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Pike Pub & Brewery
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$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1415 First Ave.
phone: (206) 622-6044
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Really cool beer 'memorabilia' if you will. While the location may turn some off, because of its popularity or tourist aura, its nonethelesss pretty cool that a brewery of this caliber is in the Pike Market.
The service was outstanding and knowledgeable. Damn if that Old Bawdy ain't the greatest barleywine I've ever had. I mean, that v. Bigfoot on tap whooo. And drinking it at that beautiful back bar? I was close to giving a 5.0 on the atmosphere. Selection is good as well, couldn't get the DIPA, but the ipa, the stout, the barleywine, that is about just right for a visit. Wish the gift shop stuff was a little more reasonably priced, I mean, there is the advertising component of having peope wear your stuff you know. That is my only complaint. All around, very enjoyable, always check it out when I'm in Seattle, or WA in general.
04-03-2010 06:57:14 |
More by Beerandraiderfan
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
I visited this place on 3/23/2010.
This brewpub is located in a retail building right next to Pike Place Market. It is creatively wedged into the building, with the brewhouse being totally open for viewing (the brewer has to run up and down a spiral staircase to reach the mash tun).
The beer selection was pretty large (12-15 Pike beers plus a couple guest taps), and all of the beers were well made. Only a couple really stood out though. The XXX Stout and the Belgian dubbel were very good. I was also really impressed that they had a "dry Belgian wit" on cask, that was very tasty.
The food was sort of expensive but it was also very good. We had a 10" pizza and some wings and they were great.
Service was friendly and the bartender seemed to know his stuff. All in all a nice place that's well worth visiting if you are in the area.
03-24-2010 17:16:26 |
More by spointon
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
I used to go here every weekend but I didnt like it. Does that make sense? Its in a nice spot by the marketust to much for me to relax. I have never been impressed by the beer. XXX Stout and IPA are good but I never have been impressed with anything else. The food has always been decent and the service has never been good in my opinion. I thought it was pricey for what you got, I guess you can do that considering the location. It is an ok place.
3/6/2010- Back after a lengthy break. 3 years and nothing has changed, other than having to get a code to get nto the bathroom now. I do understand with all of the traffic in and out. I have waited in line here and I am glad to see that change. Still super busy, beer has upped a bit in quality, I really liked the IIPA and left with a growler of Tandem. Selection is now better and more competetitive. Service is still the same, prices I believe edged up a tad but not to bad.
03-07-2010 21:05:13 |
More by barleywinefiend
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Really liked this place. It was crazy busy, but the wife and I were able to find a spot at the bar to try/ have a few beers and watch some of the winter olympics on the TV. Had the tandem ale, a wheat offering, and a cask ale. Server was knowlegable, but young and inattentive to her customers. I was amazed at all of the brewetania on the walls throughout the place. Quality was good. Great atmosphere. Good beer. so-so service. Very convieneant location downtown, close if not connected to Pike Street Market. Would like to go back to this place when it wasn't so busy.
03-07-2010 05:13:54 |
More by jyeast101
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
The Pike Pub and Brewery is a big place in the heart of downtown Seattle. I went there with a couple buddies to drink some good beer and watch the game after a 3 day camping bender in the Idaho wilderness (with nothing but keystone and Ranier beer). So the fresh selection of micro-brew was refreshing.
It's a solid place to go watch the game and eat. The brewery itself isn't anything to rave about, but the selection is very good. Anything in Seattle is pricey, and this was no exception. I was lucky to know someone who worked there, so the prices I paid were discounted. It's typically quite busy, so get yourself a spot and cling to it. The food and beer menu is none too shabby.
The place offers a lot of merchandise to buy, including single beers and growlers of your favorite Pike beer. The beer itself isn't world class, but it's worth a try.
