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 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%

Photo of itracy63
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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Photo of HaoleToYou
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 Dicers
4.73/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of mattmarka1
4.72/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of semogolf1
4.72/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of DucksFan16
4.71/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of draheim
4.69/5  rDev +0.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Beer Junction would be my go-to store if it was closer to where I live. Friendly, helpful, enthusiastic staff; a clean, well-lit space; regular beer events; reasonable pricing; well-organized, large inventory; weekly emails listing new arrivals. You can shoot them an email about a particular beer you're interested in, and usually get a response within the hour.

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Photo of DousedInStout
4.65/5  rDev -0.2%

A nice, new beer store for the West Seattle crowd. A comparable selection to all the other elite bottle shops in Seattle. Beer is organized via style, in coolers that line the shop. There is also a nice recommended/reserve section. All bottles are bought as singles, so you can easily mix your own six pack to whatever your heart desires.

The two things that make this shop stand out are the service and their email list. Morgan, the proprietor, is there all the time. He is quick to greet you, and great for helping you out with suggestions and/or finding the beer you seek. He's also incredibly down to earth - the Beer Junction is the least pretentious craft beer shop I've been to in the area.

Also, their mailing list is top notch. If you're on it, you receive emails every other week, featuring upcoming events, new beers they have put into inventory, and when they receive a couple cases of Pliny.

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Photo of ccnorthwest
4.64/5  rDev -0.4%
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 Smurf2055
4.64/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I believe this was the fourth bottle shop I ever went to. It was really early on in my craft beer journey, but I could still understand that this was special.

I’ll start by saying that the owner, Morgan, is a stand out guy. He loves beer, is very knowledgeable, and wants to help you just as much as he wants to make money.

Selection is as good or better than any in the area, and prices are right around where they should be. I like the arrangement, it’s organized by style of beer instead of brewer or region.

My only problem with this store is that it isn’t closer to me. It’s just a place that feels comfortable.

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Photo of snaotheus
4.64/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

This is an excellent beer place. I spent a fair amount of time talking with the owner, he pulled Older Viscosity from the back for me, he was clearly knowledgeable about beer and about his stock. Other staff was helpful and friendly. Selection is world class. They are the only place I've seen carrying Rodenbach Grand Cru in like six months.

Everything about this place is good. Prices are pretty much exactly what you would expect (slightly above grocery store prices on items they both carry).

I will definitely go back if I'm ever in the area.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
4.61/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

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