Elysian Brewing Company

BA SCORE
3.76/5
14,233 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:
4,012
Ratings:
14,233
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.11/5
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
165
pDev:
11.44%
 
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Reviews by dragonWhale:
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4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

What? No review? How many times have I danced through these halls?
Well, the Elysian revamped the place a couple years ago but the look and feel is more or less the same. Same high ceilings, same eclectic mix of music, same random and awesome pictures rotating on the screensaver on the computer behind the bar. What has changed is a lot more Men's Room Red, which has had an overall negative effect on the selection available. Often they'll have 10 or more of their own brews, either brewed there, at Tangletown or the Fields. Sometimes more, sometimes less. And aside from the Men's Room, almost all of their beers are exceptionally drinkable and delicious.
Most recently went there and had an excellent selection, double IPA, two IPAs, the standard classics, the Great Pumpkin, an American mild, and a few other beautiful beers. They do have some guest taps, depending on how much of their own they are pouring. The bartenders are pretty excellent, as is the staff. Friendly and sexy, I'd say.
The food is good, very good for brewpub food, and I enjoy me a nacho plate. I hope that's still there. I probably should've gotten one yesterday. Mistakes were made.
One of my favorite places in Seattle, my old stomping ground.

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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: 3.76 out of 5 with 14,233 ratings
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