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Elysian Brewing Company

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3.75/5
Very Good
14,358 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1221 E Pike St
Seattle, Washington, 98122
United States

(206) 860-1920 | map
elysianbrewing.com

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OWNED BY ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV

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BEER STATS
Beers:
127
Reviews:
4,036
Ratings:
14,358
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.11/5
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
165
pDev:
11.44%
 
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I'm a big fan of this place. Very laid back crowd, not overcrowded. The bartenders are very nice and attentive. Most importantly, the selection of their own beer is quite good. They had 12 elysian taps and 2 guests when I was there. You have to stop by if you are in seattle. I had only had the jasmine, so I was quite impressed with the quality of the beer. The dragon's tooth stout is a very chocolatey stout, and the immortal on cask is dope (better than on draught in my opinion). I didn't try the food, so I cannot speak to the quality. Beer lovers who stop into seattle need to drop by, a very cool spot.

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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

The only place we went to twice while in Seattle.

Kind of a hipster establishment, and I noticed that all the beer gear on the walls here (besides Elysian's) was Belgian or Belgian style.
Definitely hints of subculture all over, though. The first time we were there, it was dead, and the second time it was packed, we enjoyed ourselves both times.

Beers were all exceptional. Clean, good cask, etc.

Service wasn't bad, but typical of what we came to expect for the rest of our trip in Seattle. A little slow, a little unenthusiastic.

Selection was really good. Several house beers, one from another Elysian locale and a couple guest taps (which were, admittedly, a bit boring). Over the course of two visits, I had the Bifrost, both IPAs, a bitter, a pale on cask and half of my wife's stout and porter. All were excellent.

The food was also really good, and we had our first experience with the "Mediterranean platter" here. We noticed that alot of places in Seattle had appetizers that were basically some hummus, feta cheese, baba ganoush, olives and pita bread, all things that I love. In Michigan, particularly in the university corridors, there are tons of Mediterranean restaurants. From where I sit now, in East Lansing, I could literally drive to 12 middle east/ mediterranean restaurants in 5 minutes. Not many in Seattle, maybe that's why we saw so many places with these platters. Anyway, the food made a nice lunch.

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vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

I visited this brewpub prior to a Mariners game and the atmosphere was lively and exciting. The beers were some of the best in Seattle. They had three IPA's at the time, including the Jasmine IPA, which was a nice change of pace. The Scottish Ale was probably the best I've ever had. The food was not your typical bar food. I had the halibut and it was delicious. This place is a fantastic alternative to Pyramid Brewery for pre-game Mariners entertainment. I will definetly be back and look for their beers in other establishments.

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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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Elysian Brewing Company in Seattle, WA
Brewery rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 14,358 ratings
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