Pike Place Bar & Grill

Pike Place Bar & GrillPike Place Bar & Grill
Pike Place Bar & GrillPike Place Bar & Grill
Bar, Eatery

90 Pike St
Seattle, Washington, 98101-2125
United States

(206) 624-1365 | map

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Photo of Gavage
3.16/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Right off the corner of the Pike Market, you climb up some stairs to get to the bar area. The bar area is small but overlooks the market. There are numerous tables and booths for eating, but overall the place looked a bit old and worn - not in a good way.

There were a few drunk patrons here being loud and boisterous, so the atmosphere was annoying. I checked out the taps selection which was a bit surprising even for this tourist bar. Out of the seven taps, Maritime Pacific Pale, Hefe, Dark Night, and Pilsener were available. Manny's Pale, Alaskan Amber and Bud rounded it out. I had a quick pint of the Hefe and it decent but could have been fresher.

Most people here wer drinking shots and mixed drinks, so it seemed to focus on tourists getting a quick buzz. If you are in the Market and thirsting for a brew this will do. Otherwise no need to venture here.

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Photo of ccrida
2.58/5  rDev -28.7%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 2

Had lunch here, not very crowed, yet waited a good 20 mins after getting seated before the waitress showed up. Location is in the basement of the market, which is generally grimey and full of transients. So much so that the bathrooms in the restraunts have a key-code to ensure they're only used by patrons. Goes nice with the metal fencing on the outside of this indoor/strip mall location. The food was not too good, my salmon sandwich and dungeness chowder were so-so, wife's ruben sucked. Most of their beer is uninspired. I had a pint of the double tandem there, which is not IMHO a dubbel but more like a brown winter warmer. Whatever, it was boring. The best part is all the brewania on the walls. Apparently the high prices afford the owners lots of trips to Europe to collect antiques. Lunch for my wife and I with 1 beer and 1 soda was $45 and not very good. Saving grace was the '06 old bawdy I grabbed to go (along with their tulip glass for a whooping $8), which is a great barleywine, their best beer by far of the 6 I've had.

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Photo of Longstaff
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Visited this place while on vacation and doing the tourist thing at the market.

Kind of weird entrance downstairs in the market. Pretty dark in there for a sunny afternoon, and the bar area was even darker. The place is layed out pretty cool, with some couches and chairs in the middle behind the host desk. Bar seemed like an afterthought though with it being tucked into a quiet corner.

Split a sampler with my wife and thought all the beers were average to good. Not a bad beer in the bunch, but nothing to knock my socks off either. IPA was tasty and very drinkable though. We thought, if this is one of the less exciting brewpubs in Seattle as far as the beer goes, we were going to have a good time.

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Photo of Globetrotter
3.1/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3

To me, this place is a tourist trap. Right in the Pike Place Market, signs on the street lure the unsuspecting up the stairs to a diner- like atmosphere with big plate glass windows overlooking the wheelings and dealings in the market below. Red vinyl and light brown wood booths and tables seat at least 100, with the bar area tucked in the left corner past the bathrooms. The bar itself only has four or five wooden stools, with a handful of tables and boothes in the vicinity. Cheap carpet covers the floor, while the ceiling is decent wood.

Only eight taps, but seven of them were craft, and a few of them were things I hadn't seen elsewhere in the area. I asked the bartender questions about several of them. He was clueless. I guess he deserves an A for effort, as he asked other staff if they knew, but no one, for example, could tell me where Vashon Stock Ale - one of their taps - came from (it's listed on this site). The beer was served well enough, but I'd be hard pressed to recommend this place to anyone.

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Photo of beertaster13
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4.5

Pike Place Bar & Grill located right in Pike Place Market in Downtown is a fabulous bar. Probably the best unknown bar in Seattle. Located in an upstairs building acroos from Pike Place the Bar and Grill offers fabulous food in a dining type environment. Or you can go into the elegant bar where it has plenty of televisions fit for any sporting event. The bar is a gorgeous mahogany and the whole bar is plastered with old newspaper clippings that are a great read if you have time. The service is unbeliavable. I wasn't even done with the first beer when my food came out piping hot. The selection is great, in the bar you can order anything from the restraunt menu which has a wide variety of food, from pastas,steaks,seafood to the usuall pub fare, burgers, nachos etc. The beer here has great northwest favorites on tap as well as the usuals: bud, bud light, coors light etc. The best part about this bar as that it overlooks Pike Place Market and the clock. Always a fun time to be had here.

UPDATE: Vistited again on 6-22-04 and wasn't as impressed. Rat City IPA was off tap and so was my favorite Fauntleroy Stout. These 2 great Pacific Rim editions were worth going to this place, they still had Vashon OSA on tap but not my style. Also more macro taps now, miller has oodles of selections now, also took about 7 of the bottle selections away, Fat Tire, Widmer and Bridgeport IPA were the latest to be taken away (owner says they were not a big seller) instead in place you will find Aspen Edge and Michelob Ultra. Boo. I took the selection down to a 2.5. Service is still the best in the city.

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Pike Place Bar & Grill in Seattle, WA
Place rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 20 ratings