So we were shopping....well she was shopping and I was tagging along only to remember that yes there is a silver lining to this...shopping in southcenter means that we get to take a lunch break and drink beer!! Having seen the advertisement in the Sunday paper coupon section I realized that sooner or later I would have to try BJís. It reminds me of a Cheesecake Factory except with better and more beer....lots more beer. Theyíve got about 9-11 housebrewed beers and a fairly solid handful of guest taps as well as a surprisingly long list of bottled imports. The server we had was excellent and even though we found a still-stringy part of a skewer inside of some of our shrimp tacos the staff and management made it disappear, comped the dish along with a ípizzokieí and took the appropriate actions to make us happy. A++ for service, the food is above average, and is there anything better than a brewpub to hang out in while someone else shops?
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
A brewery in the mall. What a great idea. They got at least eight of their own brew on tap and usually a seasonal, which you might have to ask about (they do not always advertise it). Food is better than most of the food in South Center and the pizza is also great. In addtion to their beers, there are always at least 30 or so other beer from the area or even Europe: Leffe, Schneiderís Adventinus, and even KŲstritzer on tap!) If that was not enough they have about 30-40 bottled Belgium beers to offer. Yes, Tukwila is better place now that a Bj is possible!
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
I was surprised as I was told by my fried hey lets hit BJís at the Southcenter mall. I was like no that will not be any good. Wow on a Tuesday not even and it was not so bad as my daughter would say. They had 7 handcrafted brews that they all make and they brew right there and wow it was pretty yummy. Had some great food and the service was still pretty new so they worked hard and did a great job. The place is like 2 months old and wow it was jumping with people. The beers where pretty good had some great flavors and I was able to say hey I would come back if in the area. Stop on by and give it a try.