Elysian Fields

BEER AVG
3.83/5
Elysian FieldsElysian Fields
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

542 First Avenue South
Seattle, Washington, 98104
United States

(206) 382-4498 | map
elysianbrewing.com

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Added by Knuckles on 09-02-2006

BEER STATS
Beers:
12
Ratings:
32
Reviews:
21
PLACE STATS
Score:
89
Ratings:
67
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
6.77%
 
 
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 40
Reviews by goatgoat:
Photo of goatgoat
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Went to Elysian last night. Upscale atmosphere, a little fancy. But with friendly hipster servers. A good selection of Elysian brews supplemented by a few good taps and a fairly typical import heavy bottle list.
The Elysian brews were good. The Wise ESB got rave reviews around the table, followed by the Immortal IPA kegged as well as cask.
The food was upscale pub with pasta and salads. I had an excellent linguine dish. The menu definitely kept up with the general foodie culture of the area.

Tasty food, good in house brews, a little upscale.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Zach122
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of psoriasaurus
1/5  rDev -74.9%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1 | food: 1

Photo of DoubleJ
3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
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 IPA17
3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
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 -4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Sails_Ambassador
4/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of flagmantho
3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
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 -10.3%
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%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5

Photo of bonercityUSA
4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of richj1970
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of yancot
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of TheBungyo
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Anaxagoris
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of oldsailor
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of LouZ
4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of mr-jj
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of efsulliv
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of roan22
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of HoppySeb
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of kmahe
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of mabermud
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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 +12.8%

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Elysian Fields in Seattle, WA
3.83 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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