Hanuta06 (72) Washington | December 17, 2012| Updated December 22, 2012
Full Throttle may be smaller than some dedicated beer stores in the Seattle area, but they still have a great selection of beers (and wines) from which to chose. Despite the small size of the store, they leave enough room in the aisles, so a person can walk around without constantly bumping into others. The staff has always been really friendly and attentive and has offered to find beers for me that they don’t have on the shelves. They update their customers via email when they get new or rare beers in stock, and they often offer beer tastings. They have a frequent buyers program to keep their customers coming back. Full Throttle may not have the overwhelming selection that a big-box store has, but do people really need that many choices? I can easily spend an hour browsing this store, and I always walk away satisfied with what I’ve found. There is something to be said for the small, mom and pop store where the staff genuinely cares about their customers. Full Throttle is my favorite store!
I live near Georgetown, so I get to Full Throttle often enough, maybe once every 3-4 months. The reason I don;t go more often is most of the beer is available elsewhere and for about 15% less. IF I need something that has sold out at Total Wine or one of the nanos that bottles (e.g., Burdick, Justice) I’ll go here. Small place filled with beers, cider, and a bit of wine. A little eccentric place but not too much. Parking could be a bitch at peak hours. If you are in this part of Seattle and can’t get to West Seattle, or Chuck’s, this place will be great. Or if you need a nano bottling. Otherwise, there are better stores. I like this place but I rarely feel rewarded for coming in.
Cool little shop in Georgetown with a decent selection, though as big as some other places, such as Bottleworks or The Beer Junction. Nice selection of ciders and ice ciders as well. Owner is very friendly and helpful. Prices are a little higher here than other places, though you can get a 10% discount if you spend more than $100. I wouldn’t come out of way to get here unless you’re in the area, but it’s a great addition to Seattle bottle shops.
A nice good sized bottle shop that is as quirky as the owner. She will talk your ear off, so make sure you have the time if you initiate. Selection is good, with lots of ciders and mead’s as well. Prices are a bit high, but spend enough and you get 10% off which helps. Overall a good spot that I would come to again, the only downside is no taps or growlers.
Smaller bottleshop in the south Seattle area. Mix of beer/cider/mead, wine and soda. Friendly staff, prices on the above average side, selection was decent with some stuff that I hadn’t seen at a while in my regular stops. Worth a stop if in area, but wouldn’t go out of my way for.
Stopped in for my first time last week. Nice store, good selection. Prices are on the higher side. Facebook gets regularly updated, but beer release / arrival info gets buried amidst a ton of stuff that is vaguely beer/wine/cider related. Staff was at times extremely friendly / helpful, at times full of snark and attitude -- I could see it being polarizing, depending on which side you land on. Not going to go out of my way to get here or anything, but definitely worth a stop if you’re in the neighborhood.
Stopped by for the first time a couple weeks ago. It was about 1pm on a Friday and parking was kind of a pain. The store comes across a little cluttered...half wine, half beer. The sales lady (owner?) was super helpful. I was looking for something different and found a "just in" brown ale from Baranof Island Brewing in AK. $10 for a 22oz. She said her husband went to high school with the founder or something and they were the ONLY store in the state with the new brew. Score! Overall the store serves its neighborhood well. Worth the stop if you are half way between Seattle and Federal Way. They don’t fill growlers.
One of the best bottle shops in the area. Had a nice selection of local/regional beers. Bought some hard to find beers. Erika is very attentive and works hard to find beers you are looking for. I’ll definitely go back whenever I’m in the region