Pike Brewing Company

Pike Brewing CompanyPike Brewing Company
Pike Brewing CompanyPike Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1415 First Ave
Seattle, Washington, 98101
United States

(206) 622-6044 | map

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Tacoma_Dan from Washington

4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Visited here 04/16/2015. Old school Seattle staple of craft beer. Solid variety of beers and styles, nothing special or super extraordinary, but all decent beers. Good service for how busy it was, and decent food. Lots of merchandise options, and they had tin tacker signs which I collect and purchased one.

Jun 16, 2020
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Walked here from my downtown hotel. Cool vibe but a little cramped at the bar. Nice selection of their regular lineup and some seasonals. Good quality brews with a helpful, friendly bartender.

Jan 19, 2020
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kelvarnsen from Canada (ON)

4.36/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

A fun brewpub in a great location just blocks from the Pike Place Market. Had the 6 beer sampler when I visited in 2009 and it came with a sheet explaining what each beer was. All of the beers in the sampler were good, and the nachos were really good too (and happy hour meant 2-for-1 appetizers). The pub also has a cool beer memorabilia museum area with a lot of interesting pieces, as well as a decent selection of merchandise for sale.

Jan 13, 2020
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Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Large brewpub located right in the middle of the large public market in downtown Seattle. Great selection of easy drinking beers of every style. Great staff who are very knowledgeable. Food is great and prices are more than fair. D├ęcor is eclectic and worth a detour.

Nov 10, 2019
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

what a bizarre place this is, inside some sort of mall or something it seems, right off the pike market and sort of below it, and also a veritable museum of the history of beer, many rooms at different levels in here, steps and ramps to here and there, things like old orval posters and images from the early days of american craft and weird coasters adorn every inch of it, and there are multiple bars in here. i found one, either down or up some stairs, all of a sudden i was in a different world, like the basement of a nascar fan, but for beer. put together in a low brow, almost hick or redneck way, but just because its been there awhile, like in a good way and all. they had a nice selection of beers on, and since most of them were new to me, it seemed like a lot, although i know they have some standard every day flavors working. i had time for two, a reasonable but over fruited lemon wheat, and a really astringent and lackluster fermented too warm maybe golden ale called nellie that wasnt even really all that golden. the place is like instant entertainment, the beer is almost secondary, which for me worked in their favor. i sat on some weird black leather diner or club booth and looked around while a choked down mediocre at best ale. the beer seemed super dated, but the service was friendly and the place is truly one of a kind. maybe i ordered wrong, but the beer did basically nothing for me. still, the place is a bit of a spectacle, well worth a stumble though when you are in the area. ill order differently next time for sure...

Sep 05, 2019
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Quackershnoc from Michigan

3.85/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Stopped in here while going through the Market. The Monk's Uncle was pretty tasty, and my buddy was drinking the Pike XXXXX Stout which he enjoyed quite a bit. The beer paraphernalia all over was really cool and they have some neat historic things hanging all over. The best part though was the seafood dip with pita bread. It was great!

Jul 10, 2019
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arizcards from North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Visited here with Da Boss on 5-24-19 as part of our first night here in DTSEA.

Vibe was awesome, a Breweriana wet dream come true. This place is a living museum to beer stuff. I would suspect that Mr. Finkel's access thru his import business is the main contributor to this collection. The seating is odd, random, isolated, very well though out for privacy.

Quality of the beer was solid as i enjoyed the 5X Stout and Da Boss enjoyed the Kilt Lifter.

Service was good as Jesus was very timely throughout our dining experience. He complimented my choice of the Stout as being a good choice.

Selection was pretty good, maybe 12 house beers and a few guest beverages.

Food was solid as i enjoyed perhaps the best Rueben i have ever had and Da Boss had the Mac n Cheese with Crab which she thouroughly enjoyed.

Overall a pleasurable dining experience with some good beer. Surprised the PNW Forum boys do not include this on their list of places to visit.

May 25, 2019
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.5

Went for lunch and it was fairly packed with a mix of tourists and locals. Pub looks nice all decorated in red and black with plenty of vintage beer memorabilia throughout. It is mix between chain restaurant and vintage eclectic bar. They had about ten of their beers on tap and a lot of the offerings I could get in bottles back east. I had a pint of the stout and blonde ale. Both were way better than I remember. For lunch I had the spicy wild salmon. Delicious combination of flavor although a bit on the heavy side. Overall, this was a good experience and a place that I would revisit if I was in town.

Aug 07, 2017
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Jim_Johnson from Louisiana

3.85/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

This seemed like the one place to try in Seattle's downtown. I found it catered more to the touristy crowd. Their stout was good. most of the beers were meh.

