Pubs on 2 Bus Line
One of Seattle's newest breweries and taprooms, opened and run by former Elysian brewer Steve Luke. Interesting and well-made range of ales and, yes, a pretty good Pilsner lager too.
Huge cavernous beer hall, plenty to eat and drink here, and this is where it all started for Elysian, which now has four eating and drinking venues and a production-only brewery, all within Seattle city limits. Wide-ranging assortment of beers, consistently one of the city's top-tier breweries.
McMenamins chain pubs are widely distributed in Oregon and Washington; this is the Lower Queen Anne McMenamins local. No surprises for those familiar with McMenamins pubs: plenty of house brews, straight-up pub food.
Originally on 1st Avenue, near Pike Place Market and a short walk away from the excellent Clouburst Brewing taproom, now relocated to a larger space with excellent views of Elliott Bay and Puget Sound. Super popular with everyone, locals and tourists alike, with wide range of house beers. Beers can be packaged in crowlers to take away, too.
Huge beer-hall of a brewpub with unusual naming that eschews style conventions for the house beers (inviting drinkers to guess the style instead), lots of seating, food trucks, and the most interesting restroom setup in town. That latter feature is one of the things most mentioned here.
Good-quality gastropub in Capitol Hill area with very good beer selection and cocktails.
Good range of tap beers, casual L-shaped room with roomy bar (there's liquor and wine too), and delicious Asian (Vietnamese, Thai) food. Winning!
Formerly Von Trapp's. A Seattle variation on the German beer hall theme, which means German eats, a mix of German and local craft beers, and bocce ball courts.
Newer gastropub in Belltown. Smaller beer selection than some, but well-chosen.
Big but not too big, and a neighborhood watering hole that doubles as a concept ready to be duplicated elsewhere: not a surprise, given that this comes from the same people who gave the region its two Taphouse Grill 160-tap restaurants. STOUT dials it back to 20 drafts, lots of bottled beers, and a straight-up pub food menu. Worth a stop on a Capitol Hill pub crawl.
Good-sized Irish-themed bar and restaurant on busy Mercer Street in Lower Queen Anne. It looks like it's been there for years. That's because it has: more than three decades, making it one that's stood the test of time. Note: hours are bar times; kitchen closes earlier.
A downtown Seattle destination pub and brewery since 1989. Big, rambling, spacious, a showplace for Pike Brewing's range of beers.
Old-school Seattle original, classic old-school tavern near Pike Place market features good pub food and local beers on tap.