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Beer Available At Taphouse Grill (arranged by most recent)
Lindemans Faro 82, Sound Brewery Weizenbock , Ninkasi Total Crystalation 84, Ninkasi Ice 9 , Beer Valley Leafer Madness Imperial Pale Ale 95, Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye Ale 100, Anderson Valley Hop Ottin IPA 97, Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA 99, Georgetown Lucille IPA 97, Southern Tier 2XMAS 92, Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout 100, Everybodyís Dailyís Bread Common Ale 57
Friscokie (4) Texas | December 18, 2012
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
GJF (41) Mount Vernon, Iowa | July 13, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
I was ready not to like this place, but it won me over. The ambiance is a little weird--more martini bar than beer bar, neon and glitz--but a really fantastic range of draft beer and a friendly, knowledgable bartender. Not too crazy on a saturday night which I liked. Many reviews refer to skunky tap lines but I didnít find that at all. The place certainly smells a bit of sour beer, but the beers themselves were clean and tasty.
dukefan (57) Dallas, Texas | September 14, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
I really wanted to dislike this place. Fancy place, Bellevue, probably uppity staff, lackluster food. None of that was true. 160 taps! OMG. And very competent taps and a bartender that could describe the many that I had an interest in. Settled into a wonderful Port Brewing Hop 15 and some great appetizers. Will be back when in the Seattle area.
mcberko (134) Vancouver, British Columbia | June 15, 2010
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 10/20
Fantastic selection of taps - a few of them were out of stock, including two I really wanted to try. Service was alright - staff donít really know their beer. Iíd come back.
CheersMate (147) Fremont (Seattle), Washington | May 30, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of pretentious dickheads here. This place reminds me of an upscale Taco Mac. Their selection is fairly extensive. The inside is quite nice. I have no idea as to how the food actually tastes; Iím sure the food it decent. I enjoyed my time here, and the service was great. As is the case with Brouwers, the crowd ruins it for me.
Packard (29) Kirkland, Washington | November 8, 2009| Updated November 14, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Super selection of taps, but be sure to ask for the off-menu list of rotating specials. Probably another 25 or so, which may include eastern beers from Southern Tier, Dogfish, and Founders, as well as some of our better locals (Walking Man, Boundary Bay). Definitely a yuppified environment, but I prefer this Bellevue location to their stark venue in downtown Seattle. Working in the Midwest a lot makes you appreciate the menu items at Taphouse - kinda hard to get cedar planked salmon at an Ohio beer bar. Join the club and get 10% off during the first 10 days of the month. I like this place because my wife, who doesnít drink beer (but is otherwise perfect in every way), can have a very nice dinner with wine or scotch while I indulge myself with great beers on tap.
22415brewery (31) redmond, Washington | November 2, 2009| Updated November 14, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 12/20
The Taphouse has gotten kind of a bad rap recently with their onslaught of "lifestyle" commercials that feature pretty much everything BUT the beer or food. Service can be iffy/sporadic to downright pretentious depending on the day and time. Either way though theyíve got a ton of taps and a pretty decent happy hour. Even though they advertise over 160 taps, about 10 of them are done up with mass-produced swill and 5-6 will most likely be "out" or "unavailable". Their selection leans heavily toward beers that are more likely to be enjoyed by the general public (as they should) however theyíll also have a generous selection of excellent beers as well. There are not many places in the world where you can sit down and order Pliny The Elder, followed by Dogfish Head 90 minute IPA, followed by Arrogant Bastard, and then wash it down with a Hofbrauhaus Original...along with some cheap happy hour sushi rolls. My best advice is sit at the counter, the bartenders tend to know their stuff, the servers sometimes know their stuff and sometimes do not...however once I ordered a DFH90IPA and they brought me a scotch ale...once told of said error they quickly replaced my mis-pour with the proper one....the waitress was "amazed" that I could tell the difference...hmm.
19Ei8hty (72) Washington | September 3, 2008| Updated November 14, 2009
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Smaller than the seattle location. Less atmosphere - too open with views of the kitchen and everyone else. Great beer selection, although they were out of the special seasonals I wanted to try - still got some good drinks out of the sample (which is on the spendy side, $10 for 4- 6oz drinks). Food was okay - nothing to write home about, average value (($12 plate for hot sammies and fries). Service kind of sucked - not knowledgeable about their selections and the appetizers, bread, and meals al came within 2-3 minutes of one another.
Crit (134) New Westminster, British Columbia | June 15, 2008| Updated May 15, 2009
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 13/20
I much prefer the Seattle location. Considering how busy they were, the service was good. They were out of a lot of my choices,. Food was good.
The location sucks, hard to get to, due to traffic snarls, expensive parking.
I doubt I will return to this location.
jlf278 (9) Hoboken, New Jersey | April 8, 2008
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Rather pleased with the place. Other raters point out that the vast majority of taps are ho-hum widely available beers and not even that highly rated really. The prices are well, pricey, but $9.50 for 4 ~6 oz. beers ainít too bad compared compared to what iím used to in manhattan and philly. I was able to easily find 8 beers I was eager to try. Some pretty nice locals, loved the Mac & Jack amber. Ordered some moderately priced sandwiches, tukey club, french dip with cheese both excellent, but their fancier food and appetizers werenít so great and were overpriced. Service was good too, but not so beercentric as I expected. Would definitely go back when in the area, but they could certainly make better use of their 160 taps.
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