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Reuben's Brews

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BEER AVG
3.97/5
Reuben's BrewsReuben's Brews
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

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

(206) 753-9583 | map
www.reubensbrews.com

Notes:
Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 3pm to 10pm
Friday to Sunday: Noon until 10pm

Added by kevwcamp on 08-15-2012

BEER STATS
Beers:
75
Reviews:
218
Ratings:
1,052
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
93
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
52
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
2.82%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews by barleywinefiend:
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.96/5  rDev -7%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Rockjocknroll
4.26/5  rDev 0%
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!

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Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
4.26/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of AdamSkylar
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Erik-P
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of brewskifan55
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.78/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

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Photo of IPAchris
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Chris-1911
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of tim007007
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Donkster46
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of erickc
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of gandres
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
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?

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Photo of flexabull
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of Aball4620
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of WillDavis707
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

When you specialize in Rye beers this is my kind of place

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Photo of StyrmanAllan
3.89/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of einman
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of troymonty
5/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Sixpoint
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Taybeh
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

the new taproom...decent vibe, great selection. Wish I could visit more often!

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Photo of Mehinaman
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
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

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