Brouwer’s Cafe | Seattle, Washington
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Brouwer’s Cafe
World Class based on 168 ratings
Type: Bar

400 North 35th Street
Seattle, Washington United States 98103 [ print map ]
206 267 2437 | facebook | twitter | food menu | beer menu

Hours: 11am - 2am

Mayor: Prufrockstar (10) | Taps: 64 | Bottles: 300

Brouwer’s Cafe

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Beer Available At Brouwer’s Cafe (arranged by most recent)
Lost Abbey Deliverance 100, Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood 100, Fort George / Georgetown / Pfriem 3-Way IPA 96, Hop Valley Pilot Series Cream of the Hop , Barley Browns Hand Truck 95, Fremont Universale Pale Ale 91, Elysian Dayglow IPA 97, 10 Barrel Apocalypse IPA 95, Breakside Pilsner 59, Telegraph Obscura Estancia , Petrus 50/50 , Perennial Funky Wit Apricot , Oskar Blues Ten FIDY 100, Elevation Oil Man Imperial Stout 96, Evil Twin Even More Jesus 100, Evil Twin Even More Jesus Port 100, Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout 100, The Monarchy Methusalem 89, Barley Browns Forklift Double IPA 98, Barley Browns / Melvin / Boneyard Three Headed Hop Monster
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168 reviews for Brouwer’s Cafe
 Ambiance  89%
 Service  77%
 Selection  93%
 Food  80%
 Value  71%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  99%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Apchron  (10) Alabama | February 17, 2011
Great Selection of beers on tap & bottles. Great place to grab a beer in Fremont.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento  (151) La Crosse, Wisconsin | June 26, 2015
We got there kind of early in the day and were some of the few customers there. At first the bartender was kind of stiff and minimalist. But later she warmed up and became helpful and friendly. The only food we got were the frites with aioli. We were 3 guys and the medium fries, skin on were excellent on the right amount for us, tho we weren’t super hungry. The aioli was very good not enough quantity. Great draft beer selection of local and regional stuff and bartender was knowledgeable. Great interior too, looks like it’d be fun on a busy nite or Sat afternoon.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
rejtable  (176) Ontario | May 11, 2015
Awesome spot. Big open space but still feels intimate. Tons of draft options, huge bottle list. Service was prompt and friendly. Loved this spot.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
VastActiv  (58) Oulu, Finland | March 6, 2015
Amazing place. Everything has propable said but I still have to give more credit for great food with beer elements.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
notalush  (379) Denver, Colorado | January 11, 2015
Since there are so many ratings of this place and I have nothing particularly original or contrarian to say about it, I will keep this brief - excellent tap list - overwhelming bottle list - tasty food - comfortable and friendly, despite the decor giving off a rather pretentious vibe when you walk in - excellent place, and certainly a must-stop if in Seattle.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail  (1055) Orange County, California | September 15, 2014
Last beer stop of the day that I could convince the other half to stop at. Figured I might as well go out with a bang.

Big bar/restaurant with tons of space to sit inside, outside, at the bar, what have you. Very clean and modern look and feel to the place. Lots of dark stained wood and stainless steel. Comfortable bar stools as well, a big plus.

The servers here were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Unfortunately they don’t do tasters here and aren’t even really "allowed" to do just a splash of something if you’re unsure of (kind of annoying). But, there is a ton to choose from here between the 50+ taps and who knows how many hundreds of bottles.

Pricing is fair for the most part, though on some items I had to kind of roll my eyes...particularly on some of the Belgian imports (Cantillon, 3 Fonteinen, Rodenbach) and some of the US sour beers as well.

Regardless of the drawbacks, this is one of the very best beer bars I’ve been to. I could easily see myself being a regular if I was a Seattle resident.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
JPDurden24  (168) Chandler, Arizona | August 30, 2014
Beautiful scenery, great beer, awesome bottle options, wonderful service, and some great food. One of the best places in my trip to Seattle.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
beeroverwithme  (156) Tønsberg, Norway | July 17, 2014
On my previous visit, in 2008, I felt that Brouwer’s Café was the best I had been to in the US, superior even to Hopleaf in Chicago, Blind Tiger in NYC and Brickskeller in DC, so I was anxious to test that feeling on a recent trip to Seattle. And I was not disappointed, the range of beers are still outstanding with about half of the 64 taps offering mainly NW craft beer. Service was fast and very informative, I even got to talk a bit with the daily manager who said he would rather have 40 top notch beers on draft than 100+ with much slower rotation. A man after my heart! The food, as I remembered it from last time, was delicious and filling (huge portions). So, all in all Brouwer’s Café is still my No1 in America. Visited: 2014-07-15.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
tiong  (93) Espoo, Finland | June 18, 2014
The best place in Seattle. Impressive taplist and a massive bottle selection with loads of vintages, but unfortunately they don’t sell them to go. Really tasty food and a nice atmosphere. A bit pricey, though, and they don’t sell samplers or 6oz tasters which was a bummer.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
TBone  (242) Pori, Finland | June 17, 2014
This place had really interesting interior. Service was ok. As European ticker, lots of nice local picks on tap list. Food was good too. Number one of Seattle beer places.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
jrallen34  (460) Chicago, Illinois | June 14, 2014
Of the Seattle biggies, this is the one that has it all and is a must stop. Combination of super impressive draft list, bottle list and food. The drafts were a nice mixture of local and harder to find stuff from everywhere like a Prairie Spaghetti Western. The bottles were most impressive. Verticals of stuff like parabola, 4 different bottleworks (2 more as Bottleworks), lots of Cantillon. Prices were a bit high but nothing too outrageous. Cool clean atmosphere, I liked the wide open spaces. Service was decent, a bit annoying at either not showing up or coming too often, couldn’t find the balance. Fun place, I’ll be back.

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