United States > Washington > Seattle
Nalu (18) Washington | August 12, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
bvc (103) Kenmore, Washington | August 16, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Been in this place many times over the years. Atmosphere and service changes time of day and if there are any sporting events happening. Draft list is usually pretty solid, but they rest is what makes it meh for me. Draft lines arenít the cleanest. the food is tired and uninspired, service can be lackluster at times. Worth stopping in for a quick beer or two if in the area and out of town, but otherwise Iíd pass.
beeroverwithme (149) TÝnsberg, Norway | August 10, 2014
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 11/20
I guess I expected too much from this highly rated place, which, as I entered it, reminded me more of an American diner than a beer bar. The lone waitress wasnít the most efficient, again bringing my thoughts to a slow diner. Still, the bar had some decent craft beers on tap, including Anacortes Imperial Flanders and 10 Barrel Apricot Berlinerweisse so I did enjoy myself. But I never stayed long enough to check out the bottled beer menu. Visited: 2014-08-04.
unclespartacus (1) Washington | July 19, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
The beer list has a great variety and is always rotating. They always have something tasty on tap. The food was just so so (crab cakes and salad with too much dressing) except for the mac and cheese which was excellent. Itís almost like an Irish Pub with much better beer. Good music playing. Corporate types to ferry commuters to tourists...this place will please all.
LilBeerDoctor (345) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | October 17, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
A solid bar in Seattle in the Pioneer Square area near downtown. Oddly when I was there on a Tuesday evening it was fairly empty. The tap list was decent for an out-of-towner, although I suspect it is not so interesting for a local. Mostly local offerings- Yakima, Almanac, Fort George, Black Raven, etc. The tap list featured on the online menu was pretty out-of-date (and unfortunately was more exciting than the actual list). Nonetheless, the tap list is large enough that you can find something to choose from. I did not order any food. Overall, the beer list was not terribly exciting when I was there, mostly just solid local offerings, and the atmosphere was a bit quiet but that does not seem to be the norm based on prior reviews...
nate2g (665) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | October 12, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Conveniently located south of downtown Seattle. Easy as to walk from just about anywhere central. Good tap selection and worth just grabbing a seat at the bar. There are a few tables outside for a nice day too, which I happened to time perfectly. Who says it always rains in Seattle? Well worth a look-in for some good beers on tap.
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | October 8, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
A pleasant bar just South of downtown seemingly patroned by business types with a more than decent selection. I have not checked the bottles at depth, but good local alternatives are to be found on draught and it is atmospherous enough, all kinds of conversations being held around. Certainly not a Seattle must hit, but interesting enough if youíre in the area although steep prices from downtown are to be expected. I did not eat.
savnac (285) Anchorage, Alaska | July 8, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Stopped by here for a beer and to kill some time before a Mariners game. Nice older building and bar but clean and well kept, seating on the sideway for nice days, which is where we sat. Service was pretty bad, not sure if it was because we were outside or what but it was slow and sometimes non-existent. Very good selection of local brews, micros and a few imports. Prices are a bit high on beer and really high on food, we decided not to eat here due to the prices. Overall a nice place to stop by and see what they have on tap but the prices would keep me from coming here often.
b727trijet (335) Isleworth, England | February 26, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A busy, efficient city-centre bar with good quality and choice of beers. Probably the best city centre bar, certainly worth a visit. I was pleased it was not just pints or thimble-size tasters!
AWISLguy (78) Wisconsin | November 11, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting spot in a sllghtly rougher area in the south side of downtown. Huge old building with high ceilings and a lot of character opening to a narrow-ish bar area with tables in the bar. 20 or so tap list solid local with some national items. Lotta personality.
Dogbrick (752) Columbus, Ohio | November 10, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
(Visited 09/2012): Collins Pub is located on 2nd Ave in downtown Seattle. It was a bit of a hike from our hotel so not sure what the parking options are.
The interior is brick with a pea soup green and burnt sienna color scheme. Hanging lights with a floor to ceiling curtain in the back. The bar is on the left side and there is a large chalkboard listing the beers. High tables next to the bar and booths in the rear. Multiple banks of taps behind the bar.
Collins has around 20 taps with several regional offerings from Elysian, Deschutes, Anacortes and others. Other craft brewers like Epic and New Belgium are present. They also have over 50 bottles from brewers like Elysian, Hair Of The Dog, Deschutes and Lost Abbey. Some imports as well like Chimay, Maredsous, Duvel and De Dolle.
Service on a weekday evening was good. Our server was knowledgeable about the beers and made good food recommendations.
Food at The Collins pub is eclectic. We stuck with appetizers (Charcuterie plate and cheese) and it was good.
Overall this is a good gastropub in the downtown area.
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