Epic beer bar. Belgian focused. Character ingrained in every table and chair. Sorta pleasing in it’s simpleness, not trying too hard in a neighborhood where everyone is trying too hard. Firkin of lambic, awesome. Orval and Adambier on the menu, yes. Couple of local Belgian-style taps, couple of regional, couple of national. Had a blast.
A dive like bar in an interesting location. Quite and intimate, not alot of seating and a very sparse staff. Go for the beer, and if you like Belgium styles you will not regret it. Very nice selection of European styles with some nice surprises like HOD on tap. I would recommend going after dark and a few drinks to finish an evening.
Great little place in Capitol Hill. The draught selection is small, but very well-selected. Bottle selection is larger with some special rarities - you pay the price though. Staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Prices are fair. Highly recommended to stop at this place when in the area.
theisti (899) Kansas | September 10, 2008| Updated September 8, 2014
Visited late afternoon on August 20th. This is a small, comfortable bar with a great tap (I had Russian River Damnation) and bottle selection (I had Ice Harbor Sternwheeler Stout). The bartender was very nice, and we had a great conversation about their selection, and what they were doing with the bar. I can imagine this place gets full really fast, but it was nice and relaxed during the off hours. Fairly easy to get to from downtown Seattle, longer walk or right on major bus line.
82 = ★★★½ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)
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Dive bar vibe with a beer bar selection, albeit centered on Belgian-style brews. A fun place to drink. Had Consecration and Stille Nacht on tap when we were there, among other delights.
Oakes (832) Vancouver, British Columbia | April 26, 2005
Dark corner bar. Small, sparse place built almost strictly for drinking it seems. Laid back atmosphere. Many Belgians to choose from. Friendly staff. Real late night clientele too. Apparently it doesn’t even get going until around 10.
I was pleasantly surprised by this place and I was already expecting something pretty decent. The ambiance is about what I imagined: dimly lit, hip beer drinkers, trendy music. Very comfortable inside. The selection was impressive. While not vast, it’s not just run of the mill Belgian stuff. They had a few sours and a few rarer things along with the typical high quality Belgians one could expect from such a place. I was blown away by the prices. They only carry beers that most other places are charging $7-$9 for, but most everything was $6 or $7 for a proper pour. I’ve never seen Duchesse de Borgougne for $6 anywhere before, let alone in an expensive city like Seattle. This is a great place to come enjoy a beer.
Typical Belgian pub, very conveniently located near downtown in hip Capitol Hill. One of those places that years ago, was really at the top of the game, but has since been surpassed by more modern approaches and concepts. It remains very solid and fairly authentic, relatively small and cozy, but quite reasonably priced as well. I did not eat. I’d come back if in the area, but would not call it a Seattle essential except for Belgium-focused beer nerds,
2010-07. An interesting introduction to Seattle, on the way over we passed what may have been been a drug deal by sketchy "White Pride" tattoo guy. Window on the street makes for some awesome people watching. Bartender seems to have a case of the surly at first, but based on the yawning later I suspect he was just tired. Tap list is pretty solid but not amazing. Seems like the kind of place I would enjoy spending a Sunday afternoon or a boozy evening with friends, but for a quiet mid-week drink as a visitor it was kind of disappointing.