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Chuck's 85th St. Market
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$$$ - a bit pricey
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656 NW 85th St
phone: (206) 297-6212
(Place added by: chuckshin on 11-20-2010)
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Reviews by csachter:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I heard about this place in a conversation on the forums here in BA and decided I had to check it out that night. Well...I was blown away by the selection they had, as other reviews have stated it's a strong selection of NW beers but has plenty more to choose from as well.
The owner was enthusiastic about helping the customers and talking about beer. Every time I go in he's sure to tell me about upcoming tastings or something new they've gotten in the store. They're also adding a taproom soon with growler fills so it sounds like its only going to get better.
This is definitely becoming one of my regular beers stops in Seattle. Great place!
05-09-2011 06:29:00 |
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11-12-2013 23:11:43 |
More by bumchilly25
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I love Chucks. Great selection, helpful and genuine staff, and what beats having a great new beer whilst perusing the 1000+ refrigerated bottles? Glad this is a few blocks from my house.
My kids love this place. They have Full Tilt ice cream and good food trucks. Sure it's crowded most evenings but that's part of the neighborhood charm that makes this place such a great new add to the area.
Cheers to you Chuck!
11-12-2013 08:17:28 |
More by seasondek
10-24-2013 16:20:16 |
More by bram325
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Easily my favorite bottle shop in Seattle. Every time I stop by, I spend about 20 minutes trying to pick out a handful of new beers, but it can be very difficult due to the fact that they have approximately 1000 bottles for sale. Plus, all this beer is stored in coolers, which is how I'd prefer the beer to be stored, versus room temperature at other similar locations. If you also feel like having a drink while you explore, they have about 38 rotating guest taps available to drink in house or fill up a growler/half growler to take home. My only real issue when I visit is the lack of physical space available to move in. But this is a minor inconvenience to accommodate the large amount of beer available.
The staff is very friendly and do their best to keep up with the large amount of people that are often stopping by after work and on the weekends. They do have a small grill behind the counter for some basic food options, but they also invite a different local food truck to park in their lot every day to provide some favorites if you're looking to get a meal while you're there.
10-06-2013 16:43:46 |
More by Zach122
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2 | $$$
Probably my favorite bottle shop in the Seattle area. Prices are pretty standard, the selection is as good as any you will find, plus he’s got a bunch of rotating taps with local stuff and other goodies. Chuck and his staff always seem very knowledgeable and helpful. They are nice guys to just have a conversation with. You can tell he loves his job. Makes a damn fine IPA brat too. It could pass as a corner convenience store, but make no mistake, this is a great place to hit up.
It has certainly changed a lot since my first review. There are now 38 taps, great selection, over 1000 bottles of beer, but now it is a full blown bar. Crazy busy at night, but the staff is still very friendly and helpful once they get to you. Prices are a bit more expensive for bottles, but great deals for tap beer.
05-30-2013 18:18:02 |
More by Smurf2055
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Before Chuck's Hop Shop came into existence, there used to be a mini mart in that building. You know, those marts that sold beer to anyone who could see above the counter. Now that I'm 21 I feel that Chuck's is a blessing for the entire neighborhood. Whenever I walk in the doors I feel like an adolescent teenager walking into a porn convention, getting a beer boner on the spot. Hefeweizens. Brown Ales. IPAs. Reds. Double Reds. Pale Ales. Pullman-water. Kegs. Imports. Exports. Beer accessories for days. You name it, Chuck's has it! They rotate around 50 kegs, and the friendly service always lets you taste as many as you like (before you get tipsy). I recommend Chuck's Hop Shop to anybody who is having trouble finding their perfect beer or just wants to hang out with some friends (dogs are good to go inside as well). By far and away the most impressive beer store in Seattle, Chuck's Hop Shop!
02-26-2013 18:58:25 |
More by BoFoSho
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
A: Misleading. Do not judge a book by its cover. The place is your would be market but once you enter and walk to the back you're in for a treat. Nearly 1,000 beers; rare stuff, vintage stuff and solid standards. They have some tables and chairs at the back by the coolers. Drink beer and shop. Plus they have a few stools and a makseshift bar. A good vibe here. but it quickly becomes cramped, overcrowded and borderline uncomfortable
Q: Only quality beer, 99% of the beer was properly stored in coolers.
S: All of the guys were extremely helpful, knew the beer and enjoyed what they were doing. They had no problems entertaining questions and providing recommendations
S: Everything from Midnight Sun, Cascade, HoTD and beyond bottlewise. They have 30+ solid handles for growlers to go or to drink while you shop. I mean solid taps! Fremont Sister IIPA and Sound Humulo Nimbus for example.
F: No food but it is a market so grab something off the shelf.
Perhaps the best kept secret in Seattle. Something about this place intrigued me. This is exactly what I desire in a beer store.
02-24-2013 12:56:23 |
More by barleywinefiend
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Chuck's is the best beer store in Seattle. Bottleworks is over priced and the employees are the epitome of beer snobs (rude). 99 Bottles is the same.
32 taps that always change? You just don't see that at any other beer store. It's awesome. The parking isnt great, but there is some in the street behind the store. Rotating food truck is an awesome idea. Other than the disconnected back room in the store, I felt it had good atmosphere. I went on a Tuesday night and it was pretty crowded. Regardless, I asked an employee some help finding something and he promptly walked back and helped me.
It is pretty reasonable and they had my girlfriend's favorite Ace Pear Cider! We haven't been able to find a store in Seattle that had it.
Great experience and I will be making this my local beer shop!
02-24-2013 02:13:59 |
More by danieltweten
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
I stopped in at Chuck's Hop Shop for the first time today to see what all the fuss is about. It was a damn fine little bottle shop; perhaps not the best in Seattle but quite good.
The selection is largely similar to other good bottle shops in the area, and very nearly everything was properly displayed in refrigerator cases. I was surprised and happy to see a lot of offerings from Cascade as well as from Alesmith, the latter of which I don't think I've seen before in Washington.
Atmosphere is great, with seating in the middle for drinking and socialization. There's a small corking fee, which I think is pretty acceptable. Prices in general are a little bit high, but not out-of-order.
Chuck happened to be there and offered his help. Seems like a nice enough guy, and it's great to see the owner mingling with the customers. Chuck's has an ice cream counter and a selection of Kwik-E-Mart type snacks, if you want to call that food. But hey, this is a bottle shop, not a pub.
I will absolutely be back to Chuck's, and probably soon. A great little place.
08-25-2012 21:09:58 |
More by flagmantho
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