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:
3.93
Beers:
145
Reviews:
4,689
Ratings:
16,649
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.1
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
169
pDev:
11.22%
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Reviews by sweethome:
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sweethome from Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Walked up to the Capital Hill location fro downtown on a beautiful January evening.

Nondescript storefront look. Enter in to a nice brewpub feel - people seemed comfortable and happy. The bar was empty - grabbed a stool and sat down. The bartender greeted me with a smile and asked if I had been there before - didn't recognize me. I told him I was in from Chicago and he told me I was there at the right time - Belgian Beer week. I selected a sampler heavy on the Belgians....he brought me an extra and the IPA which he said I had to try. How cool is that?!

Beers were of good quality - most were just about average for belgian styles - a couple below average - but a couple beers stood out. The Bye-Bye Frost - a kicked up version of BiFrost strong ale was incredible - a real treat. I enjoyed the lighter belgians (table beer for example) over the trippel.

Tried some fries - decent enough.

A nice way to spend an evening

Feb 06, 2010
More User Reviews:
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DerwinWentworth from Utah

3.86/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

Dec 07, 2019
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denver10 from New Mexico

4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Jul 24, 2019
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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
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ghasting from Washington

3.28/5  rDev -20%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Dec 16, 2018
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Mister_Faucher from Washington

3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Jun 23, 2018
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GClarkage from California

3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Sep 04, 2017
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mshiner1 from Tennessee

5/5  rDev +22%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Aug 24, 2017
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Leiermann from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Jun 19, 2017
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PNWhops from Washington

4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Apr 02, 2017
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Giangio from Italy

4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Mar 14, 2017
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brentblack1 from New York

4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Feb 22, 2017
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Andnkuhn from Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Feb 19, 2017
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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
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einman from Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Aug 24, 2016
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hashmads from Colorado

4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5

Jul 22, 2016
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AdamSkylar from Washington

3.33/5  rDev -18.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Jun 05, 2016
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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
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Apr 23, 2016
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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
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IPAchris from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Mar 25, 2016
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Chris-1911 from Illinois

4.14/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Mar 08, 2016
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tim007007 from Illinois

3.51/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 1

Mar 08, 2016
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Sparky44 from Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Mar 07, 2016
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HeyLady from New York

3.59/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Feb 25, 2016
Elysian Brewing Company in Seattle, WA
Brewery rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 16649 ratings