I went here a couple of times, mainly because it was convenient and downtown. It’s a large cavernous area basically in a basement. It has some ludicrous amount of taps, but the bartenders know which beers they are out of on the list, which is good. With such a long bar, though, service can be slow. I was surprised that the beer was not oxidized, and it seems as though they keep the lines clean. They have a really cheap happy hour, and the spinach dip was acceptable. I usually don’t care for these corporate type places, but this one wasn’t bad. There apparently are 2 beer menus...save yourself the time, and look at the seasonal menu, which has about 15 beers, many of which are of interest. Sampler flights are super expensive.
SinH4 (136) Garching b. München, Germany | January 18, 2017
Modern place in Downtown Seattle. Lots of beers on tap, Belgians, Germans, American standards and some locals - although I have to admit the taplist is sorta unimpressive for me. The food is good, albeit quite salty. Went there for lunch, where it was never too busy. Very nice and fast service. A good choice for some food and a beer in Downtown Seattle, though not a must.
I spent a lot of time at the Bellevue location before ever making it to this one. Made a lot of friends with the staff, had a lot of great beers, had great food, and it ultimately led me to falling in love with the place. Since then, especially now that the Bellevue location is no more, I’ve made it a point to check in to the Seattle location to remember old times, and check back at my loyalty card to see how many beers I’m up to. 160 taps, with a solid selection of imports and rotating "rare" beers. It’s always super busy here. If it’s not 2 pm on a Tuesday, it’s not going to be easy to find a seat. Not even the bar seat that has my name plaque on it! A reasonably priced pool table room is featured at this location, which I usually end up finding myself. They have a mini bar set up in that room, though I’ve never seen it used. Staff is always great here, and though the food doesn’t appeal me as much as it used to, it’s still solid. None of the prices are listed on the menu, so every once in a while, I’ll get my bill and have quite a surprise. Can be a little pricey at times. I would never want to be the guy at the front of a long line to get beers, asking about prices. As an overall, I’ll keep coming here. It’s a fun stop, and with 160 taps, there will always be something new to try.
160 taps so how can selection not get full marks even if Amstel, Bud Light and Carlsberg is among them? Our waitress was super nice but not the fastest person in the room. We had several instances of ordering a beer and then five minutes later being told they didn’t have it. Maybe they should bring their beer menu into the 21th century? Food is certainly recommendable although we only had a mix of starters
High end joint with an extensive, if overwhelming list - bottle selection is phenomenal considering focus is 160 taps. Corporate vibe is strong, but service was exceptional, food was good, and great beer was easily accessible.
Upscale "sports bar" w/ 160 very good taps! Comfortable booths, tasty food, & good service! Being from the east coast, I’ve never been to a place where I haven’t tried the majority of the beers. An ideal place for me & I would certainly go back!
jprausch (137) Bonn, Germany | July 29, 2015| Updated November 11, 2016
You wouldn’t notice it from the outside, because after the entrace you will have to walk the stairs down to the underground; the red shades and two-storey space down there is a bit hellish; strange crowd leaning over the S-shaped counter, behind which the wall is puntuated with 160 taps; 140 are supposed to be consistent, while 20 are rotating; now, even if the rotating tap menu is just a printout, still they don’t update it, so 3-4 beers were actually not available when I visited; very slow service. I checked the food that arrived next to me; I didn’t try it, but it was uninviting. I’d go there only for the ticks; yet, I think it’s an expensive place.
Atmosphere is pretty sterile but service is efficient and the selection pretty impressive, even though I suspect some of the beers remain on tap for weeks and thus may not be so good. Still, I had several very good Washington craft beers, in addition to more distant beers - both American and from Europe - that tasted really good. I’m no fan of places with 100+ taps, but if you’re in the area Taphouse Grill is worth checking out. Visited: 2014-08-04.