Brouwer’s Cafe | Seattle, Washington
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Brouwer’s Cafe
World Class based on 161 ratings
Type: Bar

400 North 35th Street
Seattle, Washington United States 98103 [ print map ]
206 267 2437

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Hours: 11am - 2am


Mayor: 5000 (42) | Taps: 64 | Bottles: 300


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Beer Available At Brouwer’s Cafe (arranged by most recent)
Upright Steamroller , Black Market 1945 Berliner Weisse 72, Barley Browns Pallet Jack IPA 99, Lagunitas NightTime Ale 99, Anchorage / Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Boreal 76, Brewfist / Prairie Artisan Ales Spaghetti Western 98, Schooner Exact 3 Grid IPA 92, Deschutes Pine Drops IPA 91, Surly Pentagram 98, Bale Breaker Topcutter IPA 97, Elysian Hopped to the 9s All Day Everyday , Anchorage A Deal With The Devil Barleywine 100, Great Divide Old Ruffian 99, Lagunitas Olde GnarlyWine 99, Logsdon Seizoen 98, Mikkeller Jackie Brown 97, Lost Abbey Bottleworks 15th Anniversary Ale 93, Stone Go To IPA 97, Bayern Bad Santa Eisbock , Beer Valley HPFM Triple IPA
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161 reviews for Brouwer’s Cafe
 Ambiance  88%
 Service  76%
 Selection  94%
 Food  80%
 Value  71%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  99%
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88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
nate2g  (606) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | October 13, 2013
Totally impressed with the diversity of beers on tap and in bottles at Brouwer’s. I spent a couple of hours drinking sours and saisons on tap here. Surprisingly, and to staff too, it was extremely quiet for a Thursday afternoon. Fine by me, as I could just cruise, tasting some amazing US crafted beer. Nice layout and ’soft’ interior decor. At the time I felt a little underwhelmed with the overall vibe, but now looking back on my experience, I’d so be here often if I was living in Seattle. So many good beers on offer and staff are characterful and clearly love their beer. Great facilities. Shame I didn’t try the food. Must visit, not that you really need to be told again.
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Fantabox  (3) | October 12, 2013
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 18/20
Igor1984  (2) Seattle, | October 9, 2013
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Rastacouere  (651) Montreal, Quebec | October 8, 2013
I spent some magnificient hours in that beer geek heaven. The legendary mezzanine gives it an open, inviting, unpretentious, yet stylish atmosphere. The beer selection is outstanding, among the world’s very best. Besides the sheer number of bottles and taps, their quality is tough to match, equivalent to places like Chuchkey in DC for instance where you could spend days buying and drinking different beers you feel like drinking. Service was entirely Professional during my visit, constantly renewing the water supply, giving little samples, chatting just enough, courteous yet Professional. One of the greatest tragédies of my tragedy-less life is not having eaten at Brouwer’s where I’m told the food is really good for a beer bar. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here and when I return to Seattle, I’d dedicate at least 50% of my beer time to Brouwer’s. This was really difficult last time because they have the annoying common weakness of not accepting children under 21.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1265) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 29, 2013
Place rating number 700.

Visited three times in three days on my first trip to Washington. The primary reason for visiting was to attend the Hard Liver fest and because Dr Bill hooked it up with his place at the back room / industry tasting.

The first time was my first night in Seattle. We did a trip up north through the city and had dinner at Brouwers. The bottle list is insane. They had the anniversary bottles back to the 5th. The 6th anniversary quad is still damn good. The food was expensive but excellent. The service was friendly as well.

The second time was Saturday morning during the Hard Liver fest. It took a while to get into the fest since we got there late and there was a line down the street. Despite that I had a great time once inside. There were several dozen barleywines on tap that I hadn’t tried before and a few that I had tried but were ones that I was curious to try aged. It seems that if there is one style that everyone in the north west makes it’s barleywine. The people inside were all very nice despite being packed in. Random people from the tables were walking around offering pours from their bottles of some interesting stuff like the original vintage of the Mirror Mirror. A couple of the more popular kegs kicked early like the first vintage of the bourbon Angels Share. The service was very friendly.

The third visit was Sunday of the festival. I didn’t really experience the service and what normal visitors get to experience but the Matt’s really showed us a great time. My friend and I were the only non-industry people there among plenty of brewers and distributors but we did show up with a case of expensive beer (Isabelle, Veritas, old FW anniversaries, etc) so they didn’t mind too much. Turns out that I had met the Matt’s at RBSG in San Diego a few years back. All the people at that tasting showed us around and gave us free beer when visiting their breweries afterwards. Really really nice group of people.
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
beerbrat99  (21) Shanghai, China | September 1, 2013
Great ambience and wonderful selection! I enjoyed some mussels and few items different food items that were like happy hour prices.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
fluffheady  (100) Chicago, Illinois | July 29, 2013
Holy Wow. This is one of the most well thought out beer destinations I have ever seen. The setup of the cooler is the wet dream of any beer bar owner. There is obvious mad respect for beer here. It is a rather large place, which isn’t my favorite kind of setting (it makes it rather impersonal), but if you have to go big, you should go big like this. I honestly don’t have anything to say other than go here if you visit Seattle.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Torontoblue  (43) Edmonton, Alberta | July 17, 2013| Updated July 19, 2013
Visited with The Lush on a hot sunny, Wednesday lunchtime/afternoon. The place was dead, so that meant plenty of room on the suntrap of a patio :-) Lovely, large open room as you walk in; wood, metal, booths, tables, one wall full of taps & bottles in the cooler, the other full of wonderful whisky. Service was excellent and with a smile and a laugh. Food was very tasty; the Stoofvlees especially! Would like to have gone back at a busier time to get the full atmosphere of the place, but having the sunny patio to ourselves was great. Will definitely be back the next time in Seattle. Visited 10 July. #EBGA
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
jlulensk  (18) san jose, California | July 10, 2013
Fantastic taproom in Seattle. Stellar selection of beer and scotch. Staff very knowledgable and helpful...knew the beer I wanted in 5 seconds, saved me the trouble of scanning the menu. Top notch.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois  (605) The ’Sham, England | May 3, 2013
Visited on a Thursday night around 7.30 pm in Nov ’12. The place is one largeish room set on 2 levels and whilst fairly quiet on our arrival picked up business as the evening progressed to the point at whicih there were no tables left. Service was friendly and informative and when I complained about the lack of cheese on my burger one of the kitchen staff came out to speak to me and asked me what I wanted ie - a new burger or some grated or sliced cheese to supplement it ! You can’t fault that tbh ! Beer range was extensive, 50 + taps of varying styles. I didn’t really look at the bottled list as there were plenty of WA/OR winners for me allied to others from around the US. A very good venue and one I’d certainly head back to.

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