2010-07. Visited on a late Friday afternoon last July after a day at the Seattle International Beer Festival, we chilled at the bar and tried a few beers from their amazing selection. Didn’t eat but enjoyed the room, plastered in fun paintings of famous beer signs and labels (most with an awesome skeletal twist) and chatted with a couple of the locals. Service was great, quite laid back and friendly enough. Would seek to return one day.
Very small place located off bus stop 358 (cost $2.50 each way if coming from downtown). Limited seating due to its small size (4 small tables, couch and 12 seats for the bar). Not much ambiance but there was a cool fire pit in one of the tables that helped take the edge off the chilly wet day. One person working and he seemed knowledgeable. The selection was very nice - 16 beers on tap, good bottle selection and had three types of mead available by the glass. Worth a visit!
Tiny bar in northern Seattle which a stupendous selection of draught brews, focusing on the local and powerful. Very nice bottle list as well. There are very few seats, so I recommend coming early. The menu changes often and is worth keeping track of. This place is good enough to make you consider leaving downtown Seattle for an entire evening...
TheRealMGD (59) Lakewood, Washington | January 29, 2011| Updated December 19, 2012
The dive bar for craft/world beer lovers. Nothing fancy or stylish about this funky little place in Greenlake. Tap selection is an interesting mix of local, regional and international craft beers and the bottle list is extensive (if pricey: mental note to buy bottles at bottle shops and not alehouses). Beer knowledge is excellent on both sides of the bar. One of my favorite stops north of downtown, this whole is defo greater than the sum of its parts. Re-rated after the remodeling, which has improved selection and, somehow, service.
solid bottle and tap selection with some quality local (WA, OR) beers. low key setting inside and very cozy. i much preferred the set-up here to Brouwers even though Brouwer’s has WAY more beer. definitely worth a stop.
A must visit in Seattle. WE stopped in one Friday evening around midnight for a nightcap, ended making good conversation with the Ken the barkeep and we nearly closed the place out. Great selection of bottles, and great tap handles. Maybe 20+, and there were a good, handful of sour options which is a big plus. If you need to escape the club crowd that flocks to Brouwer’s Cafe in Fremont area at night, this is the down to earth beer geek bar for you.
2010-07. This place is tiny! We luck out and two people are leaving the bar as we arrive. Small seating area is cozy or cramped depending how you want to look at it. Jamie Hyneman’s skinnier twin behind the bar was a bit under the weather but still friendly and offered some good beery Seattle tips, as was the regular who apparently lives upstairs. Tap list was less extensive with fewer new to me offerings than expected, but almost all were excellent choices. Bottle list is similarly well stocked, with bottles and growlers available to go as well. I was kind of disappointed as it wasn’t what I was expecting, but I also really enjoyed the visit, and suspect I would be here often if I lived in Seattle. Recommended, and better than most of the brewpubs we visited.
wow. awesome little place. great beer selection. seems to be run by beer geeks. deserving of the praise. check it out!
Nena (20) Seattle, Washington | March 3, 2010| Updated May 7, 2010
A really cool, small, cozy bar. I came here while it was particularly crowded, but still found it very comfortable to chill out in. The bartender was great and I had some damn impressive beers. It doesn’t have the biggest tap list in town, but they get some really top notch kegs and casks here. The tap list is always changing but always awesome. Overall: great prices, great staff, great beer. I definitely want to head back again.