Visiting Seattle (Fall 2017 Update)

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  1. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Devotee (441) Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    Surely many of us agree that this forum could use an easily searchable/bump-able "I'm visiting Seattle, where should I go?" thread. Here, I'll attempt to cull the consensus "must-hits," along with other highly recommended Seattle breweries, brewpubs, bottle shops & beer bars that appear in this type of BA thread. Locations that offer crowler fills are included. Recommendations & suggestions are encouraged.

    (Almost) Universally Recommended "Must-Hit" Breweries (None have food but you can bring in food or purchase from food trucks outside)
    Fremont Brewing
    Reuben's Brews
    Holy Mountain Brewing
    Stoup Brewing
    Cloudburst Brewing
    Seapine Brewing
    Georgetown Brewing
    Urban Family Brewing

    Other Highly Recommended Breweries & Brewpubs
    Machine House Brewing
    Schooner Exact Brewing
    Naked City Brewery and Taphouse
    Old Stove Brewing
    Peddler Brewing
    Big Time Brewery
    Ghostfish Brewing (all gluten-free)

    Highly Recommended Beer Bars
    Beveridge Place Pub
    Brave Horse Tavern
    Brouwer's Cafe
    Burgundian
    Collin's Pub
    Cooper's Ale House
    The Dray
    Latona Pub
    The Noble Fir
    The Pine Box
    The Park Public House
    The Stumbling Monk
    Teku Tavern
    Toronado Seattle
    Uber Tavern

    Highly Recommended Bottle Shops
    The Beer Authority
    The Beer Junction
    Bottleworks
    Chuck's Hop Shop Central District
    Chuck's Hop Shop Greenwood
    Downtown Spirits
    Growler Guys
    The Last Drop Bottle Shop
    Pear Delicatessen
    Super Deli Mart
    Vine Street Market
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    (A Few) Beer-centric Restaurants
    Just about any decent restaurant in Seattle has an acceptable beer list. Many are more-than-acceptable.
    Bambino's Pizzeria
    Bitterroot BBQ
    Barbecue Smith
    Blue Star Cafe & Pub
    Bramling Cross
    Giddy Up Burgers
    Mammoth
    The Masonry
    Mollusk
    Quinn's Pub
    The Yard Cafe
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    Places with Crowler Machines
    Beer Junction
    The Cannery
    Chuck's (both locations)
    Flatstick Pub
    Fremont Brewing
    Growler Guys
    Lowercase Brewing
    Old Stove Brewing
    Reuben’s Brews
    Tin Dog
     
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  2. BeerGroz

    BeerGroz Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2010 Washington

    Slow Boat Tavern?
     
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  3. ewendel

    ewendel Initiate (128) Feb 12, 2008 Washington
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    Word. If Slow Boat's not highly recommended, then this list isn't even worth the pixels it's encoded on... SAD!
     
  4. jpbebeau

    jpbebeau Aspirant (252) Sep 11, 2011 Washington

    Pear deli closed 9/30. I had noticed they weren’t really stocking up on beer, and was going to suggest their removal for that reason...guess there was another reason.
     
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  5. lloydboss

    lloydboss Initiate (0) May 9, 2014 Illinois

    Coming back to Seattle next week & saw an announcement about Barbeque Smith on the Chucks CD web page being opened as of the end of September. it wasn't clear if thats a food truck or a permemat restaurant. can anyone fill me in?
     
  6. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Devotee (441) Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    It’s a restaurant and it’s included in the list above (with a link).
     
  7. derkruk

    derkruk Initiate (28) Oct 22, 2004 Washington

  8. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Devotee (441) Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    I actually meant that to be Populuxe. For some reason, I confuse the two despite not really being comparable.
     
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  9. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Devotee (441) Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    Also too, people who call me out for my errors get added to the list of potential volunteers for updating this thread when I get tired of it.
     
  10. BeerGreg

    BeerGreg Disciple (353) May 17, 2013 Illinois

    Good morning, all. I will be visiting Seattle next week. I'm big into IPAs. Any readily available ones that you guys would recommend? Staying in Pike Place Market. I would be fine with cans or crowlers. Don't really feel like lugging any growlers back to Chicago. Probably will check out a couple of the breweries and bottle shops in the lists above that are within walking/ubering distance of our hotel. Thanks!
     
