Seward Brewing Company

Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

139 4th Ave
PO Box 2753
Seward, Alaska, 99664-2753
United States

(907) 422-0337 | map

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Reviewed by thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.44/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5
The ambience, service, beer and food are all fine -- but nothing really exceptional, and like many of Alaska's tourist spots, way overpriced. The wife spent $25 or so on a bowl of chowder, and I tried several beers without being impressed by any.
Aug 28, 2016
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Reviewed by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25
Stopped for dinner during our brief visit to Seward. They were short of help and very busy, but offered us seats at the bar. We didn't see a problem with that. Service was excellent, since we had the bartender at arm's length. Food was slightly better than your average pub fare. Beer selection was rather limited - I tried their Crusty Whale IPA and, since it was the only IPA on the menu, had a second one. Not spectacular, but not bad. Our "service" was limited to the bartender, but she was excellent.
This is the ONLY place to patronize in Seward - everything else is a disappointment, beer-wise and food-wise.
Jul 02, 2021
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Reviewed by beerthulhu from New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25
Visited as part of my Great Alaskan beer tour July 2020 after a struggling day of trying to conquer Mt.Marathon. (only locals can appreciate).

Very spacious interior and very open atmosphere. Continuing the odd Alaskan trend of having breweries located on second floors with a massive incline makes any multiple beer drinker nervous (Midnight Sun I’m looking at you). We were seated upstairs which provide a huge near window to floor outlook over the end of town situated near the Sea Museum and the shoreline. A very open spacious room, with some decorative snowboards and skateboards line the walls. Some background music of Bad Religion brought back good vibes and an upbeat atmosphere and great scenic outlooks.

Beer prices were very good and reasonable, a rather small selection 6-7 at the time on tap, they did offer guests tap, but I didn't travel nearly 4 hrs by train to drink someone else's beer. The quality of the beers were good, sessionable, nothing that will end up permanently damaging your taste buds.

Service was very good and perhaps where it shined was the waiters knowledge of the beers and how it paired well with the food, complimenting each other. Food was very good, the burger on pretzel roll comes highly recommend by myself and comes with a huge serving of fries, maybe a bit to much so and a good pairing of Russian dressing.

Rustic tables add to the Alaskan charm, wooden floors and walls. Overall the Seward brewing provided a nice stop from my 4hr train ride from Anchorage and attempted climb of Mt. Marathon. Friendly service, decent good beers and a great scenic outlook from the second floor makes this a worth wild visit when in town.
Aug 06, 2020
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75
Here's another easygoing brewpub in Alaska. Only six "homemade" brews but they also have five guest taps. The limited beer selection is matched by the limited, but very good, menu.

My biggest complaint is no wifi, which is supposedly lousy even if it was offered. The server was friendly but not particularly knowledgeable.

This seems to be a popular local hangout. Unlike most of the dive bars in the area, this place is informally nice. If you are a tourist, this is really the only beer bar to go to.
Jun 14, 2018
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2.75 | food: 5
Located right downtown in Seward, a decent hike from where the cruise ships are docked. The vibe is that of a modern sea town bar with ample seating along the side of the building. Service was prompt and friendly. They had five house beers on taps and about four guest taps from other Alaskan breweries. The beers were traditional styles and ranged from ok to good. Nothing mid blowing, but a lot more winners than not. Easily the best part of Seward Brewing is the food. Limited menu, but awesome tasting. Everything I tasted was beyond amazing. My wife had a burger and the kids had mac and cheese that was super tasty. I had the halibut curry which is right up there with the best food I have ever had at any brewpub. So much flavor...Still smiling thinking about the dish. Bottom line is that if I am ever in Seward I will be back for the food....the beer certainly also adds to the enjoyment.
Aug 07, 2017
Rated: 3.94 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Aug 03, 2017
Rated: 3.98 by bshemansky from Illinois

Aug 02, 2017
Rated: 3.54 by juanny from Minnesota

Sep 06, 2016
Rated: 4.56 by sirzekel from Georgia

Jul 27, 2016
Rated: 4.35 by Matthowland from New Hampshire

Apr 07, 2016
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Reviewed by ZinFanDave from Georgia

4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5
Cool decor with metal fish sculptures. Nice selection of regional beer. We had a bottle from Broken Tooth of Streaking the Quad mark out. The king crab was delicious.
Oct 19, 2015
Rated: 3.84 by TheDogHouse from Florida

Aug 26, 2015
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Reviewed by Soneast from Wisconsin

3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4
Stopped in here for dinner after visiting Exit Glacier. Nice looking place with a modern/sea faring feel to it. You walk in and the brewing equipment is in a small room to the left with the hostess right in front. Towards the back you find the bar off to the left and seating. Looked like there may be more seating upstairs or a banquet hall? Never checked.

Ordered some beers and appetizers right away. The beer sucked, Tried the inkout stout, a lazy otter lager, pin bone IPA, and rockfish red ale. Not a good one in the bunch. Tasted like bad homebrew, was hazy and poured with no head.

Fortunately the food was a little better, nothing to write home about about, but I feel like we all came away satisfied. Wasn't a big fan of the auto gratuity. Apparently it is standard on parties over 8, but we had 5 adults and 3 kids (under 5), and the 2 families had separate checks. I was happy with our waitress so not a real big deal, just seemed cheesy.
Jun 24, 2015
Rated: 3.26 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Jun 09, 2015
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Reviewed by Penguins66 from Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25
Seward Brewing Company is in a great location, right by the waterfront and only steps away from the Alaska Sealife Center. It has that nouveau brewpub feel when you walk inside--lots of wood, high ceilings, giant halibut on the wall by the bar. We went there late on a Thursday afternoon when we needed a break from walking around town.

We only had a limited amount of time so my wife & I only had one beer each. I drank the Lazy Otter Lager, which was surprisingly full-bodied and richer than expected. My wife had the Inked Out Stout, which had a good chocolate/coffee aroma and flavor but seemed a little thin for a stout. They had several taps of other Alaska beers along with the Glacier Brewhouse root beer. The root beer, while it was non-alcoholic, was excellent.

Service from the bartender was fine. Prices seemed reasonable for Seward. For food we split the hangover homies. They were the perfect snack to go along with our beers...'nuff said.
May 29, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by guezarka from Massachusetts

Jul 09, 2014
Rated: 4 by zerosiah from Ohio

Jun 29, 2014
Seward Brewing Company in Seward, AK
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