The Beer Junction

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

26 Reviews
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Store

4511 California Ave SW
Seattle, Washington, 98116-4110
United States

(206) 938-2337 | map
www.thebeerjunction.com

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Added by JC67 on 07-17-2010

PLACE STATS
Score:
99
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
63
Avg:
4.65
pDev:
3.44%
 
 
Taps:
35
Bottles/Cans:
1,250
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 26 | Ratings: 63
Reviews by Hopmodium:
Photo of Hopmodium
4.97/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Smart staff, friendly, not snobby (unless you want them to be!)...this is my place to go for new beers that I have not tried. There are always in-store events. Morgan (the owner) is a great guy and is always willing to suggest gems that you may not know about. Parking behind the store as well as on California usually available unless you go when everybody else goes places...pick up your beer before the weekend, it is much better that way. One of the last places in WA that tapped Pliny before Russian River left the state (or the state left them), hopefully temporarily only. Of the 3 places somewhat near my place that I love (Bottleworks & Super Deli Mart), the Beer Junction is the best overall. Prices are cheaper than most places despite how nice and clean the store is kept. Great glassware and beer merch keeps me short of extra money, which is fine. This is the best bottle shop I have ever been to in all of my years of searching for quality brews.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Canada_Dan
4.61/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
5/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of AdamSkylar
4.81/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of rspauldi
4.04/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Erik-P
4.51/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of MatthewWalters
4.76/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of brewskifan55
4.89/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Of all the bottle shops I visited in the Portland/Seattle area, The Beer Junction is number one! I called them a week before my arrival and asked them to hold a bottle of Parabola. They said they would make my day. The beer selection is unparalleled. Everything is in coolers and separated according to style. The guy behind the counter recommended several bombers in the style that I liked while my purchase kept building and building. After I finished, I went to the bar area and they had just tapped a Freemont 2013 Barrel Aged Abominable (exquisite!). It was like they did it just because I happened to be there, as there were no other customers at the noon hour on a Wednesday. They even provided me with a nice box with separators for all the beers. I highly recommend The Beer Junction. Parking is tough, but worth the effort.

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Photo of Sparky44
4.32/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.45/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of flagmantho
4.36/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I hit up the Beer Junction last weekend while I was in West Seattle and was duly impressed. There are a handful of these excellent bottle-shop-cum-taprooms in Seattle and, like the others, Beer Junction is a hell of a place. The beers are all organized by style and just about everything is in a refrigerator case, which I like.

I picked up a few bottles that I haven't seen elsewhere around town, and while I might have stayed for a pint the place was absolutely jam-packed on a Saturday afternoon. I will absolutley be coming back here, perhaps on a quieter day, to check out their tap offerings.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
5/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place is awesome, fantastic beers on tap, fantastic bottle selection, customer service is outstanding, prices are reasonable, what more could you ask for? I've gone there and asked about particular beers, got an answer, and as I continued browsing, they sought me out to give me additional information they had thought of or looked up. Everyone who works here is friendly and knowledgeable. Have been here on a couple of occasions and spent some time there on each occasion and never had a reason to think this nothing but a top notch operation. This place is not to be missed in Seattle.

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Photo of DucksFan16
4.71/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of JamLand
4.89/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I went here during a recent vacation to the Pacific Northwest.

V: This isn't the most relevant thing to assessing a store's vibe, but they had a parking lot! In Seattle! The parking lot was huge for a visitor, with a car in Seattle. Inside there was a well organized bottle shop with a small bar and a great neighborhood feel.

Ser: I received great service from both the bottle shop staff and the bar staff.

Sel: Seattle is blessed to have several great bottle shops and even though I went to this shop after several others this shop still had some unique offerings.

Overall, one of my favorite bottle shops of our recent trip. If it weren't for our amazing experience at Chuck's Hop Shop, I would be touting this as the best bottle shop in Seattle. i would still highly recommend a visit for anyone in the area.

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Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.82/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Very clean and well thought-out organizationally, with as good a beer selection as any place in Seattle, and reasonable pricing on top of that, this may be the best bottle shop in town. If I lived closer to West Seattle, it'd be a regular go-to, without question.

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Photo of Ajlvt
4.57/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Mehinaman
5/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Up until yesterday I always told anyone who asked that Bottleworks was the best beer shop in Seattle. And though I still love Bottleworks my feelings changed when I walked into the Beer Junction for th first time yesterday. I walked in around 9:30pm and th place was jumping. Lots of people at the bar drinking the numerous offerings that were on top and having a good time. But what really got me was the selection of bottles for sale as there are for more then any other beer ship I have ever been to. They also had beers I have never seen at any other shop in Seattle such as Big Bad Baptist, Peche Mortel, Avery Tweak and Hopportunity.


Also, the service was really good. Everyone there seemed really friendly and it was not long before someone approached me and asked if he could help me with anything. I told him I was looking for a good Barrell Aged Stout and he immediately showed me a bunch of choices. Really, awesome, friendly service which can be lacking in the Seattle area.

Simply said, I was blown away. I don't make it to West Seattle that often, but that will change now

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Photo of Dicers
4.73/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of ccnorthwest
4.64/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Awesome selection. Not your standard bottle shop. Always has sought after Northwest beers on tap like Boneyard.

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Photo of rab53
4.87/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of OldGriz
5/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Morgan is the Man! This place has an amazing selection and the staff is friendly and down to earth.

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Photo of semogolf1
4.72/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of grocerylist
4.8/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of TheBungyo
5/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of SeattleBoB76
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

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