Have to rerate since I first went here a couple of days after it first opened and it’s evolved a lot since then. This place just keeps getting better. Great selection of beers on tap, everything you could hope for in bottles, owner (Doug) is a great guy, and they always come through with my kegs now that I have a kegerator. Just an awesome place!
What will blow you away is how friendly everyone is. Not snobby. Not pretentious. Not esoteric. Just great beer in one place. LOTS of fun beers on tap that you can sip while you shop. Lots of rare 750ml Belgians and some 2L-3L ones too. Price is a few dollars more than a supermarket but most of their inventory is impossible to find anywhere except for a few select beer shops. Even some of the best Japanese beers!!! Tastings everyone Friday at 5:30. Love this place!
Fantastic bottle shop that’s set up to serve on tap as well. The people are what makes this shop what it is, Doug, Lizzie, and Clint make this the most knowledgable and friendly shop around. Malt and Vine has an extensive bottle selection that is well organized and well stocked. There’s a completely separate section for Belgians that features an impressive array. I truly enjoy the dozen or so taps that they’re constantly rotating. There’s always something new and interestingly different being poured every day although they do tend to lean toward the BIG side. Also offered is a respectable selection of wines featuring several boutiquey, non-supermarket labels. Overall the shop is cozy, friendly, and even though they don’t serve food they encourage you to bring your own, sharing the same parking lot are a McDonald’s, Teriyaki, Gyros, and Chinese restaurants. Also a plus are Friday tastings where you can get a full set of a featured guest brewery’s tastings for a mere buck.
half dozen beers on tap. coffee shop like atmosphere. great staff, incredible bottle selection.
theisti (899) Kansas | September 21, 2009| Updated September 8, 2014
Visited on Thursday Sept 10, 2009. Shopped for a bit, then met up with DalzAle, bvc and kp in the rear beer garden. The store itself has one wall of coolers for beer and wine, and then a few displayers about for more beer and wine. The selection is really good, right up there with anywhere else in Seattle. The real highlight of this place though, is the beer they have on tap. You can fill growlers to go, or you can enjoy a glass while shipping, or hanging out the tables in the store or the large beer garden out back. to be fair, "beer garden" is a stretch, its really just a portion of the back parking lot reclaimed. Regardless, it was a great place to have a couple of pints on a great evening. If you don’t find anything on tap, they have a very minimal corking fee if you want to open any of their bottles. This concept is seriously great, and really well executed by the employees. Brandon, you were right, this place rocks.
94 = ★★★★½ (World class)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
Malt and Vine is a fantastic bottle shop in its own right, but it has a very unique twist. They have about 5 or 6 tables, but they serve no food. Why, you ask? Because they have about 10 tap handles to serve a rotating list of jaw dropping good beers that you will likely not find anywhere else. Even better, they can serve all the bottled beer (and wine) they sell. Just buy the bottle at normal retail price and pay a reasonable "cap fee" based on the price of the bottle, and they’ll pour it for you. If you want to eat with your glass of beer, they gladly welcome outside food for consumption on premise. There’s a stellar gyro deli a couple doors down where you can grab a tasty lamb and beef gyro, walk into Malt and Vine and enjoy a fantastic meal with fantastic beer. Malt and Vine has created a unique experience that everyone should take advantage of.
This is a great place to go to find those hard to get beers or something new and different. I have had several conversations with the owners, who seem like always willing to share their opinions. Prices are a little high I think, but that wont ever stop me from going there.
Crit (150) Surrey, British Columbia | September 9, 2008| Updated March 27, 2009
Great selection, very friendly and helpful people. Decent selection of taps.
Will definitely be back