Nov 02, 2016
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BeerMe8 from Florida

3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Took the tour with a friendly and informative staff member. Brewery is in a restaurant type setting. Unfortunately, I had a couple of flights and wasn't impressed.

Sep 10, 2016
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IPA17 from New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Really cool place where I enjoyed a sampler with my wife. We also had a couple of appetizers. They have a very large selection of beers (their own root beers) and you were very satisfied with both the food and the beer. The decor was very good and the place was overall a good vibe place. I will say that the lighting at the tables was extremely bright. I felt like a surgeon in the operating room. Other than that, awesome place and absolutely worth a stop when in Seattle.

May 03, 2016
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HerbGuy42 from Washington

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Good beer and good food. Has separate, spacious bar seating (self-serve), as well as general seating. Whenever I go somewhere for a growler fill, somebody (often an attractive lady) "ooh"s and "Aaahh"s at my Pike Brewery euro-style growler, which they sell here for a decent price. They have beer history and memorabilia plastered all over the walls, and I always find myself reading newspaper clippings on the wall whenever I come here. It is loud and busy, but I kind of like that. They are pretty vegetarian friendly.

Feb 03, 2016
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Phil-Fresh from California

3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5

Conveniently located within Pike's Market in Downtown, Seattle. Pike's has been brewing for a good long while in Seattle. The vibe is kind of chill, considering its tourist local and the place has lots of vintage decor. The quality of the beer is solid, though the service could be better along with the selection. Solid if you need a quick drink!

Dec 13, 2015
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Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

This was a nice little tour and tasting. The food's not bad and the service was pretty good when I was there. It was sure fun to try some offerings I can't find on the shelves!

Nov 20, 2015
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Mehinaman from Washington

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Great place to visit whether you live or are visiting Seattle. Located in historic Pike Place Market, this brewery has a huge selection of beers and good food as well. There is also a small, but very cool beer museum. This is a must visit for fans of craft beer

Aug 30, 2015
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KLHBB from Colorado

3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Pretty touristy but I'm a tourist. Very loud and busy, lots of families with children. That said, not a relaxing place but the food and beer was great. Definitely go if you're in the area.

Jun 12, 2015
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guityler83 from Wisconsin

3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.25

The first brewery of many on my trip to the Northwest and not a bad way to start out. After walking the Seattle downtown 1st street area and passing through the Pike Place fish market we needed some grub and a few beers to regain some energy - Pike Place would fill that need.

The vibe wasn't my thing but in the heavy foot traffic area probably went over well with the general pop. Tons of retro beer paraphernalia lined the walls to the point where it became distracting. It reminded me of a TGIFridays for beer - super busy.

Beer quality was great - I had a straight forward saison that blew me away and a pale ale that was decent (very classically hopped with big malt character) but fell short of my expectations. The lady had an IPA and a Porter both were nice from the few sips I took.

Service was decent, waiter took our orders quickly and was informative about the beers and food menu - he was a little slow on bringing us a second round and our bill but the place was picking up in volume so not unexpected.

The beer selection was about average - Your typical IPA / APA / porter / etc main stays with a few other beers with more interesting spins. But the food was probably the highlight for me - Not sure if it was because we were so hungry or if it was warranted but the pizza I had and the sandwich she had really hit the spot - and that spot was our stomachs.

Jun 07, 2015
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Bunman3 from Canada (AB)

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

This place is near and dear to me. I first visited in 1997, when craft breweries were popping up all over the Pacific Northwest. The combination of funky location, great food and interesting beer had me hooked immediately. Each of my return visits have been equally favorable. They make great burgers, but my absolute favorites are the Penn Cove Mussels or the fish and chips. For me, no visit to Seattle is complete without a stop by the Pike Pub & Brewery.

Dec 02, 2014
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buschbeer from Ohio

3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

I stopped into this place merely because I walked by it. It seemed to be somewhat of a tourist trap. It was mid afternoon and pretty busy. I walked up to the bar and ordered a sampler. My buddy and I walked into the adjoining room and plopped down away from the crowd. The room we entered had tables and booths but also casual living room style seating.

The beers were average, but the place was amazing. There was breweriana everywhere from tap handles to bottle openers, from old beer cans to postcards, etc. It was basically a beer museum which I found awesome once I got settled in. I wandered the place checking out the various displays while drinking my samples. All of the sudden, the average samples seemed well paired with the surrounding museum atmosphere.

I did manage to have a good beer, albeit a guest tap. The crowning jewel of my experience was finding a postcard of a pre-prohibition brewery from my hometown, Dostal Bros. Brewing. The sentimentality of that experience elevated Pike Brewing for me.

