Elysian Brewing Company

Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1221 E Pike St
Seattle, Washington, 98122
United States

(206) 860-1920 | map
elysianbrewing.com

Notes: OWNED BY ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV
BEER STATS
Average:
3.68
Beers:
148
Ratings:
17,523
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.1
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
99
pDev:
11.22%
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Rated: 3.86 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

Dec 07, 2019
 
Rated: 4.07 by denver10 from New Mexico

Jul 24, 2019
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Reviewed by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Didn't grab any food here, but the atmosphere is nice. The place is fairly small so not the best place to cart any little ones, but Elysian is always experimenting and you can bet they have something new. The quality of those brews varies wildly, but I recommend putting this place on your list for a place to stop with friends.
Apr 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3.28 by ghasting from Washington

Dec 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.7 by Mister_Faucher from Washington

Jun 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.6 by GClarkage from California

Sep 04, 2017
 
Rated: 5 by mshiner1 from Tennessee

Aug 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by Leiermann from Pennsylvania

Jun 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.24 by PNWhops from Washington

Apr 02, 2017
 
Rated: 4.3 by Giangio from Italy

Mar 14, 2017
 
Rated: 4.23 by brentblack1 from New York

Feb 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Andnkuhn from Virginia

Feb 19, 2017
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Reviewed by frasergrove from California

2.83/5  rDev -31%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 1 | selection: 3.25
Went here after the Sounders game to grab a brew before heading up north. Decently busy with a good vibe going on...but that was quickly squashed by the multiple jerks we encountered who worked there. Mediocre beer. Avoid.
Sep 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.9 by einman from Minnesota

Aug 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.31 by hashmads from Colorado

Jul 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.33 by AdamSkylar from Washington

Jun 05, 2016
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Reviewed by Stardusthotel83 from Washington

2.83/5  rDev -31%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.75 | selection: 2.75 | food: 2.5
Being from Seattle ive been to this place a few times. Beer is mediocre and so is the food. Don't bother going if the Seahawks or Sounders are playing, you wont get in. Its overpriced for the beer but you're paying fpr the location, I guess.
May 11, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Apr 23, 2016
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Reviewed by ONovoMexicano from New Mexico

3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75
I came in here not long after they'd sold to AB INBev and that kind of tainted my experience. It shouldn't have but my mind couldn't help feeling a bit resentful.

There were lots of beers in a cooler for to-go sales and a big restaurant feel to the place (Capitol Hill location). Something about the place was sterile and I guess another thing that rubbed me wrong was the liquor on display too. I want a brewery, not a bar, when I visit a brewery or one of its satellites.

Still, the beers here tasted pretty good and the service was fine. Beer selection varied and there were some unique offerings I wouldn't just find in a store. Worth a visit, I suppose.
Apr 18, 2016
 
Rated: 3.99 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania

Mar 25, 2016
 
Rated: 4.14 by Chris-1911 from Illinois

Mar 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3.51 by tim007007 from Illinois

Mar 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3.98 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Mar 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.59 by HeyLady from New York

Feb 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.96 by Donkster46 from Washington

Feb 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.97 by kristinc from Canada (BC)

Nov 07, 2015
 
Rated: 4.16 by Aball4620 from Washington

Nov 02, 2015
 
Rated: 4.51 by gandres from Philippines

Oct 06, 2015
 
Rated: 3.95 by Ajlvt from Washington

Sep 01, 2015
 
Rated: 4.35 by Zond from Idaho

Jul 26, 2015
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Reviewed by Agamemnon1 from Rhode Island

2.48/5  rDev -39.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 1 | service: 3 | selection: 3
ok...this is a very simplistic review. i had attended the seattle mariners game and left early(they were getting spanked) to go to elysian. i was one of six or so people at the bar at the time(seats at least twenty five) and ordered their standard ipa..it came in a plastic cup. i requested a glass and was informed game days they will not give a glass. sorry...that sucks ass...they were at maybe 10 percent capacity for the entire place. i left and walked about fifty yards to get myself a nice seattle made pint in a glass. plastic is fine for the ball park, but not a brewpub, especially if i would be considered special it i received one.
Jul 26, 2015
 
Rated: 4.16 by SCW from New York

Jul 24, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Sails_Ambassador from Washington

Jul 15, 2015
 
Rated: 4.14 by boogerisu from Iowa

Jun 17, 2015
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Reviewed by guityler83 from Wisconsin

3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5
The second beer stop on our first day in the northwest and we decided to checkout capital hill, which happened to be the location of Elysian. Having a slight bias against it hearing that Dick Cantwell had left the company after the AB acquisition left him with a bad taste among other things.

The vibe of the place was slightly generic. The open / airyness of the big room was enjoyable on the day we were there since it was so warm out. But the standard looking bar with TV's and lack of character made it look and feel very.. not my thing.

The selection of beer was good - Lots of choices for hoppy beers, a sour or two, a few lagers, and stouts. I didn't inquire about guest taps but the list of Elysian beers was about 15+ long. From the flight I sampled of the two hoppy beers and the sour (flanders red style) I was happy with the quality.

The service was decent, but again, not a fan of the over bearing weight staff asking every 10 minutes if you need another beer when you have half a pint you are enjoying right in front of you.

Didn't try any food.

I'm sure the place hasn't change significantly since the acquisition and exodus of Mr. Cantwell, but I got the sence that it was more laid back and welcoming a year ago. Even some of the locals we spoke to along the way commented on this saying it wasn't the same. I'd probably pick up a sixer of their beer if I saw it around but wouldn't go out of my way to go back to the brewery.
Jun 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4.15 by dasEbb from Germany

Apr 17, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by Iamjeff6 from Virginia

Apr 15, 2015
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Reviewed by QuakeAttack from California

3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4
I loved wood and open feel of the Elysian on Capitol Hill. Very neighborhood feel with a selection of draft and bottles for purchase. Didn't try the food, but sat in watched football on a Sunday afternoon.
Mar 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Act25 from New Jersey

Feb 01, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by poppollutesminds from New Jersey

Jan 23, 2015
Elysian Brewing Company in Seattle, WA
Brewery rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 17523 ratings