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Fremont Brewing Company
Active Beers: 42
Beer Ratings: 1,665
Beer Avg: 3.83
Taps: 6 / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
3409 Woodland Park Avenue North
phone: (206) 420-2407
(Place added by: barleywinefiend on 07-30-2009)
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| Reviews: 13 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
This place is my home away from home! It's a convenient location, well priced, comfy seating, and knowledgeable staff. Dogs and babies are welcome. You can bring your own food. They usually have pretzels available, and sometimes apples as well. Not a pretentious place at all. Lots of happy beer drinkers drinking beer and being happy about it. Fabulous place to fill your growler. The staff cares about beer, and want you to have a great drinking experience. The only down side is, this place has become so popular, it gets too crowded when the weather is nice. So get lost! Leave regulars like me alone so we may drink in peace.
Seriously, here is what you get: a kid- and dog-friendly drinking atmosphere, crowds when the weather is decent, really good beer, pleasant staff who care about what they are doing, nice Randalls, reasonably comfortable seating, trendy location.
What I wish they would change or do differently: be closer to where I live. Oh, wait - - I should move.
11-24-2013 03:42:10 |
More by Xena
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $
To start, $5 for a flight of 5 really good beers, you just can't go wrong! Great tasting room with friendly servers, free pretzels, comfy booths around beer keg tables, and a sunny patio outside just makes the experience even better. The Abominable and The Brother were outstanding, bu everything was really good. If I lived closer, I'd be a regular!
06-24-2013 23:39:43 |
More by apintofknowledge
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | $
Review for the old taproom.
Fremont brewery is awesome. Not intended for the masses, but they’ve got their taps open a few days a week. Oh yeah, it’s in the brewery. Like you can see the beer being brewed in giant vats. It’s obviously all Fremont stuff, but that’s not bad, and it’s the best prices you will see for them. It’s a pretty cool place.
Updated review for the new one.
Still love this brewery. The taproom is now attached to the brewery, not just in it. The selection is typical, a solid amount of taps showcasing their current beers. Usually have an interesting specialty keg, a Nitro, or a Firkin. No food unless you count pretzels. The room itself is very fancy looking, hardwood and barrels surround you. It's a great place to grab a brew.
05-30-2013 16:32:18 |
More by Smurf2055
British Columbia (Canada)
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | $$
A: open, airy, bright. No seats at the bar. One long wooden "picnic" table inside with smaller tables on the side and even steps to sit on. Outside are a variety of simple wooden tables. I liked it.
Q: I found it to be a little spotty. Out of a five beer sampler I thought two were very good and three were just fine.
S: Order at the counter only. Service is prompt, polite, knowledgeable but I wouldn't call it welcoming or friendly.
Selection: 10-12 available. Some very interesting styles like beer aged in Merlot barrels (two versions) and an ale with pineapple. A guy even told me about a basil infused beer.
F: didn't see any offered.
V: Nice place to visit but I wouldn't go out of my way to get here.
05-19-2013 23:35:21 |
More by EspressoGuy
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 2 | $
This place rocks! New beer garden. Totally renovated. Lots of amazing brews on tap and all the free pretzels you can eat. Staff is really friendly and sure knows a lot about beer. If they have any of their fresh hop beer, try it. I wish I lived in Seattle so I could go here more often. I live in central California and the brewery's near home are absolutely no comparison in quality. If available... Try the bourbon barrel aged abominable, dark star imperial stout, or any if their fresh hop ales! Thor was great!
10-18-2012 21:04:48 |
More by BeerisUber
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Cool place overall. Good space that is relaxed. Pretty much a warehouse style tasting room. Rugged and plain. Not much to look at but clean.
Beer was great. Lots of growler, can and bottle options to go. Plenty of choice. I think there were 6 taps.
The people were a bit on the uppity side of things. Not ultra friendly but kinda stuck to themselves. Not my favorite vibe but I was there for the beer more importantly.
Glad I got to try the beer and bring home a 6 pack. Worthy beer and they have what looks like a really nice and efficient brewery.
09-17-2012 00:09:47 |
More by djbreezy
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Qualifier: I am rating on the industrial park warehouse scale, which of course does not rate a fancy restaurant with shiny copper vats the same way as a neighborhood brewery tasting room.
Fremont Brewing is the second example. This is a cool neighborhood hang where you can stop by while walking the dogs on a pleasant weekend afternoon.
As mentioned, this is a warehouse, albeit with a brightly painted exterior. Inside is plenty of bench seating (amazing how often the warehouse tasting rooms don't offer enough place to park your can), the requisite taps and a reach-in refrigerator for the bottles.
The simplicity is what works for these places. The benches and close seating encourages conversation and beer community. Of course, you also have to serve tasty beer.
And Fremont does have tasty offerings, from bottles of barrel aged brew to taps like their intensely citrus-hoppy Interurban IPA. Beer prices are reasonable, especially the sampler deal that allows you to procure six tasters for six bucks.
To sum, Fremont Brewing is a basic, clean, accessible brewery that offers tasty beers at decent prices. Your dogs, outside grubbage and kids are welcome. My kind of place.
08-03-2011 17:24:05 |
More by Vanlingleipa
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Fremont is a sweet little neighborhood brewery that is kind enough to open their walls to the public on weekend nights.
The garden is cement - this is a production facility. There are are long communal tables supported by keg shells and some smaller tables as well.
Food is welcome, as our kids, dogs and just general fremont wackiness.
The tap selection is nice - all of the standards, the DIPA, imperial oatmeal stout, a rotating creative cask.
Growlers and bottles are available to-go as well, at very reasonable prices.
Probably not a place to make a Friday night out of but a cool quick stop for a pint or two and some provisions to take out into the world.
07-27-2011 01:10:43 |
More by dirtylou
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
A: The place is wharehouse/garage style opens up to the street. A good amounf of seating around. Atmosphere is good. There were only a handfull of people there on a early Friday afternoon but I can see how this place would be a great neighborhood spot and a busy ine at that.
Q: I believe all of Fremont beers are good.
S: The service here is good. You never have to wait or track down a beer. Someone is always behind the register ready to pour.
S: I believe there were 6 Fremont beerss. If you are lucky Big Brother will be on. They also have a cask which is always interesting.
V: I thought the $6 goblets of IIPA were a little hefty but not bad. However, the growlers are very reasonable. They have pre-filled growlers ready to go. They also have B-Bomb bottled and ready to go.
04-30-2011 14:54:15 |
More by barleywinefiend
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
An unpretentious working brewery with beer garden area. Long European style tables and benches.
The beer garden appears to be an afterthought where you are intruding into their workspace - which adds to the charm. They freely offer (for free) samples of their beers. That's nice. You don't have to buy a flight in order to taste their beers. They have growlers to go - no bottles except for very rare special releases.
Friendly staff - brewers - love to mingle and talk beer.
A very nice place to bring your sandwich you bought someplace else, buy a pint, and enjoy.
This place should quickly become a local favorite.
03-07-2011 01:46:45 |
More by NWer
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