Reuben's Brews

Reuben's BrewsReuben's Brews
Reuben's BrewsReuben's Brews
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
View: Beers | Place Reviews
Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 82 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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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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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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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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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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
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gandres from Philippines

4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Friday before thanksgiving.
Place is packed
Nice place in Ballard, parking is ok, brought kids.
Was not able to get tables inside, stayed outside for 15 minutes(cold, clear night)
Where's the soda for the kids?

Nov 22, 2015
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flexabull from California

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Very cool place I got to check out on my recent trip.

Pretty crowded and lively on a Saturday afternoon. You are basically hanging out in the brewery, but it's a pretty nice space.

Quality is quite good. I was very impressed with most of the beers I tried on the sampler. Especially the Porter and the Rye. Selection is good too, about 12+ beers with good variety of style. Mostly just ales though.

Service was very good, the guys working up front were courteous and speedy even though the place was jammed full of people.

Great place, would recommend to anyone.

Nov 20, 2015
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EdwardAbbey from Washington

4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

There is always a tremendous and absurdly deep array of beer available here, and always great service. In a comfortable and friendly space, whether indoors or out. Easily one of my top two or three brewery taprooms in all of Greater Seattle, if not farther.

Sep 11, 2015
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Mehinaman from Washington

4.75/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

I love Reuben's Brews. Incredible beers and very good service. Not much more you can ask for. There is plenty of seating though on a sunny weekend day it can get really crowded. Love all the beers, but especially the Porter and Stout

Jun 08, 2015
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Sound_Explorer from Washington

4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Visited the old place, couple months before the move and I can see why they need to move. Busy and popular they need the extra space. Still nice people though.

Feb 07, 2015
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flagmantho from Washington

4.05/5  rDev -5.4%

Stopped in at Reuben's today for a sampler tray and to really drink in the atmosphere. My last visit, I was part of a roving saloon cycle and didn't really get a chance to develop an informed opinion of the place.

I really like Reuben's. The tasting room is actually the brewery; mash tuns and other equipment are moved to the side so tables can be brought out. Behind the service window where beers are poured, there is a big pegboard filled with metal clamps, plastic hose and other brewing accoutrements. You really know you're in a brewery here. There are only a handful of tables, and they are small, so it would be hard to visit here with a big group. But when the weather is nice, they open up an outside drinking area which is quite pleasant.

And the beer -- the beer is very good. Reuben's is doing some great things with rye, as well as brewing classic styles very well. I will definitely be heading back the next time I'm looking to wet my whistle in Ballard.

Aug 30, 2014
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Needmorebeer312 from Washington

4.11/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Reuben's is one of my favorite breweries in the Seattle/Ballard area. Sitting in an industrial garage, you're ordering and drinking right in the middle of the brewery itself. Not a whole lot of space in the fall and winter, as the garage is closed up and porch seating is not available. Typically when I visit, I get my beer to go. However, the staff is very friendly and the head brewer/owner is always there, which is nice to see in a local craft brewery. But, there is only one person taking orders at one time, so if there's a line, it can take several minutes inside this small brewery to get your drink. The selection is outstanding! At least 12 in-house beers available, rotating throughout the year, all of which I would consider to be good to great beers. You can't really go wrong with whatever you pick. They also keep a nitro tap going and have quite a few rye style beers as well.

Overall, if you're in the area and love beer, you need to stop and have a drink.

Oct 22, 2013
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MilwaukeeCrusher from Wisconsin

4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Disclaimer: I just left Ed's Kourt Haus before visiting and stuffed myself with a Camel burger, a Kangaroo burger, and a double order of poutine so I was not in a chugging mood. Earlier at Naked City the owner said to visit this place. I could tell it was new, not by the beer but the facility looked new... basically a tap room in a modern garage. The beer though was not of the quality I would expect to find commonly from a new brewery... it was much much better. All the beers were good but I had to buy a bottle of their Rye. Needless to say I was impressed. Thank you Reuben, thank you Naked City, and ... well thank you Ed's Kourt Haus... just not so much.

Oct 17, 2013
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malgs from Michigan

3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Awesome new(ish) brewery in Seattle. I was fortunate enough to make it out there before I moved and happened to stop by on their anniversary. I love rye (beer, bread, and whiskey), so I loved everything I tasted. I look forward to stopping by next time I am in town.

Since I visited on an event day I don't know that I got the typical experience, but parking was easy to find and the beer was fantastic. Definitely on par with some of the more established Seattle micro breweries.

Sep 27, 2013
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barleywinefiend from Washington

3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

A: JackCrow and I walked in about 1PM on a cold Saturday and grabbed a seat in a small corner of a industrial garage space. The inside is outfitted with makeshift tables, chairs and booths. Nice big chalkboard rests above the serving area where you pretty much walk up and take your pick. The atmosphere can be a bit stale but the chatter of other patrons break any odditys. Lazerlobe joined us and contributed to the chatter. There seemed to be a lot of new patrons discovering this place for the first time.

Q: Everything we had was pretty solid; ranging from average to very good. I gave them a bump in the score because I truly enjoyed my Imperial Rye IPA.

S: No issues. Most of them are within earshot if you need to ask a question but they are also pretty reserved. Not bad in any way and rather talkative once you get them going.

S: 12 to 15 house beers!? Pretty amazing for a small space and to be so new to the scene. I believe the server told me that had a 5bbl system on site and another 10bbl system across the way. Selection ranged from Imperials IPAs, to Robust Porters to a belgian Pale

F: Pretzels.

If I were in Ballard I would make two places my local, frequent stops: Noble Fir and Reubens.

Dec 23, 2012
Reuben's Brews in Seattle, WA
Brewery rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 2058 ratings