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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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Photo of barleywinefiend
4.1/5  rDev +1%

Numerous stops based on different hours and days.

A: Atmosphere is very calm, laid back, mix of music on, people drinking good beer and unwinding. Was not very busy both at lunch and after work. Relaxing place to have a very good brew.
Q: Quality is phenom! My food was above and beyong traditional pub grub. Very surprising.

S: Ok. Good on some days, bitchy and understaffed on others

S: Selection was outstanding this day. I had a Fish Old Woody, Mirror Mirror, John John, Anacortes IPA, Chuckanut Pils and a Jubel 2010(not all at once). They also had Old Boardhead, Green Flash selection, Boundary Bay Amber, Breakaway IPA and 20 taps total and all were very good.

F: Ranges from average to good. Burgers are good, rest is decent and overpriced.

barleywinefiend, May 23, 2010
Photo of beertunes
4.14/5  rDev +2%

I've been to Collins several times, as we generally park across the street when going to Mariner games. An attractive room and always an attractive tap list. My most recent visit featured brews from Rogue, New Belgium/Elysian, Stone, Roots, Diamond Knot, Boundary Bay, Anacortes, Breakaway, Russian River, Guiness, Bitburger, Victory, Alaskan, Fremont, Bison, Hipster Deluxe, Roslyn and Walking Man. I've never eaten here but the food always looks yummy. The service is very good, friendly without being clingy or fake. I will go back and recommend you visit when possible.

beertunes, Sep 13, 2009
Photo of blackc5
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%

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 As the printed beer list says, check the chalk board for the current selections as the printed list is likely already out of date.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.

blackc5, Jun 25, 2009
Photo of bosco7
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%

Dropped in for a pint. The atmosphere was a little stale and corporate for my taste. High quality furnishings decorate the pub, something a businessman would love I guess.

The service wad decent but nothing outstanding.

I had a Ten Fidy it was quite pleasant. There was a dozen or so high quality beers on tap and more in bottles. They had Stone IPA, Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball, Moylans Barleywine, and other pretty good beers on tap. Prices were decent, I paid 4 bucks for 12oz glass of Ten Fidy.

Decent little pub but I think that it was a little stale for my taste.

bosco7, Mar 11, 2009
Photo of GJ40
4.36/5  rDev +7.4%

I visited Collins Pub on a business trip to Seattle after finding it here on BA.

Collins Pub is an upscale and hip establishment that focuses on great beer, good food and atmosphere. It's a lot nicer that many of the places I go for good beer but I don't hold that against them because they really come through on the beer. The high ceilings, red walls, natural woods and original art create a unique and warm atmosphere. They had some classic 70s music plying as well such as Elvis Costello, The Who and David Bowie.

Collins has the best lineup of NW beers on tap of any Seattle pub I've visited. They have 18 with most from Washington, Oregon and California including some of my favorite breweries like Walking Man, Ninkasi, Rogue and Lagunitas. I had a DIPA from Roslyn Brewing Co and it was outstanding. They also have a large selection of bottles (50-60?) with lots of Belgians.

The owner, Seth, was very helpful and seems very happy to discuss beer and the Seattle beer scene.

Collins Pub is now my favorite beer bar in Seattle (with Elysian being my favorite brewpub). Uber Tavern comes close but I didn't think the selection of NW beers was nearly as good. Check out Collins Pub if you're in the area.

GJ40, Nov 18, 2008
Photo of beertravel
4.06/5  rDev 0%

We stopped in on our walking tour of Seattle. We were on our way back from Elysian Fields and Pyramid. The place wasn't very busy but was a comfortable venue. The warm woods, glass and private booths gave it an upscale appearance.

They had a nice local selection and some surprises from our neck of the woods(Southern Tier). We enjoyed a couple of beers there. I believe they had about 20 taps and an impressive choice of bottles from all over.

