Reasonably nice place, friendly staff, decent food. Disappointed by the beers, both the selection and the taste. Most winter brews were gone. Three drain pours of eight beers.
BrewDad (464) Olympia, Washington | April 13, 2008| Updated September 14, 2008
Nice place but the parking can be rough. There is very little to be found for parking the side streets are your best bet. An old warehouse converted into a brewery/pub this was a great look inside. Loved that I can go watch and talk to the brewers. Brewing a Red amber ale as we where talking. The brews where fresh and pretty good. They have lots of stuff on nitro and over 12 fresh brews ready to go. The food was pub faire and also good. They allow kids so that is a plus and there is some great atmosphere to soak up while in the Fremont area. This is a must stop in Seattle for brew pubs. Hales has been around along time and will be there for a long time to come. The servers know the product and where helpful in getting some of the beer info that I was looking for. I will be back.
A very warm, wood-appointed casual setting offering all of Hale’s Ales, a full bar, their small batch (read test-brew ask the server), nitro taps, and a cask. The brewery sports mirrors above the english-style open fermenters in the gallery. They have a nice outside area off of the back (kid friendly) seating area, with space upstairs available for events. Their kitchen leans away from average. While their pizza rocks, I like the Jerk Chicken sandwich, and Brisket.
On the Fremont side of 8th Ave. parking is not usually a problem, except for during Hale’s Moisture Festival.
Another must visit brewpub when in Seattle. We went on Sunday morning after visiting Mars Hill (www.marshillchurch.org) because it was right down the street from there. The service was good and food pretty tasty. They had all their normal beers on tap and a not too often seen one - their dry hopped 2IPA. This too is in a cool industrial location and the guts of the brewery are in plain view for all to see. They have a separate bar as well as a restaurant. Enojoyable!
Nice looking place. A lot nicer than what the surrounding area would have you think. This place serves up a couple of excellent house brews. I really enjoy the Barleywine, Mongoose IPA, Wee Heavy and the Moss Bay Extra. The appetizers I’ve had have been really tasty. The nock on this place is the help. To me it seems like college kids who really don’t care. So a few times I’ve been there the service has been less than friendly. Regardless, I’ll be back for more the next time I’m in the NW.