Reuben's Brews

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Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

5010 14th Ave NW
Seattle, Washington, 98107
United States

(206) 753-9583 | map

Notes: Hours:
Monday to Sunday: 11am to 10pm
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Rated: 4.25 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Sep 05, 2022
Rated: 4.35 by REVZEB from Illinois

Sep 04, 2021
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
Seattle is a strange place in that, "sleepless in Seattle" doesn't have much meaning (at least, not during my visit, granted that visit was focused on breweries.) Breweries close disappointingly early, with Reuben's being the only semi-saving grace. During my visit, they remained open until 10pm every night of the week. For those unaware, Washington law dictates that a bar/brewery dismiss all patrons from the premise at close, regardless of how much is left in your glass. As such, Reuben's is a, no, the place (brewery) to visit for longer social meet-ups post-work.

Reuben's Taproom is actually fairly small on the interior. While a common theme for breweries in the Ballard/Fremont area, this one offers up a little more space than most of its competitors. A few lines filter patrons to the bar, where they're greeted by a kind bartender(ress), and quick service. The majority of the seating is available outside of the main beer hall, with picnic tables situated under canvas tents, and the yard enclosed by a high private fence. Lighting is strung up via string lights, creating a more intimately, consistently light drinking space than more harsh lightbulbs.

Tap list spans a large array of styles, offering up Reuben's flagships, lagers, IPAs, and even a barleywine during my visit. It was one of the more diverse (and large) brewery tap lists I encountered on my visit.
Jul 23, 2021
Rated: 4.31 by rab53 from Washington

Sep 26, 2020
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Reviewed by Tacoma_Dan from Washington

4.54/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
Great brewery in Ballard area of Seattle. Nice selection of beers and they usually have 20-30 draft taps. Staff is always knowledgeable in regards to recommendations and their current beer styles. Gets a bit crowded on weekends and busy nights, but the line to order beer from always moves steadily. Newly expanded area in the back, which is opened when special event or larger gatherings during the summer are happening. They also had this area open with a new walk up window for a great selection of to go cans and crowlers during the shutdown due to pandemic. Follow their Instagram account to keep up with their current offerings and new beer releases.
Jun 16, 2020
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Reviewed by Mister_Faucher from Washington

4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75
A great brewery and taproom in the heart of Seattle's Ballard neighborhood, fairly basic beerhall type interior. Large interior seating area, nice exterior porch seating during the summer. Not much in the way of entertainment except discussing the beers and tv. Kid friendly last time I was there.

A large assortment (24 or so taps) of A-/A caliber brews covering a wide variety of styles. Regular offerings, seasonals and taproom only offerings, cans, bottles, crowlers, growler fills and kegs to go are available. Prices on cans/bottles, growlers and kegs are reasonable, service is very friendly and knowledgeable on their offerings. Great rotating food trucks.

One of the most quintessential breweries and taproom stops in Seattle, definitely worth stopping by, trying some fresh samples of some of Seattle's finest and picking up some beer to go. The one negative is parking in the area is hard to come by, so you might have to walk a ways.
Feb 14, 2020
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25
in previous trips to the northwest i had been able to drink a handful of beers from these guys, all pretty basic stuff though, and nothing that really ever turned me on, but after a lights out loral brut ipa had on this recent trip, i thought it made sense to go in and check them out. they have two spots now pretty close together, we went to the taproom, not the production facility, the one with the address listed here, but they definitely brew there too, tanks and barrels abound. the space as absolutely packed on a saturday evening, standing room only and a line ten deep for the restroom. great energy though, a happening patio, and in such a cool neighborhood loaded with breweries, lots of foot traffic making the rounds, really cool. i had an incredibly good brett saison/golden ale type called pillars of gold, and enjoyed the hoppy beers they had on offer too, everything seemed more modern and professionally executed than what i remembered from their beers in the past, maybe some of these are taproom only, but they are killing it, way more relevant than i expected when i walked in. service was fine for how busy they were, and they had a huge list, some sour and funky ones, lots of hoppy ones, some lighter selections, a very well rounded and ambitious list. i was stoked on my visit here, and only wished i had more time to drink through a bit more of their stuff. they have a great thing going on, and their brewery is awesome, definitely get them on your list when in seattle!
Sep 07, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by psoriasaurus from Thailand

Aug 07, 2019
Rated: 3.98 by ghasting from Washington

May 06, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by Craft_Imperial from Pennsylvania

