The Pike Brewing Company

The Pike Brewing CompanyThe Pike Brewing Company
BA SCORE
55.3%
Liked Their Beers
3.68 w/ 3,641 ratings
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
pikebrewing.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
38
Reviews:
1,689
Ratings:
3,641
Liked:
2,013
Average:
3.68/5
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
70%
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
190
Liked:
133
Avg:
3.88/5
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
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Ratings: 190 |  Reviews: 107
Reviews by czechsaaz:
Photo of czechsaaz
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
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 SweetReverend
3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of tigg924
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
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 Daniellobo
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of brentblack1
2.64/5  rDev -32%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5

Photo of Jim_Johnson
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
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 clager
4.61/5  rDev +18.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of BeerMe8
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
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 Cuervo_PCB
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of ESchweers
4.73/5  rDev +21.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Stardusthotel83
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Barleycorn
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of IPA17
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
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 -3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of IPAchris
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Chris-1911
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of tim007007
3.61/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Photo of Junichi
4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of HerbGuy42
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
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 -5.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
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 -5.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Oh_Dark_Star
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
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 +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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The Pike Brewing Company in Seattle, WA
Brewery rating: 55.3% out of 100 with 3,641 ratings
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