Chuckís Hop Shop | Seattle, Washington
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Chuckís Hop Shop
Excellent based on 21 ratings
Type: Beer Store

656 NW 85th St
Seattle, Washington United States 98117 [ print map ]
206 297 6212

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Hours: Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM, Sun 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM


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Beer Available At Chuckís Hop Shop (arranged by most recent)
Nectar Ales Black Xantus 99, Deschutes Conflux No. 3 - Doppel Dinkel Bock 83, Bockor Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge 99, Breakside Bourbon-Barrel Aztec 94, pFriem Blond IPA 92, Firestone Walker Agrestic Ale 97, Firestone Walker Easy Jack 97, Maui Brewing Big Swell IPA 96, Deschutes Not The Stoic 98, Port Brewing Wipeout IPA 99, Elysian Dayglow IPA 96, Lantern Kriekwit Cherry Wit , Lantern Lucienne Sour , Lantern Pale Ale , Lantern Tripel , Ninkasi Oatis Oatmeal Stout 97, pFriem Rakau Single Hop Pale , Worthy IPA 69, Stone SprŲcket Bier 94, Machine House Bitter 59
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21 reviews for Chuckís Hop Shop
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  83%
 Selection  88%
 Food  62%
 Value  71%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  92%
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80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
beeroverwithme  (127) TÝnsberg, Norway | July 13, 2014| Updated July 15, 2014
This former grocery store has turned into a great neighborhood pub and beer shop with locals of the Greenwood area in the north of Seattle bringing the family along for an evening beer. Very nice atmosphere with an outdoor seating area. 38 taps with beer from all over the Pacific NW, as well as beer from more remote states (such as Avery The Czar). Oh, and thousands of bottled beer. Visited: 2014-07-12
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
BrewDad  (426) Olympia, Washington | June 29, 2014
Super place in Seattle I was impressed with the beer selection and taps.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar  (25) Seattle, Washington | December 29, 2013| Updated January 10, 2014
Cool place. No need to give the full overview, since others have covered it, but stuff I like: Big draft list with some nice offerings; I can take my kid here; Can also shop for bottles; Friendly vibe; Stuff I donít like as much: the pint as a standard serving unit (no interest in a $14 pint of tasty, strong beer, though I guess half-pints are available if you ask); bottle prices are a bit high (by about 10% or so). Itís sort of hard to figure out if this is intending to be more of a bottle shop or more of a bar. Itís somewhere in between, with a good dash of convenience store thrown into the mix.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick  (701) Columbus, Ohio | November 4, 2013
(Visited 09/2013): Chuckís is located in the north part of Ballard on the corner of NW 85th and 8th. There is a small parking lot in front of the building.

After passing a small patio in front, the interior opens to a convenience store style layout with shelves along the right and perimeter, including some coolers toward the rear. There is a small walk up bar in the back left corner, with a digital board above the bar listing what is on tap. Yellow walls, and a painted logo with the words "Land of a Thousand Beers".

As for the beers, there are exactly 38 on draught, including breweries like Bakwoods, Elysian, Odin and Fort George. Growlers are available for draught beer. The bottled selection amounts to hundreds, including many west coast breweries like Bruery, Lost Abbey, Elysian, Pike and Almanac. Lots of singles and imports as well.

Service on a relatively slow weekend afternoon was good both at the bar and while I was shopping. These guys definitely know their beer.

I did not have any food on my visit.

Overall this is a solid beer store to visit in the Seattle area, and the option of enjoying a pint before, during or after shopping is a great bonus.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
AdamJackson  (181) Enfield, New Hampshire | October 14, 2013
This spot was nice. Lots of bottles for there or takeaway, decent tap list but prices seemed high. They have daily food trucks outside and I took up the biscuit truck quite well. Iíd come here again but they are pretty far north of seattle.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
nate2g  (606) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | October 12, 2013
Basic setup of tables, chairs and a cheap looking bar. It feels like Iíve just stepped into a mini-mart or something. Oh, thatís not a negative connotation by any means...I freakiní loved this place. Chuckís Hop Shop rocks. Ridiculous amount of bottles stocked up in fridges lining the walls plus an extensive tap selection to choose from. Thereís food trucks dishing out excellent grub outside. Family and dog friendly. Fill growlers here. Yes!
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Igor1984  (2) Seattle, | October 9, 2013
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | October 8, 2013
Not too far from Naked City and other Seattle essentials, so get here. To me, this was a better experience than even Bottleworks. A complete experience with large spaces, kind of a cafeteria in the middle where you can dig into the interesting tap selection and tons of fridges surrounding you. Iím not convinced there can really be over 1000 bottles in there, but there sure are many and theyíre well kept, easy to browse throughť I did not interact much with the staff nor did I eat, but the atmosphere herein was most pleasant and relaxed. A bit out of the way if you are not in the neighborhood, but so can other beer stores in Seattle be and combining with Naked City makes a lot of sense, especially for those with a car which should find a spot closeby.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
after4ever  (229) Brier, Washington | March 29, 2013
Evidence that you donít need an amazing structure to make a great business. This is a little beer mini-mecca thatís been carved out of a crummy old convenience store. They appear to have done this by sheer force of will. Itís a great bottle shop, and they always have a great tap list. They even have food! You walk in and the front has a few tables, some wine displays merched out, and an aisle or two of packaged foods for sale. It still has that convenience store feel, at least for a few square feet--racks of candy bars, and so on. But past that is a medium-sized seating area with a dozen or so tables and about 700-800 bottles in coolers and on shelves. They get a solid cross-section of West Coast (the emphasis), other domestics, and imports. They get their fair share of special releases both in bottle and on tap. The staff are really nice, and the prices are solid enough. Thereís usually a food truck parked outside, and the place gets really busy. If you like good beer, this place will eventually be a must-stop for you. Sooner or later, either curiosity or something good in stock nowhere else has to bring every beer lover here. Itís not the first stop for out of town visitors, but theyíre very good at what they do, and they wonít let you down.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
luttonm  (110) Belgrade, Serbia | January 3, 2013
What a great spot! Glad to finally visit. Strange location, but cool. Extensive bottle selection, quite a few things (mostly Pac NW locals) I hadnít seen in Seattle before, plus plenty of fancier specials and imports. Even random things like Tusker from Kenya. But Iíll stay for the great tap list, which theyíll serve in half-pints. All available for growlers (and half growlers). Food trucks park out front daily, which is very cool. Great spot, worth a special trip if youíre in town, and wish it was in my neighborhood.

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