This place is very un-assuming from the point of view of 35th. The Phinney Ave North side has a big hefty wood door that is easily three to four inches thick. Very cool. Entering it feels almost cave like yet industrial setting that actually is very comfy. This place looks stunning inside with exposed steel and I-Beams, rock covered wall on two of the four walls (big boulder looking rocks) and cubby hole looking booth seating. The bar seats (not stools) are super comfy. The bar is a good sixty feet long from end to end, is three inches thick, three feet wide, dark wood and warn silky smooth. Impressive looking. You could easily miss the giant round sky light above the center of the space. I didn’t notice it for at least 45 minutes. They have 60+ taps and three beer engines. What I really like seeing is the more than dozen local NW tap offerings. The bottle list is extensive. They have three pages of Belgium offerings, vintage stuff and the possibility for expensive verticals of a couple beers. I could really spend all day here. In fact I skipped other venues because I was having too much fun drinking this place in. I had some of the food and it was very good. Some of what others were eating smelled divine too. I’m definitely coming back here the next time I’m in the area.
Second stop of the last day, supposed to be our lunch but wife did not like the food. The inside is kind of dark and dreary, honestly, interesting decor and we found a table under a large skylight, which helped a bit. Pretty extensive bottle list with half pours available; I didn't ask about flights. Bottle list was nice, but not a lot of whale spearing to be done, unfortunately. Extremely solid service. I was pretty happy with the mussels.
Top notch selection and great service. The food was awesome, too. Tons of taps covering all the styles but even if youc an’t find anything on draught to suite your needs, the bottle list is on point. I don’t have anything to add that others haven’t already said. Good beer. Good service. Good food. Worth going out of your way for.
Bit of a journey but fantastic place. Impressive beer selection and very nice food guarantee good time there. Highly recommended
SinH4 (228) Garching b. MÃ¼nchen, Germany | January 18, 2017
A "traditional-style" Belgian place (with lots of Metal music) in Fremont (is that right?). Amazing taplist, with lots of good Belgians (not interesting for the European tourist), many locals and semi-locals and some top-notch Cider. Food is great (unfortunately, they were out of Stoofvlees when I was there, I would have loved to compare). Fast and nice service, some beers are a bit pricy, but I suppose that’s only fair for what they are. Great bottle list as well (with even pricier beers). Overall a real gem of beer gastronomy.
Visited June 9/16. At least a dozen Belgian taps, including De La Senne and De Proef, a big list of west coast US crafts, and a wall full of bottles, makes Brouwer’s Cafe a place worth planning a vacation around! There’s even a Manniken Pis by the front door to add to the Brussels vibe. I went for a 5% Bellingham Chuckanut Alt Bier, part lager, part amber, rather nutty in taste, a super session beer. Followed up with a 4.6% Scuttlebutt Homeport Blonde from Everett, a robust taste for its low alcohol content, with a lingering smooth hoppy aftertaste. Oh yes, the food: a chipotle-mayo Lamb Burger and some of the best tasting frites I’ve ever had. Yummy Plus!
Crazy good bar in the Fremont ’hood of Seattle. Killer selection, maybe 60 drafts and hundreds of bottles, lots of great beers. The ’biance is crazy good, exactly what you want from a beer bar, just trust me on this. Lots of bottles, a Mannekin Pis replica, a TV, you know. This is the bar to go to in Seattle, no doubt.