We didn't eat, but the menu looked great. Unfortunately, we never made it back there, but I would recommend it for all to try. The bartender had lived in Cherry Hill, NJ for a while! Small world!

beertravel, Oct 12, 2008
Photo of dirtylou
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%

with a name like Collins, you know good things can be expected

The vibe was quite cool...cozy little booths for 2 in the bar area with a number of barstools as well. There was also a larger dining area that was very wooden. Cool artwork lined the walls, a few flat-screens in the bar, and giant mirrors added to the decor.

The beer list was pretty nice (15-20 taps at least with a bunch more bottles). We didnt eat but the menu looked solid.

RR Damnation was dynamite on tap and the Scarlett Fire IPA was great too. There were a bunch of other NW selections too. Its under a mile from the Virginia Inn and far superior. Its probably not of the same quality as the upper echelon (3-5) beer bars in the city, but its pretty solid and located right by the stadiums.

Service was bunk, but it wasnt her fault probably. They dont update their beerlist enough and i was told there may be things unavailable or new taps available. When asked what the new stuff was, she said she didnt know. I ordered a Lost Abbey Avant Garde and it was gone, so that sucked.

dirtylou, Oct 06, 2008
Photo of Gavage
4.39/5  rDev +8.1%

This is a great bar that would satisfy any BA. You first notice a few outdoor tables, but when you walk inside you see a nice beer selection. The bar area was not that big, and seats about 15. There is a huge mirror behind the bar that catches your eye when you walk in. There are several booths alongside the bar and bigger ones in the back. Some cool blues music was blasting from the stereo.

There are 20 taps and they are of local beers so anyone from out of town that wants to sample the beers of the area, this is a great place to go to.

Beers covered many styles such as Stone Ruination, Left Hand Sawtooth, Silver City IPA, Georgetown 9 lb Porter, Boundary Bay Amber and IPA, Lost Coast 8 Ball Stout, Oskar Blues Gordon, and Spaten.

The beers I had were fresh. Service was good but not overwhelming based on the large crowd.

This place is a must stop for anyone visiting town on business or pleasure.

Gavage, Jul 25, 2008
Photo of benito
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%

Right in Pioneer Square in Downtown Seattle, Collins is a fairly upscale beer bar with local artwork (for sale) adorning the otherwise-minimally-decorated dining room in the back. The bar is long and narrow and has limited seating in the front.

They have about twenty beers on tap, featuring lots of Northwest and NoCal breweries. I had a pint of the Walking Man IPA, while my friends had Lagunitas The Hairy Eyeball, Full Sail Imperial Stout, and the rarely-seen Eric's Ale from New Belgium. There was good representation of other NW breweries including Port Townsend, Boundary Bay, and Rogue, but nothing too out there. A fine selection overall.

The service was slightly aloof, but the excellent food made up for it. The Collins Burger is delicious, and they are justly well-renowned for it. There are a handful of more upscale entrees, and fortunately, the burger is only $9.

Definitely worth a stop if you're touring Seattle beer bars, though it is a large cut below Brouwer's and Uber.

benito, Apr 07, 2008
Photo of morebeergood
3.66/5  rDev -9.9%

We were eating lunch at Salumi, and based on the recommendations I've read on ba.com, we stopped in here on the way back to Pioneer Sq. for a pint. Very cool looking bar, all the way to the ceiling with wood and mirrors. There was only one girl bartender, so it took a few minutes to get served, but she checked on us later. The beer selection was very good for a beer bar, but I was really hoping for a few more NW beers. There were only like 3 WA beers on tap and one from OR. And for bottles, they have at least 30 to choose from, but 99% were Belgian as I saw only one WA beer. I ordered the New Belgium Abbey Ale (came in correct glass) ad my wife got the Full Sail Imperial Stout (very good). Prices for pints and bottles were only slightly above reasonable. This place is certainly a good beer bar and is surely worth a stop if you are in the area. I guess I just got my hopes up that I'd be able to try some jewel of a NW beer but will have to wait til next time...

morebeergood, Mar 29, 2008
Collins Pub in Seattle, WA
91 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.