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Taps: 22 / Bottles: 36
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
2253 N 56th St
phone: (206) 279-2437
Reviews by beertunes:
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$$
Stopped in during a recent visit to Seattle. Nice room, good aesthetics, nothing special but much nicer than most beer-centric spots. The quality of the tap list was very good. Most of the beers were a reasonable +/- $5 a pint, but some some were $8+ for smaller pours, nothing that was tap during my visit struck me as an eight dollar beer.
The service was typical, perhaps slightly on the uninterested hipster side of the spectrum, but also had no major flaws. We were at at table and I noticed that a couple of bar customers had to wait to be served while the bartender was outside smoking. Cancer 1 - beer 0.
The selection on the food menu was nicely varied, but certainly on the pricy end of the scale, very much "downtown" prices vs. "neighborhood" prices. The waffle on my chicken and waffle plate was served cold, clearly in need of the hot gravy that came with it. The fried chicken breast strips that came with it were good not great. This was not a $15 dollar plate.
Overall, a nice enough place. I wouldn't go out of my way to go there again, but I would go back if I were in that neighborhood. I might hit up Dick's for burgers before though.
12-12-2012 03:08:54 |
More by beertunes
More User Reviews:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25 | $$
No bottles, only canned beer and taps (and a good list of Taquila). Good rotation on taps. Friendly and helpful service. Open for breakfast, really good scrambles. Good addition to the neighborhood, not as busy or hectic as Brouwers, but along the same lines.
05-30-2013 17:48:51 |
More by Smurf2055
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
New spot - Tangletown, just across the corner from Elysian - quaint neighborhood, not too far up the hill from my home in Ballard
With a name like the Publican, one can't help but have fond memories of the food-porn shack in Chicago of the same name.
Interior stays true to the dark/industrial nature of brouwers but allows for natural light. Definitely has more of a restaurant vibe, while brouwers has food most people seem to drink their meals there.
They serve brunch all day/night. I went for the brisket hash, which is a perfect start to any day - brisket, roasted root vegetables, anaheim and poblano pepper, and 3 organic eggs (cooked in duck/bacon fat). The rest of the menu looked very appealing too with fried chicken and waffles and few high-end burgers amongst many other things.
tap list was quality - chose a great divide espresso yeti to go with breakfast, but had to turn down IPA's from Fremont, Walking Man and Big Time along the way. the "bottle list" is really a list of cans with a handful of bottles mixed in for good measure. Bourbon, scotch and tequila menus are pretty vast as well.
service was fine - still some kinks, but our experience was painless and quick.
I'll be coming back.
01-22-2012 01:18:02 |
More by dirtylou
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
A: Walked in at lunch on a Saturday and there were perhaps a dozen people here. Black painted cement floors, nice beautiful old bar and darkish wood. Very much like an old time English pub feel with a slightly modern twist.
Q: I had a Delerium Noel which was good as usual. No complaints. Food was quality as well. Place was clean, nice and a quality establishment
S: Well, it took a while before anyone actually came to our table, once the service was there it took nearly 20 minutes before our frites hit the table. Again, slow day, only frites were ordered. However, the staff was nice. I give them benefit of the doubt because they have been open 3 weeks and are still working the kinks out
S: A good selection w/ Old Ruffian, Espresso Yeti, Fremont Publican, Delerium Noel and other NW beers. Not a bad selection but nothing to exciting either
F: Expensive but good!
01-22-2012 00:55:00 |
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