  11. kingsleyr

    kingsleyr Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2005 Washington

    Georgetown Bodhizafa (cans) and Reubens Triumvirate have both won awards at the national level. Bale Breaker is always solid for cans. Reubens cans a couple IPAs, and does crowlers at the brewery. You'll be right next to Cloudburst, which usually has no less than 5 IPAs on tap (only pre filled growler to go however). Check out Chucks Hop Shop (tap list is online, but I'm net-nannied at work) and Flatstick Pub (http://www.flatstickpub.com/flatstick-pub-pioneer-square-tap-list/) - they fill crowlers - look for anything from Skookum, Urban Family, Structures...
     
  12. 66jzmstr

    66jzmstr Aspirant (242) Jul 17, 2005 Washington

    The new IPA from Bale Breaker, Leota Mae, is excellent. I had assumed I’d go back to Bodhizafa as my go-to, always-in-my-fridge IPA once I work through my fresh hop backlog - and I still will, but Leota Mae will be in there as well. We’re spoiled to find canned sizers of such great IPAs at the supermarket.
     
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  13. DamienI

    DamienI Initiate (0) Jul 23, 2014 Washington

    Seattle Beer Co. is right there at Pike and has a solid tap list.
     
  14. LockeNess33

    LockeNess33 Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2016 Oregon

    I will add that I also enjoy visiting Old Stove when I'm in that area. I believe they now have a couple of locations that are right around the market.
     
  15. BeerGreg

    BeerGreg Disciple (353) May 17, 2013 Illinois

    Thank you, everyone! Can’t wait to check these places out.
     
  16. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,026) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Haven't seen it up here yet, but I'm looking forward to trying it.
     
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  17. lloydboss

    lloydboss Initiate (0) May 9, 2014 Illinois

    had a great time in Seattle this week (as always) & came home with a great & diverse haul of some of Seattle's finest!

    2x's BBA Dark Star
    2x's BBA Dark Star Coffee
    2x's Cowiche Canyon 22oz
    1x's F2F Citra 22oz
    1x's F2F Amarillo 22oz
    6 pack F2F Citra
    2x's HM Well of Souls
    1x's HM Witchfinder
    1x's HM The Goat
     
  18. vurt

    vurt Poo-Bah (1,752) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    I concur. There is one can left in our fridge, and though I will be happy to sink it tonight, I will also be sad that there is no more in the house.
     
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  19. BeerGreg

    BeerGreg Disciple (353) May 17, 2013 Illinois

    Stopped by Cloudburst last night after dinner. Really liked Fool’s Errand and Honorable Mention. Thanks again for the rec!
     
  20. lloydboss

    lloydboss Initiate (0) May 9, 2014 Illinois

    Had my first Cowiche Canyon last night & wow! Wish they had it on draft because I would have picked up a few more 22's over the F2F's.
     
  21. zestd

    zestd Disciple (378) Jan 18, 2013 Idaho

    I was wondering if there's a site for what's pouring at CenturyLink? I may or may not be there this weekend for a fooseball game with those gargantuans. 100 level preferably.
     
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  22. kingsleyr

    kingsleyr Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2005 Washington

    AB largely runs the clink, only a few scattered non AB options:
    http://www.centurylinkfield.com/concessions-guide/
     
  23. BeerGroz

    BeerGroz Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2010 Washington

    Just go to Brougham Beer Hall. You can probably at least get a Manny's. I also know you can get an Irish Death somewhere at Clink.
     
  24. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,201) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    I think you can still find Field 41 at the Clink, too.
     
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  25. Ma9573

    Ma9573 Initiate (119) Feb 21, 2017 California
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    I'll be in Tacoma Tuesday night. What's the haps for hops around there?
     
  26. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,201) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Red Hot, Engine House No 9, Parkway Tavern, Copper Door, Pint Defiance.
     
  27. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (7,359) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    There's also a 7 Seas taproom downtown Tacoma as well that is decent. Otherwise, distantmantra has pretty much nailed it for you.
     