I look at the place as a beer museum that brews its own beer. It is a very cool place to check out based on the breweriana. The beer isn't awful. I had a memorable time. It is a cool place to check out.

Sep 15, 2014
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maddogwit from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This place looked small upon arrival but stretched out inside to be an absolutely delightful atmosphere full of memorabilia and interesting knolls. Everything about the food, service, and beer were excellent. A place not to be missed when in Seattle.

Feb 21, 2014
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drrone from Utah

3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Overall a cool place to check out. The atmosphere is cool, with a lot of cool memorabilia and different items to check out. They have a nice selection of their beer and few guest taps. I had the flight and each of the beers were definitely decent. I followed up with a DIPA and that was by far the best. If you are in the area it is worth dropping by.

May 15, 2013
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estlinska from Arkansas

3.26/5  rDev -16.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4

Visited in October of 2012. We decided to visit this place while we were being touristy in the Pike Place Market. I was with my wife and in-laws, so we just dropped in to have a beer while the women were shopping nearby. I wish I would have had time to do a tour, but the last one had already gone for the day. My first impression was that this place was new and shiny and somewhat over-the-top. My last impression held up. It was extremely crowded (3pm on a weekend), but we found a table eventually. There were servers we thought, but they were more interested in clearing tables, so we went to the bar to get beers. My father in law had a Scotch Ale and I got an IPA and we both, being perveyors of those styles, thought they were good, but not mind blowing. There were several special taps available, so the selection was there. We didn't stay long, but it wasn't really the kind of place you want to stay at. It was more like a busy, trendy bar than a brew pub. Overall, it just wasnt for me.

Mar 16, 2013
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Hawksfan79 from Washington

4.68/5  rDev +20.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Took the whole family for a brewery tour and dinner. Our tour guide was outstanding. She was friendly, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic about Pike beer and beer in general. The tour was fun and extremely informative, we learned a lot about the ingredients they use (including getting to smell fresh hop), Their brewing process, and lot of other information about their brewery.
Dinner was fantastic, the food was excellent and they even have a really decent kids menu. The beer selection was great mostly Pike beers, but it is after all their brewery and they make some pretty excellent beers. The price was pretty spot on for what you get which is a great atmosphere, great food and beer, and extremely helpful and friendly service.

Mar 05, 2013
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WoopWoop from Australia

4.8/5  rDev +23.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

We visited the Pike Pub and Brewery for a tour of their facilities. The tour guide we had was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and understood what we were interested it. The brewery was bigger than I had imagines, and looked very well established. And the few beers we tried tasted great. I would definitely recommend the tour to anyone. And try their Barley Wine, it's fantastic!

Jan 07, 2013
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msubulldog25 from Oregon

3.93/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

For all the times we've visited Seattle, I'd never visited Pike. Have always enjoyed their beers, have even walked around (and past) their Pike Place Market brewery spot, just never descended the stairs into this sublevel pub. Finally did so on Tuesday (11/13/2012)...

I'm a beer guy who likes his schwag, so the museum-quality signage and memora-beer-lia throughout the pub struck me right away... and is AWESOME. Seriously, you cannot escape it! It's a feast for the eyes that encompasses literally thousands of posters, placards and paraphernalia collected over the years - seemingly every square inch of every wall (from dining room to restrooms) is coated with beer stuff. My wife, sister-in-law and I stopped in around at around 1:00pm on a dreary day; atmosphere was a bit sleepy but still jovial enough with all the lighting and visual candy. Since it was SIL's birthday, we decided to grab a seat and have a pint.

We bee-lined it to the bar at far right, a cozy C-shape that was mostly full - no 3 seats together except for at the less appealing fringes. After some pondering, I opted for the XXX 'Extra' Stout (hadn't had it in years, but it's as good as I remembered). Most other 'standards' from Pike on tap (8-10 in all) and a couple 'guests'; a cider, too. In a nearby cooler were a number of imports (Belgians like Westmalle and Rochefort 6/8/10) and others like Hair of the Dog 'Adam'. After placing orders, we clutched our pints and went into the adjacent Brewery Museum room - very cool space, neon and even more historical beer stuff.

Pints were $5 (schooners $4), which I though was reasonable, but the cider pints the ladies ordered were $7 (kinda steep). Service was friendly (& patient) at the bar -- she gladly offered some oyster crackers when my SIL wasn't feeling well (no fault of Pike's - she'd been carsick most of the ride up from Portland and hadn't told us); otherwise, we were completely left alone.

We skipped food this visit, but will return on our next Seattle visit, I'm sure of it. Great look and feel to the place, lots of beer - a place worth visiting and hanging around for a while.

Nov 15, 2012
Pike Brewing Company in Seattle, WA
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