Brouwer’s Cafe | Seattle, Washington
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Brouwer’s Cafe
World Class based on 166 ratings
Type: Bar

400 North 35th Street
Seattle, Washington United States 98103 [ print map ]
206 267 2437 | 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)
Fremont Interurban IPA 95, Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale 92, The Bruery Bottleworks XII 99, Hair of the Dog Matt 100, Fremont Old Bridge Rider 96, Russian River Deviation (Bottleworks IX) 100, Cascade Bottleworks XIV 96, Bottleworks VIII (8th) Anniversary 97, Telegraph Barrel Aged Rhinoceros , Firestone Walker Sucaba 100, Perennial Vermilion Barleywine 96, Green Flash / Cigar City Candela Rye Barleywine 97, Fremont Brew 1000 , Mikkeller Big Worster Barley Wine 93, Big Horn Northgate (The Ram) ZZZ Hop , Snipes Mountain Hayduke the Wrencher , Fremont Triple Trifecta 86, Elysian Black Bretty , Beehaven Gingerbread Mead , Hopworks Urban The The Incredible Abominable of the Enchanted Barrel
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166 reviews for Brouwer’s Cafe
 Ambiance  89%
 Service  77%
 Selection  94%
 Food  80%
 Value  71%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  99%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
Bradrcr  (16) Renton, Washington | June 15, 2007
I really, really want to give Brouwers a higher score, but the service has just killed me. I asked for the bill 3 times last time we went before I finally received it. I finished writing my complaint and then saw gratuity was automatically included. We were a party of 3 and happened to start talking to the poeple next to us. Friggin obscene. HOWEVER, their taps are amazing, and while one might find some other locales with a few more, I doubt you’d find much with competing quality.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Naven  (96) Poway, California | June 1, 2007
Brouwers is Simple and unassuming on the outside, but comfy and well appointed on the inside. The beer selection was very nice, with about 80% being belgian style ales. Lots of bottled beers too. Food was way above average. Prices were reasonable. Service was friendly, but a little uninspired. Despite the good beers, the crowd seemed to be fairly non-beer geek. I would definitely recommend.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
CapFlu  (207) Victoria, British Columbia | March 8, 2007
What a beer bar is meant to be modeled like! Modern, industrial and simple. From concrete floors, the iron spanners, and the copious amounts of thick Northwestern wood. Its not overly busy with decorations. Its perfectly lit between natural, and wall and ceiling hung halogen lights. Huge footprint with a capacity I’d imagine is nearing 400 patrons. I tried my best to count the taps but faltered around 55 taps. At the north end of the bar is a scotch counter that looked to contain over 100 labels on four shelves. We only sampled the cheese plates but they contained enough variety with a Cabrales Blue, Mahon, Boerenkaas and a Ste. André triple cream brie. I think there was also a thinly sliced Gala apple and an Olive Oil cracker. I love the building, I love the tap list and I love the neighborhood. Shameless promoter of… heh-hem… quality hardcore drinking in partnership with Bottleworks for the 5th Annual Hard Liver Festival. Bon chance!
kayfabe13  (3) Deep in the 981OH7, Washington | January 19, 2007
I have never rated this place because in theory it is amazing, but in practice not so much. I have been there many times over the course of the years and every time I leave with a bad taste in my mouth. The beers are great and depending on the day and time the ambiance is good or bad. What I cannot get past are the prices, some of the rude staff and the fact that they will not give you a sample. I have shopped at Bottleworks and find it an great place. Their bar on the other hand is lacking. If they could combine the type of service and understanding at Bottleworks with Brouwer’s, I would return again. As for now I shall frequent the other bars for a while.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Sham  (43) Seattle, Washington | December 11, 2006
Not much to say that hasn’t already been said. Great selection, great food and great people. I never seem to get enough of this place. It can get rather loud when it is packed though.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
BPProb  (2) seattle, Washington | September 9, 2006
This place is great. 64 taps, well maintained, fresh lines, and knowledgeable pours/servers. one of the best I’ve been to for sure. if you go, don’t shy away from their great geueze list either!
bitter  (90) Henderson, Nevada | August 23, 2006
this place kicks ass!! probably one of the best beer bars in the us even very good world wide. a beautiful new, well kept place, large stone walls, manican piss as you walk in . large clean area. good looking taps with over 64 of em. awesome. didnt eat so cant comment on that. a must if in the area. great knowledgeable staff. grewat belgium beer selection. printed daily sheet of what is up.
crackedmachine  (8) Seattle, Washington | August 16, 2006
The selection of beers here is perhaps unbeaten in Seattle. Great selection, and therefore worth visiting. However, the staff can be rude, and the atmosphere unpleasant. Like the Red Door down the street, and other Fremont bars, the fraternity crowd sometimes takes over. Timing matters here.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 17/20
Crit  (140) Surrey, British Columbia | June 18, 2006| Updated March 27, 2009
Not exactly noticeable from the outside, but the inside is another matter. Was there on a weekday afternoon, so was quiet. Great selection of taps, and many interesting bottles I have not seen before. Bartendress was quite knowledgeable, but a bit unfriendly.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
DYCSoccer17  (314) Woodland, California | June 13, 2006
I visited this place on a Friday afternoon, and boy was I in for a pleasant surprise. Very spacious, bright interior with skylights. Plent of tables downstairs with a long long bar as well. There is also a surrounding loft-like second floor with more intimate booths I believe. Updated and accurate tap list with coolers behind the taps filled with bottles. Rediculous selection. I had the veal, which was absolutely awesome. The bartender I had was extremely knowledgeable. Bathrooms were tidy. It is very challenging for me to find faults with this place. The best beer bar I have ever been to.

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