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  28. Ma9573

    Ma9573 Initiate (119) Feb 21, 2017 California
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    Thanks guys! I'll check out their tap lists and pick the one most attuned to my hop forward tastes :-)
     
  29. jpbebeau

    jpbebeau Aspirant (252) Sep 11, 2011 Washington

    There's a 'hoppy' thing happening at Peaks & Pints that night, but it's Green Flash and Alpine.
     
  30. WA_Brian

    WA_Brian Initiate (191) Nov 17, 2015 Washington

    I'm too late, but to my understanding Seahawks games have even less craft options than Sounders games. During the 2016 Sounders season, 89% of all draft options were AB InBev, so your options aren't good.

    In the event they keep stuff in mostly the same place as Sounders games, your best options are:
    • Reuben's Crikey: Section 122 in Great State Burger (this is a partnership with a Sounders Supporters group, so odds of it being at Seahawks games are really low)
    • Fremont Interurban: Stand outside 138 or so
    • Georgetown Lucille: Stand outside 138
    • Bale Breaker Field 41: Against a wall on the far east, behind 108 or so. In a special craft beer booth.
    Other than that, I know you can get Black Raven Trickster, Georgetown Manny's and Mac & Jack's African Amber on draft somewhere, Stone Arrogant Bastard is sold in cans, and Alaska Amber is sold in bottles in the craft beer and wine stands. Can't think of anything else that isn't AB InBev.
     
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  31. zestd

    zestd Disciple (378) Jan 18, 2013 Idaho

    I ended up doing okay...spent over $50 on beer there. I tried to stay with cans, so I passed on the Deschutes, M&J and Manny's handles I saw.
    I find myself drinking Field 41, AK Icy Bay (meh), and a couple cans of Elysian Dayglow. I know, AB blah blah blah, but Dayglow cans are pretty nice.
     
  32. Ma9573

    Ma9573 Initiate (119) Feb 21, 2017 California
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    Hit up Copper Door for some cans and a pint, then shot over to Parkway for a couple pints and some food. Thanks for the suggestions!

    Headed up to Seattle tomorrow where I'll hit up some of my favorites Reuben's, Cloudburst (3 growlers to return/exchange lol), and Pine Box!
     
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  33. Tbone

    Tbone Initiate (0) Jun 1, 2005 Illinois

    So, what I need is a shortlist of what has opened in the last 2 years (since our last visit) . I did my research back then and our 2 favorite newbies in 2015 were Holy Mountain and Reubens, which we plan to return to. But what new places should top our list next week? Especially interested in places so new that they might not be on the lists in the OP, but still have promise.
     
  34. kingsleyr

    kingsleyr Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2005 Washington

    Those 2 would still top my list. In the last 2 years... hm... Urban Family has really come up, Teku tavern opened, and up north Skookum is producing some of the best beer in the state. Further north Structures is making some great stuff as well (in fact Bham is a worthy beer destination unto itself!). Also just outside Seattle Spada farmhouse opened.
     
  35. lloydboss

    lloydboss Initiate (0) May 9, 2014 Illinois

    As a frequent visitor from Chicago I would add Cloudburst & Seapine to your list (although both are referenced in the OP). Both are in the downtown/SODO area.

    Also check out the draft list at Chuck's CD, heading there for some pours is recommended & they seem to always have great variety from the PacNW (particularly Skookum)
     
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  36. BeerGroz

    BeerGroz Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2010 Washington

    I gotta say the Structures Fuzz I had at Flatstick last month was not good.

    Cloudburst is a must stop these days though. I'm a big fan of the Beer Junction but then again I just like hanging in West Seattle overall. Have brunch at Easy Street, browse records and then head up to Beer Junction.
     
  37. dogleg_left

    dogleg_left Initiate (185) May 12, 2016 North Carolina
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    Last minute business trip to Seattle. Looking for available brewery only or limited distrobution bottles and cans. Preference for stouts and porters. Are there any Darkstar varriants left?
     
  38. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,201) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Coffee and regular are around.
     
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  39. stillill

    stillill Initiate (39) Mar 6, 2016 Washington

    yes
     
  40. dogleg_left

    dogleg_left Initiate (185) May 12, 2016 North Carolina
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    Landed a bottle and a draft at the brewery.
     
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