Fremont Brewing Company

Fremont Brewing CompanyFremont Brewing Company
BA SCORE
3.97/5
8,180 Ratings
Fremont Brewing CompanyFremont Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

3409 Woodland Park Avenue North
Seattle, Washington, 98103
United States

(206) 420-2407 | map
fremontbrewing.com

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Added by barleywinefiend on 07-30-2009

BEER STATS
Beers:
114
Reviews:
1,483
Ratings:
8,180
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.25/5
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
163
pDev:
9.18%
 
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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

how good is this place!? wowza. i have been a long time fan of their beers, so it was awesome to make it in to the motherland while in seattle. right in a cool marina looking area in north seattle (by my sometimes wonky internal compass), and mellow as can be inside. its sort of a weird/neat setup, with a mirrored layout, two matching bars on either side of a funny set of wooden bleachers that almost look like the fold out ones from the gym where i went to middle school that we took class photos on in grade school. lots of blue paint, really cozy seating arrangement, and a lot of space out front where most of the patrons were taking in the nice fall weather when we were in. i have to confess, i was a little disappointed with the selection. obviously i was hoping for some of the big heavy barrel aged rarities, but there was nothing of the sort available, and i was already familiar with almost everything on the tap list at both bars. they had the amarillo field to ferment wet hop which was awesome, but even better than that was the session pale on cask with simcoe hops! we were super hungover, so a few beers was a great way to reboot, and the dudes in here were super cool. they gave us a ton of good information and even hooked us up with some heady local chocolate they had (maybe working on a beer with it?!). both beers were superb, and we just mellowed out awhile in here, a great place to pass an afternoon with a few ales, and i ended up not missing the more sought after fremont beers much. a cozy and relaxed space, welcoming (they even keep a bowl of help yourself apples by the entrance). loved it here and will return for sure, a seattle staple and must visit if you are there! they sure know their way around a hop too!

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Photo of Sabtos
3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Wow, was this place a lot more happening than I realized it was going to be! There is a super bustling and huge beer garden in front of a large, fully open interior with two sides split by a wooden bleacher section for casual seating. Both sides feature a walk-up bar with a fairly large taplist, and plenty of to-go options here or in the merch store next door.

The selection is great, especially during fresh hop season. The variety of fresh hop taps was surprising, considering they still had room for some sours and other styles. It doesn't hurt that we had the blind luck of arriving on the same day as the BA Dark Star release, during which it was on draft to try, and still available to-go at night with a 4pp limit, and minus the FOMO lines.

I didn't really see the food options, aside from a grab your own pretzels and water station, which is next to the bus your own dishes station, so service here is basically non-existent aside from the friendly and quick tap slingers.

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Photo of JohnBradSC
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of jmdrpi
3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Stopped by for a few beers on a Saturday afternoon. Great outdoor biergarten space. Communal picnic tables, some with shade. Inside they have two bars to keep the line moving. Good lineup of beers, diverse styles. Had an coffee porter and a cask IPA that were both pretty good. Didn't have any food except for the complementary pretzels.

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Photo of morebeergood
3.78/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of bumchilly25
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of mattmarka1
4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of eifster82
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Place is in a very hipster neighborhood. Bicycles parking is plentiful, and car parking is not. The place is relatively large indoors with two separate bar areas and two seating areas, as well as some kind of mini stadium seating section between the two. Outdoor seating is also plentiful and is covered. But, even with the large amount of seating options, the place is still relatively full due to it's quality beers. There is a large mix of people from older people that were sitting next to us talking about beer, to a few people sitting by themselves reading books, to a woman behind us who was breastfeeding. So yeah, it was kind of all over the place.

Quality of the establishment is, again, hipster. Very colorful interesting wall art. The tables were sturdy benches for community style seating in the middle of the indoor area, whereas the edges had smaller booths. Outdoors there was a good bit of foliage around surrounding the beer garden. I wouldn't say the place looked brand new but it was neat, tidy and layed out well.

Service was top notch at the bar. There are no bartenders so if you want a drink, you'll have to go up to the bar and grab it yourself. However, there was never any wait (even on what looked like a busy evening) and the bartenders were very nice and friendly.

Selection of draft beer was solid. It was primarily IPAs and saisons, but there were porters and stouts available as well. Couple of interesting things to note is that the two separate bar areas where you can order drinks actually have slightly different options. I'm guessing this is primarily due to how many tap lines are available. The one small negative I have is regarding the selection of to-go beers. There were only 4-5 can/bottle options from what I recall and none of them were the offerings that I was interested in. Growler and howler fills were available (and for a favorable price) but for someone that's very far from out of town and who wanted to take something back, there wasn't much of a selection.

Food wise, I wasn't sure there was a menu (I didn't look for one), but there were some complimentary pretzels and apples you could grab to snack on

Overall, I really enjoyed this place. In Seattle it was one of my top two breweries that I enjoyed (along with Cloudburst) and I would recommend this place to anyone (beer enthusiast or just a casual drinker).

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Photo of 80x2HopHead
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Photo of Mikey440
4.01/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of stratusjeans
4.56/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jergensCsquad
5/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

great place. was my local brewery for 3 years. excellent beer. great location right on the bike trail. growler fills are surprisingly affordable.

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Photo of Radcpa
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of lspeckmann
4/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Casual indoor/outdoor beer garden. Lots of craft beers on tap. Seasonal offerings. Growlers available.

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Photo of duceswild
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of frasergrove
4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of BeerMe8
3.84/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

Indoor/outdoor beer garden. Limited seating inside but a great vibe all around. Has two bars with a good selection. They have both water and pretzels in help yourself areas. Dog friendly.

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Photo of HaoleToYouToo
4.25/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of denver10
3.83/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Sludgeman
3.73/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Visited on a Wednesday after lunch. Slow.

Not overly impressed based on the great reviews I had read. The lack of food should be made clear when reading the web site. No Wi-Fi either.

V – What has become the typical open space with garage doors to the outside. Two bars on either side of a large space connected a nice outdoor area with cover from the sun if needed. Flowers, etc. Beards and tattoos (maybe that should be the name of my band?) 4

Sel – Really just about the hoppy beers during my visit. Not even a saison. No guess taps. 3.5

Ser – No table service. Generally friendly, but maybe the Northwest is different than the South and Mid-Atlantic where I spend most of my time. No public wi-fi (bummer!). How’s a man supposed to day-drink and work at the same time? 3.5

Q – Not a fan of the glasses that are shaped like a beer can, which seems to be the preferred contained unless the ABV on your choice of brew begins to rise. Clean and bright. 4

F – None – apples and pretzels for free.

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Photo of DamienI
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of crob3888
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Photo of Zach122
4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of SmokingWood
4.01/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

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Fremont Brewing Company in Seattle, WA
Brewery rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 8,180 ratings
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