Elysian Brewing Company

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3.66/5
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15,022 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1221 E Pike St
Seattle, Washington, 98122
United States

(206) 860-1920 | map
elysianbrewing.com

Notes:
OWNED BY ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV

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BEER STATS
Beers:
139
Reviews:
4,151
Ratings:
15,022
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.11/5
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
166
pDev:
11.44%
 
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Ratings: 166 |  Reviews: 69
Reviews by ElGordo:
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4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Up in Seattle for the weekend and decided to make my second visit to Elysian. Unfortunately, we took the train and thus were without a vehicle. Looking at the map, it should only have been about 8 blocks from the hotel, but because some sadistic sonofabitch designed Seattle's street "grid", it was more like 18. Oh well.
Upon arrival, the place is fairly crowded (7pm on a Friday), but we are still seated within five minutes. Ordered a couple of rounds from the ultra-friendly waitress and took in the atmosphere. Fairly standard pub in a large, split-level space. Nice art on the walls of some fairly obscure Belgian imports along with the house beer logos.
Food menu is very accomodating for vegetarians such as myself, and is reasonably priced for being in the central city. Had a veggie ruben with fries and was suitably impressed. The lady had the fish and chips, which was a huge portion and damn near perfect. To boot, all beers (brewed in house) that we tried were excellent, especially the BiFrost winter ale. Factor in great food and service, and I'll come back here each and every time I visit Seattle.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.7/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of GClarkage
3.6/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of mshiner1
5/5  rDev +21.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Leiermann
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of PNWhops
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Giangio
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of brentblack1
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Andnkuhn
4/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of frasergrove
2.83/5  rDev -31.1%
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.

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Photo of einman
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of hashmads
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5

Photo of AdamSkylar
3.33/5  rDev -19%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of Stardusthotel83
2.83/5  rDev -31.1%
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.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.76/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

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Photo of IPAchris
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Chris-1911
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of tim007007
3.51/5  rDev -14.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 1

Photo of Sparky44
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of HeyLady
3.59/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Donkster46
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of kristinc
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Aball4620
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of gandres
4.51/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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Elysian Brewing Company in Seattle, WA
Brewery rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 15,022 ratings