Bottleworks

BottleworksBottleworks
BA SCORE
4.43/5
169 Ratings
BottleworksBottleworks
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Beer-to-go

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

(206) 633-2437 | map
bottleworks.com

Notes:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
114
Ratings:
169
pDev:
11.51%
 
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Place Reviews | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 169 |  Reviews: 114
Reviews by Fluffheady:
Photo of Fluffheady
4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

This is a cool bottle shop with a great selection. They get a lot of special things in, and they do collaborations with local breweries and put them on draft at the store. There’s a nice long communal table to enjoy one of their rare tap beers. Their anniversary beer was absolutely outstanding. This bottle shop is older than and owned by the same people who own Brouwer’s.

 378 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of Radcpa
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.

 173 characters

Photo of mattmarka1
4.82/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

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

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

Photo of mactrail
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.

 1,067 characters

Photo of Erik-P
4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.61/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

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

Photo of Sparky44
4.32/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.09/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

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

Photo of von_kaiser
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!

 550 characters

Photo of JamLand
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.

 762 characters

Photo of EdwardAbbey
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.

 671 characters

Photo of BMMillsy
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.

 338 characters

Photo of Mehinaman
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

 174 characters

Photo of Kylo76
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of greg4579
4.97/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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

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

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

Photo of eawolff99
4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Hendrick24
4.23/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of kamikazeokami
3.79/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.25 | selection: 4.75

Great selection of beers. Naturally lots of fremont brewing stuff. However, the guy working the counter (was wearing glasses) was terribly dismissive and just not a pleasure to speak to.

 186 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Bottleworks in Seattle, WA
Place rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 169 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.