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Active Beers: 8
Beer Ratings: 24
Beer Avg: 3.76
Taps: 20 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Eatery ]
542 First Avenue South
phone: (206) 382-4498
(Place added by: Knuckles on 09-02-2006)
Ratings & Reviews
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vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I am re-reviewing(is that a word?) after my initial stop shortly after they first opened.
A: Good. Big long oval shaped bar in the middle of the place with seating around it. Nice vibe. Quiet today, no games. Patio outside on OccidentaL
Q: ELysian always makes quality beer and quality establishment, this place is no exception
S: Ok. Typical. You might get a jackass who thinks everybody among him know nothing of beer or you might get someone cool. Today was sordove of d-bag but provided ok service.
S: About 10 Elysian brews, few guest taps inluding one crap tap for the masses which drives me crazy
F: Not tried food at this location
05-16-2010 16:44:59 |
More by barleywinefiend
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
wonderful place in the foothills of qwest field. been here once before, when they did not have the brewery going down there yet. cavernous on a friday afternoon with a seahawks team not playing anymore and baseball months away. had some delicious beverages: saison poivre, valhalla, hubris imperial ipa, and toro oro mate tripel. all of these were outstanding, even the mate beer. got to talk with one of the bartenders about his bourbon knowledge and tried to search out the brewer still working.
he was gone but a server kindly searched the building for him and let us know he'd be back shortly and she'd let him know. sure enough, twenty minutes later, the gentleman reappeared and led us to his 8 barrel lair. all the fun stuff elysian does happens at this beautiful place. james gave us the tour and it was the start of a beautiful weekend in seattle.
01-17-2010 07:53:36 |
More by olympuszymurgus
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Elysian Fields is my regular stop before Mariner games and with a baseball stadium down the street and a football stadium directly across the street, this place is packed on event days. I recently visited for the first time on a non-game day and found a much more relaxed and friendly pub.
They have a variety of Elysian brews, both house brewed and from the other 2 Elysian locations. You will certainly find something to fit your mood. I have found the food to range from very good to excellent.
If you visit on game day expect a loud, boisterous room. Off days the other personality comes out and a quiet meal can be had. Worth a visit.
09-13-2009 02:25:24 |
More by beertunes
British Columbia (Canada)
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$
My girlfriend and I went here a couple weekends back before watching the Mariners take care of those pesky Texas Rangers.
We sat outside on their little patio looking out over Qwest Field (actually, our table was the one right in front of that big brick pillar as seen in the photo!)
My first impressions were quite good as the place was bumpin' before the game. Still it wasn't overly busy and we were able to get a spot on the patio without much trouble.
Didn't try any food, but I had a couple of their own beer offerings (the saison and...I don't remember for sure but... a Belgian blonde ale I think). They were both quite tasty, HOWEVER, I wasn't impressed with the fact that they were serving all of their beers in cheesy plastic cups (like you would get inside the stadium). Is this normal for this place? It certainly seemed that way when I looked around and noticed everyone else was drinking out of plastic cups. No brownie points for that.
As for service, we were very disappointed. Perhaps it was because we were blocked by the large brick pillar but our waitress seemed to disappear after bringing our first drinks. We sat there for 45 minutes, waiting for her to come back and even asked two other people working there to see if they could find her. After all that, still nobody came... It was a real shame because I probably would have ordered at least one or two more drinks.
Overall, Elysian Fields had a nice atmosphere and good beer selection but the service left much to be desired. Also, please...stop with the plastic cups. Great beer is far more enjoyable when sipped from glassware of equal quality.
07-28-2009 16:11:47 |
More by Graham5161986
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Had not been by here in a while, and had some extra time today, so...
Conveniently located next to Safeco and Qwest Fields, Elysian fields looks like a large, converted warehouse, with pale green walls and lots of darkly stained wood all around. There are several flat screen TV's in the pub, and the place has high ceilings. The place has a fairly laid back feel, even though it has something of an upscale look. There is a very large wrap around bar in the middle of the pub, that I would guess holds a good 40 or 50 patrons. The dining area is likewise large, which I assume comes in handy on game days.
On this particular day, the brewpub had around 18 different house beers on tap, including the immort ale on cask. What I really appreciated this day, was the number of seasonal, speciality beers available. Just the one's I tried included a saison (one of two available), a Belgian gold, a Belgain triple and a Belgian Stout. Quality was pretty good I thought. While I was not thrilled with the stout, the saison and triple were very good.
As for service, my bartender was pretty good. I'm still a bit annoyed that you can't purchase a sampler selection or purchase some sample size glasses; apparently the policy is that they'll let you sample something you're interested in trying, but you can't get a group of sample glasses. EF also did not have any WiFi, which I point out, only because they're the first place I've been to this week that didn't have it available. Otherwise, service was polite, pleasant and generally efficient. Also, when the bartender noticed I wasn't thrilled with my schooner of stout, she took it off the bill.
What can I say? This is a nice enough place, especially if you're looking for a place with a good selection of beer either before or after the game. I'll be back.
07-22-2009 20:32:08 |
More by johnmichaelsen
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
went with my wife on a saturday afternoon.
very large, and seems larger in the late afternoon with only 6 people in the place. dark with art on the wall, and branches with birds hanging from the celling.
service was good, no complaints.
selection was very good, about 12 of the brewpubs beers on tap, and another 15 or so bottles to choose from.
overall a good place, but im sure that it is a lot more busy before and after the seahawks, sounders, and mariners, since it is right outside the stadiums.
