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The Last Drop
$ - inexpensive
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8016 15th Ave. NE
phone: (206) 524-5060
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $
Finally had an opportunity to stop in here and check it out.
A: A large open space w/ cold boxes at the left and several shelves on the right. There's a lot of empty space in here. Several displays set up, but nothing incredibly inviting about the atmosphere.
S: I walked into the shop and there was no employee visible. Shortly, he came out of the back and was stocking the coolers. I grabbed a beer and he commented that he'd just got it in that day. We talked briefly and I ended up grabbing another beer he recommended.
S: Not a very large selection in comparison to most other places I've been, but there were a few standouts.
They also fill growlers; when I was in, a small blackboard behind the register listed what was on tap. Most fills were $12.
Prices on bottles were all lower than I'd seen elsewhere, as others have said, by as much as $1.
Will definitely stop in when I have the opportunity. I really wish they'd have a dedicated Twitter feed or website that is actually updated, especially regarding what's on tap.
12-22-2011 17:40:19 |
More by jpbebeau
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $
This is my go to bottle shop in the Seattle area. Great prices, most bottles are .50 cents or $1 cheaper than many other bottle shops in the area.
They have the best prices on HoTD, Cascade and Russian River offerings that I've seen. Supply is sometimes limited but they seem to get regular shipments.
Service is good but there's not always someone manning the front desk. I've been in there for 15 minutes browsing without seeing any employees (which can be a good thing if you are just window shopping).
They have growler fills at a good price but I've never filled one.
07-07-2011 20:57:00 |
More by buickbeast
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Located just north of the UW on the NE side, Last Drop is a fairly small beer store located right next to one of my favorite N. Seattle pizzaria's (the Lake City Pagliacci's). The place really doesn't look like much when you walk in. There's a modest size display of craft beer and imports to your right and a good size cold box on your left... and not much else.
In many ways the Last Drop reminds me of the K&L down in Palo Alto (without the killer wine selection of course). Like K&L, the selection here isn't the biggest, but the quality level of what's available is very impressive. I saw a nice selection of Lost Abbey, Silver City (been a long time since I've seen bottles of Whoop pass DIPA), and FireStone Walker stuff (though unfortunately they were out of the parabola - was told they got in 7 cases, which disappeared in a couple of days). The staff here were very knowledgeable and helpful, and it's apparent they're very much into good beer. They indicated that they recently had a vintage stone RIS event, as well as a meet the brewer event with firestone walker.
Prices were very reasonable I thought, especially for what was available here.
There's no doubt this is a great place and a solid addition to the beer scene in this part of NE Seattle (in the past I've had to drive up to Central Market if I wanted anything rare and/or unusual). I'll definitely be back.
05-30-2011 15:09:09 |
More by johnmichaelsen
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $
This is a must stop. Great prices, great selection, great service. Their motto is to keep prices as low as possible and they mean it. Anyone can carry the usual craft beer selections but they also get their share of the limited release beers and they keep those prices low as well even though they wouldn't have to.
My most recent snag is Firestone Walker Parabola. Others were PtE, the Bruery Trade Winds Tripel. They also have a good steady supply of Moylan's. Also, rotating taps and growler fills.
You are missing out if you haven't checked them out yet.
edit: Been thinking - the ultimate test of a beer store is how often I go in and actually buy something or just look around and leave without buying.
Some stores I look around and leave. That doesn't happen here. Just the opposite. I have to control my spending to keep it from getting out of hand when I go here.
05-25-2011 12:54:11 |
More by NWer
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $
What a great find this shop is. Good selection and great prices for the most part. I have found that while they seem to have the best if not close to the best prices on most bottles in the shop there will be the occasional bottle that is oddly priced way out of line from everything else. They do a tastings on Tuesday nights of a different styles of beer 2$ each time I've gone but if you spend 15$ in the shop they waive that. The shop had a lot of empty floor space the first time I went in but its slowly been filling up more and the guys there told me the plan is to add some more coolers in time. Highly recommended!
05-09-2011 06:42:37 |
More by csachter
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
I stopped in on 4/16/2011 to find a fine selection, outstanding customer service, and camaraderie with some of the patrons. They have some nice rare PNW treats as well as other West Coast goodies. The few taps that they were offering were also quite nice. Be sure to ask what they are hiding in the back, as they had some extra specialness that wouldn't fit in my already stuffed luggage. I am glad to meet such generous and friendly folks. I will return when next I am in Seattle and I recommend that you do the same.
04-18-2011 22:54:09 |
More by eyeenjoybeer
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Well a couple of months ago a great neighborhood bottle store suddenly appeared in my 'hood. With a solid selection and a few bargains thrown in, and fairly reasonable prices. They had Firestone Double Jack for 6.99, and some other tasty things. Kevin's the M-F guy, and he gets a bit lonely, Stop and see him. Good taps for growlers, and glassware too! Definitely stocked by someone who enjoys fine beers. this added to Cooper's Alehouse is making our commercial district worth visiting.
I live 3 blocks away, and I'm thrilled about a place I can walk to!
03-18-2011 00:10:10 |
More by bweinst
The Last Drop in Seattle, WA