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Elysian Fields

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BEER AVG
3.84/5
Elysian FieldsElysian Fields
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

542 First Avenue South
Seattle, Washington, 98104
United States

(206) 382-4498 | map
www.elysianbrewing.com

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Added by Knuckles on 09-02-2006

BEER STATS
Beers:
12
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
28
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
90
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
65
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
6.73%
 
 
Taps:
20
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews by RoryGilmore:
Photo of RoryGilmore
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Elysian Fields is located withing a very short walk of Seattle's football and baseball fields.

Finally stopped in a few weeks ago for happy hour. I went in with low expectations - I was expecting to see a cavernous building with annoying, over the top sports bar atmosphere.

Upon arriving on a Friday evening, my concerns about the mammoth size were quickly put at ease. Yes, this place is big enough to handle the sporting event crowds, but the bar area is smartly laid out so that when you visit during a non-sporting time you don't feel like you're the only one in the place. On this visit, I sat at a table in the bar area which had a very lively atmosphere (and surprisingly light on the sports decor), while the rest of the brewpub was in silence.

I sampled a few of Elysian's offerings, and have no complaints of the quality other than my stout was served too cold.

The selection was very solid, with all of Elysian's standards and some of Elysian's more obscure brews. Of course, there were two taps dedicated to BMC to appease the football crowd. But with over 10 taps dedicated to their own beer, plenty of selection to please the beer geek too.

Service in bar area was good, with table service in addition to the bartender. My server was quick, attentive, and friendly in that Olive Garden sort of way.

I really was impressed with the happy hour food. Small portions, cheap, and really tasty. Of the three items ordered, all were delicious and very nicely plated.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DoubleJ
3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

There is no shortage of watering holes around Safeco Field and Centurylink Field, so Elysian Fields fits naturally within the neighborhood. It's huge, like a large beer hall, and there's a large oval bar where much of the action takes place. I had make it around 11pm, not too long before closing, so while I wouldn't have an opportunity at tasty food, I could see if I could drink a few Elysin beer's that I can't get in Southern California. Also, most of the chairs were stacked on the tables, so naturally the bar was calling my name. It wasn't as exciting I thought it would be for postgame, though I still enjoyed my time.

16 different house beers pouring from the taps, plus an additional 15 bottle selections. Several house IPA's flowing, mailbock, red ale, lemon saison, barrel aged barleywine, and porter along the Elysian selection, while Duchess de Bourgogne, Duvel, and Aventinus could be bought from the bottle. As I learned from Henry's Tavern pre-Mariner's game, plastic cups appear to be the vessel of choice on game day, making service a little quicker, but hurting the aesthetics.

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Photo of porter17
3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

The place was packed for the first Mariners game of the season, but there was a good feel in the place and it's a very large with a number of seating areas and places to stand, so it wasn't uncomfortable. My wife and I found a table in the back room where you were allowed to have drinks without eating. They don't do samplers on game nights, unfortunately. The beers were good and overall we enjoyed ourselves. However, they were out of many beers that were listed as being available, were not available and so I could not get a couple of the beers that I would have really wanted to try. Other than that, worth the stop if you're in the area.

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Photo of kristinc
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Sails_Ambassador
4/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of flagmantho
3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

I went to Elysian Fields again the other day to see what interesting beers they have available and to relax after work. It was my first trip to the location not either immediately before or after a sporting event; as this place is just a few hundred feet from Seahawks Stadium, you can imagine how busy it gets on those days.

Overall the location is pretty sizeable, with a big oval central bar that has copious seating. There were around 20 taps, including both Elysian staples as well as rotating and seasonal beers; I really appreciate the variety. Service was a bit slow, considering the relatively low volume of people in the place, but the staff were friendly and helpful -- and I wasn't in any hurry.

This place is definitely worth a stop. They make some interesting beers at Elysian, and this location seems to have their biggest selection.

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Photo of Hawkfish
3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Great place before Seahawks games.

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Photo of bumchilly25
3.39/5  rDev -15.5%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5

Photo of bonercityUSA
4.29/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of richj1970
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of yancot
3.65/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of TheBungyo
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Anaxagoris
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of oldsailor
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of LouZ
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of mr-jj
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of efsulliv
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of roan22
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of HoppySeb
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of kmahe
4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of mabermud
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Right next to CenturyLink and Safeco Fields. Good food and beer. Modern compared to the Capitol Hill location.

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Photo of muskiesman
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of snaotheus
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Went for dinner last Saturday and lunch last Sunday before the White Sox games.

Vastly preferable to Pyramid (which is closer to the ballpark). Bigger selection of better beers at comparable prices. Smaller selection of better food at comparable prices.

Prices are reasonable (for close-to-stadium joints). Beer is good-to-great. Food is good. Service is pretty good. Location is a walk from the ballpark (practically in the football stadium parking lot, though).

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Photo of cherche
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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Elysian Fields in Seattle, WA
90 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.
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