Schooner Exact Brewing Company

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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

3901 1st Ave S
Seattle, Washington, 98134
United States

(206) 261-6294 | map

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Added by t0rin0 on 04-09-2009

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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Photo of flagmantho
4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

I visited Schooner Exact last weekend and I enjoyed my visit. They had 12 beers on tap when I was there, and I tried three. The limited-release NW Sour was a real standout -- evidently, they release periodic test sours, and if this is an indication of their typical quality, then I really want to come back and try more.

The service was good at the bar, and the build-out is really cool with indoor and outdoor seating as well as a restaurant-type area. There is a kitchen as well, but I did not sample the food on this visit. Overall I think I'll definitely be returning here.

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Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
4/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of AdamSkylar
3.31/5  rDev -16.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25

Photo of snaotheus
4/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Went yesterday with the wife and kids. It's divided into three primary areas: An indoor area of just tables (more like a traditional restaurant), an outdoor area of tables, and then the bar area, with some tall tables that you seat yourself and will probably sit next to strangers. This last area also has a view into their actual brewery. It was fairly busy -- apparently it gets really busy near Sounders games. I imagine the same is true for Mariners or Seahawks.

The food was good (I had a burger, my wife had a steak sandwich, the kids had kid food), but not stellar. The servers were friendly and helpful, despite a busy and chaotic environment.

I liked the vibe. The other patrons were generally pretty cool. We talked to the couple sitting next to us on the table most of the time we were there.

They had about a dozen taps -- eight of their standard beers, four seasonal or one-off beers. They also had one or two ciders or wines. Beer is fine -- better than I remember it being in the past, but again not stellar.

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Photo of harrisjohnson
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of tim007007
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of gandres
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Brewery in SODO district Seattle
Industrial District but easy to find
Lots of parking near the tap room
Very Good service, really attentive
Beer is ok- had the flights
Overall a great place to hang out in the Seattle rainy climate

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Photo of csgeorge
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Good food, good beer, and good people. I've been here a number of times, and always look forward to my next visit.

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3.98/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.64/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of jellikit
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Beer is exceptional. I have visited 3-4 times and have found that I have never had a bad experience. The standard taps are all worth trying. The seasonals never fail.
The food is always fresh and well prepared.
The atmosphere is that of a microbrewery.
Will return.

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Photo of VashonGuy
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Schooner Exact has a dining room/bar combo. The dining room seats about 40, with attractive wood tables and chairs, well spaced. Music was playing when we visited on a Wednesday afternoon, so it's not the quietest spot, but it's more subdued than some -- it's easy to talk! The bar in the next room is also quite pleasant, a good spot to sip and talk to the bartender.

The food is really well done. We had a smoked salmon salad ($10) and a pork/avocado/lettuce sandwich ($11 with a fine side salad). Those are typical of lunch items. We didn't look at a dinner menu.

As for the beer ... they have 8 taps, six for their standard selections, and two for rotating seasonals. We had their standard Profanity Hill Porter, which was OK, and a seasonal Fog Lifter DIPA, which was excellent. Pints are $4.50, half pints $3, and 4 oz tasters are $2.

In my experience with Seattle area brewpubs and tasting rooms, Schooner Exact has better than average beer and much better than average food. It's actually pretty hard to find this combination. The places that have exceptional beer tend not to have much in the way of food. And there are quite a few brewpubs that don't do either food or beer as well as Schooner Exact. So this is a fine place to stop, and a very good value considering the quality.

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