Elysian Brewing Company

BA SCORE
3.75/5
14,260 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:
126
Reviews:
4,021
Ratings:
14,260
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.11/5
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
165
pDev:
11.44%
 
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Ratings: 165 |  Reviews: 69
Reviews by RoryGilmore:
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4.55/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Capitol Hill is easily my favorite of the three Elysian locations and overall my favorite brewpub in town. It's a fairly big place, but not too huge to feel cavernous. The decor is somewhat industrial, but there are plenty of warm wood tones and eclectic touches to make the atmosphere a perfect place to enjoy a beer.

The quality of the beer has never been in question. The brew you'll get will be exactly how the brewer intended it to be. One minor issue is that the serving temperature seems to be on the cold side, but that is a minor inconvenience.

In my 30 or so visits, I've never had a bad experience with service. The servers usually have basic knowledge of the beer they're serving, and are most of the time are prompt and attentive. Don't expect chain restaurant-type fake smiles and forced enthusiasm - you won't get that here. Fortunately, you'll avoid the "I'm too busy thinking about how cool I am to refill your water" service that is common of the neighborhood. Service hits the happy medium of being good without being annoyingly fake.

With 16 or so taps, usually a cask offering, and a guest tap there is always plenty to chose from. There is also a nice bottle list, which comes in handy if you're feeling like it's Belgian night instead of a Dragonstooth night.

Food goes the above-average pub grub route. Usually there is 3 or 4 vegetarian options, and the wedge fries are some of the best in Seattle. Some dishes, especially the ones that involve steak, can be on the small size. Stick with something that comes with fries if you're ravenous or a big eater.

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More User Reviews:
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

Photo of Ajlvt
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

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Elysian Brewing Company in Seattle, WA
Brewery rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 14,260 ratings
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