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Taps: 17 / Bottles: 120
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar ]
7517 Aurora Ave N
phone: (206) 782-2337
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 2:00am
Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:00am
Sunday: 3:00pm - Close
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-01-2006)
Ratings & Reviews
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vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
There's no doubt this is a fabulous place, though I'm not sure I quite understand the BA score of 97.... but no matter.
Had occasion to finally stop by the Uber this past Friday afternoon (4/13/07). From the outside this place really looks to be nothing special, and my initial impression upon going inside wasn't a lot better. This place is surprisingly small, with I'm guessing not room for much more then 20 patrons. There is a very relaxed vibe to this place, and the Uber is nothing if not unpretentious. As others have noted, while the atmosphere may not be all that impressive, the beer line-up is anything but. I'd estimate around 20 tap handles in all, with some very well thought out selections on tap. I had a very nice glass of the 2004 Silver City Imperial Stout, while my friend had an excellent glass of Belgium trippel (it was not something I'd seen before and the name escapes me now). The bottle selection here is also quite good, and the bar tender that afternoon was exceptionally knowledgable and personable.
I quite liked this place and there's no doubt this would be a regular stop for me if I lived in Seattle. Along with Collin's pub, there is no doubt this will be a regular stop for me from now on when I'm in Seattle.
04-17-2007 14:03:17 |
More by johnmichaelsen
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
While in Seattle for only a day and a half, I decided to make the walk up to the Uber Tavern from the U district. It was a long (beautiful) walk, and am I glad I did it. This place is amazing. First, and probably foremost, the people are great. Everyone is there to enjoy, appreciate, and advocate beer. Plenty of beer-versations taking place left and right. It's a very small place, with just the bar, a circular fireplace table, a couch, and maybe two more small tables. This really helps to facilitate conversation between both strangers and old friends. It doesn't hurt that the organizer of the Seattle International Beerfest is the landlord of the place, and the bartender is the daughter of the owners of Stoudt's in Pennsylvania. Everyone was so excited to talk about beer, and being from the midwest I got to talk up Bells and Three Floyds a bit, and spread some love for Canada's McAuslan Brewery.
To back up all of this beer camaraderie is a down-right incredible selection. 20+ on tap, and every one is a gem. The bottle selection is amazing, and everything is served in the perfect glassware. Service was exceptional, and the bartender Laura was really enjoying herself while effectively and quickly serving everyone. I was sitting at the bar, and ended up sharing a few different exceptional beers with the people sitting around me. Thats the kind of place this is, people hear that you haven't tried something, and they BUY it for you, because they're so sincere about sharing the love of beer. Free tasters are given out too if you can't decide what to try on tap.
Overall, I can't think of one complaint about this place except that it is currently more than 2000 miles from where I live. If you go, get into conversations with the people around you, it's what makes this place. I'm VERY hesitant to give any place all 5's, but this is the one establishment I've been to that deserves it.
03-28-2007 14:14:30 |
More by shivtim
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Über's a great little pub with the selection that would be the envy of any major pub around.
Greeted by friendly, knowledgeable staff and a comprehensive (and very up to date in print and on the web) tap and bottle list it's easy to be comfortable. Add to that the beer-oriented, very friendly crowd and the nice warm fire and you've got an excellent spot.
The focus is clearly on beer and making sure all that is there is fresh and of excellent quality (a kitchen would be nice but the possibility of impinging the beer means it's fine the way it is). The taps covered the spectrum with everything from IPAs to imperial stouts to Flemish reds and the bottle cooler backs up the breadth with depth.
Prices are reasonable--especially when considering the origin of some of the draught beers--and become more so as you move up in quality/rarity. They must have been selling some of the more unique beers practically at cost.
All in all a great little pub that I will visit more often.
12-19-2006 17:18:31 |
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