Taps: 20 / Bottles: 60
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 33 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by blackc5:
4.28/5 rDev +5.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I really like Collins Pub. The atmosphere isn't the best, and its not really the best place to meet people, but as far as the food and beer goes, it is excellent.
The tap list is pretty impressive, about 20-25 mostly local taps that seem to rotate pretty frequently. As the printed beer list says, check the chalk board for the current selections as the printed list is likely already out of date. Mostly NW locals as I mentioned, but they do carry some from other regions on tap. A recent visit netted me some Pliny the Elder and La Folie.
They also have a great bottle selection encompassing a much wider geographic profile, and including some definite BA favorites. All the beers I have tasted have been fresh.
Food definitely leans to the gourmet side for a pub, and I have enjoyed everything I have had. The burger is top notch, and I highly recommend substituting for the sweet potato fries. The appetizers are all good too. Our recent crap and artichoke dip actually had nice big lumps of dungeness.
Service can be a touch slow - it seems they are generally a bit understaffed. But they are always friendly and helpful, which compensates.
Overall, a great ale house.
06-25-2009 18:22:46 | More by blackc5
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3.82/5 rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | $$
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.
02-21-2014 07:46:03 | More by DoubleSimcoe
3.73/5 rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
One of my favorite watering holes. Staff is knowlegeable and super friendly.
Atmosphere at 4p-5p is commuters and professionals that grab a pint, interesting crowd, 4 tvs w/no sound, cool music (bar tenders'), then late at night or early afternoon, slower.
Q=food is okay. Service is usually great, occasionally it is understaffed.
S=20 taps of of mostly micros (Rus Riv, Gr Flash, Uinta, Oakshire, Boneyard, HUB), many locals(American, Bl Raven,Elysian, Anacortes), great IPA selection, all styles of beer.
I usually don't come here to eat, but when I do, it is okay and reasonably priced
$5/pint or tulip if high octane, $4 happy hour
06-01-2012 14:18:12 | More by tokyofatts
4.4/5 rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
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.
10-08-2011 18:32:28 | More by LittleDon
4.15/5 rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in here after an afternoon of wandering Seattle.
The atmosphere is quite pleasant, seems to be a more upscale bar. It was quiet without a lot of televisions.
The beer selection was all high quality stuff with stuff like Pliny the Elder, Black Raven Wisdom Seeker, and La Foile on tap.
The service was friendly yet not over attentive which I like.
The food is good and about the right price for eating in the area.
The prices seemed reasonable.
Overall this is a pretty good spot to get beer if you are downtown, while not as good as some other Seattle bars, it is very much worth stopping at.
09-22-2011 01:51:36 | More by beerandcycling88
British Columbia (Canada)
4.13/5 rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
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.
09-06-2011 06:49:38 | More by DaftCaskBC
3.83/5 rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
The closest good beer bar to my hotel (well, Stumbling Monk was about the same distance but not open yet), I stopped in for a couple of pints and snacks at the end of the day.
Collins Pub is located in a small storefront on 2nd Avenue. There are a few tables outside. Inside is a bit cramped. There are tables in the front and back and a small bar area on the left.
About 20 taps, mostly local and high quality. Fat Tire was probably the least appealing choice. I had a Velvet Merkin and a Walking Man selection I can not recall. Both were nice and fresh.
I had a couple of happy hour app specials, both of which were just ok. Service was attentive. A nice stop, though the long walk up the hill to my 6th Avenue hotel was a bit taxing.
12-27-2010 19:31:58 | More by sholland119
3.83/5 rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
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.
12-18-2010 01:59:16 | More by joedon
Collins Pub in Seattle, WA
91 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.