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1926 Pike Pl
phone: (206) 443-1926
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25 | $$
This place has a great selection of PNW beers (and wines!). The food is good too, both grocery items and the fresh sandwiches. I would highly suggest checking out the dry soda wall, as there is a lot of great craft root beers and other sodas that you shouldn't miss out on. I managed to find a HOTD Blue Dot here, which I haven't seen anywhere else in Seattle except Chuck's. The guy who buys their beer (forget his name) is super helpful and knowledgeable. If you happen to be at Pike Place check it out because it's well worth it. They really emphasize small, local and sustainable with all of their items, which is nice to see.
04-28-2013 22:27:06 |
More by clintone
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I've warmed to this place a lot since my first visit.
They have a decent selection of bombers and sixers in a large refrigerated section separate from the BMC stuff. All the usual suspects you expect to find at a quality beer store. I don't know how they are at landing the special release beers though.
It is a quality place and it's convenient for those staying downtown and their beer buyer is very friendly and knowledgeable. Perfect for the tourist who wants to pick up something to take back to the hotel room or to sniff out something local.
09-13-2010 14:38:26 |
More by NWer
New Brunswick (Canada)
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Was very surprised to see such a great selection at a grocery store, albeit a higher-quality grocery store. Obviously whoever buys their beer knows what they're doing. Found several things I didn't see at Bottleworks: Mirror Mirror, Black Butte XXI, and Pliny the Elder. They had a lot more than that, however, but I had already done some shopping elsewhere. Prices seemed reasonable to me. Service was typical grocery store service; I just picked out my beer and paid, but I was fine with that.
Definitely worth checking out if you're in the market area.
10-21-2009 13:37:25 |
More by berley31
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Have stopped in a few times here since moving to the general area, and they obviously have a good beer buyer. Lots of great stuff ranging from national and local 6-packs to a wide selection of local, OR and CA bombers, as well as a decent selection of Brit, German and Belgian. Rotating specials and reasonable, although not always the lowest prices. Everything I have bought here has been fresh, and they have a nice assortment of food (mostly gourmet) as well. Lots of micro sodas too if you are into that.
05-31-2009 05:43:16 |
More by blackc5
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Stopped in here on Monday 5/7 to grab lunch and to check out the beer selection. Bought a nice sandwich that comes with a side of pasta and a pickle. They have a pretty good selection of beers here in the back coolers. Plenty of local six packs, and a great selection of local bombers and Belgian beers. I managed to pick up a bomber of 2006 Alaskan Smoked Porter here for only $5.99. Only letdown was that all the beers are in the cooler, none are shelved, so that taking the beers to go is a bit of a hassle. This place is a nice find in the market area.
05-09-2007 20:00:08 |
More by morebeergood
British Columbia (Canada)
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
A nice find in downtown Seattle, especially considering DeLaurenti doesn't have the selection it used (at least according to my wife).
Good selection of craft and imported, plus your standard beer selection. Prices compared nicely with other places I've seen. I actually think their oak-aged Yeti was a bit less than Bottleworks.
Selection doesn't compare to Bottleworks, but for a downtown location, it sure carries a wide variety of brews. Nice and close to our hotel too, so if I wanted to make more than one trip, this was no problem. If I'm ever in Seattle again, this is a definite stop for me.
06-11-2006 15:26:25 |
More by BDTyre
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
This is a very good option for those of us who live downtown. Not the massive selection of say, Bottleworks, but a serviceable one nonetheless. Its typical for me to go here if I'm pressed for time and can't make the jaunt over from Bottleworks. I also go just to support them. Service is friendly and more than an employee or two know a little about beer. The person who does the ordering obviously knows quite a bit, as the selection is pretty fine. First off, there are two coolers full of sixers dedicated to craft beer( Dogfish Head, Anderson Valley, Rogue, Hales, Bridgeport, Hair of the Dog and more) . One cooler full of macro and malternative 6'ers. Another cooler is full of craft bombers. I remember seeing a few varieties of Elysian, Rogue, Stone, Anderson Valley, Great Divide ...
There are a couple rows of imports from Germany, Australia (Coopers and Sheafstout), and the UK. Then there is a cooler dedicated to Belgians and Belgian style beers. Unibroue, Allagash, Duvel, Ommegang, Hennepin, Rodenbach, La Binchoise, Rochefort 10 & 8, Dupont, Scaldis, Orval, plus more that escape me. The Belgian selection here is the standout. Recently I bumped into someone who worked there who said they are planning on adding another cooler or two of Belgians. Sounds like a good idea to me!
04-13-2006 20:26:27 |
More by TheBungyo
Pear Delicatessen & Shoppe in Seattle, WA