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$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Eatery ]
542 First Avenue South
phone: (206) 382-4498
(Place added by: Knuckles on 09-02-2006)
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vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$
this place was great, found while walking around the new seattle seahawks stadium, checking out the crowd and pow a micro brew right my happy face, these are always the best to find, the one's you are not expecting. anyway, very cool place, very good looking employees too might i add, these bartenders were smokin hot, and the beer was great.
Huge selction of mocro brew, very cool menus as well with good descriptions and inviting graphics to tempt you toevery beer.
I would highly recommend especially bofore a seahawk game, mariner game or concert
01-01-2008 23:38:14 |
More by Hollenbeck2
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is a great bar situated very close to Safeco and the Seahawks stadium. Obviously it caters to a gameday crowd, but we were there on an offday, and enjoyed a pleasant meal and drink in the evening.
The interior is industrial chic with copious amounts of comfortable seating. The interior is industrial chic, and very well done. There's a good tap selection of the brewery's beer on tap, including a couple casks. The Perseus Porter and Dragonstooth Stout were both very fresh and of the highest quality. As for the food. the burger I had was absolutely delicious, and my wife also enjoyed her meal. It certainly seemed to be at the higher end of pubfare.
01-16-2008 19:22:55 |
More by bobsy
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
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 |
More by beertravel
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I've been here a few times when in town on business.
This location has a modern loft style atmosphere, with enough dark wood and dim lighting to seem more warm then cavernous, which it is. Huge and inviting chocolate brown leather booths, stainless steel bar, and some interesting artwork, 1/2 of which has the look of graffiti artist gone legit, which I really dig.
The quality of Elysian beer is great, quintessential Seattle microbrew. You really can't go wrong. And if your just not in the mood for one of the 10+ styles of their own, try one of the well chosen guest taps, which are mainly imports and macros.
Staff is helpful, friendly, attentive, and generally good looking. Note that whenever I'm here, it's on the slower side. I'm sure it's a whole new ballgame when the stadiums are kicking.
The menu is a bit more upscale then average pub fare. I like the kobe beef burger, with their tasty Heinze 57 style house sauce for only $11, which is one of the lower priced entrées, all of which sound very appealing and upscale. The burger though is a real winner, with rogue blue cheese another 50 cents! Definitely on par with rogue's version, and while it comes with applewood smoked bacon, is another 4 or 5 bucks. I remember having some sort of chicken dinner the first time I was here, and while it was fine, was nothing special.
Beer I think is about average, I'm normally there around happy hour, and never seem to drink my way into too large of a bill! Their main location is definitely a younger more laid back atmosphere, but this one has it's charm and plenty of good food and drink.
08-30-2007 19:34:46 |
More by ccrida
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
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 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Easy to find in the area around the stadiums. Walking in from 1st Ave you first notice the brewing equipment and a large bar that can seat about 40 people or so. The other intersting thing was for how big the entire place was, it was very dead. About 6 people at the bar and one table of business men eating lunch. The other side of the restuarant had large garage door windows that were opened providing some fresh air.
The bartender greeted me warmly and showed me the beer list. Since he could tell I was from out of town he gave a few bits about some of the beers.
The selection was great for me - Hubris Imperial IPA, Golden Fleece, Loser Pale Ale, Zephyrs Pils, Dragonslayer Stout, Perseus Porter, The Wise ESB, Immort IPA, Fields Wit, Saison Elysee, Yuzu Golden Ale, and Daedalus Irish Stout. The also had Bud on tap for those unadventureous soles. I ended up here on two different days to enjoy the variety of pints they offered. The beers ranged for decent to great. The standard offerings were solid tasting and fresh.
I did not try any food here, but this place along with Collins Bar are the two must stops in this side of the town. I preferred the Capital Hill location for atmosphere, but the beers were just as good.
08-05-2008 00:07:32 |
More by Gavage
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
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: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped here before a Mariner's game.
