Seattle Breweries - Reco

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  1. chitowntink

    chitowntink Initiate (112) Jun 22, 2015 Illinois

    I will be in downtown for the weekend (no car) any recommendations of what I should visit?
     
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  2. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,025) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Seapine, Big Time, Georgetown, and Pike would be my suggestions, for varying reasons.
     
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  3. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,566) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    Maybe Cloudburst and Holy Mountain.

    Walking only or is Uber or similar an option?
     
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  4. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,201) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Big Time is nowhere near downtown.
     
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  5. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,025) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    But, that 2 buck light rail ride will drop you very close.
     
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  6. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,201) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Light rail right now sounds like no fun.
     
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  7. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Devotee (441) Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    It's a mile walk to Big Time from the light rail stop at Husky Stadium. Just sayin...it's easy but it's not like it's around the corner.
     
  8. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Devotee (441) Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    I've ridden the light rail from Husky Stadium to downtown three times since quarantine and each time I had an entire car to myself. Not too bad.
     
  9. stillill

    stillill Initiate (39) Mar 6, 2016 Washington

    It's pretty clear who the non-resident is in this thread.
     
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  10. LiquidAmber

    LiquidAmber Poo-Bah (8,839) Feb 20, 2009 Washington
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    There will be a light rail station within slight minutes of Big Time, but unfortunately not until next year, when the north extension is opened.
     
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  11. chitowntink

    chitowntink Initiate (112) Jun 22, 2015 Illinois

    Uber is an option if it's not too far, hate getting all the way out somewhere only to have to wait forever to get a return car.
     
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  12. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,566) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    What area are you staying in?
     
  13. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,025) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    I make the three mile walk from my place to downtown Bham on the regular, so 1 mile is near to me. Shrug. Everyone's mileage will vary.
     
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  14. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Devotee (441) Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    I walk 7-10 miles everyday. Hell, the times I've taken the light rail from Husky Stadium during quarantine, I walked there from house about 3.5 miles away. Agreed, mileage will vary.
     
  15. andreizm

    andreizm Initiate (132) Sep 17, 2008 Washington
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    Cloudburst downtown location is to-go only right now, as far as I know. Holy Mountain has a reservation system and is definitely an Uber/Lyft ride.

    Fremont is doable, both via public transit and Lyft again.
     
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  16. verygeeky

    verygeeky Initiate (36) Sep 3, 2014 Washington
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    I know that @chitowntink was looking for breweries, but if you're at Fremont... The Masonry is worth a stop.

    If you do make it down to Seapine as @BBThunderbolt suggests, Machine House is worth a stop.

    That's right... "what are the best downtown breweries" and you get two that aren't downtown. :wink:

    Old Stove is downtown and if you're strictly doing downtown.. it should on your list with Cloudburst.
     
  17. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,566) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    I only visited Old Stove once, maybe in their first year of operation, and I was neither impressed nor disappointed, just seemed middle of the road. I have no specific recollections to support that, though. Should I revisit with an open mind? Sometimes breweries don't really figure things out for a couple years. I had the same impression of Fremont when they were tiny and new, and look what happened to them.
     
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  18. verygeeky

    verygeeky Initiate (36) Sep 3, 2014 Washington
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    Nope, that's exactly right. If limiting to downtown proper, this should be on the list, but if anyone has flexibility and can make it out of the tourist pit... it'd drop off quickly.
     
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  19. walterfredo

    walterfredo Aspirant (203) Nov 22, 2011 California
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    No “Visiting Seattle 2021” thread yet?

    any recommendations in the greater green lake area? Beer and food? Please and thank you!
     
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  20. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (7,356) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Whenever I hear Greenlake, I confess I just automatically think 74th St. alehouse. Food and ambiance are comfortable and inviting, and the beer selection is solid. They have a website if you want to take a look.
     
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  21. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Devotee (441) Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    The Shambles for beer and food.
     
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  22. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,201) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    im slacking on that.

    But! I live in Green Lake! Under normal conditions I’d say Latona Pub, but they’re not open regular hours during the pandemic. And sadly we lost Toronado and Burgundian in the last year. The Shambles is wonderful and open. Uber Tavern is nearby, there’s also Ridgewood Bottle and Tap up on Phinney Ridge. Ravenna Brewing and Big Time are both going strong. I’d also recommend Burke Gilman Brewing.
     
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  23. kemoarps

    kemoarps Poo-Bah (2,358) Apr 30, 2008 Washington
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    Also over in the GL area, and I'd add Duck Island Ale House to the list as a decent taplist and tasty fried chicken.
     
  24. walterfredo

    walterfredo Aspirant (203) Nov 22, 2011 California
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    Thanks for the info!
     
  25. stillill

    stillill Initiate (39) Mar 6, 2016 Washington

    pretty sure they are still COVID closed
     
  26. kemoarps

    kemoarps Poo-Bah (2,358) Apr 30, 2008 Washington
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    Ah. We've not been going out anyway, so I didn't realize their doors weren't open
     
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  27. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,025) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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