Kind of polished look to the place. Local taps galore, some regional, some national, wide selection, focus on American-style micros. Food is soup, sandwiches and pasta, okay to fill you up, tasty for what it is. Nice enough spot, no complaints.
An odd bistro split into a sports bar? One half has a huge projector the other is a large bar and I can’t wrap my head around what they are trying to be. Trendy menu, but then a ton of burgers. Food was interesting, but overpriced for what it is was. Beer was all over the map, from bad to good and lots of selection. Guest taps and tasting flights make up for everything else. Lots of ticks, but nothing really worth the trip.
(Visited 09/2013): Naked City Taphouse is in a quaint neighborhood in the Greenwood area of north Seattle. It is located on Greenwood Avenue off N 85th, and street parking seems plentiful in the vicinity.
The interior features a long bar along the right side, with table seating opposite, plus a couple high tables near the front windows. The motif is wood and dark red, and there is a large mirror behind the bar behind the many taps. Artwork on the walls as well.
Naked City’s tap totals over 20, with 10 of them being house beers. On my visit that included a few different IPAs, a Porter, Pro-Am Rauchbier, and a couple Pale Ales. All of the beers were above average, and they do flights. There are also guest handles from breweries like Ballast Point and Everybody’s Brewing.
Service on a slow weekend afternoon was good. The bartender was knowledgeable about the beers and attentive throughout my visit.
Food at Naked City is pretty good. I enjoyed my sandwich.
All in all this is a brewpub outside of downtown Seattle that is worth visiting.
theisti (746) Kansas | January 14, 2009| Updated September 8, 2014
Visited early evening on Tuesday, Jan 13 2009 with bvc. This place has a very tasteful modern clean feel to it. Decent sized bar with a bunch of bar tables. Service at the bar was very attentive and friendly. I really like what they are doing with the tap list, focusing on local Washington State brewers. They also have a small brew kit in back and brew a couple of their own house beers. Hit had more Washington tap handles than any other place I have seen in Seattle. This alone makes it worth the visit if you are looking to try a bunch of WA beer. Food menu was really limited, and not terribly exciting. I didn’t eat, so can’t speak to quality at all. Coll concept, well executed. I wish every city had a place like this, couple of house beers, huge focus on locals, etc.
88 = ★★★★ (best in area, a must for locals and visitors)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
Popped in here for a few pints on a Thursday evening. Very relaxed and laid back atmosphere, friendly servers, and an impressive tap list - totally different than the nearby Brouwers at this particular time. Very reasonably priced. Definitely recommended.
Now this was a place I came to expecting a fairly good beer bar and nothing more. I was entirely conquered by this fairly feep, yet rather narrow bar with bright, white walls and an industrial look. The house beers which occupy maybe half the taps were generally very solid and the guests seemed to be a selection of the top breweries of the area. I did not even consider browsing through the bottle list, I could have stayed and enjoyed half of their taps no problem if I did not have other ambitions that evening. There was not much of an ambiance when I visited as it was late and almost empty on a weekday, but I remained entirely captivated. It’s also within walking distance of other good spots and that makes it an easy must in Seattle, perhaps number 2 behind Brouwers and ahead of Uber Tavern to me.
Rather generic pub and restaurant in northern Seattle with a wonderful draft list; enough to keep you here all night and then some. Their website is updated regularly. There are as many low-gravity brews on as more potent options, which I love. The waitress didn’t seem to like that we were ordering different beers all the time though, which was strange. The food was ordinary, but the beer menu kept us going for a long time. As it is out of the way, I would only come here if I planned to pass by the area and was looking for the best tap selection. Extra points for encouraging up-and-coming breweries too (Everybody’s, 7 Seas, Foggy Noggin’, etc.)
A nice large tap room with a large bar and some indoor seating but the kicker is a nice outdoor area. Server was happy to talk about beers and was prompt with everything. A great number of their own beers on tap and samplers were available as well. Food was very good with a variety of sandwiches available. Prices seemed fair for the area. A pretty great taproom.
jercraigs (492) Toronto, Ontario | July 18, 2010| Updated September 30, 2013
2010-07. Dark with the lights turned down low, very warm temperature inside. Friendly staff is nice but hard to flag down at times. Food was good. Pulled pork lacking in sauce but was literally melt in your mouth tender, bun included. Turkey bacon sandwich was also quite good. House beers that were on when we were there were kind of terrible, whether it be from quality or condition. With a tap and bottle list as good as they had I’m sort of disappointed that we wasted our time with the house offerings. It was nice enough and I would likely visit if I lived in the neighbourhood but for a visitor I would recommend hitting other places in Seattle before this one.
Nice place they have a great selection of brews over 23 awesome taps and some of there own brews . Great food and service they will take care of the beer customer. A must stop for the Seattle beer scene.