Big open warehouse, that was crowded, but not overly so. Big two sided bar, with packed seating areas.
Quality is good, Elysian makes solid beers, I was quite happy with the 2 I ordered.
Service was very good, the place was busy, but I was served very quickly, and was asked a couple of times if I was ready for another beer.
Selection was great, 18 house beers, and a few guest brews too.
Didn't have any food.
Prices were quite fair, I was surprised too, because this place is so close to the stadium, but I only paid $4.50 for a pint, which was quite reasonable.
If I make it back to Seattle for another game, I'd definitely come back.
06-18-2011 06:49:29 |
More by flexabull
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$
This place is very big, with lots of ample seating. I got here about 1.5-2 hours before the ball game and it filled up right after I got my seat. This didn't stop the service from being excellent. They had a lot of beers on tap and some on cask. I first opted for The Wise on cask... and oh man, that is a great beer. I didn't keep notes, but if I did it would have gotten an A+ from me. So so so good. They also had a beer called OM, which seemed like a brown ale, but they added pomegranate molasses to it sometime in the brewing process... but I don't remember when. It was very good too and very interesting. I might go back just to have those two again. They had a lot of other beers on tap from the other elysian breweries, but they also had some macro stuff which was a little disappointing. The food was a little overpriced for the quality. I had a cheese plate, which came with an inadequate amount of bread (but maybe I was just spoiled by the Vine in San Diego... best cheese board ever). I also had a steak salad... which was underwhelming. It wasn't bad, but it tasted very similar to a bunless hamburger. Next time I'd just get a hamburger. The beer was well priced, but the food a little bit high. Overall a good place to stop and just as worthy as the Elysian Brewpub on capital hill.
06-01-2008 18:48:15 |
More by dbalsock
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
Walking towards the Safe, my brother asked me if I wanted to grab a beer at Elyusian Fields. Having the sun in my eyes and not knowing my way too well around SoDo, I asked him where it was. He pointed out we were right in front of it. How could I say no?
Cavernous place, not too well lit. The big, oval-shaped bar was the centerpiece to the place. This place was built with "industrial-chic" decor, with lots of exposed pipes, etc. We were about an hour from the first pitch being thrown at Safeco, so there were tons of people. This place was designed really well in terms of game-days, as it didn't feel cramped despite it being pretty-much standing room only. Acoustics were great, as I was able to carry on a conversation despite it being fairly boisterous. I can imagine feeling tiny in this space when it's a normal afternoon. I was a little surprised to see that the only sports paraphenalia in evidence related to the Sounders. Now, I know the Mariners suck (though they would go on to beat the Yankees that night) and aren't so much a team as an xhibition as to why pitching isn't enough to win games, but it seemed odd to have semingly hundreds of baseball fans milling around, all looking at a big Sounders banner hanging above the bar.
Beer quality was outstanding, with Elysian regulars and seasonals/rotators/one-offs available, plus a few guest taps. There was one mass-market tap present. Why it's there when Elysian brews at least one similar beer, I don't know. Hell, they could brew a basic, no-frills lager just for Elysian Fields but apparently they are afraid to offend the people who will absolutely not drink something actually branded by B/M/C.
I was in a "basic" beer mood so I went with a Zephyrus pilsener, which was exactly what it was billed as. My bro went with The Wise, which he really dug. We ordered from the bar and were promptly served by one of the bartenders, who was cheerful and efficient. Beers were $4.75, a little steep to me but understandable considering where we were, and it certainly beat the $9 or so they would have cost inside Safeco Field. Although shaker-style pint glasses were visible on the bar, with the big gameday crowd that was on-hand, the staff was sticking to plastic, which, again, under the circumstances, was fine.
There was no time for food, plus we'd had enormous potato burritos at the Casa in Bellingham earlier that day, so hunger wasn't a problem for us.
Next time I'm in the area, I will definitely stop by again.
07-17-2010 18:00:30 |
More by woemad
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