Essential Market

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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
desurfer  (119) Melbourne, Florida | June 9, 2014
Deli/market right downtown with a good selection of brews. Seemed expensive to me but that could be typical for downtown Seattle. Glad to be able to easily pick up a decent sixer for the hotel room.
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 3/10
  • VALUE 3/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow  (128) Ottawa, Ontario | November 2, 2013
So the big advantage to this place is that its right downtown so if you want to pick up some bottles for your hotel or condo its perfect. Selection is decent and priced well and although the store is warm they have pretty much all of their selection available cold as well. They also make some decent sandwiches to go.
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
3fourths  (1496) Boulder, Colorado | February 23, 2011
smallish food store in downtown with fairly decent beer selection but i found myself not liking the warm-shelf items and the bright lights. probably recommend pike place market and bottleworks, of course, over this, but itís centrally located for what thatís worth.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
carruthm  (26) Seattle, Washington | December 11, 2009
Nifty little market store that has a surprisingly great selection. Really helpful staff too if you talk with the younger one(s). Not a value shop, but what to do you expect for the location?
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
rc51  (1) , Washington | August 12, 2008
This is just a general with a small selection of beer-though the selection they do have is very impressive. They get some really solid crafts that even some specialty stores donít carry. CHEAP prices in comparison. Iíve had a panini here and it was quite good. This is family owned and they are all extremely nice and helpful, the younger guy is the one who stocks the beer and he is open to reccomendations for new beer to carry. The type of place that you go to if you know what you are looking for (I always go here for hopsickle and hair of the dog brews). If you are a beer guru and want to try something extremely rare then go to Pike Street Beer and Wine if you do not want to drive to bottleworks. I like giving these people my business and they do not make it difficult with the low prices and great selection. This is NOT a craft beer market. They have a VERY good selection for a general store/deli, however.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Gromit  (9) Port Orchard, Washington | February 5, 2008
Probably the cleanest place youíll find downtown yet still has a personality. It has the best beer selection Iíve found downtown outside of Pike Place. The staff is eager to please and if you have an event in an office nearby and donít have time to come by, theyíre more than willing to deliver food included! Iím probably cheating the place out of points for food as I havenít eaten there, but the place is very well stocked with quite a lengthy menu so Iím sure itís quite good. Iím sure I will revisit my rating after Iíve been there a few more times.

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