Trendy upscale feel, large windows, dark lighting and college aged crowds sitting around drunkenly. Visited at 11pm on a Monday and was able to sit in a dark corner and slowly sip a stout and barley wine. Some folks in there enjoying free wireless access... nice place.
t0rin0 (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 18, 2013
Stopped in with some friends on the way up to Brouwers for dinner. They have about a dozen house taps but a number of them are seasonal/rotating and they donít like doing samplers of those. Plenty of stuff to pick from if you know ahead of time which one you like. The service was friendly and the food looked OK but we didnít eat. Prices were good, parking wasnít too bad, and the area is nice. Considering how many beers these guys make Iím due to stop back in on my next visit to Seattle.
Big brewpub location. Parking here seems like it could be a problem, but we were able to grab one of the handful of spaces in the lot behind the building.
They had something like 14 or 15 beers on tap during our stop. They do flights, but they offer premade flights which is kind of annoying. Luckily, the two flights they had going were all beers Iíd never had before. Theyíre $10 each for 5 beers, which isnít terribly cheap. Beer quality was hit or miss, unfortunately.
Lots of interesting beers on tap, which is cool. Service was good. Food and cocktail list is pretty good as well. Recommended.
Visited on a Wednesday evening in November 2015. Sat in the lower section of the venue and itís a nice place. Plenty of space and pretty comfortable which surprised me as thought itíd be packed. Service was good and very quick. Beer range was excellent. A tasting tray is on offer with 5 set samplers which is OK but it would be better to be able to pick and choose. Plenty of different styles. Food was excellent. Prices were also good. Recommended.
Nice location in a trendy neighbourhood with lots to do and see. Bar is big and airy, with great service. Beer selection was primarily theirs, but had enough varieties to keep you busy. I found the food very good and would have gone back just for that alone. Prices were reasonable, and if I am ever back in Seattle will consider it a must visit.
Pleasant spacious pub with a bunch of Elysian seasonal brews on the go. I picked a good time and it wasnít that hectic here, thus easy to get served. Fucken pumpkin beers being poured like itís going out of fashion. All good, it was nice to pop by for a beer and gander.
Stopped by for lunch on Monday 27/05/13 - Memorial Day prior to grabbing a taxi to SEATAC for the red eye home.
The place is a little rough and ready decor wise, kind of a dive bar field, nothing like the highly polished Elysian Fields that Iíd lunched in on my previous Seattle visit.
The place was fairly busy and the service was good - we got one or two samples and taster flights are available. Just had the burgers for lunch and they were decent.
Beer wise, all Elysian aside from one New Belgium beer that I believe had been brewed at Elysian, beers were solid enough and a good range of styles.
Plenty of bottles from other brewers in the fridge but didnít really explore here much.
Overall a solid stop and well worth it if you want to tick some Elysian beers. If you are with your wife or girlfriend and want something a little more upscale - head to Elysian Fields.
An expansive brewpub featuring over a dozen Elysian beers on tap. Preset flights available, though they did a custom one for me which was nice. Service is no frills but fairly prompt and accommodating. Prices are reasonable. Not the most exciting place to come, but if stuck in the area and looking for a good drink or two, this place will do just fine.
(Visited 05/2008): This Elysian Brewing location is on Pike Street right off of East Madison. There is street parking around but I imagine it is hard to find at peak times.
The interior is well-lit due to large windows. The space is a split level, with the bar area toward the front and table seating in the rear. The beer list is on wooden signs behind the bar. The brews are available in 2 different levels of samplers for either $6.95 or $7.95.
As for the beers, Elysian boasts a healthy array of beers, including guest taps from their other locations. They have a total of 16 taps plus one cask, and the beers are eclectic in style. All of the beers were above average in varying degrees.
Service was very good on a weekday afternoon. The bartender was attentive and had a good grasp of all the beers.
The food at Elysian must be very good if the Steak Frites are any indication. The appetizer was excellent.
Overall I would put this place at the top of the 3 brewpubs I visited on my Seattle trip.