Seattle is one of the top five best cities for beers and microbrews, and for a good reason. Around nearly every corner in Seattle, you’ll see a brewery or a pub packed with people relaxing after work and drinking beer. Although Seattle isn’t lacking in great beer and brew pubs, these are the top breweries that stand out in my mind (in no particular order):
Top 5 Seattle Beer Pubs:
1. Redhook Brewery:
14300 NE 145th St.; Woodinville , WA 98072
Redhook Brewery is located just 30 minutes from Seattle and is home to the famous Redhook line of beers, sold in grocery stores across the country. Redhook Brewery offers tours several times a day for only $1 a person, which takes you through their brewery and lets you sample four different kinds of beer. You even get to keep the tasting glass!
2. Fremont Brewery
3409 Woodland Park Ave N ; Seattle , WA 98103
Fremont Brewery has a selection of seven microbrews on tap, all of which are brewed in house. In addition, there is an “Urban Beer Garden,” where you can order from a constantly changing selection of specialty beers that can only be found at the brewery. Growlers, kegs, and souvenir items are also available for sale at this brewery.
3. Elysian Brewig Co.
1221 E Pike St .; Seattle , WA 98122
542 1st Ave S ; Seattle , WA 98101 (“Elysian Fields”)
2106 N 55th St .; Seattle , WA 98103
Elysian Brewing Company has three locations in Seattle: the original brewpub in Capitol Hill, a second location in Wallingford, and Elysian Fields in Pioneer Square. The location in Capitol Hill is currently the main production facility and hosts beer events throughout the year. All three locations allow you to choose from a selection of over ten specialty house beers, in addition to a rotating menu that includes seasonal ales. Join them during happy hour for food specials and $1 off a pint of beer.
4. Naked City Taphouse
8564 Greenwood Ave N ; Seattle , WA 98103
Unlike most other breweries, Naked City Taphouse offers a range of beers that include rotating selections from other local breweries. Choose from a list of over twenty beers, five of which are brewed in house. Visit during happy hour for $1 off beers, or visit on the weekends and get an entire growler filled with beer for only $9!
5. Mac & Jacks Brewing Company
17825 NE 65th St., Ste B110 ; Redmond , WA 98052
If you live in Seattle and you love beer, chances are very good that you’ve tried Mac & Jacks. However, this is a production facility and does not have a pub or restaurant integrated with it. You can visit on Sundays at 3pm for a guided tour of the brewery, or you can bring your own growlers to get them filled with fresh Mac & Jacks microbrew any day of the week.