Rock Bottom - Seattle | Seattle, Washington
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Rock Bottom - Seattle
Above Average based on 19 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

1333 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, Washington United States 98101 [ print map ]
206 623 3070

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Hours: Sun 11am-10pm; Mon-Thur 11am-11pm; Fri-Sat 11am-1am


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19 reviews for Rock Bottom - Seattle
 Ambiance  61%
 Service  64%
 Selection  56%
 Food  63%
 Value  69%
 Overall  58%
 Rating  65%
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70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths  (1352) Boulder, Colorado | April 20, 2005
I visted Rock Bottom Seattle late at night, after 11pm, and there was a considerable crowd present. Not too heavy on the cigarette smoke, but still unpleasent. This location had a few interesting beers to offer, a bourbon barrel aged version of the house stout, and a very well made IPA. As always, the regular house brews were mediocre. This location is easy to get to from any hotel in downtown, and is located up a few sets of outdoor steps on fifth avenue, tucked away from the road, so the outdoor seating in front will not put your right out into traffic. Worth visiting, much more comfortable than the horrid Pike Pub a few blocks away. Iím glad I visited.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick  (755) Columbus, Ohio | June 4, 2013
(Visited 03/2013): Rock Bottom Seattle is located downtown on 5th Ave in a shopping plaza, with the entrance on the upstairs level.

The interior is large, with multiple rooms including a banquet hall. There is also a patio out front. The bar is in the center and offers a view of the brewing equipment.

As with most Rock Bottom establishments, the tap selection is around 8 with most being the year-round offerings plus a seasonal or two. Pretty standard styles, and the quality is consistently average to above average with nothing standing out either way.

Service at the bar on a slow weekend afternoon was pretty good. The bartender was knowledgeable about their beers and attentive.

Food at Rock Bottom is similar at the locations I have visited. Our sandwiches were decent.

Overall Rock Bottom Seattle is maybe worth a stop if you are walking by, but with all the great beer spots in and around downtown I would not go out of my way to visit again.
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | July 13, 2014
The convenient downtown location was our primary motive to visit and it kinda met our expectations as a typical Rock Bottom, albeit I was expecting a bit more differentiation from the Seattle branch. It is of course huge and the food was decent, typical for the chain, but with a menu going beyond basic pub fare. Pretty predictable beer list with little going outside modern comfort zones, but everything being clean.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee  (511) Toronto, ON, Ontario | February 7, 2006
Big place that was packed to the rafters when I was in. Some loud (not too loud) clubby type of music. I only grabbed the IPA, which was excellent. The food looked good, but I didnít have any. I might enjoy this place in the afternoon, but at night it isnít my scene.
56
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh  (500) Tampere, Finland | August 6, 2010
Really crowded but big pub. Very busy on Friday afternoon. Decent selection of own beers on tap. OK prices. Some of the staff members liked what were doing some doesnít.
56
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
Nate  (289) Indiana, Pennsylvania | July 30, 2007
Popped in for some sampling at 10pm on a Wednesday night ... not too busy. Sat at the bar and got a sampler. Wait staff was polite enough but not what Iíd call attentive. Beers were fine, but nothing really spectacular. Youíre better off with a few other establishments if on a time crunch. I probably wouldnít have gone here (still not been to the Pittsburgh location), except it was only a 15 minute walk from my hotel and I didnít feel more adventurous at that point. Highlight of the visit ... sat next to a guy at the bar who was in Seattle for the first time, up from L.A. on a conference. Turns out he was originally from Williamsport PA and his brother-in-law was the lawyer who did our house closing. Freaky.
64
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao  (222) Iowa City, Iowa | September 2, 2007
Located near the center of downtown in an uninspiring shopping center. Typical Rock Bottom. Standard, but decent food. Average Their standard line up beers were average, but they had a few above average seasonals. They also had a cask version of their red ale. Nice patio seating. Service was good.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus  (166) Delft, Netherlands | May 7, 2009
Quite large for a brewpub. Nice patio with tables outside (more or less because itís inside a mall or something). Friendly staff but not very knowledgeable about the beers. The food was great and way too much. Quite some beers on tap. Bit posh place but in this case ok. I donít like all the TV screens but thatís standard in the USA as far as Iíve seen.
56
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 11/20
Crit  (137) Surrey, British Columbia | April 30, 2006| Updated September 14, 2008
An ok selection of their beers, but most of them were average at best.Service was passable, but staff wasnít very knowledgeable
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 15/20
saxo  (126) HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, Denmark | July 29, 2012
Nice place with 8 taps of their own stuff. I had 6 samples for $4.50 which I found cheap.

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