Full Throttle Bottles

Store

5909 Airport Way S
Seattle, Washington, 98108-2714
United States

(206) 763-2079 | map
fullthrottlebottles.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.29
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
49
pDev:
10.49%
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Mister_Faucher from Washington

4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

A decent sized bottle shop located in Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood. Both the interior and the exterior are a little run down but it fits for the age of the building.

While the interior is rather mundane, the selection is rather impressive. Local, regional and national craft beers, as well as imports, both bottles and cans. Twelve taps for pint and growler fills are available. They also carry a large selection of cider, wines and meads.

A little on the pricey side but everything is fresh and as I said the selection is pretty jaw dropping.

Friendly service that will definitely make some great recommendations if your looking for something you haven't had.

If you love craft beers and find yourself in Georgetown it's a must go. Easily the best bottle shop in south Seattle.

Feb 07, 2020
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Taybeh from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Nice little place just off I-5 and not far from SeaTac, surrounded by funky little shops and restaurants...it fits the neighborhood. Stopped in on a Sunday afternoon, after a visit to the Mueseum of Flight with my 5 year old... it wasn't too busy...walked out with a nice mix of sours and IPA bombers. The guy at the counter was friendly and happy to make some recommendations... Good selection of WA and OR offerings, as well as CA stuff that is harder to get. Their singles fridge was okay (though I was sad to see the Firestone Walker offerings were over 3 months old). No growler fill or sipping while you shop, which is a feature of some places in the PNW that I love.

Edit, 2019: Returned 3 years later, nice remodel (a little cleaner and less cluttered than I remembered it, but still a good fit for the neighborhood) and still really friendly and helpful. And sipped some fantastic offerings while I browsed. But had to leave the (now) 8 year old with his Auntie, b/c now it is 21+, a feature of the PNW scene that doesn’t work well for me.

Feb 01, 2016
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Mehinaman from Washington

4.68/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Really awesome beer shop in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle. As with any good beer shop they have plenty of single bottles and cans you can buy. The staff are ultra friendly as well

Dec 10, 2015
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DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

My Seattle friend recommended this place for all of my bottled beer needs. It sure delivered! It is small and terribly full of beer. Bottles everywhere! Finding so many Northwest beers was like paradise for this East Coaster: Justice Brewing, Burnside, Hub, Alaskan, Fremont, Airways, Harvester, Crux Fermentation, Diamond Knot, Silver City, Fish Brewing, Pelican, Black Diamond, Gigantic Brewing… and so on.

This is not your typical Stone-and-Sierra bottle shop! I found some good stuff, like Pelican Mother of All Storms. Several barrel-aged brews around, including Lost Abbey Deliverance, Black Xantus and North Coast 20th Anniversary. Prices are high- 20 dollars for Deliverance?? But the variety and customer service (the guy working there during my visit knew his stuff and was ready to recommend good beers) make up for it. Will return, no doubt.

Mar 19, 2014
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BVukelich from Washington

4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

Stopped by for the first time today. It was about 1pm on a Friday and parking was kind of a pain. The store comes across a little cluttered...half wine, half beer. The sales lady (owner) was super helpful but not annoying in anyway. I was looking for something different and found a "just in" brown ale from Baranof Island Brewing in AK. $10 for a 22oz. She said her husband went to high school with the founder or something and they were the ONLY store in the state with the new brew. Score! I drink and review immediately. Overall the store serves its neighborhood well. Worth the stop if you are half way between Seattle and Federal Way. They don't fill growlers.

Nov 09, 2013
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Smurf2055 from Washington

4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

A bit pricey and inconvenient to get to, but the owner is nice, and the facebook site does a good job keeping updated. You can get the rare beers here. Overall though, it’s nothing you can’t find at one of the other Seattle bottleshops, and it’s usually a bit more pricey. I still shop here on occasion.

