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$$$ - a bit pricey
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1100 Bellevue Way N.E.
phone: (425) 455-4301
// CLOSED //
Reviews by beerceller99:
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
K's beverage is in a strip mall at the north end of downtown Bellevue. It's been at this same location for decades (different owners, though ). It's basically a deli/lunch bar on one side and a beer/wine store on the other half. They boast some 400-500 beers, less than half of them are cooled. The rest are on room temperature shelves under bright lighting. Sadly , half the cooler space is dedicated to mega brewer beers; most of the craft and imports are kept uncooled. on the plus side you can purchase and consume any bottled brew on premise in the deli seating area. They also have 8 or 10 quality craft brews on tap to enjoy with your pita and chips lunch. In the past the tap selection has included Bigfoot and Stone Double Bastard. Catch a buzz before heading back to work, oh yeah.
The ownership changed hands in 2003 and service and staff knowledge has taken a turn for the worse.
05-14-2005 17:28:49 |
More by beerceller99
More User Reviews:
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Let me first say, this place has by far the best Belgian, German beer selection on the east side of Seattle and a very solid selection overall. Eli, the owner's son, is fantastic and a testament to great customer service. He has a pretty solid understanding of the different beer styles and quality beers in those styles and even the characteristics of each of these beers.
I have been going to K's on and off for four years now after finding it in my move to Washington. An unfortunate run in with the owner kept me away for two years. In frustration not wanting to drive to the other side of town to Bottleworks as its the only other store that compliments almost all of my Belgian, German preferences in different types of beers, I returned for a couple of bottles of St. Bernardus Abt 12.
I mostly order in bulk from these guys now for my favorites, which they accommodate. Unfortunately Eli is the only guy that has a a solid understanding about beer, but he's fantastic. Fortunately, thats not what I need, but I can understand how value that used to be for me and is for a lot of learning customers.
The owner is very friendly now with me as he values my contributions to their revenue and the other folks know me by name and make me feel at home. They are also open to the discussion of prices with their competition and are willing to make adjustments. Overall, thumbs up and recommended.
10-30-2006 04:38:28 |
More by lifeboyq
quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5
K's Beverage House is located a few blocks from bellevue square. I don't get out to the eastside much so I thought I better try. K's is in a shopping center and is bigger than most deli's. Upon entering you will notice the counter upfront with pastries and sandwich offerings. Also you can have a pint here or fill a growler if you wish. On the left are seating and fridges with sodas and other drinks. The right side of the store is the beer, wine and champagne. There are boxes all over the store and is quite messy, looks like most asian deli's I've seen however the beer selection is good. You will find beers here that are hard to find, it is nice to have a one stop shop to find everything you want. The service sucks as nobody knows much about beer or when another shipment will be arriving, but really the selection makes the most difference. You can find hard to find belgian beers, english and popular american, such as rogue, victory and stone. Nice store if you need to stock up the cellar.
10-07-2004 05:02:40 |
More by beertaster13
quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 4
I have been a longtime K's customer now having spent quite a bit of money there over the past couple of years. Sadly, Mercedes and crew have sold the store to a less than friendly man who I had one of the worst experiences with this morning while buying a growler for a fellow BA. I went in and asked for a few samples (4) and was told that there was no way and he was too busy (three customers in store, all waiting for food to be made by the food dept if you will). His argument that I couldn't taste the beer after the first one was dismissed when I said, actually I can if you let me have small samples. He walked away and later returned to let me know he could give me only one. I asked for two and he said fine in a short manner and asked which ones. Upon returning, I got my growler filled. Needless to say, I expect better service from a beer specialty store that used to pride itself on helping people find the best beer for you. The staff used to be overly friendly and helpful but sadly this is not the case anymore. I will miss K's tap beer selection, but with Taphouse down the street and plenty of beer options at Fine Wine in Redmond and the local grocery stores, I will go without to avoid the horrible service. So long K's.... you were a good friend and will be missed.
12-31-2003 18:24:46 |
More by jreitman
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
Quality - This place is split in half basically. On the right are the beers and on the left is a place to order food. The menu is your basic deli type of selection. They make a good roast beef sandwich on foccia bread called The Southwestern that I can recommend. I also enjoyed The Grinder sandwich with wine and cotto salami, ham, Provolone, and a host of toppings.
Service Ive been coming here off and on for almost ten years now. The service has come and gone over time but with the new ownership (starting in early 2003) things have really taken off.
At first the customer care was mild, but they hired some really good folks and the owners son is very service-oriented. Hats off to Corey as well. He completely redid the stock and shelf displays and has turned the store into a very customer first kind of place. Everyone feels welcome and the staff now really has a passion for ensuring that everyone who comes in has a terrific buying experience.
Selection They have beers from a variety of places and are especially well stocked on Belgian ales. They also have some good beers on tap including Boundary Bay Imperial IPA, Stone Guardian, and a bunch of local fair. You can buy a draft and drink while shopping or pay $5.00 for four six-ounce tastings of your choice.
09-04-2003 19:08:36 |
More by RoyalT
K's Beverage House & Deli in Bellevue, WA