2010-07. Visited late on a Friday afternoon last July, I found this place to be dark, loud, and beery. 30+ on tap, 30+ bottles, just 3 of their own brews on tap which were pretty decent. The service was fine but they seemed a little out to lunch. Locals are abundant and rowdy, which makes for a better reputation. Would return but was disappointed specifically in the poor selection of NC brews. One of the few brewpubs Iíve visited that lacks a sampler tray offering.
Rather generic pub and restaurant in northern Seattle with a wonderful draft list; enough to keep you here all night and then some. Their website is updated regularly. There are as many low-gravity brews on as more potent options, which I love. The waitress didnít seem to like that we were ordering different beers all the time though, which was strange. The food was ordinary, but the beer menu kept us going for a long time. As it is out of the way, I would only come here if I planned to pass by the area and was looking for the best tap selection. Extra points for encouraging up-and-coming breweries too (Everybodyís, 7 Seas, Foggy Nogginí, etc.)
Beer list is always great. Food is organic and tasty. Service can be hit or miss at times.
jercraigs (536) Toronto, Ontario | July 18, 2010| Updated September 30, 2013
2010-07. Dark with the lights turned down low, very warm temperature inside. Friendly staff is nice but hard to flag down at times. Food was good. Pulled pork lacking in sauce but was literally melt in your mouth tender, bun included. Turkey bacon sandwich was also quite good. House beers that were on when we were there were kind of terrible, whether it be from quality or condition. With a tap and bottle list as good as they had Iím sort of disappointed that we wasted our time with the house offerings. It was nice enough and I would likely visit if I lived in the neighbourhood but for a visitor I would recommend hitting other places in Seattle before this one.
A cool place visited during Seattle beer week. I had some Chuckanut stuff and a few others. A busy restaurant feel. Ate some pickled hops- that was interesting. Very busy that night, Iím not sure what itís usually like. A nice place.
24 beers on tap and i had only tried 1 of them prior to coming here. mostly stuff local to seattle. so great if you are from out of town. every beer was basically $5. cartoon artwork on the walls. nice place.
Iím lucky enough to live within walking distance - this is one of Seattleís best beer bars, and they made it especially interesting when they opened their own brewing operation recently. The beer selection is fantastic - constantly rotating taps, usually featuring a few of their own and a good deal of other regional brews, as well as a bunch of other really great domestic and imported craft brews. Iíve seen RR Consecration, LA Angelís, and The Abyss on tap here - so they know their stuff. The service is prompt, and friendly enough, though as often as Iím in I donít feel like they recognize me as a return customer. Kids are allowed in the restaurant portion, but Iíd certainly stop short of calling it a good place for kids - this is definitely geared toward people who know and like really good beer. My one complaint is the food. The menu doesnít change much at all, and whatís there could be a lot better. The pretzel is great, but the rest of the menu seems like itís only there because it has to be. The place is absolutely packed on a Friday or Saturday night, but they could be raking in the afternoon crowds with a better food selection. Theyíre now open at noon over the weekend, but are still closed until 4 p.m. on weekdays - something Iíd love to see change. Itís a great place overall, though, and Iíll certainly remain a return customer.
I absolutely love this place. Beyond the calm, chill, and not pretentious atmosphere, the friendly service even when busy, the option for vegan friendly hearty food thatís great, and the fact that they have somewhere around 24 taps, that rotate consistently of course, but...they also donít overcharge (!!), which these days happens not as often as it used to.
This is for these reasons, which are all incredibly solid, why this is now what I would consider to be thee taphouse to regular and/or stop by when youíre in town.
Really liked this place. The cheddar mustard dipping sauce with the pretzel was divine. The new Naked City beers on tap are great, and the prices are a touch below what I normally see. ambiance is nice. Will be back often.
I have been here several times and they always have something new on tap that is local and I have not tried. They have also a list of what will replace the beers currently on tap to entice you to return. Amazing place for a great selection of Washington beers.