Pyramid Breweries - Seattle Alehouse

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84
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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
www.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 mynie:
Photo of mynie
3.16/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4

Right across the street from Safeco Field Qwest Fields. The whole neighborhood was dead but this was surprisingly lively even though there were no cars in the parking lot. Maybe it's right off a bus line, or something.

First off, *every* pint was 5.50, from their most basic staple of a beer (Apricot) to their rares and one-offs (they had 2-year-old Snow Cap). I thought this was cool. I've never realize it before, but I really don't like it when I go up to buy a round at a beer bar and have no idea what I'm paying.

Everything else is sort of mixed. The beers range from okay to damn good but there's nothing spectacular. Pyramid's trying out some more adventurous one-off beers, to adjust to the changing tastes of your modern fancy beer drinkers (who display their supposed erudition by mindlessly demanding hop bombs). These were pretty well done, but their wheelhouse it still easy drinking sessions.

There's lots and lots of yuppies--so many it's shocking, even for someone who was prepared for a yuppie onslaught. George Will was eating at the table across from us. Seriously. And that's all you need to know about the vibe of this place.

But--thats unfair. Just because this place isn't my thing, culturally, doesn't mean it's poorly done. Because it's actually pretty well done. It's a new building that's made to look like an old, bricky warehouse, it's got the warmly ersatz lighting of an Ikea setpiece, and the music playing is the kind of stuff that absolutely will not offend anyone.

The bartender was prick but the crowd was okay. There were about a dozen beers on tap with a good selection of take homes.

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More User Reviews:
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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Photo of Hawkfish
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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Pyramid Breweries - Seattle Alehouse in Seattle, WA
84 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.
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