Big Time Brewery | Seattle, Washington
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Big Time Brewery
Excellent based on 59 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

4133 University Way NE
Seattle, Washington United States 98105 [ print map ]
206 545 4509

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Hours: 11:30 am to 12:30 am everyday


Mayor: Smurf2055 (7) | Taps: 10-16 | Bottles: 1-3


Big Time Brewery

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Beer Available At Big Time Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Big Time SSA Session IPA , Big Time Southbound Pachyderm , Big Time Hopquility , Big Time Sarcastic Session Ale , Big Time Millenium Falconer , Big Time Trombipulator 80, Big Time Old Sol Wheatwine 92, Big Time Scarlett Fire IPA 92, Big Time Icculus 85, Big Time Coal Creek Porter 87, Big Time Procrastinator Pale , Big Time Buck Mulligans Dublin Stout 69, Big Time Action Jackson , Big Time Whiny the Complainer 84, Big Time Jack Candi 57, Big Time Lollipop Weizenbock , Big Time S.M.A.S.H. (Simcoe) , Big Time Yulefest Christmas Ale 78, Big Time Old Rip Oatmeal Stout 95, Big Time Ms. Figgy 82
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59 reviews for Big Time Brewery
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  75%
 Selection  74%
 Food  66%
 Value  76%
 Overall  76%
 Rating  87%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
bvc  (103) Kenmore, Washington | August 16, 2014
A Seattle/U-Dist institution. The place has had several great local brewers past through it. Lots of house recipes that rotate through with some standard handles. Place is well worn in with lots of character and a cross section of customers. Service is solid, prices are good and the food will work if you are hungry but not something I would go there for. Definitely worth checking out if in the area.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 15/20
50belair  (149) Florida | May 30, 2014
An old brew pub, 25 years at least, on the university main drag. A decent selection of house brews at bargain basement prices. Friendly staff. Decent bar food. I would be stoked to have a place like this down the street from my pad.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | October 8, 2013
Very close to the university and totally packed with students during our visit and thatís probably typical. Still, no regrets at all we made a detour to hit Big Time. We did not eat, but the pizza counter was really looking at us by the time we left. Woodish interior with a loud crowd and plenty of good IPA being drank all around. Having Bhagwan and Scarlett Fire on tap at the same time was a definite highlight of our West Coast trip. Lovely old school IPAs which remain as good as their posterity. Beers were generally fresh and very satisfying. Thatís the point of a RB place, isnít it, the rest is all details.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
t0rin0  (1382) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 18, 2013
I hiked across town from the Hard Liver fest to get here. Actually it was on the way to my friendís place, who was in school at the University of Washington, and we were trying to work off some of the barleywine. The people were very friendly and the brewer recognized me from the festival. I had talked with him a bit not knowing he was a brewer at all. We tried all 10 beers, of which most were pretty decent. They usually have some vintage bottles of their wheatwine sitting around. Theyíve been making this beer forever so if you find someone with a cellar you might be able to track one down from the early 2000ís. The sandwiches are pretty good as well. Cool place all around.
46
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr  (1564) Washington, Washington DC | August 4, 2013
Definitely geared toward students. Standards here are pretty low. Parking is a bit challenging.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
19Ei8hty  (86) Washington | December 6, 2012
Nice presence on University ave. Great old building with plenty of antique charm and modern touches. Brewing area open to view from the restaurant seating which adds great ambiance. Nice selection of sandwiches and pizzas. They have their beer on tap, most of which is very good to excellent. The only real knock against them is that I never experience very friendly staff here.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar  (30) Seattle, Washington | December 5, 2012
Bar serves Bigtime brews exclusively (which is fine by me because theyíre tasty). Food is okay. Pretty low-key. I like it best during non-peak times. Great Sunday night special: buy a large pizza, get a pitcher for a buck. Good place to meet friends and play a few board games when it isnít too busy.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder  (314) Tallahassee, Florida | August 19, 2012
Rerate Revisited in Aug í12 for lunch after touring UDUB with my son. Fun brewpub with solid brews and great lunches. Original Visited here on a Friday night while on vacation in Seattle and the place was packed. It is located near the UDUB (University of Washington) campus - may actually be on campus. Sat at the bar and several students came in with collapsible growlers to fill with take home brew - most chose one of their IPAs which there were several. The service was very prompt and attentive and the beer was of the highest quality. Wish I would have had a place like this when I went to school.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick  (733) Columbus, Ohio | August 5, 2012
(Visited 03/2012): Big Time is located north of Seattle in the University District on University Way, not far off I-5. Street parking is available, and there are a couple pay lots nearby.

The inside has a well-worn feel with wooden tables past the entrance, a bar on the left and a food window on the right. Brewing equipment is visible behind glass.

Big Timeís tap list numbers 10, and ranges from Wheat Ale, Amber, Blonde and the like to a couple IPAs as well as a Porter and Stout. Pretty standard brewpub styles, but pretty well executed all around. A sampler is available too.

Service both at the food counter and bar were good on our visit.

We ordered pizza on our visit and it was pretty good.

All in all Big Time is a pretty solid brewpub to visit a short drive from downtown.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
saxo  (126) HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, Denmark | July 14, 2012
Nice place with 12 taps. You can sample 4 for $5. Place is located right near the university. Didnt try the food.

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