Great location if you are going to a game, and a large nice venue if you arenít. This is not an intimate pub but a big busy bar with pretty good food. Portions are huge and I am in love with their sauces. They cater to the masses, so it is friendly but not exciting. Service was a little generic and you canít pick your tasters.
(Visited 09/2012 on the Seattle Road Dogs Tour): Located right across the street from Safeco on Royal Brougham Way. They have parking lots on both sides of the building but I hear the place gets pretty packed on game day.
The inside is fairly open with the bar toward the center of the space and table seating throughout. The brewing equipment is visible behind glass. The bar has a large board listing the beers, including one-offs.
As for the beers they feature around 12 Pyramid brews with the majority being their standard offerings, plus a seasonal or two (Oktoberfest on my visit) and the aforementioned one-offs. On my visit these included Hop Tep 2, Red Wheat with Fig and a Barleywine. The specialty stuff was higher quality than what I usually associate with Pyramid.
Service for the single-person tour group was good. The bartender was friendly and lined up samples of just about everything, and I got to meet the brewer and take a brief tour.
I did not have any food on my visit.
Overall this is a pretty good spot to hit near the ballpark.
theisti (774) Kansas | January 13, 2010| Updated September 9, 2014
Big open industrial type design. Gift shop as you enter, bigger bar past that. I sat in the dining room and had the sampler, cup of chili and a pizza. The sampler was nice, was allowed to choose 5, and the pours were approximately 6 ounces. The chili was fine, the pizza was pretty soupy. Service was attentive. Has more of a chain brewpub feel to it, but still worth hitting up. I would imagine my quiet lunch in January varies significantly to stopping by Pyramid before or after a Mariners game.
64 = ★★ (Just ok)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
This is a great brewpub...and it doesnít hurt that itís located so close the the baseball stadium. Itís crowed and crazy at game times...but thatís fun too. Pyramid beers are excellent...so this is a must stop while in Seattle.
Big cavernous space. Pretty loud and busy every time Iíve been there. Food ranges from average to good. The quality of the beers is a bit spotty. Iíve had some that are very good, and others that should have been dumped. Still worth checking out.
Been here twice, last time was in August 2003 before and after an Mís game. Lively place, need to jostle your way up to the bar - but once you get there, the service is quick. Hard to find a table so you just end up standing and chatting with whoever is around you. Good fun place with a decent selection of Pyramids that you may not find elsewhere.
Good all round - beer, food, service, choice of glass size, wi-fi, etc. I found it hard to find a fault.
BrewDad (464) Olympia, Washington | May 25, 2008| Updated September 16, 2008
A huge brew pub this was a great time. I was with the folks and my family. We ate drank and really enjoyed ourselves. I canít imagine how busy this gets during game times I bet the service is super slow then. The beer was good the food excellent we really enjoyed ourselves. I wish they had better and more selections to choose from like some special beers one only can get at the brewery.
This place can be tough to get into due to parking and the huge crowd during a stadium event. If one is going on plan ahead. At the very least plan on having a headache and remedy. Off peak hours and while there is no event this place is very easy access right at the end of Hwy 90 and plentiful parking. Solid line-up Pyramid brews that in general were designed for mass appeal much like Red Hook. The food is good albeit a bit pricey. An excellent experience can be had if you attend an Mís game and plan on arriving 2.5 hours early or earlier. What better way to enjoy a game after a relaxing meal with several good draft beers and then a short walk over to the ballpark.