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Elysian Brewing Company
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$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1221 E Pike St
phone: (206) 860-1920
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 61 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Fairly average experience here, but that's not a bad thing! Enjoyed some good beers and some good food, in a nice open atmosphere with fine service. Had a sampler as usual, with a pint of my favorite of theirs, the Perseus Porter. The sampler was a bit lackluster, but the Perseus was great as usual. The burger was average and didn't stand out. Overall this is a fine place to go for a meal and a pint or three, but there definitely exist plenty of better brewery restaurants. give it a try if you're in the area, but don't go out of your way.
04-25-2011 15:44:37 |
More by greenmonstah
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I ended my weeklong trip to Seattle at Elysian brewing. I knew I was going to like the place when even before I reached the door I was greeted by the smell of boiling wort, a scent I have grown to love since I started homebrewing. The whole pub wreaked of it, and this is definitely not a bad thing. Otherwise, the atmosphere was a pleasant, well lit affair. I drank the Immortal IPA, The Wise ESB, and the Dragonstooth Stout. The IPA wasn't the greatest, but it was acceptable. The ESB and the Stout were terrific. The bartender was friendly and prompt in his service, and he seemed liked a funny dude.
The highlight of my visit was definitely the food. I had the lamb burger, with a yellow curry and tomato sauce. The best food I had on the whole trip, worth the visit alone.
I really enjoyed this pub, if I lived in Seattle I am sure it would be a frequent haunt of mine. Highly recommended
03-31-2011 00:20:43 |
More by BeastofWotan
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
i love elysian's beer, and it is a cool place to hang out in, but so many times ive been there the wait staff have been bastards. some of the rudest wait staff in all of seattle! even all of capitol hill, which is impressive, being that capitol hill is notorious for having really shitty rude service... but it's worth dealing with at least once so you can get a fresh tasty homemade pint. they also have a good belgium, and guest beer selection. also in the fall it's fun to do their pumpkin beer fest. if only they have nice people working for them...
03-09-2011 19:59:32 |
More by aaron12
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Took a big trip to Seattle and this was one of the places we went. We just had a few beers on a surprisingly busy week night. Place was loud, packed, and social, but very comfortable with plenty of tables. Bar area was to our right while we sat in the dining room area that faced Pike Street. Noticed there was around a dozen beers on top. Service was excellent. Our waitress was extremely attentive even during the very busy late night. Received our drinks promptly. Remember the Night Owl Pumpkin Ale the most. The prices definitely seemed reasonable especially for the neighborhood which seemed pretty trendy and hip. Overall, really great pad.
12-10-2010 01:32:07 |
More by fitzy84
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
This was my final stop on my recent beer bar crawl on my trip to Seattle. Elysian is located a little bit outside of the downtown corporate neighborhood where my hotel was located and up on a hill. It seemed like a younger crowd resides in this neighborhood and it kind of had a funky vibe to it which I kind of liked. Reminded me a little bit of Decatur street area in New Orleans.
We found Elysian without much trouble. Its a black wooden converted warehouse type building with the bar just slightly to your left as you walk in. We opted to sit in a booth that was immediately to the left looking out onto the street immediately after you walk in.
When you read the beer menu here, you know these guys are serious about their beers. Some of the detail that is described on the menu like the collaboration between the guys from New Belgium that came and met with Elysian's brewers and then they went to some farm in Yakima for wet hops which were liberally added to this ale I was having illustrate just how passionate they are here. The beers were all very solid and good examples of their respective styles. The collaboration one in particular seemed so fresh.
It seems that they rotate their special offerings fairly regularly , so you might want to call and/or peruse their website for exactly whats going on right now.
We ordered some curry schnitzel plate that was way better than I expected it tobe and it was quite inexpensive. Especially compared with the more downtown area where we had been earlier. The beers were pretty reasonably priced as well and they do offer bomber bottles to go.
The servers were good and pretty friendly as well. This is a real nice brewpub that I hope I get the pleasure of visiting again soon. It would almost take 2 or 3 trips here to really get a feel for all the beers tyhey offer and to see which ones are your favorite. I got a bomber of the Men's room and the Jasmine IPA to go. I had the Men's room later that night and it seemed to be just great in the bottle as well.
