Top notch experience here. Maybe I just enjoyed Pliny the Elder on tap too much, but had a great time there on my visit. Fish and chips were super and tap list, while not the biggest, was well selected and tasty. Staff was very knowledgeable and super nice. My friend and I were reminiscing the Beatles White Album and the bartender overheard and put on the entire album for us. So we had to listen to the whole thing and enjoy a few more Plinyís... Kudos on a great pub.
A great place to go before or after a Mariners or Seahawks game, as itís close to the stadiums. Trendy place. A very nice selection of local micros and an excellent selection of bottled beers covering all styles (local micros, Belgians, etc.). Burgers are excellent (the only food I can claim to have sampled), but the menu has some great-looking stuff. TVís always tuned to sports, staff is knowledgeable if a bit haughty at times.
Best tap selection in the immediate downtown/ pioneer square neighborhood. Destination for many on the march to sounders games so beware, it will be packed. Knowledgeable staff and the food is well above par. Lineup is NW dominated but usually a surprise (limited release) or two available.
TheRealMGD (59) Lakewood, Washington | February 5, 2011| Updated April 2, 2012
A bit out of the way - which means parking is easier than at most places - The Collins is one of my favorites. Itís located near Pioneer Square, so be prepared for the panhandlers. The selection is excellent and rotating constantly. Not quite in the Brouwerís range, but invariably very fresh. They have a great cross section of West Coast beers, along with handles from elsewhere. I always seem to find a new ale or variant (e.g. a smoked or infused version of a favorite local craft brew) every time I go. The menu is varied and Iíve never had a less than thoroughly enjoyable meal at The Collins. I rate it very firmly in the gastro-pub category. Service is generally very good (with the occasional let-down, which is to be expected). Bar seating is pretty tight, but there are plenty of booths in the back and a few on the side. I really like the tall tables near the front windows. Tthe outdoor seating is lovelyl when the weather allows. Highly recommended.
A Pub that is run by a beer geek.
This is yet another gastro-pub in Seattle (in the key of Brouwerís) with a kick ass food selection and a great selection of beers.
With a varying selection of bottled and draft ales, this place offers alot of surprises almost daily if not weekly. Try the clam chowder, or the cheese plate.
Another bonus is the number of hosted beer dinners per year that they put together. Such previous dinners included Silver City, New Belgium, Stone, and many others.
Well worth the visit.
Great dark wood setting; very much a well-turned-out downtown establishment thatís comfortable for the local suits and professionals as well as humbler folk like myself. Really nice staff, good food, well-selected beers. Feels very metropolitan and sophisticated without hitting you over the head with insistence on how cool it is. High-back booths give you a nice private setting. I really love this place and wish I were downtown more.
Cozy little bar that tends to upscale withut being stooty, Nice layout, and a nice selection of beers, and better than average food. The service was outstanding - if they were any more attentive it would border on being pushy. The beer list is sadly out of date, but they do have several stellar taps. The live music was pretty terrible.
This really is a nice place. Appearance is upscale and yuppy, but there were all kinds of people there. The 20 taps were varied and impressive in their quality. Great bottle selection. We only had soup and a cheese plate, but both were very good. The other food I saw served, looked delicious. Service was above average and the owner was nice and knowledgable. Weíll definately go back.
A great beer bar for sure. A particularly well thought out selection of taps. They rotate the taps nicely Ė seasonal selections etc. A nice downtown location. Quite nice, almost upscale atmosphere that is not snooty at all. Itís comfortable and inviting. Great staff. Not too many places for beer in downtown Seattle can compare.
My favorite Seattle gastro-pub, Iíve been to the Collins many times. Location is a bit dodgy on the edge of Pioneer Square and the posted hours are not always kept, but the selection is excellent and rotating constantly. I rarely go and not experience a new ale, which is getting more difficult all the time! Food is very good, though I have 2 favorites that I have a hard time deviating from. Service has been variable at times, but usually is quick, friendly and knowledgeable. Indoor seating is semi- to fully-private, bar seating is very communal and the outdoor seating is wonderful when the weather allows. Highly recommended.