The Beer Junction

The Beer JunctionThe Beer Junction
The Beer JunctionThe Beer Junction
Bar, Beer-to-go

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

(206) 938-2337 | map
thebeerjunction.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.68
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
72
pDev:
5.77%
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Reviews by fredmugs:
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fredmugs from Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Sep 11, 2014
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roan22 from New Jersey

4.94/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Beer Junction is amazing, it has a huge tap list plus a bar, they fill crowlers and growlers and they have a bottle shop (you cannot purchase bottles past a certain time even though the bar and crowler/growler-filling are still open.

I like this place because the selection from some of the smaller Seattle breweries, or others outside of Seattle from towns like Bellingham, Redmond, and Yakima.

Beer Junction doesn't serve food, but there are restaurants within the block, or there is a beer bar within a mile or two down California Ave.

Oct 26, 2019
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psoriasaurus from England

4.81/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Aug 07, 2019
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Petey_Good4_BBL from Washington

5/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Feb 25, 2019
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morebeergood from Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Jul 17, 2018
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StoutSnob40 from California

4.68/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Feb 07, 2018
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ckornmannn from Washington

4.94/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

It's my happy place. Super friendly and helpful staff. Huge selection, and the key thing is that it is refrigerated. I am always wary of buying dusty unrefrigerated beers. Only places without a TV get a 5 on vibe but otherwise it is perfect.

Oct 07, 2017
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mattmarka1 from Minnesota

4.72/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Jun 21, 2017
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WesOlsen from Washington

4.91/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Dec 22, 2016
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Radcpa from Washington

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Dec 20, 2016
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Canada_Dan from Colorado

4.61/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Jul 20, 2016
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Superheatnsubcool from Washington

5/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Jun 08, 2016
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AdamSkylar from Washington

4.81/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Jun 05, 2016
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rspauldi from Texas

4.04/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Jun 03, 2016
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Erik-P from Canada

4.51/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

May 27, 2016
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HopBroker from Washington

4.76/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

May 25, 2016
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brewskifan55 from Mississippi

4.89/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Apr 18, 2016
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Sparky44 from Illinois

4.32/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Mar 05, 2016
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Texasfan549 from Texas

4.45/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Dec 09, 2015
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flagmantho from Washington

4.36/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Nov 19, 2015
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FLBeerGuy from Florida

5/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Oct 30, 2015
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DucksFan16 from Alaska

4.71/5  rDev +0.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Oct 21, 2015
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JamLand from District of Columbia

4.89/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Oct 02, 2015
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EdwardAbbey from Washington

4.82/5  rDev +3%
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.

Sep 28, 2015
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Ajlvt from Washington

4.57/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Sep 01, 2015
The Beer Junction in Seattle, WA
Place rating: 4.68 out of 5 with 72 ratings