The Pike Brewing Company

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The Pike Brewing CompanyThe Pike Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1415 First Ave
Seattle, Washington, 98101
United States

(206) 622-6044 | map
www.pikebrewing.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
36
Reviews:
1,651
Ratings:
3,523
PLACE STATS
Score:
87
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
183
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
8.85%
 
 
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0
Bottles/Cans:
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Reviews: 104 | Ratings: 183
Reviews by czechsaaz:
Photo of czechsaaz
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

So if you haven't heard, the original owners bought the place back a few months ago. After avoiding what had become merely a tourist place with average to sub-par beers, I've made a few visits since the changeover. Put it back on your list of places to go. Now that the smoking ban is in effect, the old smoking bar is a game room (always was, but if you didn't smoke you wouldn't have wanted to play in there.)

Fist off the beer, the XXXX Stout has balls again and the Kilt Lifter does too. They've added a Dubbel and a Triple to the usual line-up. Neither are world class, but it's a sign that things are changing. Even the IPA seemed hoppier and maybe a little bigger than I remembred from the previous owners. I can't wait to see if the Old Bawdy Barleywine comes back to the former standard.

Food is still hit or miss. The Reuben is still a good bet and the mussels are good. Both are a little pricey (the mussels come in an appetizer version though.) Burgers are just O.K. and it is policy that you can't have it any way but well done. Personally, I think if I want to risk E Coli or Mad Cow then that's my business. Cheap apetizers and discounted pints at happy hour make for plenty of pub grub options with a few after work pints.

Service at the bar has always been pretty good and still is. The dining area I've had a long wait between seating and seeing our server.

I hope the positive changes keep coming. I had pretty much stopped going here completely, even taking tourists to the market and then walking to a multi-tap rather than drinking here. But I like having this place back.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of ESchweers
4.73/5  rDev +23.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Stardusthotel83
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of DLS168
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of porter17
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
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 kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of IPAchris
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Chris-1911
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of tim007007
3.61/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Photo of Junichi
4.31/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of HerbGuy42
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%
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 Moose90
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
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 Donkster46
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Oh_Dark_Star
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
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 rgengel
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of WoostaBia
4/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Mehinaman
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%
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 iRun2Beer
3.84/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of KLHBB
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
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 -4.9%
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 Bunuelian
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of mmosey
3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

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