Elysian Fields

Elysian FieldsElysian Fields
Elysian FieldsElysian Fields
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

542 First Avenue South
Seattle, Washington, 98104
United States

(206) 382-4498 | map

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Ratings by yancot:
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Rated by yancot from Canada (ON)

3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Jan 01, 2015
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Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

3.88/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75
Visited with Fitz before a Seattle/Houston baseball game. Place was relatively crowded and thinned as folks headed to the ballpark. Sat at the bar.

V - A big open concrete space with some areas loosely divided to allow parties, etc. A place they probably hose down at the end of the night when necessary. 3.5

Q - Proper and clean glassware. No complaints. 4.25

Ser - Slow and our first bartender had little knowledge of the beer. Others had more. And of course I ordered a beer off the menu that they no longer had available. 3.75

Sel - Fine but lacking a little in variety. I don't care how warm it is you need to have some heavier beers on tap. 3.75
Sep 25, 2019
Rated: 3.44 by Matt23 from Virginia

Feb 21, 2019
Rated: 3.93 by Needmorebeer312 from Washington

Jun 18, 2017
Rated: 1 by psoriasaurus from Thailand

Feb 25, 2017
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Reviewed by DoubleJ from Wisconsin

3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
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.
Jun 19, 2016
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Reviewed by IPA17 from New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
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.
May 03, 2016
Rated: 3.8 by kristinc from Canada (BC)

Nov 07, 2015
Rated: 4 by Sails_Ambassador from Washington

Jul 15, 2015
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
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.
Jun 18, 2015
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Rated by Hawkfish from Washington

3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3
Great place before Seahawks games.
May 10, 2015
Rated: 3.39 by bumchilly25 from Canada (BC)

May 10, 2015
Rated: 4.29 by bonercityUSA from Texas

Mar 22, 2015
Rated: 4.06 by richj1970 from Alabama

Jan 04, 2015
Rated: 4.1 by SDRedDevil from California

Dec 14, 2014
Rated: 4 by TheBungyo from Washington

Dec 13, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Anaxagoris from Washington

Dec 03, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by oldsailor from Connecticut

Dec 03, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by LouZ from Washington

Nov 25, 2014
Rated: 4 by mr-jj from Washington

Nov 14, 2014
Rated: 3.84 by efsulliv

Nov 08, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by roan22 from New Jersey

Oct 24, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by HoppySeb from Washington

Sep 18, 2014
Rated: 4.4 by kmahe from Washington

Sep 12, 2014
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Rated by mabermud from Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
Right next to CenturyLink and Safeco Fields. Good food and beer. Modern compared to the Capitol Hill location.
Sep 10, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by muskiesman from New Jersey

Aug 22, 2014
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
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).
Aug 16, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by cherche from Washington

Jul 18, 2014
Rated: 4 by strongaf from Washington

Jul 10, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Lorianneb from New Jersey

Jul 05, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by spark3148857 from Ohio

Jun 07, 2014
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Reviewed by Sound_Explorer from Washington

3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75
Crazy place on game days as one might imagine but is a great spot to eat and drink in the Downtown Seattle area. They keep the standards you see on tap in the area as well as specialties you can find only here. Beer list is 5 pages long so take your time and try some of the more unique listings. They have a full bar too but who needs booze when there is beer? Food is good but a little pricey. Go early if you go on the weekends or like I said earlier on Sounders or Seahawks games. Enjoy the mayhem and fun.
Jan 05, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by TaborTime from Oregon

Dec 14, 2013
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Reviewed by BMMillsy from Florida

3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5
Stopped in here when I was in Seattle for a conference. Neat ambiance, HUGE place, and a great selection of Elysian brews. Got a bunch of brews, 4 or 5, on cask and on tap. There was a nice variety from stouts to IPAs and other things. Food was solid enough and prices--while not cheap--weren’t completely outrageous. Decent service. Recommended, especially for game time.
Nov 22, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by jaydoc from Kansas

Oct 12, 2013
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Reviewed by Scotchboy from Idaho

4/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
Visited 7/23 following the Yankees/Mariners game.

