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Elysian Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.75/5
Very Good
14,475 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:
4,059
Ratings:
14,475
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.11/5
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
165
pDev:
11.44%
 
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Reviews by beerceller99:
Photo of beerceller99
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

On Capital Hill just a mile or so up Pike street from downtown .
From the street this place looks innocuous, it blends in nicely with the urban neighborhood. The inside is a large open area with windows along two walls. The restaurant and large bar seating areas are not separated. The atmosphere here is pretty much your typical upscale restaurant - bar ; slick wood trimming and clean.
Service speed is average to slow with most of the wait staff not very beer savvy. The food is good though appropriately pricy.
Of course the main reason you're here is for the beer. Most of Elysian's brews are on tap or bottled as are a big selection of bottled Belgians. Booze and wine are also available. The brewery's bottled beers can be purchased to go but no growler sales for some reason... probably looks tacky. I've found the best time to visit is after 9 pm when the business suit crowd has left and the locals creep in, it's a much more relaxed atmosphere.
Definitely one of better beer bars in town.

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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 14,475 ratings
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