Pike Pub & Brewery
Active Beers: 27
Beer Ratings: 2,472
Beer Avg: 3.64
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3.86/5 rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Located in the touristy Pike Place market, this is a great place to seperate yourself from the wife and kids and grab a beer while they wander through all the craft booths and marvel at the salmon tossing.
Place is big and takes a few minutes to get your bearings. Walls are covered with beer memorabilia, much of which pays homage to Seattle's beer past. Very festive fun atmosphere, the crowd was a mix of thirsty tourists and young local urbanites. Had a sampler flight and I found the offerings good but not great.
08-06-2011 15:53:14 | More by coldriver
3.8/5 rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped by the Pike the other night for the first time, and had a really great time.
The whole place is absolutely decked out in beer memorabilia; it reminded me of someone's granddad's basement man-cave. We were there on a Friday night, so the place was fairly busy and had a great, convivial atmosphere.
As always, the beer was great. In the bar there is no table service; you have to go up and order your food and drinks and then take them back to your table (though they will deliver the food once it is prepared). Food and beer prices are what I expect to pay in the middle of the city
I was impressed by their food and drinks menu: almost all the food, wine and booze are Pacific Northwest-produced, and they have several guest taps for beer. In addition to their taps, they have a decent selection of bottles from Germany and Belgium, including a very decent selection of Trappist beers.
Overall, I look forward to going back.
07-10-2011 15:46:58 | More by flagmantho
3.48/5 rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Located in the middle of the most touristy Seattle area, which can be a drawback for some. Couldn't get over the size of this place, it's huge. The beers were pretty good, nothing I had was outstanding. There is tons of beer-decorum upon the walls everywhere, and brewery equipment behind the bar's glass wall.
The beers were reasonably priced, but could not get over how much the merchandise was ($75+ for a sweatshirt and a t-shirt).
Was surprised to read that Pike is a steam brewery and also liked that it was a husband and wife owner.
07-08-2011 13:54:00 | More by reymic
3.75/5 rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Right in the middle of Pike Place market. So there will be tourist. But this place does not try and overprice for them. Beers are reasonable, with their own micros as well as guest brews as well. Their own micros are ok, I had three different ones and found them to be good but nothing great. The food was standard pub, burgers etc, some good local fish, better then average pub fare. Service was ok, not really friendly, but not rude either. Nice selection of bombers and sixpacks to go. As well as a nice glass selection to buy as well. Overall an average brewpub, a good choice in a touristy spot in Seattle.
05-09-2011 00:05:28 | More by Liverpool08
3.5/5 rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
A pretty decent place in downtown Seattle. Bright and cheery atmosphere, with tons of crazy crap on the walls, I guess to appeal to tourists. Seems to also cater to a college kid crowd, and can get pretty noisy at times. TVs for sports, tables for families, etc. A fairly decent selection of microbrews available on tap, with good variety. Food menu consisted mainly of comfort foods, but still tasty and decently priced. Our bartender was friendly, attentive, and outgoing. Definitely worth stopping in if you're in the area, but perhaps not worth going out of your way for.
05-03-2011 04:47:44 | More by Rifugium
3.83/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Pike is located in the bustling, very touristy area at the heart of Seattle's downtown, right next to the public market and just across the street from the art gallery. Normally that's a bad sign, right? When things get too touristy the prices get too high and the quality starts to wane--why bother to make a good product when the customers almost literally fall into your bar?
Well, Pike's not exactly world class, but they do a damn good job of not slacking off. The vibe is polished--as interesting as it can be without being potentially offensive or offputting. There's lot of shiny acrylic black, clean brown bricks, and dark neon reds. Also lots of nice brewania pieces (probably the biggest collection I've seen outside of Potosi).
The place is big and busy but there are three (!) separate bars, to accommodate even the largest crowd. About a dozen house taps and then a halfdozen guest taps. All the house beers were reasonably priced but the guest beers were a little expensive. They had a really great take-home selection with bombers as well as growlers and you could have them ship anything you didn't feel like flying home with.
