JK (420) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | July 11, 2017
A few doors down from Starbucks original location. They had the best selection I found in Seattle, with the caveat i didnt look very hard, and being the northwest, there are tons of IPAs. But otber things as well, with several Pfriem sour beers. Inly a few imports. My sandwich was good. Of note is the $1 corkage fee to drink the beer you buy there on premises. Good soda selection too. Good place in a location convenient for tourists.
Curious place the Pike Place Market, lots of quite touristy stuff and yet lots that must appeal to locals - I mean who buys a fish on holiday? This little deli looks like any old expensive souvenir deli trap but had tasty food and a surprisingly decent range of local beers at not exorbitant prices. A handy spot if in the area and not planning to head further afield.
Visited lunch time on a Wednesday. Located in the Pike Place Market, easy to find on the SE corner, a bit easier to navigate than the other place I shopped at in the market - DeLaurentis. Broad selection of WA beers, most of which are available as singles. Compared to DeLaurentis, I would say there is a wider variety of local WA beers, though not quite as many special releases and Oregon beers. Certainly worth hitting up both if you are visiting the market. Below are my standard rating comments, though would flip for this one - visitors to the market should check it out, locals with extended time.
70 = ★★½ (Locals should check it out, visitors with extended time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
Surprised with how much the bottle selection had grown since I last stopped in. One of the only places in town with the Barrel Aged Fremont beers still in stock. Great selection of NW locals, USA craft and some top notch imports. Something for everyone. Nice little market....the sandwiches are great as well.
Surprisingly nice selection of beers right in Pike Place Market. I stop in every time I’m in the area, and there are good finds to be had. Definitely recommend a stop if you’re strolling around the market.
Right there on Pike across the street from the indoor portion of the Market. Doesn’t really look like much, and inside looks a bit like a typical deli and grocery store. However, there is a pretty substantial selection of beer (and some cider) here.
A good portion of the beer is in refrigerators, which is nice. There’s a bunch out on shelves as well, though they actually seem to mostly leave out the barleywines, imperial stouts, etc. which is nice (instead of letting all the pale ales and IPAs cook).
The selection is primarily Washington (and PNW) based. Lots of breweries that I’m not necessarily familiar with (not being from the area). A handful of interesting imports as well.
Have to say a decent place to visit if you stay downtown. There is a large cooler section with a very good selection of brew, especially nice epic line up if you want to try some of their stuff. They also have stuff on the shelves with a section for beers over 8% so that they can mature. Nice to see Decadence 2013, boulevard Saison brett, and love child. Very knowledgeable staff who was friendly and very happy to just chat. Also good food / snacks.
Highly underrated bottle shop at Pike’s Place Market. Lots of fridged beer and cider and an adjacent shelf with unfridged beer. Huge selection, lots of local beer and cider. They even had some of the Bordelet Perry bottles, the top rated pear cider in the world; and they were insanely delicious! They also were the only bottle shop in town to still have bombers of Fremont Cowiche Canyon, which is the best IPA there is right now hands down. Shockingly awesome selection. A hidden gem. Do not miss! Honestly, they had more beer I was interested in here than in Bottleworks if that means anything.
(Visited 09/2012). Pear Deli is on Pike Place just a short walk from Pike Market. There are garages and meters in the surrounding area but the area is always busy.
The inside is bright and well-organized with the beer selection in the rear of the store on the right. The majority is in coolers along the wall.
This store has several hundred brands including many regional brewers like Hair Of The Dog, Elysian, Oskar Blues, Emerald, Pike, Firestone Walker, Sound Brewery, Maui and many others. Lots of imported options too. They offer singles too.
Service on my visit was very good. The guy stocking the beers was helpful and found me a box to tote them back to the hotel. The guys at the counter were nice enough to hold some of my order since I bought too much to carry in one trip.
I did not have any of their food but the deli food looked inviting.
Overall this is a great spot to score some craft beers from all over.