Brouwer’s Cafe | Seattle, Washington
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Brouwer’s Cafe
World Class based on 164 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 (36) | Taps: 64 | Bottles: 300


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Beer Available At Brouwer’s Cafe (arranged by most recent)
Valiant Alpha Drive 80, Boneyard Chingadera IIRA 91, Off Color Troublesome 90, Breaksiden Ales for ALS Double IPA , Midnight Sun Monk’s Mistress 100, Midnight Sun 2010 Pop Ten: Barfly 100, Double Mountain Sinister Seven 82, Logsdon The Conversion 93, Logsdon Far West Vlaming 94, Elysian Dayglow IPA 97, Jolly Pumpkin / Anchorage Calabaza Boreal 99, Upright Steamroller , Black Market 1945 Berliner Weisse 70, Barley Browns Pallet Jack IPA 99, Lagunitas NightTime Ale 99, Brewfist / Prairie Artisan Ales Spaghetti Western 98, Schooner Exact 3 Grid IPA 92, Deschutes Pine Drops IPA 92, Surly Pentagram 98, Bale Breaker Topcutter IPA 98
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164 reviews for Brouwer’s Cafe
 Ambiance  89%
 Service  77%
 Selection  94%
 Food  80%
 Value  71%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  99%
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94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
Nalu  (18) Washington | August 14, 2010
A gem in the Fremont District! Tap/cask/nitro selection is the best I’ve ever seen. The space is well-designed, beautifully decorated and large enough for a huge crowd whilst maintaining some private nooks for comfort. I had four different beers here and my partner had three: all were fresh and tasty. You won’t get that at a YardHouse, etc. Very unusual to have this sort of selection without something being off. Bottle selection is expansive. Staff were very knowledgeable, to the point of being able to make spot-on recommendations based on our previous choices and a few supplied criteria. Food is excellent, the equal of any pub. Prices are best during the "Power Hour" from 3-6pm, but it’s still pricy for the PNW. Yet I’m happy to pay a premium for the selection, service and expertise supplied by BC.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail  (863) 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.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
JPDurden24  (162) 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.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
beeroverwithme  (147) 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.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
tiong  (80) 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.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
TBone  (215) 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.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
jrallen34  (438) 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.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
spycow  (36) 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.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
50belair  (148) Florida | May 30, 2014| Updated June 1, 2014
What a cool place. Unbelievable bottle selection.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer  (67) 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.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Sarlacc83  (34) 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.

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