Mar 30, 2019
Rated: 4 by Petey_Good4_BBL from Washington

Feb 25, 2019
Rated: 4.08 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota

Dec 13, 2018
Rated: 4.14 by kemoarps from Washington

Nov 13, 2018
Rated: 4.6 by U2Chaser from North Dakota

Oct 15, 2018
Rated: 4.06 by denver10 from New Mexico

Sep 23, 2018
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Rated by PrynneCabin from Washington

3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4
Only had 15 minutes but managed to enjoy an 8 drink flight and loved them all. Will be back to spend a bit more time in the future!
Sep 21, 2018
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Rated by JohnWesolowski from Connecticut

3.94/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25
Our group shared 6 different choices. I liked 5 and (predictably) hated the 6th. Nothing really special, but the remaining 5 were all solid choices.
Aug 29, 2018
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Reviewed by Quinnimical from Washington

4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75
With an outstanding number of taps and an eclectic mix of styles, it's safe to say that Reuben's has something to offer for everyone. Whether it be to cheer on the Sounders, Mariner's, and Hawks, or to play a few games of cornhole in the back, the vibe is welcoming and laid back. Kid and dog friendly with a rotating food truck schedule and a number of order-in options.
Jul 19, 2018
Rated: 4.15 by Montanabeerz from Montana

Mar 29, 2018
Rated: 4.18 by UCLABrewN84 from California

Feb 21, 2018
Rated: 4.41 by JamieCoxx from Washington

Jan 01, 2018
Rated: 4.23 by redbarnbikes from New York

Oct 29, 2017
Rated: 4.64 by mecmd from Tennessee

Sep 08, 2017
Rated: 3.68 by morebeergood from Massachusetts

Aug 10, 2017
Rated: 4 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Jun 16, 2017
Rated: 3.29 by DOCRW from Washington

May 13, 2017
Rated: 4 by Stardusthotel83 from Washington

Feb 10, 2017
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Reviewed by Adamostella from Washington

5/5  rDev +16.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Great place operated by even better people. Reuben's has become a pillar not only of the Ballard community but all of Seattle in a short amount time. They care about people and their product and it shows. Not to be missed on any visit to the city.
Jan 30, 2017
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Reviewed by BarisMotonaga from Hawaii

4.83/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5
Nice little place. Best to come early to find parking. this area is really exploding with awesome beer. Such a large selection of beer and all in a good abv range that you can try all of them and not get wasted.
Dec 27, 2016
Rated: 4.32 by StoutSnob40 from California

Dec 06, 2016
Rated: 4.18 by frasergrove from California

Sep 21, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by Oidmoe from Austria

Aug 29, 2016
Rated: 4.27 by crob3888 from California

Aug 12, 2016
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Reviewed by Rockjocknroll from California

4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75
I've been excited to visit Reubens for about a year now after being very impressed with all their hoppy offerings I had had. Unfortunately it seems as though it's super busy most of the time and they could use a few more pourers.
Tons of beers on tap...almost a ridiculous amount. Everything was good but their hops are stellar. I like their use of rye as a common adjunct. The coffee cream ale was very good, sours are getting there. Drink IPAs here like there's no tomorrow.
Service was ok and friendly. Cool little building with plenty of street parking and a good food truck out front.
A great place to kill a few hours will delicious beers!
Jun 21, 2016
Rated: 4.26 by Cloaked_Phantom from Washington

Jun 06, 2016
Rated: 3.93 by AdamSkylar from Washington

Jun 05, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by Erik-P from Canada (BC)

May 27, 2016
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Reviewed by brewskifan55 from Mississippi

4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
Reuben's is a busy joint with a bartender who can handle his shit. We arrived right when they opened at 3:00 on a Wednesday and tried 11 different tasters. They were all good. Reuben's has been highly praised and now I see why. The vibe is cool; people sat at tables, inside and out, while others came in for growler fills. I could've stayed here all afternoon. Free pretzels with water on the side. The Ballard neighborhood is ripe with breweries and Reuben's holds the high point. Sit, sip and enjoy.
Apr 19, 2016
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Reviewed by ONovoMexicano from New Mexico

3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75
Nice place to hang and drink some beers. Found a few I beers I liked although I didn't fall in love with any one beer here. Service was friendly and sample requests were accommodated. I could see myself coming here from time to time as a change of pace.
Apr 18, 2016
Rated: 4.2 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania

Mar 25, 2016
Reuben's Brews in Seattle, WA
Brewery rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2602 ratings