A: Nice, upper-scale feel, more like a restaurant than a pub or brew pub. Large seating area, big oblong bar area, plenty of seating, nice tables and chairs.

Q: Quality seemed good in my opinion, beer and food seemed just fine.

Service: Meh. Not horrible, not anything worth writing home about. The waitress was aloof, yes, but also busy serving a section in the bar that was full of post-game baseball fans. I'll cut her some slack. The bus boy filling water was always pretty close by.

Selection: Pretty darn good, almost all of their regulars were on tap (The Immortal, Jasmine, Mens Room, Perseus, etc., plus Dragonstooth) plus 7 or so one-offs and experimental brews that I've never heard of. I selected a a tropical-fruit-forward IPA that was recommended (the name escapes me now) and it was decent.

Food: Looked like a pretty standard selection, and I was disappointed by the lack of seafood considering how close to salt-water we were. However the mussels in red curry sauce were very good.

Prices seemed reasonable, especially for Seattle. A big gripe I had was the lack of Elysian stuff for sale (growlers, glasses, etc.). I definitely would have bought some stuff if there had been an option for it.

A treat to find this place open for business after the game. Overall, I would go back and try it again, and I would recommend it if people are down in the Stadium district of Seattle.
Jul 30, 2012
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Reviewed by 2beerdogs from California

3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5
Overall, I liked this place. Even the aloof waitress, probably taking long breaks turn edit her tome of the modern decline of something....was randomly informative, and present. Hey, it's Seattle. The Perseus Porter stood out for me. Quite nice. A good mouth feel, not to heavy, not too light, almost just right. Not going for a session here though, just one or two. My wife and I had a burger-good, along with some fries- decent, but honestly nothing jumped out as memorable about our selections. Next time, maybe I'll ask for a recommendation to give them a fair shake. When I come back to Seattle, I'll definitely give Elysian another shot.
Jan 14, 2012
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Reviewed by MexicanSkittel from California

4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | food: 4
Disclaimer right off the bat, we visited the Monday after a Seahawk game, so that is why the lower score for selection.
We had a great time and can't wait to get back.
Huge spacious inviting and CLEAN establishment.
We caught happy hour and were greeted as we approached the bar. We bellied up and the bartender explained the lack of selection from the previous days game.
We had four or five beers a piece, were offered a taste of anything. I asked what the Hubris was and aside from my detailed description a taster 3-4oz pour came along with it.
Food was great, nothing over the top, but fresh bright flavors well prepared. Every bartender and good runner was helpful, nice, offering of assistance.
All in all. Great job Elysian Fields. Keep it up!
Sep 28, 2011
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Reviewed by DaftCaskBC from Canada (BC)

4.08/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4
Atmosphere: Quite upscale for a brew pub. The place seems new and is nicely decorated. Situated close to Safeco and Quest Fields for a perfect place to meet friends before the game.

Quality: Good beers and the food was also of good quality.

Service: The service could have been a bit better, in terms of attentiveness, as there was a large amount of staff working all things considered.

Selection: Good selection of beer and food.

Food: What was expected, nothing too exotic on the menu. Typical pub fare.

Value: Decent value, nothing to complain or rave about.
Jul 19, 2011
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Reviewed by dirtylou from Washington

4/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
massive joint, adjacent to Quest Field and a short walk from Pioneer Square and/or Safeco field

small outdoor seating area, huge expansive interior with a fair amount of tv's.

full food menu, though we didnt eat or even peruse the menu.

there were quite a number of elysian taps - many of the standards and then probably 8-10 additional specialty beers. the quality is about what you would expect from this established brewery though the service is certainly more geared to the downtown and transient crowd rather than the beer community.

still, no complaints, and far superior to Pyramid if you're looking for a brewery in stadium region.
Jul 11, 2011
Elysian Fields in Seattle, WA
Brewery rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 32 ratings