May 30, 2013
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kemoarps from Washington

4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

I've been to this place a couple of times now, when I've been in the city. Somewhat out of the way, in what strikes me as a recently reclaimed industrial area in the south city. It's not that large, but the atmosphere is what I like in a bottle shop: beer, beer related things and beer (along with some wine/cider/other alcohol stuff) all with a... lived in? kind of feel? That's not the exact words Im looking for, but you can probably get the idea. Not some sprawling soulless STORE (heaven forbid!!), but a smaller space, lots of wood, beer taking up almost all of the space, with character and shit. Found a number of really good stuff that I hadn't come across elsewhere (wasn't SCOURING the city, but have looked at other stuff as well), the owner I believe (who has been there both times I've been in), offered us help if we needed it, but was not overly pushy. We looked by ourselves and picked some stuff out, then asked her advice/opinions on a couple of things, and she clearly was a beer person who had a store, not just a business person who just happened to sell beer. A little more expensive for some of the items, but I've found that to be true at most of the bottle shops I've been to in the city, and besides: i'd rather pay a little more for something I want than not have access to it at all.

Apr 14, 2013
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woemad from Washington

3.86/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Checked this place out after grabbing lunch at Jules Mae last fall.

Bottles, bottles, everywhere! In coolers, in boxes, on top of boxes. One gets the impression there's not a lot of storage space in the back, so it all goes on the salesroom floor!

Selection is good, not great for the area. There were a number of beers I can't get in Spokane, but would not be out of place at Bottleworks. Still, if I lived in the neighborhood it'd be my go-to place.

One employee on duty, was friendly and looked up things I couldn't find (none of which they had at the moment).

A nice bottleshop that would draw rave reviews where I live, but is simply good without being great in Seattle.

Mar 09, 2013
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Hopmodium from Washington

3.17/5  rDev -26.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25

Stopped by while in the area visiting the oldest pub in Seattle, was not impressed by the staff, their knowledge, their selection or much of anything. It is a bottle shop where there are no other bottle shops, that is what allows this place to thrive. Perhaps I am spoiled by The Beer Junction but I do not consider myself a beer snob or particularly particular when it comes to what I want or expect from a bottle shop but there is little to be desired from this joint, skip it unless you have nowhere else to pick up craft beer in S. Seattle.

Mar 09, 2013
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mfavoino from Washington

4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Been here a few times and think I can give a fair assessment.

Atmosphere: Has a gritty feel to it that I appreciate. Never have felt rushed or uncomfortable. Good beer talk with the staff on a couple of occasions.

Quality: Tend to have a very solid local and more generally West Coast beers. Always new stuff to take a look at. Some rarities from time to time that they send emails about to let people on their distribution list know about.

Service: In general, friendly staff that is helpful for recommendations and knowledgable about their products. Had one experience where an employee told information about a bottle limit that conflicted with their email blast.

Selection: Very good compared to most stores in the area. There is almost always some new stuff in the store.

Value: A wee bit more pricey than some of the other shops in the area, but usually fair.

Mar 01, 2012
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jpbebeau from Washington

4.64/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I've been able to stop at Full Throttle a few times, as it wasn't that out of the way on my commute home from work in the past.

One recent stop was to pick up my first bottle of Pliny the Elder, which they'd tweeted about that day. I'm not sure if it was the same stop, but I snagged two Duvel tulips for $5 each, as all their glassware is $5.

A very nice selection of beer (and wine). They have a stamp program where $100 spent gets you 11% off your next purchase.

I haven't had the opportunity to hit all the bottle shops in the area, but I do really like FTB's service, selection, and atmosphere. Copious tantalizing updates via Twitter and Facebook don't hurt, either.

Dec 01, 2011
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DaftCaskBC from Canada (BC)

4.64/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Full Throttle Bottles is located in the historical area of Georgetown in South Seattle near the Boeing airfields. It is a cozy beer store that also offers wines.

They offer a number of hard to fine beers such as Parabola and Pliny the Elder (from time to time). Staff is friendly and knowledgeable and offer advice on how Canadian travelers such as myself can maximize their limit of alcohol to take back home.

I always visit this place whenever I make a trip to Seattle, and have yet to be disappointed. It is better than the vast majority of stores in British Columbia.

Sep 27, 2011
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beerandcycling88 from Washington

4.58/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Stopped in here this afternoon and I was impressed.

The selection was excellent with a large amount of NW beers including a few hard to find ones like Parabola. They also had a large selection of wines, ciders and meads.

The staff was friendly and they seemed knowledgeable.

The prices seemed about average, nothing seemed really pricy or really cheap.

