Active Beers: 8
Beer Ratings: 24
Beer Avg: 3.76
Taps: 20 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
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3.8/5 rDev -5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
This was the second stop we made on our downtown pub trip in Seattle over the long weekend (5/4 - 5/7). After leaving the Pyramid Alehouse, we walked back towards Quest Field and stopped into the Elysian Fields for a beer. We had visited the Elysian Brewpub on Capitol Hill on a previous trip, and this version was much different. The Fields was a huge, warehouse-like brewpub with avant-garde art on the walls and tons of restaurant seating. This place just doesn't have the charm or the feel of the Capitol Hill location, but it's meant to be different and cater to a different crowd. We were there on a Mariners off day, so we snagged a seat on the patio facing the football stadium. I ordered the Maibock and my wife tried one of the guest draughts, which was a Mandarin Hefe from Lang Creek Brewery, Montana. Both were $5.00/pint. Bartender was friendly and chatted a bit with us. This place was absolutely dead that day, and with the place being so big, it seemed like we were the only people there. It must get pretty packed on game days, but if I could get in, this is were I would want to tailgate.
05-09-2007 18:15:46 | More by morebeergood
4/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Elysian Fields has a modern, clean feel to it. The atmosphere was good, but I usually enjoy the hole-in-the-wall types better. This place is huge. We were there during a down time and had excellent service...I think three different bartenders helped us at one point or another. One even wrote down several other brewpubs that he suggested we visit while in Seattle. We ordered several appetizers that were half-priced for happy hour and were pleasantly surprised at the quality. As for the beer, I enjoyed the BiFrost Winter Ale and the Immortal IPA...both on cask. Excellent. I'd return if ever in the area again.
03-14-2007 17:12:21 | More by wolffman17
3.5/5 rDev -12.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$
Though this is clearly of the same lineage as the other Elysian brewpubs around Sea-town, you'd never know it if not for the name. This is a huge, commercial pub which - as the name suggests - exists purely because of the footbal and baseball fields so very near by. Most pubs within such a short throw of the fields are mega-capacity and very, very character-free - this one is no exception.
All of that said, the look of the pub is fantastic. Very modern, very clean (a big plus for me), and not at all claustrophobic. The men's room even has cool glass sinks . . . but I digress. The service is average, but on non-game nights, you often have the whole place to yourself. My coworkers and I will frequently take over the whole place with a paltry 2 dozen people and it's quite nice.
The beers are exactly what you would expect - all of the Elysian brews and not much else. Fortunately, though, they have not one but TWO elysian cask brews on tap. This is, in my opinion, all that's worth getting!
Also, remarkably, the food is outstanding. Many of the dishes - even the sandwiches - are just edgy enough to be on the gourmet side, and the execution isn't bad either. The best part of all is the price. Nearly everything on the menu seems about 2 or 3 bucks too cheap, except for the beer, of course.
I can't recommend going on a game night, unless you are already down there. Get whatever is in the cask, grab some cheap eats, and try your hardest to ignore the 1-to-1 person to plasma TV ratio.
11-08-2006 08:33:32 | More by ojiikun
4/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I was in Seattle for work and was taking some clients out for our annual Mariners outing. I was happy to see this place was open, as I was not really looking forward to going back to the Pyramid Ale House again.
This Elysian Fields occupies a nice older warehouse that has been redone. They have some great high ceilings, wood floors, big beams, and some good design work adds up to a nice space.
There is a large bar in center and various seating areas around the perimeter. I like how the establishment fronts two different streets. Fantastic bathrooms with really cool glass sinks.
They offer about 8 of their own beers on tap and a cask option. They have about 8 guest taps, which strangely included Coors light and MGD. To be fair, the rest of the Guest taps were solid choices. They also have some good bottle offerings.
The food was innovative and pretty decent. However, you could tell the staff and kitchen was still working out the bugs as the food did not all arrive at once and a couple of the orders were missing something. They quickly rectified the shortages and the service was friendly. Great fries by the way, they kind of remind me of the Brew City Fries you get in Wisconsin.
I will be back and can recommend this place over the Pyramid because of its better beer, better food and for the lack of attitude by the staff.
I had the Stout, ESB on Cask and Pale Ale.
09-05-2006 17:05:13 | More by Redrover
3.6/5 rDev -10%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Elysian Fields is the latest addition to the Elysian brewpub empire. Occupying a space between First Avenue and Occidental, it looks out on the Historic Triangle Tavern (not to be confused with the very hip Triangle Tavern in Fremont) on First, and on Qwest Field across Occidental. I am not the world's hugest Elysian fan. I don't really dislike any beer they do, I just never seem to love them deeply. However, I am eternally appreciative for all that Dick Cantwell has done for brewing in the Puget Sound.
Atmosphere: I'll admit it, I was disappointed when I walked into this joint. It's great, old, converted cold storage space, and it has been transformed into a pseudo-Euro hipster hangout, not unlike Brouwer's Cafe. Stained concrete floors (which are gorgeous, mind you), dark lounges/private rooms, assloads of plasma TVs all over the place, it's like a bizarre mix of sports bar and martini bar.
Quality: As mentioned previously, I always find the food good. It's not Tampa Bay Brewing mind-blowingly good, but it's definitely good brewpub food, and reasonably priced (in my opinion). They don't have the Field Roast Philly, but that's ok.
Service: The Elysian on Capitol Hill has some of the crappiest service I've ever experienced. 90% of the servers have an attitude, and they all are very hip and cool because they are on Capitol Hill, and that is a requirement. The short skirts up there are a plus, however. In the new location, everyone wears a uniform (black shirt, black pants, black shoes, long black apron) that makes you think you've either walked into Morton's Steak House, or a morgue with beer. And there are lots and lots of these people swarming around the floor. Like fruit flies. Yet, oddly, most of the wait staff just seems to be talking to each other as opposed to visiting your table. Credits: First visit in, our waiter (whom was named Sean, as I recall) was very attentive and very eager to talk about the place and his role in helping with the remodel, etc. Demerits: Second visit, totally different waiter, didn't know a damn thing about beer or the pub itself. He also only visited the table a couple of times, and was lousy with the water refills. I'd prefer the former, but I'll settle for a happy medium between the two. I'll go back and regrade once they get their sea legs under them.
Selection: Right now they aren't brewing any of their own beer, as the system isn't up and running yet. From what I was told, speaking with one of our servers, it's going to be at least a couple of months. However, they are carrying some Belgians as well as a few taps from TangleTown, along with the Elysian standards. I had the weizenbock and the hefeweizen, and both were pleasant surprises. I didn't love them, but found them both to be very drinkable.
Food: I may not love their beer, but I do like their food. I just hope they add a few more vegetarian options so my dad can get his feed bag on the next time we go. As always, though, they get docked half a point for not having a kids menu of any kind. Good thing for me my boys like salads and steak sandwiches. Create a kids menu and I'll give you back the half-point. Come on, people, this is right across the street from Qwest and just up the street from Safeco. Kids are going to be a big part of your clientele on game days. Figure it out.
They've got some service hiccups to work out, but things should be pretty damn good once that happens.
Value: I don't know whether to round up or round down when it comes to this. It's a solid 2.5 in my book, with not very many entrees coming in above the $15 mark.
09-02-2006 03:10:35 | More by Knuckles
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Elysian Fields in Seattle, WA
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