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of Zach122
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Zach122, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of GilGarp
2.05/5  rDev -37.1%

Not my choice but I thought it would at least be a solid place for dinner.

The atmosphere out on the patio was wonderful. By far the best part of this place, it was a nice cool evening and the surroundings and company I shared it with couldn't have been better.

However, the rest of it was pretty aweful. The service was dismal. The girl "taking care of us" stopped by once every 25-30 minutes. She seemed barely awake! And it wasn't like it was busy.

The food was really bad, at least what I ordered. Fish tacos. How hard could it be? Well the food took about a half an hour to arrive and I think the little pieces of fish had been on the grill the entire time. So completely over cooked, they were like dried out pieces of chicken.

Overall pretty aweful but at least the surroundings were nice.

GilGarp, Jul 27, 2010
Photo of froghop
2.45/5  rDev -24.8%

your typical brew bar, reminds me of a TGIF, Ruby Tuesdays, or a Applebees. there was a ball game on at the time and the video was in HD, while the audio was in analog, so you got the 10-20 seconds delay from the sound to the picture.

service was okay, the server wanted to make sure she got a tip, "you don't want any change back, right?" and seemed to be a little pushy on wanting us to eat.

selection was only their brews, about 8 of them, and they did not offer a sampling of any.

overall was not that impressed, and the beer was average at best.

froghop, May 04, 2009
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Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery in Seattle, WA
80 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.