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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?
Bottle shop with a bar and 40+ taps. Tasting flights available. No food but many nearby take out places.
Simple taproom with full selection of house-brewed beers, which happen to be some of the best in Seattle.
Large two-room pub (main room bar and games room) with outdoor seating in clement weather. Main room at entry has bar area (order at bar, usually no table service). No food but own food from nearby take out places allowed, or have it delivered. Widely regarded as one of Seattle's best.
Billed as "Seattle's Original Brewpub" (opened in 1988) in a old brick building across from the University of Washington. Shares ownership with Triple Rock brewpub in Berkeley, CA.
Big northwest-style beer hall, lots on tap, good pub eats. Parking's a pain here, but there's also good public transport access.
It will become apparent upon tasting the house barrel aged beers, perusing the guest taps, and tasting the excellent treats from the kitchen that the gang behind Elliott Bay Brewing have knocked it out of the park here. Up in Lake City and very much worth the journey.
Smallish one-room pub, same owners as the Last Drop in NE Seattle. Good tap selection, friendly service.
Actually just north of downtown in the South Lake Union (Cascade) district, this sister to the Prost! bars follows a similar pattern: all-German beer selection, with booze and food, but here, the food comes from a full kitchen.
Tasting room and small brewery in South Seattle (Columbia City). No kitchen, but food may be brought in.
Technically, Future Primitive is just outside Seattle city limits in White Center, but let's not quibble over a couple of blocks. Founded by veterans of Seattle's craft beer scene, this is the third brewery to occupy this building. Beers comprise a good range of craft-beer standards, and the kettles are helmed by veteran brewer Kevin Watson. Food truck permanently parked outside provides beer-friendly snack options, and there's covered outdoor seating too.
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.
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.
Simple one-room bottle shop and taphouse with a good selection of craft beers, mostly regional or local.
A Seattle classic for more than 25 years, with a good range of local and regional craft beers and good pub food. Roomy pub with high ceiling plus an upstairs special-event space. Affiliated with Fiddler's Inn in North Seattle and the Hopvine on Capitol Hill.
One-of-its kind pub, serving some of the best casked ales in the Pacific Northwest - certainly the most authentic. Machine House never did beers the easy way, opting for English-style cask ales in a world of CO2-keg craft brews. That this pub is even open is an accomplishment. It's a simple, relatively unadorned single-room beer bar, and the main attraction are those handpumps rising proudly behind the bar. Nine of them. This is a do-not-miss.
Modern pub with industrial feel, gastropub menu focused on pizza, and one of the best beer selections in the city.
Nifty new Belltown gastropub, just a few minutes walk from the excellent TeKu Tavern. The tap selection and food menu here is first-rate, and No Anchor has rapidly gained an excellent reputation. Patio in front for outdoor drinking too.
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.
Roomy taproom and brewery serving south Seattle and nearby watering holes with house brews. Formerly Spinnaker Bay Brewing, but changed hands after owner became ill and decided to exit the brewing business, taken over by NW Peaks Brewing.
Challenging to pronounce correctly (looks like "obek" but pronounced "obetz"), this is a newer Ballard Brewery, conveniently situated between Stoup and Rueben's taprooms. Broadly themed after Czech lagers, the variety on offer is much wider than that. Big taproom, beer garden, friendly owners and bar staff.
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.
Nanobrewery and pub in converted old house, doing quirky beers with unusual ingredients.
Bustling, busy brewpub in Beacon Hill neighborhood. Open kitchen with tantalizing aromas. A place to pair house beers with house food, and super popular with the locals.
Former funeral parlor converted into one of the city's best pubs. Beer list is updated in real-time, on-line.
Not a typical Seattle multi-tap bar; focus is on German beers primarily. Beers are served in appropriate logo glasses and mugs; selection ranges from standards like Bitburger Pils and Licher Lager to specialties like Bayreuther Zwick'l and Landbier.
Ravenna Brewing is a brewery and taproom that serves the neighborhood. Simple and functional inside, brewery visible on the lower level, outdoor seating in good weather.
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.
Taproom of Schooner Exact brewery, with kitchen offering a good-quality pub food.
Rambling two-level pub focused on very local beers from Seattle and nearby. One of the few around that still will pour Redhook beers. Ideally located a short walk from the Pike Place Market, in the heart of touristland. Affiliated with Seattle brewery touring company Road Dog Tours.
Every so often, a new pub or restaurant comes along that handily exceeds expectations. Such is the case with the Shambles, which combines craft beer, craft cocktails, and gastropub food elevated to some of the highest levels in town. This one's a must-visit.
Ken Provost departed north Seattle's Uber to open this little spot, and the taps boast one of the most inspired - some would say curated - selections in town. The Rainier tap is for more than a cheap beer: ask for an Old Man Provost to find out why. A must-visit.
Shiny new seafood-centric gastropub on main floor of Pike Place Market's South Arcade, directly upstairs from Pike's original brewery and pub. Open and spacious feel.
So shiny, much new. Big, open, roomy Denny Regrade pub with a superb draft beer list, visible on big display screens behind the bar. No kitchen, so ordering in from nearby eateries is encouraged.
Seattle offshoot of the venerable San Francisco pub. There's an on-line beer menu for those who want to see what's on. There's also liquor and a full kitchen. Don't plan on bringing the kids.
Quiet semi-hidden location in an industrial part of Ballard, but actually quite close to other Ballard brewery taprooms, including Reuben's, Obec, and Stoup.
Small pub with excellent selection of big beers.
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.
Handsome, upscale pub just south of Northgate shopping mall offering a good range of beers on tap.
Re-opened in June 2015 after hiatus, now featuring food and coffee alongside house-brewed beer.
Popular sports bar in West Seattle, just a couple of doors down from Locöl. The place is larger than it looks, almost Tardis-like inside. TV screens everywhere for the sports fans. Plenty of beer, booze, and pub eats for all.
Tasting room for popular Two Beers Brewery, and often the primary venue for special limited-edition releases. No kitchen, but food trucks on summer Fridays.
Generous beer garden in front, pub opens to the great outdoors in good weather, beer selection is top-notch, Mexican street food from the kitchen. Pure genius. Don't miss this one.