Fremont Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
4.04/5
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
www.fremontbrewing.com

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Added by barleywinefiend on 07-30-2009

BEER STATS
Beers:
83
Reviews:
1,081
Ratings:
6,157
PLACE STATS
Score:
92
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
145
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
5.3%
 
 
Taps:
6
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 34 | Ratings: 145
Reviews by Xena:
4/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This place is my home away from home! It's a convenient location, well priced, comfy seating, and knowledgeable staff. Dogs and babies are welcome. You can bring your own food. They usually have pretzels available, and sometimes apples as well. Not a pretentious place at all. Lots of happy beer drinkers drinking beer and being happy about it. Fabulous place to fill your growler. The staff cares about beer, and want you to have a great drinking experience. The only down side is, this place has become so popular, it gets too crowded when the weather is nice. So get lost! Leave regulars like me alone so we may drink in peace.

Seriously, here is what you get: a kid- and dog-friendly drinking atmosphere, crowds when the weather is decent, really good beer, pleasant staff who care about what they are doing, nice Randalls, reasonably comfortable seating, trendy location.

What I wish they would change or do differently: be closer to where I live. Oh, wait - - I should move.

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More User Reviews:
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
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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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

2.66/5  rDev -35.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 2.75

3.72/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

5/5  rDev +20.5%
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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4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

4/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Visited on a Wednesday during the lunch hour. Parking was still insane. We parked in the growler pickup lane and asked nicely if we could stay and have a quick flight. They said yes.
I can't imagine how crazy this beer landmark is on weekends (and where people might actually park). But we hit it at a very low ebb and enjoyed a flight. Both servers were very nice and helpful with selections. The Dark Star Oatmeal Stout was a winner and we took 2 bombers with us (only $4.99 ea.).
Freemont Brewing is an oasis in a very busy, funky neighborhood. Plenty of places to sit, lots more outside. Lots of cold beer to purchase.
Don't forget to visit The Troll when you leave. It's a huge sculpture underneath the bridge just 4 blocks up the street.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I think I'd rather have visited this place in the winter. I enjoy Fremont's beers in general but nothing compares to their big imperial stouts and such.

When I went the taplist was hop-heavy and I find these beers good but not mind-boggling. I liked the benches in the taproom and and cold brew coffee available on tap and could see the patio being nice on sunny days.

I'd be here everyday that B-Bomb or a Dark Star variant was on though. Those are so damn good.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

4/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

4.64/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

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Fremont Brewing Company in Seattle, WA
92 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.
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