t0rin0 (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 17, 2013
Visited with some friends on my first trip to Seattle. It looks like a warehouse with some tables on one side and a bar in the middle. The brewing system is on the other side, near the entrance. The service at the bar was alright and the beers were pretty decent all around. They had a couple of seasonals on but the flight doesnít include that. I asked how we could go about trying those and the brewer happened to be standing right there. He went to the bar and got pours for us and brought them back. The bock was my favorite. When I thanked him he asked if we wanted to see the brewery. I said sure so he took us over there and showed us some of the stuff they had in barrels downstairs under the restaurant and we talked a bit about doing sours in his equipment and how he has to clean everything off very well afterwards. Nice guy, cool place, would return. Parking can be a pain if you are just going to the brewery but if youíre already in the area for a game then you probably should stop in.
Visited on a Friday afternoon in November 2015. Huge venue spanning a block close to sports stadia in Seattle. Lovely feel to the place and itís very modern and refined. James Bondesque fish tank on show. Stopped by for lunch which was very good. Beer range is good. Service was excellent. Itís a really nice place to visit
Non game day so no dramas with crowds. Had a few beers that had been brewed at the Fields and actually pretty damn solid. Didnít eat. Nice bartender who was joking around and chatty with punters. Not bad ey.
Visited for lunch in Nov í12 prior to catching the plane home from SEATAC.
Largeish single roomed venue with the bar area breaking the room up into 2 parts.
The place was pretty dead, no more than maybe 20 other folks there.
I had a couple of sampler trays on my visit. Around half the beers were standard Elysian offerings, the other half less seen examples.
We ate here and the food was really good, however our server showed up with our main courses literally 2 minutes after putting our starters in front of us !!!
Stooopid and no need - the place wasnít even busy or anything so we watched our burgers and fries cool in front of us !
That aside the food was really good here.
Having visited the other Elysian establishment on a more recent visit this place is a much classier joint though at the business end the beer selection is pretty similar. 15 minutes walk from Pike.
theisti (848) Kansas | February 25, 2008| Updated September 8, 2014
Visited on Feb 11, 2008 with after4ever. The entire design of this place is very open, with very unique art and decoration throughout. At the core, its an old warehouse, so you have a nice blend of old and new in the location. Had a large number of Elysian offerings as well as a few local guests. The bar area is large and spacious, help was excellent the night we were in though it was VERY dead on a Monday night in February. On a previous visit, I had a pasta dish and really enjoyed it. Great place to grab a bite if you are down near the stadiums in Seattle.
76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
Next stop on my quest to visit every brewery/pub in Washington State was Elysian Fields. I was on a small tasting trip over at Pyramid Brewing which is about 2 blocks away so why not stop when I have the chance. The tasting is a whole other story. Elysian Fields is a brewpub that Elysian set up right after they opened there brewery and it all took off. Right next to the two stadiums I bet this place is full on game days. Rocking to the top on those days when the teams win. The beers are all from the main brewery located off of Pike St. Not too far to travel for the fresh beer. I tried a Imperial Stout the Super Nova and this was a very tasty brew with a strong dark malt backing and a very sweet and strong flavor with a dry finish. This will kick you in the head if you drink it too fast. The food was pretty good spendy is word for this food. 10 bucks for a sandwich damn that is just way too much for a simple sandwich. Glad the beer was pretty good. The service once again was not too good. They just have the attitude of really you want something. Maybe I will get it but in my time not yours. This is just par for the course as I go on my quest for the greatest beer in the world I will have to put up with poor service. Now I can say I have been to all the Elysian brewpubs. Now only to go back for the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival.
I made the mistake of going here about an hour before a Mariners game. There were no seats at the bar, and the staff was overwhelmed. I promptly left, and re-visted after the baseball game (I left in the 8th inning), and there were literally 5 people here. They have about 15 beers on tap with their regulars, and a few special beers. One of those was full of diacetyl, and clearly not ready to be put on tap. I ordered the cured meat platter, which was pretty darn tasty. All in all, a decent place, and probably worth visiting - just not before a Mariners/Seahawks/Sounders game.
Checked this place out before a Mariners game. Not too crowded until the political rally next door let out--so this is a handy place to have in Pioneer Square. Their beer is always worth a visit. Foodís plenty good. Really nice job renovating the place. Couple of pretty hot servers, too. They do many things well enough.