Big E Ales

5030 208th St SW Ste A
Lynnwood, Washington United States 98036
Monday: Closed, Tuesday: 11am-10pm, Wednesday: 11am-10pm, Thursday: 11am-10pm, Friday: 11am-10pm, Saturday: 11am-10pm, Sunday: Closed

Mayor: andrewje41 (1) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: unknown
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41  (111) Kenmore, Washington | September 17, 2016
A very old school type feel. A comfortable taproom that feels like home. Onsite brewery that you practically walk through to get to the patio seating if the weather is nice. Today’s visit was early in the day, and the rain was coming down, so it was the quiet, small taproom version of Big E, which was nice. We were the first people there, and the dozen or so people that came in after us were all greeted by the staff by name, so definitely a local favorite. a dozen beers on tap, and a solid food, though slightly limited food lineup that features unique versions of typical pub grub. Service was great, but with just us and a few others coming and going for growler fills, it wasn’t too hard for them to keep an eye on us. A couple TV’s happening around the taproom. Very isolated brewery, so this is a place that I go to as my one place to grab a beer and a bite after some other activity. I’ve been a half dozen times over the last few years and I haven’t had a bad experience.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
mcberko  (1019) Vancouver, British Columbia | March 31, 2015
Located in a commercial/industrial area, this place has a run-down locals vibe. 12 beers on tap when I went, most of which were pretty average / weak quality. Service was sub-par too -- took a while to get noticed, to get the bill, etc. I’d give this place a miss if you’re on the fence.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Ferris  (1418) Burnaby, British Columbia | January 22, 2015
In a small commercial strip this local has a comfortable well worn vibe. Not very big, but it seems the bartender knew everyone. Service was good, they know their beer and other locals quite well. Good selection of beers and a good sampler tray available. Beer was decent, but nothing that great. Food was pub fare but looked good and was well priced. A decent place, but not enough to want me to come back.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
JFParnell  (33) Washington | September 6, 2014
Great little hole in the wall. Definitely has some tasty beer, and the wait staff is very friendly and helpful.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux  (148) Snohomish, Washington | March 17, 2014
My wife was convinced I was leading her the wrong way when we were going here. Hard to find, but an interesting place. Nice selection for a brewpub, with a good mix of styles. A couple different fruit options for those so inclined, with some solid variability otherwise. I wasn’t terribly impressed with any of their beers, but they were solid drinkable options. It gets busy, and they seem to grossly understaff servers, so things are really slow here. Not bad, just not the best brewpub I’ve been to.
74
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
19Ei8hty  (85) Washington | June 26, 2012
Unassuming location south of Alderwood Mall. First thing I noticed was that fantastic wood sign handing on the facade; the place would look awfully drab without a sign of that caliber out front. Interior is nice but not stunning. Small bar with a decent set of handles. I would not suggest bringing large (8+) groups here at dinner. I hear the food is good here but I was there for an event which was catered so was privy to just their drinks *poor me*. Got a chance to walk around the brewing equipment which was fan-fucking-tasitc as I’ve never got that kind of access having always visited breweries and done the standard ’tout-group’ experience. The beer garden outside is a little drab. Oh, and I should mention that the rootbeer is great also.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad  (464) Olympia, Washington | January 15, 2012
Super nice place. Why did it take me so long to visit. That won’t happen again. Great tap list and the tap room is very cozy. Loved the brewery and they are putting out some very good beers.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
CheersMate  (188) Portland (Sellhood), Oregon | January 29, 2011
This place is located in an unpretentious area of Lynwood, Washington. It seems as though it is in an industrial park, within a neighborhood. When you walk in it seems quite small, but it has a decent amount of seating. The female bartenders, at least on the night that I went, were hot. That can’t hurt anything, can it? The service was prompt and polite. The prices are awesome. Everything is a deal, from the pints to the growler fills. They serve food, which seemed just like your basic beer food - that is, BBQ, and burgers. I didn’t try the food, so I can’t comment on its quality. The stuff they brew is quite good, but nothing mind-blowing. Don’t let the last statement fool you, the beers are definitely worth the visit, and are interesting to try. I wish this place could get a little more publicity, considering you have places like Elysian getting all of the attention, when a place like this has just as much, if not, more promise of becoming a highly lauded domestic establishment. Give ’er a go if you’re in Washington, at least within the Seattle area, that is.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3  (353) Tempe, Arizona | January 1, 2011
I had heard about this place for a long time and finally got myself over to give it a try. I thought their beer was solid and tasty and I’ll sure head back here for more when I get the chance. They have a tiny kitchen with tiny sized menu but the garlic fries they turned out for me were just what I needed. The space reminds me a lot of Bold City Brewing in Jacksonville. I was hoping to met Rick the brewer but seemed to have missed him. Maybe next time.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew  (78) Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana | September 9, 2008
Located in the city without a soul, Lynnwood, Wa. aka the photo ticket capital of the world. It’s a little off the beated path so out of towners might want to google directions. Pretty decent beers here, but nothing that will blow you away, the sodas are noteworthy. Its got a cozy wood paneled pub area with some too large televisions usually tuned to espn or a Mariners Seahawks or Supersonics (rip) game..... It’s like hanging out at your buddys house, you know, the one that turned his basement into a tavern. Pretty nice place, actually.

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