Hmm yeah funny place this - Pike Place itself is of course kind of touristy and this spot has turned into a bit of a touristy clichť of what a brewpub should look like - so itís kind of stuck in a bit of a timewarp with crap all over the walls and some faux English pub wooden stuff. The beers I had were pretty good though and there was a decent selection (not just 15 different pale ales!) and prices not out of whack. Didnít eat, it looked decent but maybe a tad pricey.
Visited here in mid August í16 while in town for vacation. Funky, multi-tiered, multi-roomed pub with loads of old beer memorabilia hanging everywhere. Have a large selection of their beers on tap, all of their regulars with a few one-offs and seasonals. Good place to stop in while perusing the Pike Place Market.
Certainly a tourist heavy place, but the kitsch and pieces of flair addorning the walls donít distact from the beers, and probably add to them because this place is just overwhelmingly full of stuff. Itís like a brewery set up inside a flea market museum. Staff is quite friendly, which is probably a perk for being in the tourist area, as does having a bunch of straightforward easy and accessible beers, but thereís a couple unique things as well. The music of my teenage years plays over the sound system, a mix of 90s grunge and alt rock. Not the greatest beer around, and solely for beer thereís Cloudburst a few blocks away. But the atmosphere in here, full of locals and a ton of tourists, a load of stuff on the walls, is definitely worth stopping in to experience. Neat space, and in an area youíll want to visit anyway if youíre from out of town.
Stopped in on a Thursday for lunch. About 14?beers on tap. Solid selection, beers were mediocre to quite good. Split a couple flights and had the Mac and cheese and nachos. Nothing mind blowing food wise but was solid.
Really an awesom atmosphere. Very unique. Would recommend just for the atmosphere and shit on the walls.