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 (10) | Taps: 64 | Bottles: 300

Brouwer’s Cafe

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Beer Available At Brouwer’s Cafe (arranged by most recent)
Barley Browns Hand Truck 95, 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 95, Green Flash / Cigar City Candela Rye Barleywine 97, Fremont Brew 1000
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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 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 20/20
Hanuta06  (57) Washington | December 17, 2012| Updated March 5, 2013
This place is heaven! They have a huge selection of beer on tap, an even larger selection of bottles and a website listing the beers they sell which is always up to date. The staff is knowledgeable about their beers, and can answer any question I’ve thrown at them. They serve their beer in the proper glasses and often use the brewer’s own glass. The food is excellent--especially the pommes frites--and they have a reasonably priced menu with a very good happy hour. In addition they have a skylight in the roof which gives the place a really neat feel on a sunny day, they have outside seating (which is nice but can be really loud), and the hand-dryer in the bathroom really works!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
rejtable  (176) Ontario | May 11, 2015
Awesome spot. Big open space but still feels intimate. Tons of draft options, huge bottle list. Service was prompt and friendly. Loved this spot.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
VastActiv  (58) Oulu, Finland | March 6, 2015
Amazing place. Everything has propable said but I still have to give more credit for great food with beer elements.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
notalush  (374) Denver, Colorado | January 11, 2015
Since there are so many ratings of this place and I have nothing particularly original or contrarian to say about it, I will keep this brief - excellent tap list - overwhelming bottle list - tasty food - comfortable and friendly, despite the decor giving off a rather pretentious vibe when you walk in - excellent place, and certainly a must-stop if in Seattle.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail  (1029) Orange County, California | September 15, 2014
Last beer stop of the day that I could convince the other half to stop at. Figured I might as well go out with a bang.

Big bar/restaurant with tons of space to sit inside, outside, at the bar, what have you. Very clean and modern look and feel to the place. Lots of dark stained wood and stainless steel. Comfortable bar stools as well, a big plus.

The servers here were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Unfortunately they don’t do tasters here and aren’t even really "allowed" to do just a splash of something if you’re unsure of (kind of annoying). But, there is a ton to choose from here between the 50+ taps and who knows how many hundreds of bottles.

Pricing is fair for the most part, though on some items I had to kind of roll my eyes...particularly on some of the Belgian imports (Cantillon, 3 Fonteinen, Rodenbach) and some of the US sour beers as well.

Regardless of the drawbacks, this is one of the very best beer bars I’ve been to. I could easily see myself being a regular if I was a Seattle resident.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
JPDurden24  (165) Chandler, Arizona | August 30, 2014
Beautiful scenery, great beer, awesome bottle options, wonderful service, and some great food. One of the best places in my trip to Seattle.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
beeroverwithme  (155) Tønsberg, Norway | July 17, 2014
On my previous visit, in 2008, I felt that Brouwer’s Café was the best I had been to in the US, superior even to Hopleaf in Chicago, Blind Tiger in NYC and Brickskeller in DC, so I was anxious to test that feeling on a recent trip to Seattle. And I was not disappointed, the range of beers are still outstanding with about half of the 64 taps offering mainly NW craft beer. Service was fast and very informative, I even got to talk a bit with the daily manager who said he would rather have 40 top notch beers on draft than 100+ with much slower rotation. A man after my heart! The food, as I remembered it from last time, was delicious and filling (huge portions). So, all in all Brouwer’s Café is still my No1 in America. Visited: 2014-07-15.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
tiong  (93) Espoo, Finland | June 18, 2014
The best place in Seattle. Impressive taplist and a massive bottle selection with loads of vintages, but unfortunately they don’t sell them to go. Really tasty food and a nice atmosphere. A bit pricey, though, and they don’t sell samplers or 6oz tasters which was a bummer.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
TBone  (242) Pori, Finland | June 17, 2014
This place had really interesting interior. Service was ok. As European ticker, lots of nice local picks on tap list. Food was good too. Number one of Seattle beer places.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
jrallen34  (457) Chicago, Illinois | June 14, 2014
Of the Seattle biggies, this is the one that has it all and is a must stop. Combination of super impressive draft list, bottle list and food. The drafts were a nice mixture of local and harder to find stuff from everywhere like a Prairie Spaghetti Western. The bottles were most impressive. Verticals of stuff like parabola, 4 different bottleworks (2 more as Bottleworks), lots of Cantillon. Prices were a bit high but nothing too outrageous. Cool clean atmosphere, I liked the wide open spaces. Service was decent, a bit annoying at either not showing up or coming too often, couldn’t find the balance. Fun place, I’ll be back.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
spycow  (53) Illinois | June 7, 2014
Visited many times when I was pretty much living in Seattle. Great beer bar with over 60+ rotating taps and an impressive beer list of locals and rarities. Selection is outstanding from locals to great classics. Food is also pretty darn good as well. Prices are reasonable except maybe some of the vintage beers which are always hard to price these days with supply and demand. Overall, a world class bar with great food that is a must for any beer nerd finding themselves in the Great NW.

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