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4.05/5 rDev -0.2%
Made my first visit today. I walked in surprised to see only a few other customers. It was immaculately clean, the atmosphere relaxed. There was only one server on hand, who happened to be doubling as bartender. I took this as a bad sign, but never felt ignored and my glass was never empty without her stopping by to ask if I'd like something else. Some fantastic beers on tap! I wished I could've tried more, but I was limited by the strength of the two I did purchase. I would've rated the selection higher if they had a little more variety. I almost feel I'm cheating them by giving them "only" a four, but the selection begged for a good stout or porter! The food was pretty good, and I'd happily go back and try some other dishes.
2 beers and fish and chips and my bill came in at uner $20! What a bargain! Know this Collins Pub! I shall return!
Have been back 2 or 3 times since then and was impressed by the selection. Stouts, Porters, Pilsner ... they've added a lot to the tap selection! Unfortunately the service is pretty bad. More often than not, I'm nearly ignored or treated poorly. A shame because I really want to like this place.
11-27-2005 05:48:19 | More by TheBungyo
4.05/5 rDev -0.2%
Very nice location downtown within walking distance of Pioneer Square. Nice room with high ceilings and well appointed. Bar is long and has quite a few seats and quite a few taps. Quite a bit of local stuff on tap and a number of one-offs and rarities. As others have said, there tap list could be more up to date. We were there during lunch and there were still several taps that were incorrect. No matter, our server was effecient and knew exactly what was really pouring. Everything was fresh and top-notch. The menu is quite ambitious for a pub, and my special of butternut squash ravioli with a maple sage brown butter sauce was perfect. Unfortunately, my wife's seafood stew was off. Finding spoiled seafood in your lunch is a meal killer (and possibly more). That being said, it has happened to us at several other places and they acted as they should about the incident, comping the meal and our beers. So,I split the difference on the food score.Most of the menu looks great. Really glad I finally checked this place out. Definitely the best option for downtown, but it sounds like when you go is important.
12-17-2007 17:58:40 | More by Georgiabeer
4/5 rDev -1.5%
Another great new bar in downtown seattle right by pioneer square and many of the office buildings downtown. A good lunch spot if there ever wa sone, with a nice atmosphere with good outdoor seating, excelent vintage posters, and some nice freakin' bar stools. Gorgeous bathrooms as well, I may add. Anyway the quality of the food and beer is very good, and priced very reasonable and the service was pretty spot on as well. My beers (erics ale, whoop ass from silver city, and an el jefe) were all fresh, well cared for, and delicous. One minor complaint is they have no beer list, and when I inquired as to what was on tap, the guy just told me "a bunch of stuff just look at the tap handles" the problem being that I could not see the tap handles well since I did not have my glasses handy. A printed beer menu is always nice when a place has 20-30 taps of quality beer on. Anyway besides that one minor caveat this place is highly recommended...
07-06-2006 23:38:28 | More by francisweizen
4/5 rDev -1.5%
After a long, LONG day touring Seattle, we finished by going to the Smith Tower to enjoy the outstanding historic ambience and great views, then we stumbled out into the street and into the first available open door for sustenance and brew. I hadn't even checked out the BA beer bar ratings, and just by great good fortune happened upon this gem of a place.
When we first came in (about 6 pm Monday) the music was overly raucous, but it toned down. We had a booth in the back, our server was quite attentive and quick enough. It's a pleasant if not extraordinary ambience. The beer list (to my great surprise and please) *was* truly extraordinary. Twenty good offerings on tap, and I don't remember seeing a fart in the carload. I was offered a Boundary Bay DIPA - I never looked back. We also ordered a humus appetizer plate, which was very tasty, if small. We were given a break on the price of beers, whether by accident or on purpose I don't know, but I was only charged $4 for what probably should have been a $5 DIPA.
This establishment is recommended. I hope to make it back.
06-12-2007 17:10:21 | More by dickroop
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.
12-27-2010 19:31:58 | More by sholland119
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.
12-18-2010 01:59:16 | More by joedon
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.
02-21-2014 07:46:03 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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.
03-11-2009 01:00:04 | More by bosco7
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
06-01-2012 14:18:12 | More by tokyofatts
Collins Pub in Seattle, WA
91 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.