Pubs on 40 Bus Line
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Part of the Ballard Brewery District, short walk from Hale's, simple taproom with house beers on tap. Food can be brought in, and Bourbon and Bones is close by and recommended.
Long overdue in Seattle, this cavernous neighborhood alehouse features only Washington beers and ciders on its taps. The bottle selection in the coolers is a little more wide-ranging. But when you're in a state with 350 breweries, why not feature them on tap?
Big northwest-style beer hall, lots on tap, good pub eats. Parking's a pain here, but there's also good public transport access.
Huge, cavernous space with long bar and lots of different beers (64 taps, 300 bottles) and liquor too, as well as plenty of food, including big platters of pommes frites to soak up the beer. Regular festivals featuring barley wines, IPAs, stouts, sours, and barrel-aged beers.
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.
Popular beer-hall-style taproom plus outdoor beer garden. Line up at the bar for fresh Fremont Brewing standards plus special seasonal offerings and one-offs. New tasting room opening in mid September which will increase the taps to over 20.
The brewery has more than three decades behind it; the pub, not quite as much, but it's been a Ballard fixture since the mid-1990s. It's still a popular local pub, and is now the eastern starting point for the Ballard Brewery Tour.
Roomy taproom with kitchen and range of popular house beers. Maritime Pacific is the second-oldest of Ballard's breweries, operating since 1990.
Former home of Hilliard's brewery, now an outpost for California's Lagunitas Brewing. Cavernous taproom and brewery, simple interior, and now there's an on-prem kitchen.
Opened in spring 2015, continuing the growth of Seattle's Ballard Brewery District. Roomy inside, outdoor seating in clement weather.
Small cozy taproom plus beer garden in good weather at this small-scale nanobrewery, with beers named after local mountains and other geographical sites. Pre-filled growlers available to go, too.
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.
Nanobrewery and pub in converted old house, doing quirky beers with unusual ingredients.
Small-scale artisanal neighborhood brewery in the Ballard Brewery District. The brewery is small but its range of beers on offer isn't. Beer garden in good weather.
No-frills dive-y bar up on Greenwood Ave N with plenty of tap handles for everyone. Burgers and other pub grub on the menu.
Simple no-frills taproom with big selection of crowd-pleasing beers brewed on-premises. Taproom moved to 14th NW location in May 2015, bigger with more seating and roomy beer deck in front. Reuben's has rapidly emerged as one of the best in the region. Photo above is original location a couple of blocks away.
Pleasant single-room pub featuring an eclectic range of local, regional, and other craft brews. Pub snacks to accompany.
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.
Beer hall with sausages and French fries. Lots of different sausages. Lots of beer too, and the selection is usually pretty good. Too bad their web site is so relentlessly uninformative and useless. Note: location is actually more SLU than downtown.