Taphouse Grill - Downtown Seattle | Seattle, Washington
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Taphouse Grill - Downtown Seattle
Excellent based on 66 ratings
Type: Bar

1506 6th Ave.
Seattle, Washington United States 98101 [ print map ]
206 816 3314


Hours: Sun-Thur 11am- 1am Friday-Sat 11am-2am

Mayor: AdiBeer (1) | Taps: 160 |

Taphouse Grill - Downtown Seattle

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Beer Available At Taphouse Grill - Downtown Seattle (arranged by most recent)
Boundary Bay Imperial Oatmeal Stout 94, Diamond Knot India Pale Ale 96, Beer Valley Leafer Madness Imperial Pale Ale 93, Boundary Bay Oatmeal Stout 93, Iron Horse Quilters Irish Death 82, Sound Humulo Nimbus Double IPA 97, Iron Horse Farmlandia 61, Georgetown Lucille IPA 97, Georgetown Mannyís Pale Ale 71
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66 reviews for Taphouse Grill - Downtown Seattle
 Ambiance  68%
 Service  68%
 Selection  86%
 Food  72%
 Value  62%
 Overall  72%
 Rating  88%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17  (326) Seattle, Washington | July 16, 2012
I went here a couple of times, mainly because it was convenient and downtown. Itís a large cavernous area basically in a basement. It has some ludicrous amount of taps, but the bartenders know which beers they are out of on the list, which is good. With such a long bar, though, service can be slow. I was surprised that the beer was not oxidized, and it seems as though they keep the lines clean. They have a really cheap happy hour, and the spinach dip was acceptable. I usually donít care for these corporate type places, but this one wasnít bad. There apparently are 2 beer menus...save yourself the time, and look at the seasonal menu, which has about 15 beers, many of which are of interest. Sampler flights are super expensive.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
jrodooo5  (11) Wilmington, Delaware | November 13, 2015
Upscale "sports bar" w/ 160 very good taps! Comfortable booths, tasty food, & good service! Being from the east coast, Iíve never been to a place where I havenít tried the majority of the beers. An ideal place for me & I would certainly go back!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
jprausch  (45) Bonn, Germany | July 29, 2015
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
empedokles  (54) , Sweden | June 1, 2015
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
VastActiv  (59) Oulu/Helsinki, Finland | March 6, 2015
Atmosphere is quite horrible for me. Quite like night club with tons of taps on the wall. Took one beer and then I left. Not a place for me.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn  (688) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 24, 2014
You wouldnít notice it from the outside, because after the entrace you will have to walk the stairs down to the underground; the red shades and two-storey space down there is a bit hellish; strange crowd leaning over the S-shaped counter, behind which the wall is puntuated with 160 taps; 140 are supposed to be consistent, while 20 are rotating; now, even if the rotating tap menu is just a printout, still they donít update it, so 3-4 beers were actually not available when I visited; very slow service. I checked the food that arrived next to me; I didnít try it, but it was uninviting.
Iíd go there only for the ticks; yet, I think itís an expensive place.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
beeroverwithme  (174) TÝnsberg, Norway | August 6, 2014
Atmosphere is pretty sterile but service is efficient and the selection pretty impressive, even though I suspect some of the beers remain on tap for weeks and thus may not be so good. Still, I had several very good Washington craft beers, in addition to more distant beers - both American and from Europe - that tasted really good. Iím no fan of places with 100+ taps, but if youíre in the area Taphouse Grill is worth checking out. Visited: 2014-08-04.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables  (96) Virginia Beach, Virginia | July 10, 2014
Incredible beer selection, pool hall ambiance, OK food, incredible beer selection, with a staff that donít know beer from shinola.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
TimE  (282) Tokyo, Japan | December 18, 2013
Big place underground. Nothing really special about the atmosphere, but obviously the 160 taps are noticeable. That said, most of the regular taps are stuff that typical beer geeks will have had before. The real treat is the Rotating Handles, of which there are about 20. I found some gems there, though the sample at $10.95 for four beers was pricey. Friendly staff, music was a lot of cheesy 80s stuff. Overall worth a stop due to its location downtown, but not worth an extended stay.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | October 8, 2013
One of these places hey? In a large basement lies this Yard house like steak house with more than a hundred tap of good to decent stuff that even as a tourist, you seem to have tasted 95% of the beers before. Fortunately, many of them are beers youíd like to have again, but Iím not sure it would be very appealing to an American from another state visiting Seattle. Atmosphere is fairly dull, cold, well itís a steak house, even at the bar, it seemed to lack some action for all the tall ceiling and impressive tap lineup in front. Food was okay, as good as is generally expected from these places and priced accordingly on the expensive side for the quality you get. Expect to get exactly what youíre anticipating when entering this place.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
fluffheady  (109) Chicago, Illinois | July 29, 2013
Look how many taps I can jam in to one place! At least itís not ridiculously jammed with BMC, but thereís still a strong showing. They have representative taps of most of the more notable west coast breweries, but 160 is just too much. Thereís no way they can keep this many lines clean and fresh. Taphouse is in a basement, and it is corporate and stale.

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