Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub

Hale's Ales Brewery & PubHale's Ales Brewery & Pub
BA SCORE
3.66/5
1,501 Ratings
Hale's Ales Brewery & PubHale's Ales Brewery & Pub
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

4301 Leary Way NW
Seattle, Washington, 98107
United States

(206) 782-0737 | map
halesbrewery.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
33
Reviews:
822
Ratings:
1,501
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.76/5
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
47
pDev:
11.97%
 
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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 26
Reviews by RoryGilmore:
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2.23/5  rDev -40.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3

Hales is an OK place, but it you go during the busy times be prepared to have plenty of topics of conversation to use with your fellow patrons. It seems to be run with by a significantly large percentage of people who are incompetent. The hostess completely bypassed my name on the list to make us wait another 20 minutes beyond when we should have been seated. Then, once seated, it took another 25 minutes before menus were brought to the table or even an acknowledgment from the sever. Then the sever stopped by about every half hour of so to see if we needed anything. Overall, it took over two and a half hours to get a grand total of three beers and one grilled cheese to a party of two people. Pathetic. I wasn't the only one suffering through a ridiculously long ordeal, everyone around me was having a similar experience. This last visit might have been the worst service I've ever had in any restaurant.

Hale's brews are usually just OK, they fit within the style intended, aren't terrible, but aren't good either. They're just OK. At $5 bucks a pint (not including tax), it seems a bit pricey considering there are much higher quality brews from just about every other brewpub in town, and those breweries charge less. Also, they only have one guest tap. A little more variety would be nice.

Food is decent, above average pub food that is just a touch overpriced. Portions are small, which would be fine if the prices were about $2-4 less per item.

The vibe is OK with plenty of wood in the pub and lots of exposed brew kettles and the such right in the entrance. In my opinion, that's the best part of the place. Too bad they don't produce a better product or service.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of GaryColeman
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of frasergrove
4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of armytoothdoc
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Good range of beers. The supergoose was the best that I tried. Nothing exceptional, but nothing I would pour down the drain either.

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Photo of tjcamm
3.44/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of flexabull
3.76/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Recent trip to an old timer, I remember going here way back when...

Went here for lunch before hitting a couple of the newer spots (at least to me) in the area. Hasn't changed much, working brewery when you walk in and the eating/drinking area to your left. Nice enough place, but nothing really stands out.

Quality and selection were both pretty good, not great. Hales makes pretty good beers in general, I rarely have a dud or anything outstanding either.

Service was good. We were waited on by a nice, friendly and quick gentleman.

Food was pretty good, always have thought their food in general was always a bit better than most places.

Overall, not a bad place to check out. Like I said, a pretty good place to grab food at before hitting some of the beer only places in the area.

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Photo of Aball4620
3.51/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of abrodsky
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Fly4awhiteguy
4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of MikeyGCAP
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Brewing process very accessible to view close up. Small neighborhood vibe.

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Photo of JeffreyHadley
5/5  rDev +33%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

It seems like everything Hales touches turns to gold. Their brewpub atmosphere is great, food is amazing, and beer is even better.

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Photo of Anaxagoris
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of gpblackgt
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of HoppySeb
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of crowellbw
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Large place, several seating options. More of a restaurant than a brewery feel. Food is good, they always have some intriguing beers, and its a cool vibe.

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Photo of kmahe
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of grizzbar
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of memphischas
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of CoolEthan
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of flagmantho
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I've been to Hale's numerous times over the years, but most recently spent the playoffs getting brunch and pre-funking here. Go Hawks!

I really like the atmosphere of the bar area; dark wood, a clean environment that is somehow also a little bit too-close and dank, and a couple of TVs but without that sports-bar vibe. Service has been quite good, with knowledgeable and friendly staff who know their beer and are up for a chat. They have at least a dozen taps with one beer on cask at all times and at least another on nitro; there's usually something I want there.

I'm not a huge fan of all of Hale's beers, but there are always a couple in there range that I enjoy and can get. The smoked porter I had with my eggs and biscuits paired really well; I'll definitely be back for this combo. Overall, I really like the place.

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Photo of aullrich
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of trytoketchup
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Zach122
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub in Seattle, WA
Brewery rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 1,501 ratings
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