Visiting Seattle (2019 Edition)

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  1. Naikoon

    Naikoon (0) May 25, 2018 Washington

    RockCreek in Fremont is a terrific spot for seafood. The Walrus & The Carpenter and Manolin, not far away, are outstanding as well.

    For cheap bahn mi, this list should help guide you.
     
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  2. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne (0) Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    Ray’s Cafe for seafood, good beer, and one of the best views in the city. Make sure you ask for a seat outside.

    For some of the best food and one of the best tap lists in the city, go to The Shambles. Don’t walk, run to The Shambles.
     
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  3. drinkin-beeers

    drinkin-beeers (0) Jan 29, 2014 Montana

    Is this different then rays boathouse? We ate there and there was a seal popping up outside the whole time. Food was incredible too.
     
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  4. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne (0) Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    It's the same but Ray's Boathouse is the more formal restaurant on the bottom floor and Ray's Cafe is upstairs.
     
  5. bwelch21

    bwelch21 (0) Nov 5, 2014 Wisconsin

    If you can get out for lunch, Salumi near Pioneer Square has incredible sandwiches.
     
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  6. jpbebeau

    jpbebeau (0) Sep 11, 2011 Washington

    You'll also be here for a bunch of Seattle Beer Week; you might want to check out the events list and see if anything looks interesting/can fit into your itinerary.
     
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  7. joeneugs

    joeneugs (0) Aug 28, 2008 California
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    Thanks for all the suggestions everyone. I'll definitely check those places out. As for beer week, I think I'll try to hit the sourfest at Brouwer's on Thursday night and then the event at Beveridge Place Pub on Friday. I'm hoping to get a pour of some Floodland somewhere during the week. Fingers are crossed.

    Really looking forward to Holy Mountain, Cloudburst, Reubens and Fremont as well.

    Cheers,

    Joe
     
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  8. Roguer

    Roguer (1,828) Mar 25, 2013 Connecticut
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    I'll be visiting the area for about a week in early June. @distantmantra 's post on page 1 gives me an excellent starting point, but if any BAs would like to meet up for a brew or two, let me know. :slight_smile:
     
  9. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt (1,880) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Oh shit. Folks, we got an invader. Refer him to the "Best beers are at Taphouse" thread!
     
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  10. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt (1,880) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    @kemoarps , are we just gonna let a brother hang? No. No we are not. Arrangements shall be made.
     
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  11. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt (1,880) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Also, read through the thread. Yeah, there's some chaff, but there's also a ton of wheat. You won't just have to eat grinders while you're here.
     
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  12. snaotheus

    snaotheus (1,768) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    Banh mi recommendation downtown from me and my Vietnamese coworker is Thanh Son Tofu on South King Street.
     
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  13. drinkin-beeers

    drinkin-beeers (0) Jan 29, 2014 Montana

    Trip update. Urban Family Has not disappointed at all. Guava Dawn, Gamebreaker, Perpetuation, sacred arrow, Tin Can Telephone, Heel Turn, are all great to incredible. Hit up Old Stove Brewing (wrath of zorak,cannonball ipa, pomegranate sour, gose, tiger shark pale, fancy pants porter) for a solid flight and cool atmosphere. Ravenna Brewing while being kind of a hole in the wall had some solid hazy beers (Brewers Knuckles, delivium). Stopped at chucks 85th during ipa fest or whatever and had a few (reubens/block 15 intergalactic hop shop, Standard brewing H.E. Double hockey sticks). Grabbed a few cans and bottles to go.
     
  14. kemoarps

    kemoarps (1,173) Apr 30, 2008 Washington
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    I really like that Guava Dawn (noticed they've changed up the labelling on it though from the previous releases). Ravenna flies under the radar but does some good stuff, and Old Stove definitely has the best views of any brewery in the city. Glad you enjoyed yourself!
     
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  15. snaotheus

    snaotheus (1,768) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    No news on the banh mi situation?
     
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  16. drinkin-beeers

    drinkin-beeers (0) Jan 29, 2014 Montana

    Yeah Old Stove wasn’t planned at all just with the family walking around p
    i strictly ate sushi and seafood.
     
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  17. distantmantra

    distantmantra (740) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Just noticed that we need an edit to the original post. Dirty Couch Brewing, under New Seattle Breweries, now has a taproom. Kid friendly, too.

    edit: Looks like Cloudburst is going to be opening a second taproom a couple blocks behind Ballard Ave in Ballard. Old Rathburn Automative building. Open 7 days a week and kids welcome until 6pm.
     
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  18. John_M

    John_M (1,873) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Done.
     
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  19. bwelch21

    bwelch21 (0) Nov 5, 2014 Wisconsin

    Does Super Deli Mart have a crowler machine or only do growlers?
     
  20. distantmantra

    distantmantra (740) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Just growlers, at least the last time I was there.
     
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  21. IPAs-n-Stouts_OhMy

    IPAs-n-Stouts_OhMy (0) Dec 19, 2018 Washington

  22. psychotia

    psychotia (0) Jun 27, 2009 Wisconsin

    Hey all. This post is to thank everyone for their work in contributing to these recommendations and general discussion. My wife and I just returned home from our trip to WA/OR. I didn’t feel the need to ask for more specific recs because this thread is so thorough and other posts had already asked my only questions. We loved most of the breweries we visited. Our favorites in Seattle had to be Holy Mountain, Fremont, Stoup, and Reuben’s. It’s really hard to pick one favorite!

