Pike Brewing Company

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3.69/5
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3,738 Ratings
Pike Brewing CompanyPike Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

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

1415 First Ave
Seattle, Washington, 98101
United States

(206) 622-6044 | map
pikebrewing.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
48
Reviews:
1,712
Ratings:
3,738
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.88/5
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
195
pDev:
11.6%
 
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Ratings: 195 |  Reviews: 107
Reviews by mynie:
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3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Pike is located in the bustling, very touristy area at the heart of Seattle's downtown, right next to the public market and just across the street from the art gallery. Normally that's a bad sign, right? When things get too touristy the prices get too high and the quality starts to wane--why bother to make a good product when the customers almost literally fall into your bar?

Well, Pike's not exactly world class, but they do a damn good job of not slacking off. The vibe is polished--as interesting as it can be without being potentially offensive or offputting. There's lot of shiny acrylic black, clean brown bricks, and dark neon reds. Also lots of nice brewania pieces (probably the biggest collection I've seen outside of Potosi).

The place is big and busy but there are three (!) separate bars, to accommodate even the largest crowd. About a dozen house taps and then a halfdozen guest taps. All the house beers were reasonably priced but the guest beers were a little expensive. They had a really great take-home selection with bombers as well as growlers and you could have them ship anything you didn't feel like flying home with.

The food was standard Northwest pub fare--lots of fried stuff, lots of fish, and you could also get pizza. I really don't remember too much about it so it must have been pretty medium.

Really I don't got too much to say other than this place is better than you'd expect. It ain't worth traveling for, but it's a hell of a lot of fun and if you're in downtown Seattle you should probably stop by.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of smela3
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ivyman
3.44/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75

Photo of TheBen5
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of GaryColeman
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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Pike Brewing Company in Seattle, WA
Brewery rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 3,738 ratings