Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
Active Beers: 34
Beer Ratings: 1,283
Beer Avg: 3.62
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Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by czechsaaz:
3.68/5 rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $
The main entrance is through the brewery and the first thing you'll see is the mash tun, brewkettle and fermentors. The entrance to the bar is through a door to the left and there's a dining room with a glass wall looking into the brewery. But the brewhouse and the pub are basically kept seperate. There's also a smallish patio off the main dining room. A few style points for the couches in the main room.
Hale's beers do a perfectly good job of pleasing the masses. I find them solid and drinkable but never awe-inspiring. I feel kind of the same way about the food. The pulled pork sandwich is really good, but any number of Bar-b-que spots in Seattle do it better. The burgers, same thing. Good but if I'm craving a great burger, I won't think of them.
I don't want to sound negative because I think the place is fine. But so are lots of brewpubs around the country.
10-11-2005 03:07:13 | More by czechsaaz
More User Reviews:
3.93/5 rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I've been to Hale's numerous times over the years, but most recently spent the playoffs getting brunch and pre-funking here. Go Hawks!
I really like the atmosphere of the bar area; dark wood, a clean environment that is somehow also a little bit too-close and dank, and a couple of TVs but without that sports-bar vibe. Service has been quite good, with knowledgeable and friendly staff who know their beer and are up for a chat. They have at least a dozen taps with one beer on cask at all times and at least another on nitro; there's usually something I want there.
I'm not a huge fan of all of Hale's beers, but there are always a couple in there range that I enjoy and can get. The smoked porter I had with my eggs and biscuits paired really well; I'll definitely be back for this combo. Overall, I really like the place.
02-08-2014 01:59:34 | More by flagmantho
Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub in Seattle, WA
85 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.