Brouwer’s Cafe | Seattle, Washington
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Brouwer’s Cafe
World Class based on 172 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 (11) | Taps: 64 | Bottles: 300

Brouwer’s Cafe

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Beer Available At Brouwer’s Cafe (arranged by most recent)
Firestone Walker 15 (XV) 100, Firestone Walker 14 100, Reuben’s Triumvirate IPA , Firestone Walker Pivo Hoppy Pils 93, Firestone Walker 18 (XVIII Eighteenth Anniversary Ale) 100, Firestone Walker 17 (XVII Seventeenth Anniversary Ale) 100, Firestone Walker 16 (XVI Sixteenth Anniversary Ale) 100, Goose Island Halia 99, Goose Island Fulton Wood Bitter 81, Fremont Seattle Beer Week 5 Pacific N.W. Barleywine 91, Avery Anniversary Seventeen 97, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Coffee 100, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Proprietor’s 2014 100, Ayinger Bräu-Weisse 97, Big Time Coal Creek Porter 85, Oakshire Overcast Espresso Stout 97, Holy Mountain Pyrokinesis 93, Lost Abbey Deliverance 100, Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood 100, Fort George / Georgetown / Pfriem 3-Way IPA 95
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172 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 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
trevor211  (3) Seattle, Washington | April 6, 2008| Updated October 29, 2009
This is an utterly fantastic spot, almost like a second home. You might just feel like you’re in the basement of a castle in Belgium. The beer selection is the best in town - more than 60 taps, none of which is fizzy yellow macrocrap. Great selection of rare bottles, too. To boot, the food is amazing - everything is not only delicious, but a perfect accompaniment to whatever beer you might be having. They also have a full bar and a great whiskey selection. Table service can be a bit of a slow experience, but everyone behind the bar is not only speedy, but really knows what they’re talking about. If you’re in Seattle and you haven’t heard of this place, you must not like beer very much.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
t4h2c0  (2) seattle, Washington | March 2, 2008
best selection in town, good prices at happy hour on US beers, need a pool table or some other forms of entertaintment, great festivals. I go at least once a week to see whats new on tap. This place is a beer geeks dream. Needs better music though, I hate listening to elevator music while im drinking a serious pissed off beer. Power Hour Bitches!!!!!!!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
BrewDad  (451) Olympia, Washington | February 24, 2008| Updated September 11, 2008
This was like stopping at Mecca it’s self (Beer Mecca that is). Had a great time the atmosphere was that of Ozzy’s house and it was awesome. Loved the beer selection need to stop here more often they have it all. The food was Belgian food did not have any but it looked good. The selection of taps and bottles are some of the best I have ever seen. They have the rarest of rare. This place at times can be packed and when packed they actually stop people at the door and make people wait until they have room.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
dminnery  (2) | February 18, 2008
great selection, good food though not consistent and consistently poor service. I’ve been around 20-30 times, though as time goes on I’m finding more reasons to go elsewhere. The selection keeps me interested but the attitude and lack of attentiveness of most of the servers is off-putting. First impression is great but starts to fade as you visit a couple of time
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Marc  (13) Yokosuka, Japan | January 26, 2008
A bit tricky to find but certainly worth the effort. The tap selection was great and reasonably priced. Impressive bottle list but to big of a markup IMO. Service was a bit spotty, flagging a waitress or bar tender was a challenge but once you got one your order came quickly. Big, dark, and roomy inside with an interesting industrial feel without coming across as sterile or pretentious.
riversideAK  (12) Shoreline, Washington | January 2, 2008
I only like this place better than Uber because of the bigger selection. The service is good, but not as good as Uber, as it is not as personal. Bigger bar = more people. Interesting decor inside, it is somewhat industrial and new age at the same time perhaps. I like it because of the beer, and if you are in good company it can be a great place.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow  (81) Seattle, Washington | December 30, 2007| Updated March 25, 2009
The good: huge number of taps, great festivals, often good (if highly inconsistent) Belgian food, dollar-off power hour that makes most schooners practically free. The bad: post-frat scene on weekends, no kids allowed, and the service. While the service can sometimes be really good, it can also really suck depending on who you get for your server. Points of suckery include (1) treating my designated driver like shit because she’s not drinking, (2) getting the facts all wrong about various beers while acting haughty as a French sommelier, (3) generally refusing to give me tasters even when I’m spending $40-50 on beers there, (4) being too busy talking bikes with their hipster friends to ever consider that someone at our table might actually want a second beer, (5) telling everyone at my table that Dupont Avril is shit because its low ABV. Learn about something other than west coast IIPAs, buddy, or STFU.
Suttree  (188) Knoxville, Tennessee | November 29, 2007
Kind of generic on the outside, very cool without being stuffy on the inside. Absolutely HUGE selection, and it seemed that the taps were more Northwest focused and the bottles were more Belgian. Great place.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
Ibrew2or3  (353) Tempe, Arizona | November 6, 2007
This place is very un-assuming from the point of view of 35th. The Phinney Ave North side has a big hefty wood door that is easily three to four inches thick. Very cool. Entering it feels almost cave like yet industrial setting that actually is very comfy. This place looks stunning inside with exposed steel and I-Beams, rock covered wall on two of the four walls (big boulder looking rocks) and cubby hole looking booth seating. The bar seats (not stools) are super comfy. The bar is a good sixty feet long from end to end, is three inches thick, three feet wide, dark wood and warn silky smooth. Impressive looking. You could easily miss the giant round sky light above the center of the space. I didn’t notice it for at least 45 minutes. They have 60+ taps and three beer engines. What I really like seeing is the more than dozen local NW tap offerings. The bottle list is extensive. They have three pages of Belgium offerings, vintage stuff and the possibility for expensive verticals of a couple beers. I could really spend all day here. In fact I skipped other venues because I was having too much fun drinking this place in. I had some of the food and it was very good. Some of what others were eating smelled divine too. I’m definitely coming back here the next time I’m in the area.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
mmilrod  (12) | October 20, 2007
Lots of steel, concrete, and wood make for one interesting place. Loads of taps, with a large reach-in, and a full bar. Matt Vern appoointed the place beyond the 9’s with the cold water pre-pour riinse and head trimming action. This is a beer snob’s paradise! The kitchen is decent, the menu a bit sparce. On the pricey side of the spectrum, even for Fremont. One of the few great watering holes that appeal to singles. Rent a limo for their Hard Liver Barleywine Festival, they sport SO many that driving home legally is unlikely. Do NOT miss this place if you are coming to visit our fair city, and have a drink, good luck choosing just three.

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