The Best of the Belltown Breweries.
200 Bell Street
Belltown Brewing is a classic neighborhood joint that happens to serve up some amazing beer and great local fare. Known for “The Burger”—a mammoth patty, piled high and served on a local Macrina bakery roll—they also feature decadent pizzas and a fabulous skillet mac n’ cheese. Their beer is also outstanding. So much so that their head brewer Adam Franz was recently awarded a Falconer Foundation Scholarship (for a beer guy, it’s kind of like winning a spot at the Actors Studio is for an actor.) They have 33 taps and feature other local beers in addition to their house brews made just steps away from your table. For weekend brunch, they offer the $15 bottomless mimosas—just as dangerous as they are good. Seattle Oasis’s owners Sally Lauren and Darik Eaton recently joined Belltown Brewing’s Stein Society. It’s a Beer Club for brew lovers. And, as one of our vacation rental guests, you can take advantage of their membership. Just mention steins #72 and #73 to your waiter or bartender and you’ll get $1.00 off a beer and the use of the special beer steins.
2116 Western Avenue
This local brewery is located a few blocks North of Pike Place and our Newmark Tower properties and just a short walk from our Belltown properties. Though the spot is pretty minimalist, and the place can get very crowded, the beer is fantastic! This is a must-stop for stout beer lovers as Cloudburst Brewing makes some of the richest dark beers in the Pacific Northwest. A great place to escape a Seattle downpour!
1525 1st Ave and one in the Market front
This rustic brewery has two locations in Pike Place. Their original spot on 1st Avenue features communal-style farm tables and a selection of their tasty brews. For the non-beer drinkers, they also have a selection of local wine and ciders. In 2017, Pike Place Market expanded out towards the waterfront. Old Stove’s newest location is in Pike’s Market Front. This picturesque addition to the famed market features breathtaking views of Puget Sound and was 40 years in the making. Old Stove’s newest locale has an indoor/outdoor vibe with floor to ceiling glass windows that span eighty feet. In the summer, the doors are sprung open and the tables are jammed packed. They showcase a carousel of twenty house-made beers on tap. They also have a small bites menu that feature locally-sourced ingredients to pair with your brew.
Pike Pike Brewing
1415 1st Avenue
Pike Brewing is the Old Faithful of Seattle Brew Pubs. Founded in 1989, they feature some of the tastiest beers in the PNW with the sassiest of names. Owners Charles and Rose Ann Finkle created their famed brewery after being inspired by the deep, rich brews they sampled in Europe. They moved to their current location in 1996 and added a pub to complement their beers—like the iconic Naughty Nellie—which is one of my favorite all-time brews. The best way to experience Pike Brewery is to grab a seat at the bar and order a sampler of 6 of the beers on tap. They also host a variety of fun events throughout the year such as their annual Chocofest— a pre-curser to Valentine’s Day. The event features all of Pike’s Brewing fabulous beers as well as other local brews, PNW wines and locally made hand-crafted spirits. In addition to a plethora of chocolates, they host a variety of local restaurants and bakeries for guests to sample loads of sweet and savory bites. https://www.pikebrewing.com/chocofest Pike Brewing also features a great selection of fun merchandise and beers to go. Who wouldn’t want a souvenir beer named Kilt Lifter?
For more information on the local Seattle beer scene, check out the very informative Washington Beer Blog. http://www.washingtonbeerblog.com/