Pike Brewing Company

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Pike Brewing CompanyPike Brewing Company
Pike Brewing CompanyPike Brewing Company

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1415 First Ave
Seattle, Washington, 98101
United States

(206) 622-6044 | map

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Reviews: 107 | Ratings: 200
Photo of tigg924
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.

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Photo of Jim_Johnson
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.

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Photo of BeerMe8
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.

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Photo of IPA17
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.

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Photo of HerbGuy42
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.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
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!

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Photo of Oh_Dark_Star
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!

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Photo of Mehinaman
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

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Photo of KLHBB
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.

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Photo of guityler83
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.

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Photo of Bunman3
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.

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Photo of buschbeer
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.

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Photo of maddogwit
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.

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Photo of drrone
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.

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Photo of estlinska
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.

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Photo of Hawksfan79
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.

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Photo of WoopWoop
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!

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Photo of msubulldog25
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.

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Photo of youbrewidrink
3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

We stopped by while visiting the market place.This place is huge, there is a resturant area and at least two different bar areas.

The resturant was full so we opted to sit in one of the bar areas and do our own ordering at the bar.

The beers on tap covered a good range of styles, there were a number of small batch brews as well as the regulars.The beers we had were quite good.

The sandwiches were very good and delivered to the table by a server.

All in all a pretty decent place, just a step above your typical chain type brewpub resturant.

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Photo of Hopmodium
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Visited on 4/20/12 while on vacation

My wife and I stopped in for The Pike Sampler after walking around The Market on a beautiful day.

Six 4oz. beers (Naughty Nellie, Pike Pale Ale, Kilt Lifter, XXX, Monk's Uncle, and Pike IPA) with fitting descriptions served on wooden tray satisfied the palate and the soul. Although these brews are not necessarily my favorite style I did enjoy them and respected the order that they were suggested I drink them in. I was happily surprised by Kilt Lifter and yearned for more XXX, Naughty Nellie was better than most organic beers (which I usually do not care for except Deschutes Green Lakes Amber Ale), and the rest were just above standard. $8.95 to check off 5 beers (I had already tried Pike IPA) in such an environment was well worth it for me. My wife enjoyed the Monk's Uncle more than she thought she would but favored the XXX over all the others as well.

Cool items in gift shop as well.

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Photo of bbHOP
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

I lived in Seattle for 5+ years, and this was one of my favorite spots near work (downtown, right next to Pike Place market).

It's an interesting place... in the bowels of an old building attached to the market place - cool interior with lots of great beer memorabilia and art.

Pretty enjoyable selection of house beers, in my book. Really like the Kilt Lifter and XXX Stout. Great place to come and grab a few pitchers with friends for a reasonable price.

Food is pretty standard pub fare - not a ton of selection, but it gets the job done. Don't come here for lunch - come here for beer, and perhaps get lunch as well.

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Photo of sespourteille
4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I visited this place when i was looking at colleges back in 2008 but it made quite the impression on me. The staff was extremely friendly and even though i was not of drinking age, they were more than happy to enlighten me to some of the finer aspects that go into making the beers they offer. The food was standard, with a decent selection, burgers sandwiches, fish, steaks etc. What i remember most was the selection of merchandise available, decor and location, that made the atmosphere one regrets leaving. All in all, this place made a large impression on me and i felt that they deserved to be recognized for this on the best beer reviewing site in the world.

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Photo of kingcrowing
2.93/5  rDev -24.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3

Stopped in here for some food and a sampler with the
Girl. Prices seemed decent, they had an ok selection, I wish they had more seafood dishes though. The place is quite large with lots of cool old brewing stuff and old bottles and that kinda stuff - it's neat if not a little tacky, like a tgif or something.

Beer was ok, nothing amazing but a decent line up of standard brewpub beers. I thought the scotch ale was solid. The smoked salmon was quite tasty but it was one of only 3 fish dishes which is odd given that the fish market is about a block away...

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Photo of coldriver
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Located in the touristy Pike Place market, this is a great place to seperate yourself from the wife and kids and grab a beer while they wander through all the craft booths and marvel at the salmon tossing.
Place is big and takes a few minutes to get your bearings. Walls are covered with beer memorabilia, much of which pays homage to Seattle's beer past. Very festive fun atmosphere, the crowd was a mix of thirsty tourists and young local urbanites. Had a sampler flight and I found the offerings good but not great.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Stopped by the Pike the other night for the first time, and had a really great time.

The whole place is absolutely decked out in beer memorabilia; it reminded me of someone's granddad's basement man-cave. We were there on a Friday night, so the place was fairly busy and had a great, convivial atmosphere.

As always, the beer was great. In the bar there is no table service; you have to go up and order your food and drinks and then take them back to your table (though they will deliver the food once it is prepared). Food and beer prices are what I expect to pay in the middle of the city

I was impressed by their food and drinks menu: almost all the food, wine and booze are Pacific Northwest-produced, and they have several guest taps for beer. In addition to their taps, they have a decent selection of bottles from Germany and Belgium, including a very decent selection of Trappist beers.

Overall, I look forward to going back.

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Pike Brewing Company in Seattle, WA
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