05-04-2009 03:10:38 |
More by froghop
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I stopped by Elysian Fields while in Seattle on business. I'm a big fan of their main location so I wanted to check this one out.
The place is very big with a large oval shaped bar in the middle and table seating all around it. I loved the natural wood supports and ceiling. The bartender said it's all original and was restored when they opened the brewpub. It adds a lot of character to the place. Unfortunately they covered the walls. I think it would have looked a lot better if they left the exposed brick.
They offer quite a few of their own beers on tap including several IPAs, a Belgian or two and a couple of wheat beers. The guest was Carlsberg and the cask selection was one of the IPAs (not the Immortal). I had the cask IPA and an Immortal. I love the Immortal and I usually find the others good but not outstanding.
Elysian Fields is a great place for a beer; especially if you're heading down to the fields for a game.
04-01-2009 13:44:09 |
More by GJ40
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
After a decade or more of imbibing at Elysian's primary on Capital Hill, I finally got around to visiting their Fields. From First Ave., the Fields looks like the last best watering hole in Pioneer Square. But the back end of the place opens up onto the perimeter of some... stadium. I don't dislike stadium's per se, but I hate being reminded of how I was swindled into buying one for a billionaire. I mean, what did Paul Allen ever do for me?
(Beer. Focus.) Okay. I've never actually been to Elysian Fields at game time, but it's understood that the place will be packed then. Not crowded - packed. Two oversized garage bays open up onto a rear patio in the shadow of that... stadium. The position of stadium parking directly behind Elysian Fields assures an unobstructed view of a select reach of Seattle's skyline, including the King Street railway station. Score one for a nice view.
Inside, the floorplan is spacious and elegant with oversized booths, candles, local artwork, and some very impressive fish tanks. The aquariums define one wall of a more secluded room which looked like the place to be for your party of twelve to twenty. The long oval-shaped bar offers about ten house taps plus two casks and distilled spirits. Elysian taps are an equal mix of Elysian mainstays from Capital Hill and downtown Elysian Fields specialties. No guest taps are provided and television is given only a marginal play. Given the location, I'm sure someone must have been tempted to make Elysian Fields a sports bar. Thank goodness it is not.
Elysian Fields has a very urban, contemporary, and hip vibe. Even the urinals are a funky egg-shaped variety and the bathroom sinks are made of glass. The adjacent 9-bbl brew house facing First Ave. produces some admirable beercraft. Rrecent collaborative efforts with New Belgium Brewing of Colorado have yielded some especially worthy Belgian-style and exotic sour beers worth seeking. Just bear in mind that local city ordinances in the Pioneer Square area prohibit offsale purchases of alcoholic beverages, so you can't get growlers filled or bombers to go.
Food is ambitious, artistic, and reasonably priced and service is excellent. Happy hour food specials run from 9 until closing at 11.
03-01-2009 03:53:47 |
More by RedDiamond
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Elysian Fields is located withing a very short walk of Seattle's football and baseball fields.
Finally stopped in a few weeks ago for happy hour. I went in with low expectations - I was expecting to see a cavernous building with annoying, over the top sports bar atmosphere.
Upon arriving on a Friday evening, my concerns about the mammoth size were quickly put at ease. Yes, this place is big enough to handle the sporting event crowds, but the bar area is smartly laid out so that when you visit during a non-sporting time you don't feel like you're the only one in the place. On this visit, I sat at a table in the bar area which had a very lively atmosphere (and surprisingly light on the sports decor), while the rest of the brewpub was in silence.
I sampled a few of Elysian's offerings, and have no complaints of the quality other than my stout was served too cold.
The selection was very solid, with all of Elysian's standards and some of Elysian's more obscure brews. Of course, there were two taps dedicated to BMC to appease the football crowd. But with over 10 taps dedicated to their own beer, plenty of selection to please the beer geek too.
Service in bar area was good, with table service in addition to the bartender. My server was quick, attentive, and friendly in that Olive Garden sort of way.
I really was impressed with the happy hour food. Small portions, cheap, and really tasty. Of the three items ordered, all were delicious and very nicely plated.
11-05-2008 20:27:45 |
More by RoryGilmore
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
We were looking forward to visiting here with great anticipation and we weren't disappointed. Getting there just as they opened on a very blustery, rainy day, we were warmly greeted by the bartender and were served quickly. I walked around this large venue with the aquariums and comfy sitting rooms enjoying the ambiance. The high-backed booths were an elegant touch and the beautiful bathrooms were a marvel and unusual in a brewpub.
We found the food to be quite tasty and plentiful. I had the hummus plate that I could hardly finish. The beer selection was excessive and diverse. We get a few of their more esoteric beers on the East Coast from time to time so I found a few new ones even that I hadn't seen before...Saison Poivre was subtly peppery(as its name would imply) and very distinct in flavor and the Nieuw Bruin was refreshing.
We didn't make it to the other locations but enjoyed this site immensely. I would definitely put this on the must-do list when in Seattle. Just across the street from the ball fields, it is convenient before or after or even during the game!
10-12-2008 21:22:12 |
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