Brouwer’s Cafe | Seattle, Washington
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Brouwer’s Cafe
World Class based on 167 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)
The Monarchy Methusalem Sour Altbier 89, Barley Browns Forklift Double IPA 97, Barley Browns / Melvin / Boneyard Three Headed Hop Monster , Alpine Beer Company Hoppy Birthday 99, Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel 100, Perennial Sump 100, 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 97, 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
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167 reviews for Brouwer’s Cafe
 Ambiance  89%
 Service  77%
 Selection  93%
 Food  80%
 Value  71%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  99%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
50belair  (210) Florida | May 30, 2014| Updated June 1, 2014
What a cool place. Unbelievable bottle selection.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer  (84) Vancouver, British Columbia | March 21, 2014
Great tap selection. Good food. Not busy but bar service was good. Definitely good value for the selection which was heavy on barley wines -a week after a barley wine event.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Sarlacc83  (46) Portland, Oregon | November 15, 2013| Updated July 31, 2014
Visited here for the 3rd time on November 2nd. There’s not a ton left to say about the place, but on my visit, the tap list skewed towards out of state rather than WA beers and that was disappointing. My wife enjoyed her mussels - which took her back to Belgium - and though I enjoyed the stoofvles, I found it savory rather than traditionally sweet. Still tasty, but not of the transporting variety. Definitely on the pricier side, and it seems like a place to visit when they have a festival rather than on a Saturday when it’s rather low key with slow service.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
GT2  (644) San Diego County , California | October 24, 2013
Definitely set up as the premier craft beer bar in the city, but it never got very crowded and always seemed a bit dead :/ We went here three different times and had decent service. For being some of the only people in the bar you’d think we’d get the royal treatment. They excel though at fries and dipping sauces. The other food I wasn’t wild about. My partner’s lamb burger was phenomenal. My mussels were very disappointing: uncooked bok choy, no salt, uncooked carrot slices, not a flavorful curry broth. Thankfully that dish was a special and I hope it never comes back. Bottle list is extensive, but focuses 5/8ths on Belgian stuff. We did see some older Firestone Walker anniversary, and FW PNC at $30; which was a solid price. Did see one Upright bottle, The Clash, that I hadn’t had before. It wasn’t so great, but was priced lower. Draft list here was extensive with what looks like some gig with Shelton Brothers scoring them a few kegs of De Ranke XXX Bitter, which was awesome. The tap list was split up by State and Country, and surprisingly there were only 10 or so taps dedicated to local WA state beers, which was disappointing. Overall, it’s an awesome bar but for food stick to burger and fries and for beer you will find a better selection of local beers almost anywhere. It’s the obscure Belgian, Danish, Norwegian stuff that is exclusive. Bottle list is large, found some California beers that I can’t even find living in California. They don’t do sampler flights, which was annoying -___-
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
BOLTZ7555  (86) Phoenix, Arizona | October 18, 2013
Stoked to have made it to this Mecca. Truly nothing to look at from the outside. Inside, it’s way more cozy. Stone walls, quaint tables, small booths and a stage. Seats upstairs that peer down on the long bar below. The wall filled with taps, bottles peaking out from behind. Extensive. Service was attentive but a bit absent-minded. Overall, a really good experience.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson  (235) Enfield, New Hampshire | October 14, 2013
Not world class in my opinion. Bottle list was pretty standard. There were nice bottles but nothing too extravagant. The tap list was nice but obviously focused on west coast beers It was wet hop season when I went so as someone who doesn’t really like IPAs, that was a let down. Very sterile looking bar and prices seemed pretty high. Their fries were good though.
nate2g  (943) Boomtown!, Australia | 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Fantabox  (3) | October 12, 2013
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 18/20
Igor1984  (2) Seattle, | October 9, 2013
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Rastacouere  (664) 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.

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