July 2010. May have a biased opinion because I cannot get any Pyramid brews at home. Went early in the afternoon (no sports games were happening yet) and sat at the bar. Ambiance was beautiful- shiny bar, view of brew equipment, open kitchen. We tried about 12 taps and I particularly liked their version of an Apricot beer. Big sample pours made it a great deal. Will be a repeat next time Iím in Seattle.
This is a great brewpub...and it doesnít hurt that itís located so close the the baseball stadium. Itís crowed and crazy at game times...but thatís fun too. Pyramid beers are excellent...so this is a must stop while in Seattle.
Hanuta06 (69) Washington | April 20, 2013| Updated August 23, 2013
A great place to have dinner and a beer before the game.
The service is always very good.
The selection of beers on tap is very good.
The food is very good--better variety and quality than the average brew-pub.
Value is about average.
...So the beer selection is all Pyramid. YOU COULD DO MUCH WORSE. Right next to SAFECO Field, it can get too buisy and too noisey. Fall and winter seasonal brews are exceptional (Broken Rake and Snowcap, respectively.)
(Visited 09/2012 on the Seattle Road Dogs Tour): Located right across the street from Safeco on Royal Brougham Way. They have parking lots on both sides of the building but I hear the place gets pretty packed on game day.
The inside is fairly open with the bar toward the center of the space and table seating throughout. The brewing equipment is visible behind glass. The bar has a large board listing the beers, including one-offs.
As for the beers they feature around 12 Pyramid brews with the majority being their standard offerings, plus a seasonal or two (Oktoberfest on my visit) and the aforementioned one-offs. On my visit these included Hop Tep 2, Red Wheat with Fig and a Barleywine. The specialty stuff was higher quality than what I usually associate with Pyramid.
Service for the single-person tour group was good. The bartender was friendly and lined up samples of just about everything, and I got to meet the brewer and take a brief tour.
I did not have any food on my visit.
Overall this is a pretty good spot to hit near the ballpark.
Love this place...especially itís proximity to Safeco. Very nice inside....sort of a NW mountain-y look....polished wood, high cielings. Great beers of course, but food is very good too. Nice selection of both. One of my favorite spots when I visit.