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Ram Restaurant & Brewery - Northgate

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Ram Restaurant & Brewery - NorthgateRam Restaurant & Brewery - Northgate
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Ram Restaurant & Brewery - NorthgateRam Restaurant & Brewery - Northgate

Type: Brewery, Eatery

401 NE Northgate Way
Northgate Mall
Seattle, Washington, 98125
United States

(206) 364-8000 | map

Sunday – Thursday 11am – 12am
Friday & Saturday 11am – 2am

Added by Idaho99 on 11-19-2007

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Zach122
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Stardusthotel83
4.15/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Good place, its a restaurant/brewery with multiple locations. Food is pretty good and they have good beers, always some on rotation plus the regulars. You can get growlers filled for a decent price. The ones ive been to all have a family side and bar side separately.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

I visited the Northgate Ram location yesterday and it was a pretty typical Ram experience. The place has more of a restaurant/sports bar vibe than that of a brewery, but it is clean and welcoming. Their beer offerings were 6 Ram standards plus 4 seasonal/rotating beers, 3 of which had been brewed at this specific location. The beer is pretty good, if not outstanding, and I would definitely recommend the 4 chalkboard beers over the standards.

As for food, I had the cuban sandwich and it was very good indeed. I could see myself returning here for dinner and a pint, but it's not really a destination brewery.

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Photo of Mehinaman
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

It's a typical chain restaurant. Not real different then TGI Fridays. The beers are so-so and so is the food

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Photo of italianstallion
3.46/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of TheBungyo
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Fitzpat4
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of John_M
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

So. The Ram restaurant at the Northgate Mall in North Seattle.

This place really looks like the protypical chain brewpub/sports bar I've seen many places. In fact, it really reminds me of the Fells Point DuClaw "brewpub." Anyways... As one walks in from the Mall parking lot, the first thing you notice is that the pub has very high ceilings with a nice size wrap around bar in the middle of place. There are 8 large flat screen TV's over the bar, all showing various sports channels. The pub is pretty good size and has very much your typical Chili's/TGIF feel to it. Atmospere is clearly not this place's strong suit, though there is nothing wrong with it. The day I was there the Ram had their standard 6 on tap with 4 seasonals. I got a sampler of the seasonals, all of which were decent if not exactly anything to get too excited about. The regular beers, from what I could tell, were not worth trying. They consisted of a blond, hefeweizen, pale ale, ipa, porter and something else. Pretty much exactly what you would expect at a place like this. The service was so-so, but I give the distracted waitress extra points for nipping my disappointment right in the bud. The Ram has a 6 beer sampler for $3, but it does not include the seasonals and you can't substitute. I most definitely did not want to just try the regular line-up, and was about to express my unhappiness, when the waitress beat me to the punch and just asked me if I wanted to try the seasonals. I said that's what I wanted, whereupon she poured all 4 gratis. Hard not to be impressed with that kind of service.

After running through the samplers I decided to get a half pint of the DIPA. The waiteress indicated they didn't do half pints, but that as it was happy hour (this was 3:00 on a Thursday), pints were only $3. So I just got a pint and drank what I could.

Overall, this was an OK place. However, you can do so much better in Seattle, so in all likelihood I won't be back. Nevertheless, if you're stuck at the mall with a girlfriend or wife (or boyfriend or husband), this would not be a bad place to kick back with a beer while she does her shopping.

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Ram Restaurant & Brewery - Northgate in Seattle, WA
Brewery rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 11 ratings
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