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Chuck's 85th St. Market

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

20 Reviews
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

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

(206) 297-6212 | map
www.chucks85th.com

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Added by chuckshin on 11-20-2010

PLACE STATS
Place Score:
96
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
57
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
9.38%
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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 57
Reviews by barleywinefiend:
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3.96/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

A: Misleading. Do not judge a book by its cover. The place is your would be market but once you enter and walk to the back you're in for a treat. Nearly 1,000 beers; rare stuff, vintage stuff and solid standards. They have some tables and chairs at the back by the coolers. Drink beer and shop. Plus they have a few stools and a makseshift bar. A good vibe here. but it quickly becomes cramped, overcrowded and borderline uncomfortable

Q: Only quality beer, 99% of the beer was properly stored in coolers.

S: All of the guys were extremely helpful, knew the beer and enjoyed what they were doing. They had no problems entertaining questions and providing recommendations

S: Everything from Midnight Sun, Cascade, HoTD and beyond bottlewise. They have 30+ solid handles for growlers to go or to drink while you shop. I mean solid taps! Fremont Sister IIPA and Sound Humulo Nimbus for example.

F: No food but it is a market so grab something off the shelf.

Perhaps the best kept secret in Seattle. Something about this place intrigued me. This is exactly what I desire in a beer store.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of winningthrough
4.82/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of dshansen1184
4.3/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of MatthewWalters
4.54/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Mehinaman
4.75/5  rDev +6%
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

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Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
4.79/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of Beervana
4.81/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of JamLand
5/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

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Photo of Erik-P
4.42/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.75/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of doughanson78
4.64/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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Photo of cherche
4.07/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Rutager
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of JISurfer
4.79/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of semogolf1
4.68/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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

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Photo of Hoppyalein
4.97/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Nietzsches_Horse
4.57/5  rDev +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.

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Photo of italianstallion
4.52/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of SeattleBoB76
5/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.75/5  rDev +6%

Photo of PacNWDad
5/5  rDev +11.6%

This is my goto beer store/taphouse. Great food trucks every night and weekend afternoons, too. Very knowledgeable, friendly staff. Great draft beer selection and if you do the samplers, it is a great deal. Very good selection of beers to buy as well. Great events weekly, including trivia.

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Photo of slasich
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of Colepopp
5/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of rab53
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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Chuck's 85th St. Market in Seattle, WA
96 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.
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