    Thanks again & cheers!
     
  23. distantmantra

    distantmantra (740) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Glad we could be of assistance, and very glad you enjoyed our city.
     
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  24. Adventure44

    Adventure44 (0) Jun 9, 2018 Illinois

    Thanks for this post and advice. We are heading to Seattle in August. Our beer preferences are more malt forward beers (Porters, ESB, Browns....). Any breweries that you would recommend for us? We will only be there for a few days and we will use public transportation.
     
  25. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne (0) Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    Machine House
     
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  26. distantmantra

    distantmantra (740) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Definitely Machine House.

    Maybe Holy Mountain depending on what they've got on tap. They've got a rye stout (Cold Ascending) and a brown (BA Kings Head) on right now and are known for making an ESB just because they like it. Check out their website when you're in town.

    https://holymountainbrewing.com/beers

    Reubens, too. They've normally got a couple dark/malty beers available most of the time.
     
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  27. KingforaDay

    KingforaDay (884) Aug 5, 2010 New Jersey
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    Heading to Seattle at the end of next week for a few days and appreciate all the info in this thread and definitely plan on hitting whatever I can. I haven't booked a hotel yet so wondering if there is a better area to stay in to be able to hit some of the better breweries/restaurants? I was thinking about staying in the Capitol Hill/Pike Place area but have no idea if that is ideal or not.
    Also my son has celiac and is gluten free, anyone know of any breweries brewing gluten free beers? A longshot I know but thanks in advance for any info.
     
  28. vurt

    vurt (1,136) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    Ghostfish does gluten-free beers, and their website indicates their taproom is family-friendly.
     
  29. distantmantra

    distantmantra (740) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Fremont/Ballard is a much better location in regard to beer, but not many hotels in that area. Check out AirBNB and see if anything is still available.
     
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  30. sharpski

    sharpski (874) Oct 11, 2010 Oregon
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    Ground Breaker Brewing is in Portland, but bottles and cans should be available. Both of these breweries are 100% dedicated to GF beer.
     
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  31. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt (1,880) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    As mentioned, Ghostfish brews gluten-free beers exclusively. Plus, their restaurant features an entirely GF menu.
     
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  32. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne (0) Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    The food and beers are real good.
     
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  33. pinballplayer

    pinballplayer (566) Jul 2, 2014 California
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    This thread has been very helpful in planning for a trip next week staying in Northwest Queen Anne.

    Are there any restaurants, bottle shops, breweries or coffee shops in Queen Anne that are missing from the list below?
    • Holy Mountain
    • La Marzocco (coffee)
    • Storyville (coffee)
    • Taylor Shellfish
    Also plan on hitting Reubens and Fremont as well as Victrola and Kuma outside of Queen Anne.
     
  34. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne (0) Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    For coffee, go to Caffe Ladro or El Diablo on the top of the hill and Uptown Espresso (one of the original espresso shops in the city) at the bottom of the hill.

    Make sure to hit The Masonry (for pizza and really good beer) in Queen Anne or Fremont. The QA restaurant is 21+ but Fremont is all ages.
     
  35. IPAs-n-Stouts_OhMy

    IPAs-n-Stouts_OhMy (0) Dec 19, 2018 Washington

    @pinballplayer - given your username, you should hit the Seattle Pinball Museum while you're in town

    https://www.seattlepinballmuseum.com

    In addition to the 50+ games on rotation, they typically have a nice selection of local beers available in bottle/can for consumption while playing.
     
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  36. distantmantra

    distantmantra (740) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Teku Tavern is just on the other side of the Space Needle.
     
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  37. ballardbeer

    ballardbeer (0) Nov 10, 2013 Washington

    I live in Capitol Hill and would absolutely recommend the area for beer, but not for breweries. there's a handful of breweries... elysian, red hook, optimism, and outer planet, but none of them make the "visiting seattle" list for a variety of reasons. Most of the exciting beer tourism is located south of downtown or in north seattle. if you do stay in capitol hill, there's a variety of amazing beer spots (stumbling monk, pine box, rheinhaus, to name a few), and a lot of great breweries (cloudburst, standard) within short distance. have fun!
     
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  38. SundayMorninCominDown

    SundayMorninCominDown (0) Aug 4, 2015 Wisconsin

    I'll be in town later this week for an interview and then hanging around for an extra day. Any recommendations for where to enjoy a beer and lightly work (wi-fi and not crazy loud) Friday afternoon? I'll be staying downtown, but can adventure out.
     
  39. IPAs-n-Stouts_OhMy

    IPAs-n-Stouts_OhMy (0) Dec 19, 2018 Washington

    if you want to be reasonably close to the airport, Odin Brewing in Tukwila would be my choix for brews + eats + wifi
     
  40. distantmantra

    distantmantra (740) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Oh yeah, Burgundian is now kid friendly. Or will be soon.
     
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