Pyramid Breweries - Seattle Alehouse

BA SCORE
84
good

21 Reviews
Pyramid Breweries - Seattle AlehousePyramid Breweries - Seattle Alehouse
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

1201 1st Ave S
Seattle, Washington, 98134-1238
United States

(206) 682-3377 | map
pyramidbrew.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
84
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
52
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
5.59%
 
 
Taps:
12
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 52
Reviews by RedDiamond:
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3.33/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4

As it presently stands, most Pyramid beers are brewed in Portland at the former Portland Brewing Co. Though beers are no longer brewed locally, the Seattle Alehouse still showcases a 15-bbl brewery said to be poised for imminent revival, and serves well enough as Pyramid's most indigenous surviving outpost. It is immediately across from Safeco Field, (a.k.a. Boondoggle Stadium) home of the Seattle Mariners, where as you might imagine, the place bustles with customers on game days. The building is a century-old former paper mill built of red brick and enormous old-growth timbers on a busy stretch of downtown Seattle just south of Pioneer Square.

The alehouse offers an array of dining areas on two floors in multiple rooms. This includes an arching coppertop bar, a banquet room, an outdoors patio, and a full service swag gallery. The décor has an air of professional polish but is comfortable, well lit, and family friendly. An assortment of agreeable pub foods and pizza is prepared in the open kitchen to the side. Service is white collar uniform and very responsive though I've never been there during game days.

Pyramid offers their standard array of just a handful of unfiltered ales, plus one seasonal and a short selection of Portland/MacTarnahan's beers. Most are middle-of-the-road session beers of modest design. I have yet to see any experimental or one-off beers offered at their Seattle location, nor have I ever seen a stout, a barleywine, or anything imperial or Belgian-inspired. In this respect, selection is nearly identical to their Portland location.

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Photo of Docrock
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25

Photo of CoastieStone
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Chris1108
4.64/5  rDev +29.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Super fresh Thunderhead IPA! Fast service, great bangers and mash and fun crowd. I'm coming back!

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Photo of Croft
4/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of italianstallion
4/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of gandres
4.19/5  rDev +17%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Zond
4/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of flagmantho
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I dropped in at Pyramid Alehouse for the first time the other day and I was rather impressed. I'd been tempted to go here after ballgames before, since it's just across the street from Safeco Field, but it's always extremely packed. On this non-ballgame evening, however, it was only at about half capacity.

The décor has kind of an industrial feel and brewing equipment is visible, which I always like. I sat at the bar and service was excellent; the bartender was knowledgable, enthusiastic and fast -- what else could you want?

There were 15 or so beers on tap, including both Pyramid's mainstays as well as several seasonal and one-off beers that were interesting to see and sample. The beer is decent enough, but I liked the interesting variety of stuff they chose to have on. As for food, I had the reuben and was not disappointed.

I will try to return to Pyramid again in the coming months to see what other interesting short-term beers they make available.

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3.58/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.39/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of Brandonparrent
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5

i had terrible service when i was here.

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3.61/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +39.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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Pyramid Breweries - Seattle Alehouse in Seattle, WA
3.58 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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