Seattle has a fantastic beer scene, and one reason for that is the Pike Pub and Brewery.
The brewpub/brewery is connected to the Pike Place Market, so you can access the market from the brewpub or vice versa. This brewery/brewpub is very impressive. The building is built around the brewery. There are three levels where the mash tun, brew kettle, fermenters, surround you. You really get a very nice view of Puget Sound from the huge bay windows, and it really is a nice place to enjoy a meal, and drink some of Seattle’s finest brews. Along with Pike brewed beers, taps flow with beers from Brewery Lindermans, Brewery Ayinger, and the Old Brewery at Tadcaster, makers of Samuel Smith’s beers. So at any one time, you’ll have about 15-20 beers flowing, and for a beer lover, that is beer heaven folks.
Pike Pub and Brewery does things right. Rule number one for a brewpub is the beer should be the star, and Pike delivers on that big time. From their zesty, citric, hoppy Pike Pale Ale, to their malty, peat smoked Scotch Ale Kiltlifter, to their, rich, complex, roasty, chocolately, decadent XXXXX Stout, Pike brews beers of great flavor and character. This coupled with the impressive guest taps such as Lindermans Framboise, Kreik, Peche, Sam Smith’s Oatmeal Stout, Taddy Porter, India Ale, etc, is a one two punch that will floor you as beer lover.
One of the reasons I love an IPA is because I have the pleasure to have one at Pike’s... I rdered it with a turkey sandwich and it was really great.
Also, they have this site where they sell souvenirs you can buy and I bought a t shirt that it just fine.
HIGHB4LL (81) Fort Collins, Colorado | November 29, 2013| Updated February 3, 2014
The atmosphere is awesome. Between the active brewing equipment, the beer memorabilia on every wall, and the awesome downtown location, I think this place may have the best feel of any brewery I have been to. The beer is great, and they serve many other micro beers as well. I had the crab soup and thought it was excellent, if a bit pricey. The wait staff is very knowledgeable and friendly, but may get side tracked because of this. Overall, was in Seattle for two days, visited the pub twice.
Great memories... was there last summer and its right in the heart of Seattle’s Pike Market and across the street from Fran’s chocolate. Excellent decor of beer and bicycle memorabilia. Didn’t eat the food but did order a paddle sampler and was quite happy with the majority of the beers served. Highlights were the XXXXX Stout and Monks Uncle. Staff was friendly and ran into some fellow east coasters on a beer vacation. Hope to make it back to the Pacific Northwest again sometime soon !
Cool place once you find it. Located right near the tourist areas, Pike Market etc. Wood and brewing equipment all over. Lots of taps with a wide range of brews. Didn’t eat but the food looked and smelled great. The service was excellent both times we stopped. Happy hour was a great value and the regular prices seemed about average. Stop in when in town.
Two bars with tables in the area. Plenty of seating in the food area as well. Pretty crowded right at 5pm both days I was there. Beer selection was good with their beers and several guest taps on hand. Food was good. Server knew beer and was ready to talk about it and learn more. Asked a question about 3 possible beers fitting the name on the menu she brought back the keg tag and thanked me for bringing to her attention there was more than one by the name. Not cheap but nothing is in Seattle. Overall pretty nice. Must visit while seeing the market.
Cool (though touristy) vibe to this place. Lots of beer paraphernalia around, giving you a lot of stuff to look at. The server really seemed to know her stuff, and was quite attentive. There were a lot of their own brews on draught, including a small handful of off-menu items. I had a tap of their 2010 vintage Old Bawdy (which didn’t age well) and their new black IPA. I had a fun time having a couple beers I couldn’t get outside the brewpub. Food was pretty good as well, and worth grabbing a couple items. I like this place - though I wouldn’t become a regular, I’d happily stop in on occasion.
Each area is themed for one of the beers, and the beer theme is definitely present in all areas of the pub. I absolutely love the Museum Room where there’s old brewerania and photos, complete with descriptive captions that were written by Charles Finkel. Both Rose Ann and Charles are delightful, some of the nicest people in the beer business. The brewery tour is interesting...it’s a three-floor brewery that is gravity based.
In addition to the Pike beers you’ll typically also find Merchant du Vin beers available.
The food is...amazing, particularly the the spicy salmon. The artichoke-crab appetizer is also good.
Good venue for small festivals and tastings. I have been to an industry-hosted beer/cheese pairing here, as well as the annual Chocofest.
Pike Brewery is definitely a must-visit place on a trip to Seattle.