Brouwer’s Cafe | Seattle, Washington
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Brouwer’s Cafe
World Class based on 173 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)
Barley Browns WFO IPA 96, Elysian Kama Citra Wet Hop Ale 92, Backwoods Double Cutt IIPA 84, Reuben’s Triumvirate IPA , Sound HuMonkulous , pFriem Belgian Wit 74, Elysian Punkuccino Coffee Pumpkin Ale 98, Lagunitas Born Yesterday Pale Ale 100, New Belgium Hop Kitchen #7 - Hop The Pond 97, Firestone Walker 15 (XV) 100, Firestone Walker 14 100, Firestone Walker Pivo Hoppy Pils 92, 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
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173 reviews for Brouwer’s Cafe
 Ambiance  88%
 Service  77%
 Selection  93%
 Food  80%
 Value  71%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  99%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever  (254) 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
11026  (58) Alabama | December 5, 2005
You simply must go here if in Seattle. My only knock is the price on some of the food but I am a cheap bastard.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
porterdude  (15) Bellingham, Washington | October 31, 2005
I went to this place after the Cask Beerfest and was told by many an brewer that this was the place to go to when in Seattle. This place is freaking awesome. I am speechless when descriging it. So many beers, so many Scotch’s........ Try to get a booth if you can, I sat on the upstairs ring, which was okay. It was Saturday of Halloween weekend, it was packed, and the servers still managed to do one terrific job. I had a sandwhich there, they are pretty big and damn tasty.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
BückDich  (215) McCall, Idaho | September 26, 2005
Just like Cancun was engineered from the ground up to be appealing to college binge drinkers, this place was built with the beergeek in mind. Unassuming but relaxed exterior, upscale interior with very classy decor, not too cheesy. Wide tap selection, the belgins are a bit pricey but there’s plenty to be had. Lots of bottles. I didn’t talk to the staff much about the beer but they answered any questions I had. The food was great, a bit spendy, but there were plenty of other things on the menu I’d love to try next time I’m there. This place rocks!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
leitrim65  (16) Seattle, Washington | August 29, 2005
Hidden away on the backstreets of Fremont. This place is a dream for beer lovers. The setting is Belgium with steel and faux rock throughout the place. An awesome selection of Belgians and American micros, on tap (50+) and in the bottle (200+). All are poured in the appropriate glassware. Quality food to compliment top notch beers and spirits.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
DrunkAsASkunk  (40) Lynnwood, Washington | August 18, 2005
This place absolutely frickin rocks! Ambiance is extremely dark and a mix of mellow and loud with decent music. Excellent service with just about the most knowledgable beer staff you will ever meet. Obviously it can get hectic at times but overall service is very attentive. Food is excellent. Hundreds of bottles to choose from, a little pricey but you know what, who cares, it an excellent selection. Easily 200+ beers to choose from.

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