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 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  (319) 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
shadey  (84) Nashville, Tennessee | May 14, 2006
Very nice, clean establishment with a very attractive atmosphere. Plenty of great beer, but the prices for the belgian drafts are rediculous. Duchesse is the only semi-reasonable belgian draft. Other than the price, the food was outstanding and the service was great.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz  (65) Glen Allen, Virginia | April 28, 2006
The place is huge, and I almost missed it. If it weren’t for a small, lighted Chimay sign, I would have. Interior had a mountain lodge type of feel. Excellent beer selection that appeared to be primarily a split between local/regional offerings and Belgians. I had halibut, quite nice. Worth going to, glad to see more and more cities with bars like this one.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
glkaiser  (38) Seattle, Washington | April 18, 2006| Updated October 30, 2007
Have been meaning to update my rating for some time now....I’ve had some of the worst service ever over the past 6 months at various times, once when we were 1 of about 3 tables in there. Yes, they still have awesome beer. Yes, I’ll go back. But, I’m going to do my best to just sit at the bar and not have to deal with the servers. I’ve kind of just stopped frequenting here. Too many other good options in town that try hard to make you happy. Original rating: This place is a must for anyone visiting Seattle...unparalleled selection and a great place to grab a few beers. Bartenders are very knowledgable. Food is great. Yeah, it’s expensive....but well worth it.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever  (251) Brier, Washington | April 16, 2006| Updated March 8, 2014
State of the art. New construction, mountain lodge feel. Exposed rock, channel steel, and timber. Long beer bar backed with endless bottle coolers (glass fronted). Side bar for spirits. Back room for fireplace. Lots of yups due to the neighborhood, can get crowded. Food is great; they make a good yeoman effort at Belgian dishes. Good steak, good frites, good mussels, good salads. The catch? Spendy. $40/plate if you have apps and a couple of interesting beers. As the years have gone by, the kitchen has come up steadily. It’s easily worthy of your food dollar, the food is easily worthy of the beers it accompanies. Not the greatest restaurant in Seattle, but many very fine dishes. Prices aren’t getting any lower, and never will, but the beer selection is phenomenal and the kitchen is now rock solid.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
batkins  (78) Vancouver, Washington | March 19, 2006
Everything you’ve heard is true. The place is beautiful and tastefully decorated. The beer selection is awesome. I was impressed that they still had 5 non-BW’s on tap during the BW Fest, great move! The staff was fairly knowledgable and prompt. Food was good. While your in the neighborhood, you can even check out the troll under the Hwy. 99 bridge!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
JasonG  (36) Salt Lake City, Utah | February 9, 2006
Unassuming outside, hard to find with no obvious sign out front. Inside - not at all what I expected. The place is slick, almost fancy. Huge bar, with tons of taps, several engines, bottles prominently displayed behind the bar. Two floors, second is more of a balcony from which you can look down on the bar. As has been said, a pretty pricey place, but some really awesome stuff, both in draft and bottles, particularly belgains. Proper glassware. Also, this place is almost entirely beer focused, but the people there were not just beer geeks like myself. I’m acutally surprised they are able to make money, as many of their brews can’t appeal to the average drinker. But hey, I’m not complaining. Service was not quite as knowledgeable as I would have liked, but still very good.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
beerchurch  (29) | January 20, 2006
A great selection of beers (understatement). Hell, they have everything the law allows in WA state as far as I can tell. Strict adherence to the use of proper glassware (very nice). They present beer like a French chef presents an entrée. They give beer the respect it is due. A great place for Belgians. A great selection of top shelf booze (this isn’t ratescotch, however). Personally, I was not overwhelmed by the food. The bartenders seem to know their shazzzitt about beer. The wait staff, not so much. Don’t get me wrong, I love this place. Only because other reviewers have been so over-the-top in love with Brouwer’s must I say that it is not everyone’s idea of a beer Mecca. It is kind of dark, very modern and industrial in a Euro-hip kind of way, and some folks aren’t so fond of that. I think it is definitely very cool, and the selection of beer is unparalleled; however it comes very close to being beer snobbery. I’m sure there are many who will consider me a Coors-swilling moron for suggesting such a thing. And therein lays my point. So much for the devil’s advocate thing… A tour of Seattle beer joints would be incomplete without a visit to Brouwer’s. This is where the tour should start.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
drismyhero  (12) Tacoma, Washington | December 19, 2005
The owners of Bottleworks can do no wrong. Over 50 taps, about half of which are Local or Western micros, the rest are imports rarely seen in tap form. The bottle list is a wonder, basically the entire Bottleworks inventory is available, and that’s a lot of bottles. Amazing renovation + Freemont broom factory = an atmosphere most Suburbian restaraunts can only dream of. There is a definite threshold waiting to drop between beer loving Seattlites and Yuppies - but the place still caters to mostly gooey-eyed beer geeks. The only knock on the place is the absurdly high numbers printed after menu listings - two digit numbers for most everything. That being said, the food is good, but it leaves you less anxious to buy that Cantillion.

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