Overall I really liked this place, they had an excellent selection, friendly knowledgeable staff and reasonable prices. Next time I'm in the area I am going to stop in.

Aug 21, 2011
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dirtylou from New York

4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

stopped through after a recent visit to nearby schooner exact...

located on a beaten up stretch of road that seemed to have some other interesting spots - damned construction. dark cozy interior, lots of cooler space.

service was friendly - stamp cards, discounts, etc.

seattle is blessed with a lot of really impressive bottleshops, and while this spot is certainly included, its hard for me to hold in the same class as bottleworks, 99 bottles, chucks, special brews, etc.

selection was solid but at times a bit spendy - all the russian river releases, stone, boulevard, your standard smorgasbord of washington locals.

if in the area, knock this place out, but for those in the city, likely not worth the journey

Aug 20, 2011
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bb8189 from Ohio

4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

I made it out to Seattle about 3 months ago and just now thought to review this location.
I scouted it out due to it proximity to the airport so that I could pick up a few bottles to pack away in my suitcase.

As a midwesterner, I was blown away by the amount of west coast beers - obviously FTB would not be unique in this regard - but I was nonetheless impressed with their selection.

I loaded up as much RR and Lost Abbey as I could squeeze into my suitcase.

The thing that stands out in my mind from this visit was how the lady who was working there tore the store apart looking for the last bottle of LA BA Angel's Share. Her PC said she had one left and damnit, she was going to find it for me. I certainly appreciated her effort.

I have nothing to compare it to in the area, but if I find myself back out that way, I will definitely stop back in.

Jul 23, 2011
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megahurts4 from Louisiana

4.94/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

After reading the reviews on here, I decided this needed to be the place to stop. It also happened to be closer to get to from my hotel. I arrived right at opening on a saturday. I was a little curious on my first step in. The place is rather dark for a store, but not dark enough to hinder movement. There were two employees and myself. I was greeted as soon as the door was opened. After doing a quick walk around, I was offered assistance. I immediately asked about Pliny the Elder. That has been my top sought after brew for a while. It isn't' available near me. I was then told there is a limit 1 per customer. That was fine, as I can understand due to limited quantities.

I was asked where I'm from, and I explained why I was looking for certain brews. They immediately showed me everything rare and unavailable to me normally. If you happen to know me, I have a weakness for beer as such and I think I bought every brew shown to me. The brews I had purchased made me ecstatic. They have a great selection of great brews. They went out of their way to make sure I knew everything they had.

It was an exhilarating experience, and I may return if possible before my trip is over.

May 07, 2011
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spankdog42 from Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +8.4%

In Seattle on business. Found 'Full Throttle Bottles' on BA as what appeared to be a good place to pick up some beer.

Walk in and the place is a little smaller than I expected. However, almost of all their beer is refrigerated. BIG plus. Browsed the selection, found a couple of locals that I was looking for. Nice selection of some good bottles. Most of the beers could be sold as singles. Happy with the trip.

As I am at the register, I asked the woman working if they have any PtE by chance that I might have missed. Another woman who appeared to enter the store after me (either a friend of the cashier or an employee I would guess) says that I can have her bottle that is in back. It is the last bottle they have. She tells me not to worry as they get it regularly and since I was just in town for a few days for business, it would be cool. Just awesome! I completely recommend stopping by here as the selection is good and the service is great.

Jan 28, 2011
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jdgesus from Washington

5/5  rDev +16.6%

one of my routes around town took me by here, and i had yet to stop in, even tho, beer is one of my favorite things in the world.

so, finally dropped in, and the owner immediately said i should just bring my bike inside, instead of locking it up outside.
LOVE THAT. and i was on my "sports car" bike this day, so that made it more the better.

once in, the selection was really good... especially full of local seattle and PNW brews, which i whole heartedly stand behind -- i support local as much as i can.

i've been coming in daily ever since my first visit.

intelligent staff (much better then friendly, trust me.)

Jan 21, 2011
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sholland119 from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

My first stop on a beer run during a business trip to Seattle, this was also my best one.

Full Throttle is located very close to Sea-Tac airport in an industrial area. My GPS sent me a block the wrong way but I was able to recover without too much trouble. The store has a hispterish feel to it. Hardwood floors, very open and a good size retail area. Most of the stuff is in one of the many coolers around the right hand side of the store. Overflow stock is actually located in boxes which are stacked and scattered all over the floor. No idea how they find stuff...

