The Cave Craft Beer & Smoke Shop

The Cave Craft Beer & Smoke ShopThe Cave Craft Beer & Smoke Shop
The Cave Craft Beer & Smoke ShopThe Cave Craft Beer & Smoke Shop
Bar, Beer-to-go

12822 NE 85th St
Kirkland, Washington, 98033-8008
United States

(425) 242-0294 | map
cavecraftbeer.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.37
Ratings:
7
pDev:
5.49%
View: Place Reviews
Recent ratings and reviews.
Photo of mactrail
4.1/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
by mactrail from Washington

I just happened to see this on the phone map search, right off the 405 freeway so it's easy to find for a quick look. I counted 14 tall cooler doors of all craft or imports. Organized by beer style so you can go right to the sours or the stouts.

Some Belgian beers, East Coast oddities, and California brews, but primarily a large selection of Washington and Oregon beers. Most important to me, they had a very good range of single 16 oz cans from their four-packs.

Prices were higher than at Central Market, say, but some other beer specialty stores are marking the stuff up as well. I didn't test the knowledge of the clerk, but she was extremely pleasant. Very clean, tidy, and attractive place. Half of it is taken up by vape and smoke stuff, CBD items, and drinks for the newer generations.

Mar 25, 2022
Photo of dionito
4.72/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
by dionito from Washington

Really nice place and nice management. Best selection on the Seattle East Side.

Mar 09, 2022
Photo of Mister_Faucher
4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75
by Mister_Faucher from Washington

You honestly wouldn't know this place is there if you weren't looking for it. I actually noticed it by chance and wow!

While the interior is rather mundane, the selection is massive. I mean literally over 1000 different beers to choose from, both bottles and cans as well as growler fills are available. They also carry a large selection of ciders and meads.

A little on the pricey side but everything is fresh and as I said the selection is jaw dropping.

Friendly service that will definitely make some great recommendations if your looking for something you haven't had.

A must visit if you find yourself in Kirkland's Rose Hill neighborhood.

Jan 02, 2020
Photo of PedroDaGr8
4.74/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5
by PedroDaGr8 from Washington

A beer connoisseurs kind of place. A great selection of rotating taps that have things intended more for beer fans than the general public. For example, there are usually at least 2-3 stouts, some specialty high gravity stuff, plus an assortment of other styles. Clearly catering to a more discerning crowd. The bottle selection is top notch, with hundreds and hundreds of different brews available. A nice little unassuming place on the busy 85th Ave.

May 20, 2017
 
4.18 by StoutSnob40 from California on Dec 07, 2016
Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.37/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75
by Superheatnsubcool from Washington

A walk-in beer cave behind the row of coolers contains tons of hard-to-get four and six packs. Always a nice variety of beers on tap. Staff are helpful. Some prices are about 25% higher than other places. Found some kinda rare beers, and enjoy their large selection of 12 oz. singles. On bustling 85th Street, if every beer lover driving by stopped in it would overwhelm their small parking lot.

Sep 30, 2016
Photo of Docrock
4.19/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
by Docrock from Illinois

Nice new little store on the edge of Kirkland and Redmond. Decent bottle selection, lots of locals plus up to 6 taps with growler fills available. Staff was very friendly and helpful in offering local options.

Apr 13, 2015
The Cave Craft Beer & Smoke Shop in Kirkland, WA
Place rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 7 ratings