10-19-2010 14:33:40 |
More by rousee
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
I've been to Elysians Cap Hill location several times over the years and recently made another visit. The atmosphere is decent, but semi-confused. There's a basic bar feel combined with a semi-industrial look. The quality of the beers is generally very good and they most always have something new and different on tap.
The food is decently done bar food and service is always at least good, sometimes great. Elysian, given it's location in hipster central of Seattle, only sometimes falls prey to the snobbish attitude usually found in those areas. The prices are a bit high, but you are in a major city, so the prices aren't out of line. Overall, this Elysian location is probably a must hit if you're visiting Seattle. Those of us that live in the area can enjoy it any time.
05-26-2010 01:48:37 |
More by beertunes
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$$
I was recently visiting friends in Seattle and came across this brewery. It was a Monday at around 1230p so it was very empty. My waitress was GREAT. She was new so didn't know much about specific brews, but was helpful in looking into questions I had. There was a decent selection, however I was unable to try a few that I wanted as they cleaned the lines on Mondays (after busy weekends?). A few of the brewers went on lunch around the time I was there (and ate in the dining room) but didn't seem to interested in small talk. We did eat and the menu had bar food but a little nicer and the serving size was great for the price. I wasn't happy with the carry out selection as 2 that I wanted were gone and the price difference for the styles was insane. I also collect pint glasses and until my great waitress went and spoke to the head brewer they didn't have any for sale??? (She got me one before I left). I imagine on a Friday or Saturday night this place would be hopping. The brews I did have (will be reviewing at a later time) were solid, the service was great, the prices a little higher than I like, but the portions were worth it. I would go back for a later dinner next time in town. Definitely check it out!
05-13-2010 01:47:57 |
More by WJVII
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I visited Elysian Brewing today - 3/22/2010.
This place is located in a pretty cool Seattle neighborhood. Easy street parking nearby and a great city vibe.
The brewpub is located in what looks like an old industrial building. Upon entering, the bar is on the left and the dining tables are on the right. The brewhouse is in an enclosed room in the back. Lots of bare wood, beer signs and banners, and huge windows add to the vibe.
The beers were all of high quality and showed some real artistry. There was about 15 beers on tap when I visited. 5-6 "regulars" and 9 specialty/seasonal offerings. The standouts were XOXO Chocolate Chile Stout, Red Queen Saison, and Koh-I-Noor porter. Everything was well mnade and delicious though. The bottle selection was small but also of high quality.
The food was reaqlly good. We had some serious "foody" offerings that were well portioned and tasty. The yellow curry rice was really great, as was the shepherds pie.
All in all this is a great place that I would be glad to have near my home (unfortunately I live across the country). Highly recommended!
03-23-2010 01:58:31 |
More by spointon
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Walked to the Capital Hill location. I really like the look of the place and the atmosphere. Noticed a lot of people sitting at the bar having a beer reading. Seems like a really comfortable place. The beer was good but different. Let me explain. Had the sampler. Good offerings. It seems that they are really trying to experiment. Had the Trip V. It was great. Notes of chocolate, cherry, and belgian sugars. Also had a chilie stout that left me wondering... Why? I will go back. I really liked the place. It has character. I would recommend this place when in Seattle.
03-04-2010 16:17:00 |
More by jyeast101
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Walked up to the Capital Hill location fro downtown on a beautiful January evening.
Nondescript storefront look. Enter in to a nice brewpub feel - people seemed comfortable and happy. The bar was empty - grabbed a stool and sat down. The bartender greeted me with a smile and asked if I had been there before - didn't recognize me. I told him I was in from Chicago and he told me I was there at the right time - Belgian Beer week. I selected a sampler heavy on the Belgians....he brought me an extra and the IPA which he said I had to try. How cool is that?!
Beers were of good quality - most were just about average for belgian styles - a couple below average - but a couple beers stood out. The Bye-Bye Frost - a kicked up version of BiFrost strong ale was incredible - a real treat. I enjoyed the lighter belgians (table beer for example) over the trippel.
Tried some fries - decent enough.
A nice way to spend an evening
02-06-2010 04:41:38 |
More by sweethome
Elysian Brewing Company in Seattle, WA
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