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.
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
Rarely do I ever attend a game in Seattle without going here before and/or after. Iíve even been in a situation where this is where I was watching it. I love the place. Tons of great beer on, constantly rotating, and as of my last visit the other day, they have 3 guest taps. Good food, better beer. Always a good conversation with the bartenders. By far my favorite location, though I have attended this one much more than the others, and itís not close.
Visited on a Saturday afternoon during Fourth of July weekend. Located near the stadium, I assume it gets packed during baseball or football games. Atmosphere is pretty cookie cutter, similar to a Gordon Biersch, or Rock Bottom or other brewpub. They probably had around 16 beers on tap when we visited. Sampler trays were offer this time (the previous time I visited, samplers were not available). All beers were solid to excellent. I really recommend checking this place out, I was really impressed with this visit and the quality of the beer.
Very upscale place, modern look, modern prices too. Waiter was very attentive, but he did not really know too much about their beer. Selection was about average for a public house. Food was overpriced, and just alright. Overall, I would say that if you are by the seafront, go to Pike.
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.
Stopped in here when I was in Seattle for a conference. Neat ambiance, HUGE place, and a great selection of Elysian brews. Food was solid enough and prices--while not cheap--werenít completely outrageous. Decent service. Recommended, especially for game time.
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.
Went here before a mariners game, like everyone else. Cool ambiance, long bar, open floorplan, modern, lots of TVs. Service was OK, you may have to flag the bartender down. Selection was very good for the brewery, they seemed to have most of their seasonals on tap and they were mostly fresh and tasted awesome. They had all their normal brews, too. Value during happy hour is exceptional, for appetizers too. My wife may have gotten sick off the mussels. Overall a very good spot for pre/post game or otherwise. Recommended.