Great selection of local and regional favorites. I was able to grab a couple of cases of Washington and Oregon locals to ship home, along with some Midnight Sun selections. They had a nice selectin of Cali stuff as well but nothing I can not get locally.

Service was very friendly and helpful. I was glad I stopped, glad I got as much as I did on this first stop, as I had some disappointments on the way. Great stop.

Dec 27, 2010
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beer2day from North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +1.4%

On the way into Seattle from SeaTac, right off I-5 just north of Boeing Field. Just up the street from 9-lb Hammer.

Lots of parking in the back. Street parking definitely limited.

For an out-of-towner, the selection was very nice and inviting. Most of the beers I was looking for were here, including many from California. Prices did seem a little on the high side, but not totally out of line for other stores I visited.

Service was pretty good, considering. Only one person was working and the store was relatively crowded. She made a good effort in checking with everyone and did seem to know her stuff.

Lots of cider, if that's your thing. It's not mine.

Not much warm beer, if that's an issue. Way more bombers and singles than sixers as well.

Overall, I'll stop in on my next visit.

Nov 05, 2010
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BillHilly from Washington

4.15/5  rDev -3.3%

Decent selection, a bit limited on total variety, but they definitely have a full spectrum of beers overall. They have the high end Trappistes, local beers, excellent selection of organic.

Service is outstanding, very nice lady was working there when I was there...she really knows her stuff. They have a mailing list for beer tasting and industry news - optional of course. And they will even track the beers you have bought for you.

A little bit pricey on some beers and reasonable on others. Really depends on the beer.

The store is right by Boeing field in a cool part of South Downtown. Parking is a pain out front, so go in back.

Oct 23, 2010
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crpSeattle from Washington

4.35/5  rDev +1.4%

The items they carry are veryGood -high quality, don't come looking for Keystone Light.

The service is very good, my only complaint is that the 2 people whom I have service me have had a bit of "I know what I am talking about, you the customer do not". Not enough to keep me away but enough for me to notice.

Selection is quite wide yet at the same time they don't carry certain brands , like RedHook.

Very few bottles under $2, so be prepared to spend money. But IMHO, it will be worth it.

Oct 05, 2010
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barleywinefiend from Washington

4/5  rDev -6.8%

Q: Quality is good. Did not find any out dated stuff as I checked out the selection. No bad beer here, mostly craft and some wine as well.

S: Good, I was helped as I walked in and and around and the guy at the register was nice and helpful too

S: I did not find anything out of the ordinary. Really hard to find anything that had a wow factor. A very common selection. No big beers like Abyss, BBXII. I really think the list on the website is outdated is misleading. Lot of WA crafy, same Avery stuff, Left Hand, plenty of Oregon stuff and a share of Victory, ST, spotted a Lost Abbey and some Older Viscosity at nearly $19!!! Some belgians and euro brews too.

P: Pricey on almost everything

Jul 12, 2010
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vince4953529 from California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Stopped here during my spring break road trip from So Cal. to Vancouver, BC. This store is located at the south side of an industrial yet hipster-felt area of Seattle.

Selection is impeccable, with just about everything that's distributed in Washington. Diamond Knot, Boundary Bay, Roslyn, Iron Horse, Dick's... all the ones that you can only dream of outside of the state of WA.

Service is great, the lady at the counter chatted with me a bit since I'm from out of state. Very friendly the helpful.

This is a great shop in a very beautiful city and I'll go back next time if I'm in the Emerald City again (which probably will be a long time from now).

Apr 12, 2010
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GJ40 from North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev -3.3%

I've stopped by several times while in Seattle on business. Full Throttle is in an old industrial area on the north side of Boeing Field. They sell beer, wine and related products such as beer glasses.

They have a decent selection of Northwest and west coast beers as well as some Belgians and other Europeans. Most of it is refrigerated. They have space to carry a lot more but maybe they need to develop a bigger customer base to support that. Erika, the owner, is very helpful and really cares about her customers.

Full Throttle is a good store and worth a stop if you're in the area.

Jan 21, 2010
Full Throttle Bottles in Seattle, WA
Place rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 49 ratings