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Collins Pub

Not Rated.
Collins PubCollins Pub
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

35 Ratings
Ratings: 35
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 7.39%
Taps: 20
Bottles: 60
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

526 2nd Ave
Seattle, Washington, 98104-2336
United States
phone: (206) 623-1016

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(Place added by: 49degrees)
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Reviews by LittleDon:
Photo of LittleDon
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%

Upscale gastropub atmosphere with plenty of brass and wood. I sat at the bar on a Monday for lunch. Very uncrowded. Despite the four or five TVs tuned to soccer games, the place wasn't noisy or have a sports bar vibe. Bartender was very knowledgeable about the available beers and was helpful in my selection of the local/regional offerings. Food was good, about what you'd expect in that type of establishment. Twenty or so drafts, rotating on a regular basis. If I lived near downtown Seattle, I could easily make this place a regular stop.

LittleDon, Oct 08, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of strongaf
4/5  rDev -1.5%

strongaf, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.82/5  rDev -5.9%

We stopped at Collins Pub on a sunny Friday afternoon after buying some art from an art gallery nearby. Pioneer Square is a funky 'hood, so full of art galleries, stores, old buildings... and tons of homeless people loitering around. Oh, Seattle...

The Collins is beautiful, big inside, with a long bar and booths plus a dining area on the back. Nice atmosphere, a neighborhood-bar-meets-classy-joint kind of place. Chill and quiet on a Friday at 4pm, we sat at the bar and enjoyed some local brews. Great music as well, including Postal Service and Strokes.

The chalkboard menu says it all: Sound Tripel, Twelve Bar Red, Naked City, Anacortes, Breakside, Fremont, Island Hoppin, Boneyard, Black Raven... it's all about the great Pacific Northwest.

A bit too many IPA's and not enough big beers or stouts, but it's all good. Bartenders were nice and funny and a good time was had by all here.

DoubleSimcoe, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of bram325
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

bram325, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of tokyofatts
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%

One of my favorite watering holes. Staff is knowlegeable and super friendly.

Atmosphere at 4p-5p is commuters and professionals that grab a pint, interesting crowd, 4 tvs w/no sound, cool music (bar tenders'), then late at night or early afternoon, slower.

Q=food is okay. Service is usually great, occasionally it is understaffed.

S=20 taps of of mostly micros (Rus Riv, Gr Flash, Uinta, Oakshire, Boneyard, HUB), many locals(American, Bl Raven,Elysian, Anacortes), great IPA selection, all styles of beer.

I usually don't come here to eat, but when I do, it is okay and reasonably priced

$5/pint or tulip if high octane, $4 happy hour

tokyofatts, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of beerandcycling88
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%

Stopped in here after an afternoon of wandering Seattle.

The atmosphere is quite pleasant, seems to be a more upscale bar. It was quiet without a lot of televisions.

The beer selection was all high quality stuff with stuff like Pliny the Elder, Black Raven Wisdom Seeker, and La Foile on tap.

The service was friendly yet not over attentive which I like.

The food is good and about the right price for eating in the area.

The prices seemed reasonable.

Overall this is a pretty good spot to get beer if you are downtown, while not as good as some other Seattle bars, it is very much worth stopping at.

beerandcycling88, Sep 22, 2011
Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%

The atmosphere in Collins Pub is nice. The inside isn't overloaded with televisions like many other places and has paintings from local artists on the walls. There is a small patio that goes out on to the street as well.

The beer list has about 50 to choose from, with a respectable amount of Belgian selections. On tap was about 12 mostly mediocre local craft selections.

The service was very attentive and friendly. The bartender created a cocktail for my girlfriend which he invented that was actually quite tasty.

The food was good at this place as well. Although we only ordered dessert, it was great and the other selections on the menu looked good as well as they passed our table.

Value was decent.

Overall, I would go back to this place as it is relatively close to the hotel I typically stay at and a good place to go and chat.

DaftCaskBC, Sep 06, 2011
Photo of sholland119
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%

The closest good beer bar to my hotel (well, Stumbling Monk was about the same distance but not open yet), I stopped in for a couple of pints and snacks at the end of the day.

Collins Pub is located in a small storefront on 2nd Avenue. There are a few tables outside. Inside is a bit cramped. There are tables in the front and back and a small bar area on the left.

About 20 taps, mostly local and high quality. Fat Tire was probably the least appealing choice. I had a Velvet Merkin and a Walking Man selection I can not recall. Both were nice and fresh.

I had a couple of happy hour app specials, both of which were just ok. Service was attentive. A nice stop, though the long walk up the hill to my 6th Avenue hotel was a bit taxing.

sholland119, Dec 27, 2010
Photo of joedon
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%

Visited this place on a cold, rainy night specifically to try some beer from Anacortes Brewing. Naturally, Collins had run out of the requested IPA.

Outside, this place looks pretty unassuming; converted from an old retail building. Inside, soaring ceilings with lots of wood panels, big mirror behind the bar and sort of a dark, private club ambience. What I didn't enjoy was really loud music playing constantly along with ESPN on about five big TVs. At times, the music got so loud, I could not hear myself talk. The whole vibe didn't work for me.

Nice selection of tap beers at fair prices. I had two different IPA's and the Port "Santa's Little Helper" which was a huge Imp.Stout. They only charged the regular beer price for a full pint of this excellent seasonal; probably a mistake.

I marked down the service because they really seemed overwhelmed by a not particularly large crowd. Plus, no time or desire to discuss beers or any small samples.

Food was also good. I had the house-made lasagna which I really enjoyed but was a bit overpriced at $14.

Overall, an acceptable place for a good beer but I doubt I will return. Too many other places in Seattle with an atmosphere I prefer to Collins.

joedon, Dec 18, 2010
Photo of goatgoat
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%

Just returned from Collins Pub. A slightly upscale bar with an excellent tap list. Very focused on the local brews. The only criticism would be that they are heavy on the IPAs and light on more sessionable ales, reds/browns/porters/etc. But that is a reflection of the region and most likely their customers tastes.
I had a nice crisp kolsch, followed by Double Mountain Vaporizer extra pale and Hopworks IPA. Very nice selections all around suggested by a well versed bartender. The service was sometimes a little slow, but very knowledgeable and accommodating. Other brews at the table included Firestone Walker's pale, an oatmeal stout and a black IPA.
The food was excellent, at the table there was the risotto, the sausages, a burger and fish and chips. All very tasty fare.

Excellent grub, good brews, a nice (though IPA heavy) selection. Thank you Seattle.

goatgoat, Aug 13, 2010
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Collins Pub in Seattle, WA
91 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.