Plenty of visits over the years, but never put my experiences to paper for some reason. Because of this, I forced myself to pop back in here with friends. This was not a difficult decision to make. Very fun, comfortable place to grab a beer. Very small, but fitting. Trademark glass fire table right in the middle, that I always end up sitting at. Digital board, and they were one of the first in Seattle to have it, to my knowledge. If not the first. Great selection of international beers, as well as rare side local brews. Bottle list, though limited, it’s intriguing. 16 beers on tap. Always a good beer and good conversation with the staff when I visit. A lot of great memories of trying beers for the first time here. One of the fine stops in Seattle, and directly across the street is a great place to grab a single malt scotch. Do it right, and you can make an entire evening out of that one block.
Nice small and cozy place. Very informative electronic screen. 4 oz pours available (which were actually almost 5 oz pours). Far away from downtown but easily accessible by rapid line bus. In fact bus stop is just front of the bar. Extra points for music. Fireplace also gives nice warm to this place.
A nice quaint bar that has a nice bar fireplace in the middle that sold me completely. Service was OK, i don’t remember how good it really was. Selection was pretty good with a few I haven’t tried. Bottles to go but no tasting flights. Just a nice place to hand out.
One of my favorite beer bars anywhere in the world. Small joint, odd location on Aurora avenue, but always interesting beers here and a wonderful local vibe. The digital displays are cool, and nifty to see what is coming up next. The option to have a smaller pour is rare in Seattle and very welcome. As far as I’m concerned, this is a must-visit.
I’ve heard of this place through friends before the interior change, I think it lost a little something with upgrade. Small place, interesting fire pit when you walk in. Bright lacquered wood everywhere. Computer tap list, with a the next up. Sadly 2 of the 3 next up were more exciting than anything currently on the board. 16 drafts, 9 of them from WA or OR. The rest were staple Belgian’s west coast stuff. The do full pours, 4oz, or growlers, good variety. Crowd seems to be local regulars as they all got chatty with the bar tender. Service was fair, knowledgable but not overly helpful of friendly to non regulars. Bottles were pretty extensive, most impressive part was the big array or Almanac sours. Pretty cool spot that might provide some ticks but I wasn’t blown away.
Lots of taps, all with interesting beer. Very small place with a cool, well thought out decor that included an indoor fire pit. Service was friendly and knowledgable. I was able to pick up a stemmed uber tavern glass. They had a digital tap list which I really appreciated.
(Visited 09/2013): Über Tavern is located in the Fremont/Ballard area of northern Seattle on Aurora Avenue and 76th. I am unsure about parking options in the area as I walked, and the place is on a relatively busy street.
The interior opens to some table seating and there is a short bar in the rear. Behind the bar are well-lit coolers which offer a nice view of the bottled options. Above that are digital boards listing the 18 draught beers. There is almost inexplicably a fire-pit in the middle of the place.
On my visit that included beers from Southern Tier, Backwoods, Green Flash and Anacortes. Different sized servings are available. The aforementioned bottled selection is a couple hundred strong and includes Mikkeller, Brouwerij Strubbe, Lost Abbey, HOTD and Cascade.
Service on a weekend afternoon was very good. This is definitely a beer geek’s beer bar.
I did not have any food on this visit.
All in all this is in my opinion a must-stop beer destination for visitors to Seattle.