The food was standard Northwest pub fare--lots of fried stuff, lots of fish, and you could also get pizza. I really don't remember too much about it so it must have been pretty medium.
Really I don't got too much to say other than this place is better than you'd expect. It ain't worth traveling for, but it's a hell of a lot of fun and if you're in downtown Seattle you should probably stop by.
10-12-2010 18:29:43 | More by mynie
3.8/5 rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
Visited Pikes while coming back from my honeymoon. Decent, clean atmosphere but with a bit of a tourist trap feel (t-shirt, buttons, and other crap for sale). The fully open brewery system was a nice touch.
I might have been there on an off day but the service wasn't good. Wouldn't be a big deal but we were 2 of about 12 people in the restaurant. Ever get that feeling that you walked into a place just after a shit-storm hit??? Yea, that was the vibe...
Beer selection and quality was really good. I had the sampler which that day included: Naughty Nellie's Ale, Pike's Golden Ale, Heirloom Amber Ale, Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale, Pike Tandem, and the Street Stout. All were solid brews and was a nice way to be introduced to a brewing company. Capped off my time there with a Monk's Uncle Tripel which put me well on my way for the evening.
08-16-2010 22:18:10 | More by ThreeDimesDown
3.88/5 rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
A nice brewpub for being in the middle of a very touristy part of Seattle. Standard beers had nothing wrong with them, just not th best I have ever had. I had a tripel, there were no off-flavors but it was obviously a mediocre brewpub offering. Food was good, reasonably priced for the area. The atmosphere felt a little to corporate and contrived to make it an ideal brewpub, it was in the basement of an office building and shopping complex. I would like to explore more in the area, I am sure there are better places in Seattle.
08-14-2010 04:36:38 | More by TastyTaste
4.23/5 rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25 | $$
This is a great place.
The place itself is interesting and attractively designed, a bit different from the normal place, modernistic and pseudo-industrial in some ways, with old-fashioned/traditional elements in others and plenty of decor harkening back to Seattle's past. The layout is varied and interesting, comfortable even though often extremely busy.
Beer quality is on the whole excellent, especially with respect to reasonably sessionable beers of 4.5-6.5 %, with a good range of beers on tap although fewer than many other places.
Service is very good in our experience, friendly and efficient. It is even very good when the place is extremely busy, which seems to be often. In fact, it seems to be one of those places where the service is better the more busy it is.
Food is really good, with some variety. The best part of the food is the pairing of certain dishes with certain beers, especially those dishes made with the particular beers as they go really well together and very nicely complement unusually well. One example is the Kilt Lifter wee heavy, not that great with most foods, but pairing wonderfully with the macaroni & cheese that's made with it.
08-09-2010 21:38:21 | More by Offa
4.15/5 rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Really enjoyed my visit to The Pike.
Situated right inside Pike Place Market makes it a great location for a brewpub. The atmosphere when I went for lunch was laid back and much more quiet than the hassle at the Market.
The beer lineup was impressive. I appreciated the amount and wide range of beers on tap. I tried a taster tray and was impressed with quite a number of their beers. Drank their IPA which is listed in Protz's 300 Beers to Try Before You Die and loved it. Pike's IPA is a traditional American IPA so it's not as aggressive as the current connotations but was very tasty. I also had the Monk's Uncle and found it a very unique Tripel. It struck me as having a unique flavor profile to it.
The food was great. I especially enjoyed the beer float which my girlfriend and I shared. It had chocolate ice cream inside a stout. Very yummy!
The service was above average and the waiter was able to answer some questions about the beer. Their beer menu is laid out very well so it was easy to pick beers that you would enjoy drinking.
I'm good we stopped here after shopping at the various market areas. Definitely worth a visit if you are nearby.
07-28-2010 20:02:47 | More by clarkm04
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Pike Pub & Brewery in Seattle, WA
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