Chuckís Hop Shop | Seattle, Washington
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Chuckís Hop Shop
Excellent based on 23 ratings
Type: Beer Store

656 NW 85th St
Seattle, Washington United States 98117 [ print map ]
206 297 6212

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Hours: Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM, Sun 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM


Mayor: ACHops (29) | Affiliated user(s) here Keepthereceipt | Taps: 38 | Bottles: 1200


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Beer Available At Chuckís Hop Shop (arranged by most recent)
Bayhawk Zappa Brews Nelson IPA 64, Prairie Artisan Ales Puncheon 98, Joseph James Pro-Am Saison , Finnriver Fresh Hopped Hard Cider , Urban Family Hoppy Magnolia , Breakside La Tormenta 80, Ballast Point Dead Ringer Oktoberfest 83, Perennial / Solemn Oath Stefon 88, Perennial Saison de Lis 95, Sierra Nevada / Bells Beer Camp Maillardís Odyssey 99, Georgetown Lovely Reida 84, Hop Valley Citrus Mistress 99, Coronado 18th Anniversary Imperial IPA 98, Black Raven Splinters Bourbon Strong Scotch Ale 85, Stoup 2X IPA , Skookum Chucklehead IPA , Firestone Walker Double Jack IPA 100, Sound Mosaic American Pale Ale 80, Oskar Blues Old Chub 97, Rooftop IPA
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23 reviews for Chuckís Hop Shop
 Ambiance  76%
 Service  83%
 Selection  88%
 Food  63%
 Value  69%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  92%
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86
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
bigmanlavos  (1) Washington | August 24, 2014
Chuckís is an awesome place due to their helpful staff, the excellent selection of beer, and their food offerings (from a pretzel with "crappy cheese" to rotating food trucks). Their bottle prices are a little bit above average, but their draft prices are pretty decent. They have something like 40 beers on tap, and about half of those are usually IPAs. The place can get a little cramped and since itís family neighborhood, there are usually kids and dogs there. The staff is great, going out of their way to let you sample beers on tap and are patient with you while you try to make up your mind.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 11/20
bvc  (103) Kenmore, Washington | August 16, 2014
I donít get why this place is so popular personally. If you arenít walking or biking, parking can be a pain in the ass. The store seems cluttered with items for sale, often with beer stored in less than desirable conditions. Draft selection is usually pretty solid, but prices are on the high side (same with the bottles), and the glassware sucks (enough with mason jars). I guess the idea behind the store works in a neighborhood where parents donít have a ton of options to grab a beer and bring their kids in. For me, I would rather not enjoy my beer in such an environment. Probably worth a stop for an out of towner who is in the area, but being a local this isnít a place I would frequent.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
beeroverwithme  (149) TÝnsberg, Norway | July 13, 2014| Updated July 15, 2014
This former grocery store has turned into a great neighborhood pub and beer shop with locals of the Greenwood area in the north of Seattle bringing the family along for an evening beer. Very nice atmosphere with an outdoor seating area. 38 taps with beer from all over the Pacific NW, as well as beer from more remote states (such as Avery The Czar). Oh, and thousands of bottled beer. Visited: 2014-07-12
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
BrewDad  (445) Olympia, Washington | June 29, 2014
Super place in Seattle I was impressed with the beer selection and taps.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar  (30) Seattle, Washington | December 29, 2013| Updated January 10, 2014
Cool place. No need to give the full overview, since others have covered it, but stuff I like: Big draft list with some nice offerings; I can take my kid here; Can also shop for bottles; Friendly vibe; Stuff I donít like as much: the pint as a standard serving unit (no interest in a $14 pint of tasty, strong beer, though I guess half-pints are available if you ask); bottle prices are a bit high (by about 10% or so). Itís sort of hard to figure out if this is intending to be more of a bottle shop or more of a bar. Itís somewhere in between, with a good dash of convenience store thrown into the mix.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick  (744) Columbus, Ohio | November 4, 2013
(Visited 09/2013): Chuckís is located in the north part of Ballard on the corner of NW 85th and 8th. There is a small parking lot in front of the building.

After passing a small patio in front, the interior opens to a convenience store style layout with shelves along the right and perimeter, including some coolers toward the rear. There is a small walk up bar in the back left corner, with a digital board above the bar listing what is on tap. Yellow walls, and a painted logo with the words "Land of a Thousand Beers".

As for the beers, there are exactly 38 on draught, including breweries like Bakwoods, Elysian, Odin and Fort George. Growlers are available for draught beer. The bottled selection amounts to hundreds, including many west coast breweries like Bruery, Lost Abbey, Elysian, Pike and Almanac. Lots of singles and imports as well.

Service on a relatively slow weekend afternoon was good both at the bar and while I was shopping. These guys definitely know their beer.

I did not have any food on my visit.

Overall this is a solid beer store to visit in the Seattle area, and the option of enjoying a pint before, during or after shopping is a great bonus.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
AdamJackson  (200) Enfield, New Hampshire | October 14, 2013
This spot was nice. Lots of bottles for there or takeaway, decent tap list but prices seemed high. They have daily food trucks outside and I took up the biscuit truck quite well. Iíd come here again but they are pretty far north of seattle.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
nate2g  (665) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | October 12, 2013
Basic setup of tables, chairs and a cheap looking bar. It feels like Iíve just stepped into a mini-mart or something. Oh, thatís not a negative connotation by any means...I freakiní loved this place. Chuckís Hop Shop rocks. Ridiculous amount of bottles stocked up in fridges lining the walls plus an extensive tap selection to choose from. Thereís food trucks dishing out excellent grub outside. Family and dog friendly. Fill growlers here. Yes!
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Igor1984  (2) Seattle, | October 9, 2013
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | October 8, 2013
Not too far from Naked City and other Seattle essentials, so get here. To me, this was a better experience than even Bottleworks. A complete experience with large spaces, kind of a cafeteria in the middle where you can dig into the interesting tap selection and tons of fridges surrounding you. Iím not convinced there can really be over 1000 bottles in there, but there sure are many and theyíre well kept, easy to browse throughť I did not interact much with the staff nor did I eat, but the atmosphere herein was most pleasant and relaxed. A bit out of the way if you are not in the neighborhood, but so can other beer stores in Seattle be and combining with Naked City makes a lot of sense, especially for those with a car which should find a spot closeby.

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