Cramped, dimly lit, dingy little bottle shop on a small commercial area mostly populated by restaurants - all the beer is in coolers - surprisingly small selection, really - I went to a few other stores later in the day that had far more extensive selections - now, I supposed what is cool here is the knowledge the staff has, and they fact that they al so have a small selection of vintage beers on sale, some of which is highly sought after by some (barrel-aged Leviathan, anyone?) - so I guess that’s cool if you want to pay a ton of money for old, oxidized beer - they have a small tap list and you can also consume bottles there - the tap list was decent and the prices were not that bad, but it’s not exactly a comfortable place to have a beer, anyway - the guy working wasn’t exactly unfriendly, but he definitely seemed like he wanted to be somewhere else - not the world class place I was hoping for, honestly - seems like it was probably amazing a decade ago when craft beer wasn’t so huge, but today there are more (and better) options out there.
With all the hype I expected a grand huge place packed with people. I was happy to find a nice quaint small place with lots of coolers, a few people drinking beer and a geeky staff. Nice place with a insane import selection. Lots of aged rare beers at horrendous prices. A good place I could spend lots of time in.
A long room, with shelves and coolers along the walls, a few tables and chairs in the middle, and a bar at the end; the light of the day doesn’t come in, so the place is a bit dark, but this is in the interest of the beer. It’s possible to drink from 16 taps (no samplers/flights though) or fill a growler. The music is a bit too loud. Excellent stop for buying a large variety of beers.
From the outside (and hell, even from the inside) this place doesn’t look like much.
Cozy neighborhood shop with a lot of coolers of beer taking up almost all the wall space. There’s also a small bar at the back and some tables in the center. Beers can be consumed on site or off.
The service was very helpful and friendly to myself and all others in the store. The selection here is absolutely top notch. Of course, tons of great Washington beers offered. Great import selection of German, Japanese, and Belgian offerings. Lots of stuff from all over the US. And of course, the specialty beers made for them.
Not sure how much I can really say that hasn’t already been said about this place...it’s word class.
A small bottle shop located about 15 minute bus ride away from downtown. Okay bottle selection with some vintages and their own special house beers available as well, though at a pretty high price. A few taps too, though nothing special was on tap when I was visiting.
Really small store with only room for about 10 people to sit. Store is lined with coolers to browse through and 12 taps at the back. The taps weren’t working the day I was there, tap handles didn’t seem impressive. The bottles can be drank for a corkage fee. At first its a bit overwhelming, lots of bottles, tight quarters, things run together. They should label by state or style to help out. Most beers there were unimpressive except for the Oregon ones when I saw some Logsdon, lots of Almanac, then there is the vintage list which is really the only reason to come. Very reasonable prices on things like batch 1 consecration, Deviation, and Bottleworks 15. Helpful staff, seemed to know about each beer. I’d come back to find a rare tick or split a vintage bottle with someone.
Great little place, that a group of regulars plus guilty me did not let close on time because I was buying bottles so others can help finish and not waste beer. Very good selection of local and the regular suspects plus the specials. Friendly and good tap prices as per seattle.
Small, cramped store in a trendy neighborhood surrounded by Asian restaurants. Parking in the back is nice. All the beer inside is fridged with a local section, cider section, Belgian section, etc. Lots of bombers; tons of local beers. They had a 1.5L or bigger of Fish Leviathan, which was pretty cool and not even that expensive. Good recommendations on cider from the staff. They have a tap list in the back and you can drink those on premise. De Dolle Oerbier on tap was pretty cool. Other than that, it’s a good bottle shop but you can find a similar selection at Pear Deli on Pike’s Place/Pike Market. Prices were high and a few special bombers didn’t have the price listed :/
This store is SMALL for how well-known it is. The selection is standard for a west coast bar and I hear they hold back special stuff to release at random which is pretty cool. The tap list is nice and you can drink any thing there or take it to go. Some food nibbles would be nice to eat on.