The Beer Junction

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4.68/5
World-Class
67 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Beer-to-go

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

(206) 938-2337 | map
thebeerjunction.com

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Added by JC67 on 07-17-2010

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
67
pDev:
5.98%
 
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4.73/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

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4.64/5  rDev -0.9%
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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4.87/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

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5/5  rDev +6.8%
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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4.72/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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4.8/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

As a bottle shop, the Beer Junction is first rate. Nice organization to their shelves. Well lit, so you can see what you're looking at (unlike another well known bottle shop in town). Very knowledgeable and helpful staff. Typical prices, neither higher nor lower than the norm.

As a beer bar, it's got its pluses and minuses. On the plus side: huge number of taps (I've seen as many as 46 taps running at once), with highly varied assortment of exceptional beers. Four ounce tasters as well as full size servings. Prices are decent ($5 pints of RPM, for example). If you want to drink one of the exceptional bottles from the shelves, they'll pour it for you for a $2 corkage fee, which is a heck of a deal. And their special events are very well thought out ... Pumpkin Junction is exceptional.

The minus: the bar area is quite small, given its popularity. It can be pretty hard to find a spot to put your glass, let alone a chair to sit in, so the place usually feels cramped, crowded, and noisier than some of the competitors.

But it is fun to wander the store, browsing the shelves with your glass of suds in hand. I usually walk out with unplanned buys.

No kids. There are a couple of TVs, but it's not the best place to watch a game.

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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev -14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -25.2%

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5/5  rDev +6.8%

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5/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.93/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.29/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

This was my only stop in Seattle so I can't compare it to other places in the city, but I picked because it is rated so high on BA. The room in front is small with a bar and a few tables but it is very comfortable. I like how the chalkboard is organized by lighter beers, stouts, odds beers, but it was a bit hard to read some of them and I would have liked a bit more of a description.

The long space past the bar is all coolers and a nice little wall of glassware and growlers of many sizes. You will get to visit many times if you stay for a while as the bathrooms is out the backdoor and down the hallway.

They have a great and diverse selection on tap but you can also grab a bottle from the cooler to drink aswell. I like to drink ice water during a beer session and their water was a little self-serve pitcher in the corner.

They don't have a kitchen but they will give you menus to local places. They now have a deal that you can order from the taco place next door, through the bartender, pay the bartender and the taco cook will walk the food over to you. It was really handy and very tasty.

This is a great place and even on a Monday night it was pretty full of people but it has a good energy in the space.

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The Beer Junction in Seattle, WA
Place rating: 4.68 out of 5 with 67 ratings
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