Tap House Grill

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BA SCORE
87
very good

33 Reviews
Tap House GrillTap House Grill
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

1506 6th Ave
Seattle, Washington, 98101-1706
United States

(206) 816-3314 | map
www.taphousegrill.com

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Added by morebeergood on 05-04-2008

PLACE STATS
Score:
87
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
52
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
9.5%
 
 
Taps:
160
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 33 | Ratings: 52
Reviews by kingcrowing:
Photo of kingcrowing
3.06/5  rDev -19.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

160 taps, it's a lot. That said a lot are fairly easy to find anywhere so there are only a handful to write home about, the first two iasked for were sold out but still on the menu, a bit disappointing but what can you do. They had damnation on the menu so that's always good.

Atmosphere is decent, baseball games on TV, decent music at a decent level, the bar is huge and its quite busy but no wait on a weekday evening. The bar seemed a bit under staffed so super wasn't super fast but the girl seemed pretty up to speed with what was on tap.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of mecmd
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of DoubleJ
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

I was a late arrival into Seattle, and after getting checked into my room around King Street at midnight, my list of places of a few pints were limited. Luckily, the Tap House Grill, located near the retail heart of the city, was open until 1am, even on a plain Wednesday night. You will find the entrance and the host's table with ease, but swirl down a flight of steps and then you can let your beer imagination start flowing.

The Tap House Grill is huge! It feels like a clean lounge with a very large, winding bar, tables on tables, and additional room which included pool tables. I imagine this place can crank people and money during major sporting events. Service could handle the pockets of people there during the late night, and the bartender did offer that I pick her brain for Northwest beer. Knowing very little about the Washington state scene, I fired several choices and hoped for the best.

There could be many firings of shots here, because there are taps and more taps. 160 taps, if you're looking for a rough number. On the menu, Washington state beers are given a special indication, and during happy hour, receive a discount. Variety is not a problem here, as beers from 21st Amendment, Ghostfish, MIkkeller, To Ol, Georgetown, Elysian, Rogue, Snoqualmie, Scuttlebutt, La Trappe, Petrus, Bellevue, and Firestone are among the representatives. It leans heavy on the West Coast, with a drizzle of Belgian mystique, plus a small rotating list.

The one negative is the questionable care of the beers. I do appreciate the usage of different glassware when the time calls for it, but my first two beers didn't taste right (or maybe they're rubbish in the first place, I don't know); astringent and faded hoppines,respectively. I'll choose more carefully next time. I will say that beer number three hit it right, so at least my boozing at Tap House Grill ended on a positive.

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Photo of John_Beeryman
3.1/5  rDev -18.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

Photo of safphoto
4.26/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of mwar
4.41/5  rDev +16.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Huge tap selection! Great place to try many different beers if you are from out of town. Great pub grub. Happy hour specials on food are a real value!

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Photo of WoostaBia
4.79/5  rDev +26.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Ajlvt
3.94/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Typical sports bar, modern but no real distinct character to it. It's on the basement level so maybe would have stayed longer if it was raining out rather than being a beautiful sunny day. The private room in the back with pool tables looked cool but there was a loud group of suits doing shots of jager in there. Large selection with some rotating local brews, nothing super unique but a solid selection nonetheless. Fish tacos were good.

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Photo of MickeyHops
3.98/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of TheBungyo
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Gsg114
2.8/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of flagmantho
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%

I visited the Tap House Grill for a beer after work yesterday. I've been here several times, and it's a convenient place with a great selection right in the middle of the downtown retail district.

The vibe of the place is very hotel-lounge; kind of a corporate attempt at trendy-but-warm. It doesn't bother me too much, and service was quick and friendly despite it being a relatively busy after-work hour.

160 taps means a huge selection. Most of the regular offerings are widely available, but it's nice to have them all in one place. 20 or so rotating taps have a pretty good selection of rare and interesting stuff, though. My only real issue is that it is a bit overpriced, though this may be due to location. $6.50 for a pint of non-rare or special brew is a bit steep, even for this neighborhood.

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Photo of efsulliv
3.64/5  rDev -4%

Photo of legalag11
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of gshak
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of otispdriftwood
4/5  rDev +5.5%

It's like a local version of Yard House with a large selection and a large space. The difference is that there are pool tables available for hourly rates. I didn't play but asked about them. And I agree with others that the service can be slow when crowded since there was only 1 bartender for both a large bar and dining room service. Only had the soup which was quite good. Bottom line - I wouldn't hesitate to go back next time I'm in Seattle.

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Photo of HoppySeb
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of muskiesman
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of MOVERTON1284
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Visited Seattle in 2010 and stopped here several times, it was across the street from my hotel. I remember a huge selection of beer, at the time I was a newb, but there was lots of Pacific NW beer represented. You can build your own flights, which was cool. I sampled several beers in my trips. The place is very large and the food is good from what I can remember. It is in a great location, so if you are close I would stop by

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Photo of dunix
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of tobelerone
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of cherche
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of TurdFurgison
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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Tap House Grill in Seattle, WA
3.79 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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