Fremont Brewing Company

BEER AVG
3.99/5
Fremont Brewing CompanyFremont Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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:
95
Ratings:
7,755
Reviews:
1,382
PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Ratings:
156
Reviews:
36
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
5.28%
 
 
Taps:
6
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Ratings: 156 |  Reviews: 36
Reviews by RedDiamond:
Photo of RedDiamond
2.94/5  rDev -29.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 2

Fremont calls their tasting room an "urban beer garden." I see it as more of a warehouse brewery with an open seating area. The painted cinder block, fluorescent lighting, and buzzing glycol cooler don't fit the bill for "garden", urban or otherwise. The tasting room is partitioned from the brewery by a lounge-like array of red leather seats and centers on a long beer hall-type bench made from the salvaged planks of a local high school sporting arena. Service is limited to four house beers, no guests or cask, and free pretzels. Prepared food is not served.

Fremont's limited beer offerings make any defining assessment difficult to pin down. Of their four taps, three may be concurrently serving the same beer in different ways such as draught, nitro, and dry-hopped. Quality varies.

It would seem the brewery is still working on self-definition. They're new, young, and enjoy an ideal location. Local artwork adorns the walls and the staff is friendly to a fault. We'll see where it goes. Meanwhile, be advised that the garage bay remains open during business hours assuring indoors temperatures are the same as those outdoors.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of eifster82
4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | 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 +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Photo of Mikey440
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of stratusjeans
4.56/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jergensCsquad
5/5  rDev +19.9%
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 +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of lspeckmann
4/5  rDev -4.1%
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 +4.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of frasergrove
4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of BeerMe8
3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
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 +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of denver10
3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Sludgeman
3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
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 +13.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of crob3888
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Photo of Zach122
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of SmokingWood
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.21/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

Photo of phingdong
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Docrock
2.66/5  rDev -36.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 2.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.72/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of AdamSkylar
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Stardusthotel83
5/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The outdoor beer garden is huge and always a good time in the summer, its right on the water too. It helps that this place makes the best beer Ive ever had, literally. The majority is going to be pale ales, but their normal oatmeal stout is great, and their barrel aged stuff is insanely delicious.

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Photo of nhirsch04
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

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Fremont Brewing Company in Seattle, WA
3.99 out of 5 based on 7,755 ratings.
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