02-15-2010 01:16:35 |
More by climax
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I stopped into The Pike again today for lunch and a beer. Once again it did not disappoint. The bartender was prompt and immediately told me what was not on the menu. Today's treat was the XXXX Stout on cask dry-hopped with Saaz hops. It was excellent. The IPA was tasty but seemed to lack the big hop aroma I was hoping for. With no Double IPA available on draft, I finished up with the Tandem--very nice and drinkable Belgian-style dubbel. The ruben was delicious and the only disappointment was they had no Double IPA on draft and no tours today. If you are in Seattle near Pike Place market, make this a priority.
12-13-2009 00:52:10 |
More by TreeTopFlyer
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Pike is one of the places that I really like to visit when I find myself downtown and looking for a place where I can get really good food and beer to go with it. They have a pretty solid line up (the XXX Stout is a personal favorite) and truly tasty food for reasonable prices. One thing in particular that I like is that they support so many local businesses when it comes to ingredients which means lots of fresh seafood. There's usually at least one seasonal offering that I'll be interested in trying but if not there's always their stout and IPA. The atmosphere is comfortable and has lots of cool vintage beer stuff all over. The service has always been at least decent but I've never really been wowed, which is fine, I'm there for beer and food. The Finkel's are a huge part of seattle's beer history too so it's nice to support them.
11-17-2009 03:55:05 |
More by SRossman
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2 | $$
Visited Pike Pub and Brewery for lunch after a quick Beerfly search while in Seattle for a day. Pike Pub and Brewery is a wonderful place and I could have sat there all day! The decor seems to remind me of a Belgian Beer bar, complete with the old style serving trays from breweries around the world.
I visited on a Friday at about 11am and there was already a small line building up, however I just went directly to the bar. Scott the bartender was very friendly, helpful, and quick to answer any question I had. The beers I had (Tandem and Monk's Uncle) were very tasty and at $5.00 a pint, well worth every penny I spent!
I really hate to say anything negative about this place as it is one of my new favorite places to visit, and I will be back, however the food was not so good. I had the Halibut fish and chips. The fish was okay, however the chips tasted like they were severly freezer burnt.
Minus my small exposure to the food, this place will be a new favorite spot. If you are one of those people who hates the touristy places, you may be turned off at first. However, don't judge a book by it's cover! Very intimate service by the staff, you feel at home, and the atmosphere makes you feel at home!
Growlers are available for purchase, and I think the initial purchase is $12.00 and $11.00 for refills. They also have clothing, glassware, and other souvenirs.
11-07-2009 19:52:34 |
More by tph767
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Stopped in here on 13 Sep 2009 for a drink during lunch. A bit touristy, but it's in the Pike Market, so to be expected. The thing that struck me the most about the bar is the amazing collection of breweriana. Trays, adverts, etc of all types and vintages line the walls throughout the bar. Almost all the beers we tried on tap were available in bottles except for the double IPA, $5 per pint. Too bad we missed happy hour when they are $3.50. Also had a cheese plate, $10 for four different cheeses, maybe 3 oz cheese total. Thought that was a bit pricey. Server was decent but did not know much about the beer she was serving.
The market is worth seeing, so might as well stop in here to have a beer.
09-23-2009 03:58:59 |
More by htomsirveaux
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
Pike often gets overlooked in the regional beer scene because of the touristy nature of the market. Pike makes damn tasty brews and because we can get them at most any mini-mart or grocery store we sometimes skip right past them.
The market location is a fine spot. There is brewing equipment visible, and there is a ton more downstairs, and a lot of breweriana on display. Pikes food is tasty but not outstanding. The same can be said for the service, I've always had competent, professional servers but given the nature of the beast they don't generally have the chance to spend quality time with you.
The place is usually very busy days during the summer tourist season, but if you swing by at night, after the market is closed for the day, the place is more relaxed and a better example of PNW brewpub life. If you're visiting, Pike is a must hit. Those of us that live here, maybe we should visit more often.
09-12-2009 19:34:02 |
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