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.
My wife and I stopped in on a Friday night after some holiday shopping. It was busy, and there seemed to be an office-type party in the back, but it wasnít packed like Iíd expect. We found a booth easy and took our seats. I hadnít noticed the chalkboard tap list when we walked in so when the waitress asked what I wanted, and I asked for the lineup, she pointed me back to the entrance where the list is located. An odd way of doing things. I had to get up, go to the entrance, study the list, come back and tell her what I wanted. I donít mind not having a new printout each time you update it, but have a list located in the dining area so we can see it. Anyhow, service was generally pretty good, though she seemed a bit distracted with that party going on. I snagged a Cloudburst Old Flame IPA, which was in good form (and a top-notch IPA) and Reuben Porter, my wife had a Rev Nats Spiced Cider. The lineup had a good variety of beers to choose from, though it did skew a bit to the IPA world (like most bars these days). I had the burger, which was very good, and the Fish & Chips was tasty, too. Overall, a pretty standard pub and grill. A good option if looking for a pint and a bite in the area.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.