Chuck's Hop Shop - 85th St. Market

Store

656 NW 85th St
Seattle, Washington, 98117-3143
United States

(206) 297-6212 | map
chucks85th.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.56
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
62
pDev:
8.11%
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Reviews by Cloaked_Phantom:
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Cloaked_Phantom from Washington

4.79/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Nov 20, 2015
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verygeeky from Washington

4.16/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Chucks Greenwood is a common haunt.

Family and dog friendly neighborhood shop with ice cream and snacks for kids, it's an awesome summer stop on beer runs.

As a 2021 venue, they haven't kept pace with COVID. No online ordering, but they mandate online reservations for taproom seating. The space is cramped and while pre-COVID, this was part of it's neighborhood beer store/taproom, it's a detriment during this pandemic.

Service has had huge variation throughout the years and the "service" rating varies with staff. Biased by friendships with most of them, they're polite, but not exactly engaging. Those that sit at the tiny little bar (when possible *cough* COVID) will have good conversations. Having said that, you don't exactly get the vibe that everyone is loving their job.

They care about beer, are a positive influence on beer in Seattle, but I find myself buying elsewhere more frequently.

Jan 24, 2021
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rab53 from Washington

4.4/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Jul 22, 2019
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Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

4.62/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

I enjoyed the taps here and the folks pouring were knowledgeable and great to chat with! They had a large bottle selection but lacking a lot of regularly carried top brews I would hope to see at a shop of this caliber.

May 05, 2019
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Phoodcritic from Michigan

4.33/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Sep 09, 2018
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smela3 from Texas

4.71/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Aug 16, 2018
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Radcpa from Washington

4.26/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

What a great selection of beers that are well organized by type. The staff are very knowledgeable and eager to help. The seating areas are a little dingy and dark and small

Jun 20, 2017
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winningthrough from Washington

4.82/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Jul 11, 2016
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dshansen1184 from Washington

4.3/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Feb 29, 2016
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HopBroker from Washington

4.54/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Jan 12, 2016
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Texasfan549 from Texas

4.4/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Dec 09, 2015
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Mehinaman from Washington

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

I love both of the Chuck's locations in the Seattle area, but this one seems to have more bottles available then the Central District. That might just be an optical illusion due to the different layouts, but I'm pretty sure this one has more of a selection of beers to go overall. The guys who work here are all really friendly and they always have good stuff on draft. Top notch all the way

Nov 30, 2015
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Beervana from Canada (BC)

4.81/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Nov 16, 2015
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JamLand from District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

V: It is a combination bottle shop/bar with a great neighborhood/local feel. Despite being busy with a large selection of bottles for everyone to look through, a bar and growler fills, Chuck's was laid back.

Ser: Bartender suffered through my wife's new interest in beers and repeated request for tasters. Granted the box of bottles I bought probably helped the cause.

Sel.: The best bottle selection I witnessed while in Seattle along with a tap list that offered several locals I could not find elsewhere.

Overall, I think this is my first 5 star place review. I cannot think of a single way to improve Chuck's in Greenwood. I love this shop so much, if I ever moved to Seattle, I'd try to live near Chuck's so I could walk to it.

Oct 02, 2015
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Erik-P from Canada (BC)

4.42/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Sep 12, 2015
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EdwardAbbey from Washington

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Although this shop has been outstripped by its sister store in the CD, it's still a gem, a true original, and one of the two or three best bottle shops in all of Seattle. Good people, great selection. Consistently. The layout and seating arrangements are awkward, but if you can overlook that you'll be, and go home, happy here.

Sep 11, 2015
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doughanson78 from Washington

4.64/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

I'm partial to central district Chuck's. This one is a bit more crowded but still has the same phenomenal selection and knowledgeable staff.

Jul 08, 2015
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cherche from Washington

4.07/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Jun 01, 2015
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Rutager from Canada (BC)

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

May 17, 2015
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JISurfer from South Carolina

4.79/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Feb 13, 2015
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semogolf1 from Washington

4.68/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

This place is pretty top notch....A little pricy though.

Feb 01, 2015
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Hoppyalein

4.97/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Jan 24, 2015
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Nietzsches_Horse from Washington

4.57/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

It's an unpretentious convenience store with ~40 taps, an excellent bottle selection, ice cream (for the kids or weak-willed adults), and food trucks. The interior layout is poor when it's busy (dictionary definition of a "bottleneck"), it's a bit dingy (but in a cozy and charming way), and the draft/growler prices are often befuddling. But, ultimately, if you are new or old to an interest in craft beer, this place is a must-visit when in Seattle. You'll feel welcomed here, and will always find something (and probably many things) to drink.

Jan 14, 2015
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italianstallion from Wisconsin

4.52/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Dec 25, 2014
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SeattleBoB76 from Washington

5/5  rDev +9.6%

Nov 20, 2014
Chuck's Hop Shop - 85th St. Market in Seattle, WA
Place rating: 4.56 out of 5 with 62 ratings