The Beer Junction

BA SCORE
100
world-class

66 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
Score:
100
Ratings:
66
Reviews:
26
Avg:
4.66
pDev:
3.22%
 
 
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Photo of Aleforme
4.94/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great place with huge selection of local, national and international beer. I would say it's Seattle's largest and most diverse selection. I've been to Bottleworks, 99 Bottles and Full Throtttle and prefer The Beer Junction.

The owner Morgan knows his beer and is always there to help out with any questions you have and seems to always be spot on with his recommendations. The place has a great laid back and inviting feel to it. You never feel unwelcomed. Some other places aorund the Seattle area have a certain "attitude" feel to them and are not that welcoming. Morgan and his staff go out of their way to help everyone out.

The new store has been open a few months now and it's a huge improvement over the first location. Not that the original location was bad but the new location is outstanding. More coolers full of beer, 18 constantly rotating taps and great service. About the only negative is that you have to be quick when something you want comes up on tap. Everything tends to go fast! Guess that's the price of running a great business.

Overall it's the best beer store in the Seattle area!

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Photo of cherche
4.93/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of WesOlsen
4.91/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of BVukelich
4.9/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Love this place! So glad when they made the move and started serving drafts. The Thursday night tastings are great, the staff is awesome. The only reason I don't give 5's all around is due to the limited (lack of) seating in the drinking area. The bottle selection is top-notch, wish they offered a few more on tap. I'm sure you can only do so much with the space available. New show Brewdogs on Esquire gave them #1 craft beer bar in Seattle...#1 bottle shop in my opinion.

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Photo of brewskifan55
4.89/5  rDev +4.9%
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 JamLand
4.89/5  rDev +4.9%
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 rab53
4.87/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Chyren
4.86/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

One of my favorite bottle shops. The owner is incredibly friendly and down to earth and you can tell he loves the brew. The place is cozy and comfortable. The selection is great for the size of the store, close to 1000 selections. Aside from beers, it's got a decent variety of mead, cider, wine, and unique soda pop. Every week there are beer tastings which always pack the house. Also provides a decent selection of glassware, some cool Seattle themed shirts, neat bike chain bottle openers, and kits for converting old fridges to kegerators. If you're in the area, and like brew of any kind, you gotta stop in.

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Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.82/5  rDev +3.4%
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 AdamSkylar
4.81/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of maltyb
4.8/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

I checked out The Beer Junction as my main stop for bottles in Seattle, it did not disappoint. Fantastic selection of Washington, Oregon and California and good representation from Colorado as well from what I saw. They had many more beers all organized by style, you could easily spend a couple hours examining all the bottles.

Most of the 4 or 6 pack selections were available by the single can/bottle, however I did find them to be pricey even for the luxury of getting a single beer. Many larger bottles seemed pretty reasonable, and the selection of new beers was great. I was able to snag a Parabola among many other interesting finds, so I left happy.

The biggest plus here was the attentive and informative customer service, along with the fact that you can grab a beer or sampler for while you shop. I haven't experienced this before, and it was fantastic to get to try some beers from breweries I haven't had or couldn't afford to grab many (or any) bottles of.

Great selection of glassware and some apparel, and they do growler fills. Check out this store if you're in the Seattle area and don't be afraid to ask what they have kicking around not on the shelves!

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Photo of grocerylist
4.8/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Seattle_Suds
4.79/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of TheTot
4.78/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I walked into this place while on a trip around seattle looking for breweries and bottle shops. As soon as I walked in I was greeted and asked if there was anything I needed help finding. After explaining to the clerk that I was from indiana and was looking for things that I could not get back home he pointed out some local beers and some other ones that would likely not be found in indiana. Being only a craft beer store helps in the organization which they did light-dark which was very helpful and easy to navigate. Their selection was very large and well kept. I would recommend this location for anyone in the west seattle area. I was very pleased with my visit and will return again on my next visit.

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Photo of MatthewWalters
4.76/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Radcpa
4.75/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of HoppySeb
4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

The Beer Junction is one of the newer establishments to be completely dedicated to craft beer. While they are new, they are staffed with very knowledable people who are always happy to help with both NW specialty beers as well as US distributed beers and imports. Their selection is impressive and rivals the rest of the bottle shops out here - they do not, however, have cellared offerings for sale like other places (or at least I've never seen them).

They have a great variety of beers and ciders on tap and the place is cozy with a few TV's playing whatever games are on (Premier League, La Liga, NFL, MLB, NHL, you name it). Beer Junction is amongst the few places in WA to have Boneyard beers continuously flowing through their taps, and that alone should be a cause worthy for a visit!

I recommend you join their mailing list as they do a pretty good job of sending updates from time to time of what new beer they've received or events they're hosting. If you do venture out to Beer Junction, be sure to ask the staff if they have any limited beers on hand as they typically have them behind the counter with strict pp. limits.

Be warned - there are no minors allowed in the store or "bar" area, no matter the age of the child.

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4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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The Beer Junction in Seattle, WA
4.66 out of 5 based on 66 ratings.
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