Full Throttle Bottles

BA SCORE
94
outstanding

47 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

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

(206) 763-2079 | map
fullthrottlebottles.com

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Added by mjtedin on 08-02-2008

PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Ratings:
47
Reviews:
29
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
6.54%
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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of cherche
2.5/5  rDev -41.6%

Photo of AdamSkylar
3.04/5  rDev -29%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Photo of Hopmodium
3.17/5  rDev -25.9%
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.

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Photo of woemad
3.86/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

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Photo of HoppySeb
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of barleywinefiend
4/5  rDev -6.5%

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

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Photo of strongaf
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

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Photo of Smurf2055
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

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Photo of MatthewWalters
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of BVukelich
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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Photo of dirtylou
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
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

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Photo of DucksFan16
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of BillHilly
4.15/5  rDev -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.

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Photo of GJ40
4.15/5  rDev -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.

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Photo of Donkster46
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of mfavoino
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of SeattleBoB76
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of BillRoth
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Taybeh
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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Photo of bb8189
4.28/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of LilMatrix
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%

A newish beer store located in Georgetown south of the city. Very nice selection and a super attentive and helpful staff. Their prices are about $0.50 -> $1 more than others in town but I like the fact that they are a small business and that I can help support them and the new upcoming neighborhood.

Their frequent buyer card program is very nice: a stamp for every $10; for 10 stamps u get %11 off your next purchase.

Beer Haul:

Pliny the Elder
Damnation
Oaked Yeti
Hair of the Dog - Fred & Adam
08.08.08 Vertical Epic
Dissident
Theobroma
Gulden Draak

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Photo of nkersten
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%

A good addition to bottle stores in Seattle. They have a great selection of current seasonal and regular beers, wine, mead and cider. It would be nice to see a cooler dedicated to aged or rare beers in the future.

Mostly American beers, with a cooler or two dedicated to Belgians and another couple to Europe. Lots of good glassware for sale too. Beers are labeled, as "pick of the month", or if they are awarded anything at a festival or magazine, which is helpful in trying something new, but the best way to find a good new beer is to ask whoever is working. On the multiple visits I have made, the staff has been very chatty and helpful. I don't think I have ever taken a beer home from this store and regretted it.

For me customer service is always more important then saving a couple dollars. A lot of what they have can be found at other stores, sometimes for a little less $$, but I like giving beer money to knowledgeable, friendly beer stores, and these folks will definitley get my business in the future.

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Full Throttle Bottles in Seattle, WA
4.28 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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