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nate2g (651) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | October 12, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Straight forward pub environment serving the McMenamins beers. Just stopped for a quick pint...had something freshly hopped which was freshly rough going.
CampesinoTino (71) Seattle, Washington | June 1, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Decent atmosphere with OK beers but the main thing it has going for it is the location. Other than that, thereís no reason to go unless youíre dying to try McMenaminís beers.
BrewDad (441) Olympia, Washington | April 24, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Finally I got to this place. Terrific McMenamins feel and look. Great service and food. Had a nice list of brews and the beer was tasty. A must stop for McMenamins fanas and beer geeks.
camelorama (12) , | February 11, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
When i go downtown to visit my tattoo friends, i NEVER fail to stop in for a beer or 2...service is fast with a Seattle screw you attitude (love it) and the freaking cook is the bomb...the servers may sound a little nasty but they are fast and efficient & always have a watchful eye on you...been going there for years & will always do a fly by when i am in the area...i have even taken my child there for snacks ;-)
3fourths (1321) Boulder, Colorado | February 16, 2011
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
typical mcmenamins look and feel. typical beer list. booooooooring. can we get some taps not seen at the other 200 locations? please?
carruthm (26) Seattle, Washington | December 11, 2009
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice late night happy hour with $1 tots (get them!), otherwise just like rest of mcmenamins
gracefullypunk (4) Portland, Oregon | November 22, 2009
40 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 10/20
Find a different place on Cap Hill, folks. Went on a Friday night and although slightly crowded, not enough so to justify the absolute rudeness of the staff. They slopped beer. They were irritated when asked for beers written on their availability menu, but apparently not actually available. They donít know their beers. But tater tots are $1 after 10 pm so thatís something, and if youíve already had some free gin and tonic the beers arenít too disappointing.
22415brewery (32) redmond, Washington | November 2, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
If youíre going to visit one McMenamins property in the Seattle area then this is the one. The most charming and eclectic of the 4 this is also the busiest, most bustling, and most difficult to find parking for. The decor is classic McMenamins with the odd bits here and there, a bit of storybook fantasy and reminiscent of a Smashing Pumpkinís video. The Hammerhead IPA and Terminator Stout are really the only two beers worth coming here for. The Ruby is a terrible mistake of a science project of a beer and itís popularity is probably onset by the invasion of the BMC guzzling crowd and the need for a profitable beer. The food is so-so/standard however the yam fries are worth every penny and the location within walking distance to downtown and the eclectic capitol hill neighborhood is superb.
Lubiere (450) Ottawa, Ontario | October 18, 2009
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
I liked the decor here, with Indian paraphenelia, wood carvings, plumbing sculpture, various chandeliers...the bric a brac brings back childhood memories of our summer cottage. Service was friendly, but beer was mediocre. I wouldnt recommend the food. Took the happy hour burger (dry) with the ceasar salad (bland) and the cajun tots (way too salty). Avoid eating here, even during the cheap happy hour. Samples are around a dollar each, but again the beer is boring. Only if you are a few days in Seattle, not an essential.
dwyerpg (12) Las Vegas, Nevada | October 3, 2009
12 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 1/20
What a ridiculously awful place. This bar almost ruined my trip to Seattle. Stay away!!
They had nine beers of theirs on tap, so I ordered a sampler and tried five. I was then told that I could not try any of the other beers! I could not have a small taste to either try it or pay for a full-sized sample. Quite simply, if I wanted to try any of the other four beers, I had to buy a pint! The manager was extremely rude about it as well, basically brushing me off as an unwanted customer. Her demeanor was so crass that I seriously considered just walking out on my tab.
The beer was okay, but I certainly wonít be returning to this bar and perhaps I wonít be going to any McMenamins ever again.
Do yourself a favor and go to any other of the numerous breweries in Seattle, just not this one.
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