Best Beer Bars in Seattle

July 5, 2012 6:00 AM

Photo Credit: Tap House Grill via Facebook

Perhaps the second favorite beverage, next to coffee, for those in the Northwest is beer. With literally hundreds of places to partake, how do you decide where to visit? Below are five of the most popular watering holes in the greater Seattle area. Some offer their own brew; others offer a huge assortment of craft beer from other breweries. All of them offer great food to pair it with.
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Tap House Grill
1506 Sixth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 816-3314

We were always taught that is it not nice to brag, but the Tap House Grill in Seattle boasts the largest selection of beers on tap in the Northwest – 160, to be exact. They believe in giving beer the respect it deserves by combining the best beers with some of the best progressive, urban cuisine available. Tap House is large and elegant, but not too large that you’ll feel out of place with just a couple of buddies. Tap House is open for lunch, dinner and late night brews. They also have a second location in Bellevue.

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Redhook Brewery and the Forecasters Pub
14300 NE 145th St.
Woodinville, WA 98072
(425) 483-3232

Redhook’s beautiful grounds in Woodinville offer $1 brewery tours, the popular Moonlight Cinema Series (an outdoor movie experience) and the Forecasters Public House serving all of the Redhook beers and pub-style meals. Tours run daily and last an hour, which gives you ample time to taste the five delicious beer samples. Outdoor drinking is encouraged during the summer, and during the winter you can cozy up to the fireplace. Trivia lovers will want to come and check out the Tuesday Night Trivia..

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The Noble Fir
5316 Ballard Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 420-7425

Two loves of the Northwest – the outdoors and beer – are combined in this unique 21 and over only tavern. They offer 14 local beers on tap that rotate daily and over 30 varieties in bottle form. The owners, Rick and Ellen, gave up their other careers to celebrate a festive approach to the wilderness and beer. Now that’s some true commitment to beer. They are open every day of the week except for Mondays. The menu consists of small plates of meats, fish, cheeses and vegan options served with fresh macrina baguette and garnishes.

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Uber Tavern
7517 Aurora Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 782-BEER (2337)

Uber Tavern jokes that since 2006 it has been using a “plethora of delicious beers to help people overcome their low self-esteem.” Don’t be fooled by the unassuming storefront, this place is extremely popular with the locals. Uber Tavern offers 20 beers on tap that rotate regularly and approximately 100 in bottled form and more than 30 in kegs. In fact, you can pick up kegs to go for your next party here. Happy hour is on hand 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday featuring Fransiskaner 17 oz. drafts for $4.

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1205 Craftsman Way Suite 101
Everett, WA 98201
(425) 257-9316

Scuttlebutt is a micro-brewery/restaurant located on Everett’s waterfront. The beer they serve is considered some of the best brewed in Washington State. The restaurant is family-friendly (they also brew their own root beer) but is also classy. They offer some of the best fish and chips and clam chowder around and offer a “Hoppy Hour” Monday through Friday from 2:-6 p.m. and 9-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. It is then that you’ll find $2.50 pints, $1 off house wine and wells and appetizer specials.

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Jeffrey Totey is a freelance writer living in Seattle. He has a love for the arts and is a student of pop culture. He covers stories about the performing arts, theater, museums, cultural events, movies and more in the greater Seattle area. His work can be found at