Made it here on a recent trip to Seattle. This is a really nice larger brewpub. Several rooms, a few TVs around, but nothing intrusive. Beer selection was pretty typical brewpub fare, but all of the beers were above average. One nice cask pull selection and an interesting rotating tap of some more extreme stuff. Had the fish and chips which were very nice, and my wife had some fantastic west coast crab cakes. Service was fine, lots of merch to look at. Really nice place and worth a stop if youíre in Seattle.
I loved this place in the cellar of Pikeís Market. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. The beers are good to great and the food was above average. A more or less chaotic combination of rooms with lots of beer stuff on the walls. The sell a lot of Pike-wear like t-shirts, glasses, caps, etc..
(Visited 05/2008): Pike Brewery is located at one end of the Pike Market near the Arcade. Parking can be found at various meters and garages in the immediate area.
The brewpub is on the lower level, and you can actually look down into the bar from above which is pretty cool. The interior is large with segmented areas and multiple bars.
Pike has around 10 beers on draught, and has a sampler available featuring 6 beers for $7.95. Many of the beers are the standard Amber, Pale, IPA, Scottish fare but there are a couple seasonals like a Weisse and a Tripel. All of the beers are average to above average. The XXX Stout is particularly good.
Service was good on a weekday afternoon.
I tried the fish & chips and it was very good.
Overall I would say no visit to the Pike Market would be complete without hitting the Pike Pub & Brewery while you are there.
I liked this pub. I did not try the food, so I have no friggin idea how good it is. I liked the beers that they brewed, but there were some that sucked. The weisse is crap. The double ale sucks also. The XXXXX stout is great, and so is old bawdy. I tried a 2006 version of it. The best part for me was I did not know that I came during happy hour, and our bill was cut in half. I was so surprised, and happy. I was also pretty damn drunk when I left this place. I was visiting my parents, and I from Atlanta, and we donít have stuff like this back home, so people from Seattle, appreciate what you have. The bartender was good, but he didnít recognize me 10 seconds after I paid the bill to get the bathroom code. I was thinking either short-term memory loss, or idiot. He was a good bartender he just wasnít that bright. Overall, great place, with SOME good beers. Give it a try if you are in Seattle.
the place has lots of awards, as being family friendly, best singles, best bartender etc. and it is good. yet it is a little busy, loud, and the food prices are a little higher than i would expect.
$9 hamburgers, and $15 cheese and meat plate that gives you 4 pieces of cheese and 7 slices of meat.
the brew prices are about right, and they have lots of tee-shirts "been there, got the tee-shirt".
atmosphere is a nice brew pub type.
serves the basic brew house fair, burgers, sandwiches, pizza, just wish that they had some steak or a good rib-eye.
When I visited the Pike it was crowded with people. I think the beer was good and I think they had a good selection. I asked if it was possible to bay their beerlabels but I could not. That was a dissapointment.
Cool location. Feels a little like a factory with crazy crap on the walls. NIce atmosphere and good brews as well. Bartenders were friendly and the food looked pretty good. Alll the draft beers were very reasonably priced. Good cask beers and they change those pretty regularly so they should definately be worth a look. If one is in the area this should be worth a stop.
Down in the basement of this mall-type complex adjacent to the market, from my memory of my last visit a decade ago I thought it was located further away, but there it was. I liked the atmosphere a lot, they seemed to have captured the feel of the old market and threw in enough antique breweriana to make it all come together. There was a closed off section at the back that we peeked in to look closer that had a more 50ís feel to it and was very cool as well. The collection of Orval schwag made me a bit jealous. We were at the bar at the far corner near the serving tanks, having a jolly time with the bartendress, who was really friendly and seemed genuinely happy to serve you, a pint of stout in hand for me and a local cider for the missus. A nice lady sitting next to me with her husband asked me if I liked the Beer. I did, and did sort of an on the fly rating, figuring that she was perhaps interested in trying it out. Turns out she and her husband own the place! We chatted a bit with them and they were super nice too. We only hung around for a pair of pints and a taster or two, we had a great time and the Beer was fine.
Visited mid-afternoon on a moderately busy Saturday back in February. In a great area of town by the market (near the flying fish!), fun rockiní guitar music jazzed up the back room but the whole place is huge and bright with different rooms catering to the varied patrons: families in the restaurant, drinkers at the bar, tasters and smaller groups in the retro room. Service was quick and friendly and very helpful. Sampling was fun with 8 of their own on tap, though many seemed similar in composition. Food looked to be typical pub/restaurant fare but I did not partake this time. Overall, a great local brewpub for out-of-towners.