Bottleworks

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Bar, Beer-to-go

1710 N 45th St
Ste 3
Seattle, Washington, 98103-6855
United States

(206) 633-2437 | map
bottleworks.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.43
Reviews:
114
Ratings:
171
pDev:
11.51%
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Reviews by Beerandraiderfan:
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Beerandraiderfan from Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -21%

Wow, I've never disagreed with a beerfly grade so much. This place is extremely dark. Yeah, I don't want 150W light bulbs right over the beer, but damn, if there ever was a 'goth' beer shop, this has to be the place. Really dark, everyone seems to be sad and kept to themselves inside, some horrible shitty metal music like those kids would listen to in 8th grade was playing as well. Yeah dude, Rage Against The Three Tier Distribution Machine or something. . .

Selection, well, I made the trip up, stopping in Bend, Portland, Olympia and Federal Way. I spent tons of $ everywhere else. Here, about $15. They just didn't have much that was unique. Sure, the kegs were neat, but I wasn't really eager to listen to someone argue how awesome King Diamond or Stryper is/was. Nobody was a jerk or anything, they just all seemed like someone humped their GF or kicked their dog. And it was a sunny day, in Seattle no less!

Prices were about 10-15% higher than the rest of the PacNW it seemed as well. This place just doesn't deserve an A+. Its worthy and all, but not that worthy. Shitty parking too.

Sep 23, 2010
More User Reviews:
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psoriasaurus from England

4.2/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Aug 07, 2019
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kemoarps from Washington

4.27/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Nov 13, 2018
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SSGCujo from Wisconsin

4.04/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Sep 24, 2018
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Radcpa from Washington

4.16/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

For a small establishment this has a very nice variety and selection of high end beers. The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. The seating areas are small and dark.

Jun 20, 2017
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mattmarka1 from Minnesota

4.82/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Jun 16, 2017
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Mister_Faucher from Washington

4.23/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Mar 03, 2017
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mactrail from Washington

4.05/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Great variety of beers, though other places have different varieties of Northwest beers not found here. However there are many single cans and 12 oz bottles available so it's great for sampling new beers. They have a lot of sours, barrel aged, and other exotics. Also a lot of German and Belgian bottles. Price and selection are for the high end.

Everything is refrigerated, which is a big plus given the many rare and expensive bottles that are unaccountably left on warm shelves at so many places. I haven't tried the tap offerings but the last few times I've been there I would have tasted virtually everything, except for the long day already and another two hour drive ahead. But it's the place I stock up if I haven't been to Washington for while.

My main complaint is they take the light vs. beer issue to an extreme and the place is so dim you feel like a few candles would be in order. I scan the coolers for brands and then have to open the doors and often pull bottles out to get an angle where I can read the beer name or brewery. But very atmospheric.

Jul 15, 2016
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Erik-P from Canada

4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

May 27, 2016
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StoutSnob40 from California

4.61/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Apr 27, 2016
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dddddddd from Washington

4.65/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Apr 18, 2016
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Sparky44 from Illinois

4.32/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Mar 05, 2016
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Texasfan549 from Texas

4.09/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Dec 14, 2015
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Beervana from Canada

4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Nov 15, 2015
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von_kaiser from Connecticut

4.65/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

first time out in seattle...first stop i visited. could have spent the whole day there. sat w/ the wife to have a few on tap selections. being the awesome woman she is, she blatantly noted we'd never have this type of selection at home (que to empy the wallet). had multiple conversations w/ staff and random customers...all very friendly and knowledgable. left w/ over a case of local goods and a smile. the wine store next door sells travel packaging kits so everything made it back to new england unscathed. no question this is a must stop!

Oct 14, 2015
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JamLand from District of Columbia

4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Bottleworks is one of, if not the most famous bottle shops in Seattle. As a visitor, it is the only bottle shop I would've known about before looking at reviews for places in Seattle. They had a great selection with good prices. The selection wasn't significantly better than most of the good shops in Seattle, but you can find some of their older anniversary beers available, which was pretty cool. My biggest complaint would be the size of the shop and the darkness of the store. It was often difficult to see into the cooler because of the lighting. Obviously, you don't want the shop lit up like Times Square, but I'm not certain they should be impairing visibility as much as they currently are doing. All in all, a must stop for any BA in the Seattle area.

Sep 28, 2015
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EdwardAbbey from Washington

4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

One of the premier shops in Seattle, without question. Yes, it's been overtaken, in some respects, by newer places, but it's still, and will always be, a gem of the local scene. Knowledgeable staff, a well-curated selection (of domestics, and, especially, of imports), special access to Rare Beer, a prodigious cellar (and the patience to keep it and hold beers back many years before putting them on the shelves), and the firm and clear policy to allow and even welcome the breaking up of 4- and 6-packs for single purchase, all truly help to distinguish it from the other bottle shops in town.

Truly, one of the grande dames of the entire Pacific Northwest beer scene.

Sep 11, 2015
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BMMillsy from Florida

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Nice little shop that fills growlers and has solid selection. Lots of west coast stuff, snagged some Helldorado while there, though I was hoping for a bit more. Granted, they did have a bottle of RR Deviation for $120 that was tempting me pretty hard. Nice service, and overall neat spot. I'm sure I'd be in plenty if I lived in the area.

Aug 17, 2015
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Mehinaman from Washington

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

One of my favorite beer shops in Seattle. Excellent selection of beers including some hard to find ones and the service has always been top notch every time I have been there

Jul 26, 2015
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Kylo76 from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Jul 06, 2015
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greg4579 from Pennsylvania

4.97/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Jun 10, 2015
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YamagamiTravis from Canada

4.37/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

May 31, 2015
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Anaxagoris from Washington

4.69/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

May 28, 2015
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mabermud from Washington

4.11/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

May 04, 2015
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eawolff99 from Minnesota

4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Feb 22, 2015
Bottleworks in Seattle, WA
Place rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 171 ratings