Seattle's Top Brewpubs

Forego the PBR! These local brewpubs are stirring up their own concoctions. From Elysian to Red Hook, check out these local breweries with on-site pubs sure to please beer lovers (and others).

Updated: August 27, 2003

The Brewpubs


Elysian Brewing Co

1221 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

Beloved for seasonal brews like summer's Jasmine IPA and fall's Pumpkin Ale, this local brewpub is a Capitol Hill favorite.


Hale's Ales Pub

4301 Leary Way NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Take the self-guided tour, then head to the pub for a pint of Cream Ale or Drawbridge Blonde at this respected local brewer's Ballard showcase.


Jolly Roger Taproom

1111 NW Ballard Way, Seattle, WA 98107

Ballard brewer lures mateys with cozy environs and handcrafted ales with local names like Old Seattle Lager and Salmon Bay ESB.


The Pike Brewing Company

1415 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

This tourist-heavy bar also impresses locals with fine, market-brewed pints like Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale and Naughty Nellie's Ale.


Pyramid Alehouse

1201 First Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

Ballgame or no, this Safeco-adjacent alehouse satisfies with quality brews like Thunderhead IPA, the fruity Amber Weizen and summer's Curve Ball.


Big Time Brewery And Alehouse

4133 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Seattle's oldest microbrewery is a neighborhood mainstay popular for its constantly rotating taps and constand favorites like Bhagwan's Best IPA and Atlas Amber Ale.


Redhook Ale Brewery Inc

14300 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA 98072

This Woodinville brewery complements its popular ESB and Nut Brown Ale with outdoor charm, pub-style dining and short guided tour (3-4 tastings included).


Gordon Biersch Brewery

600 Pine St Ste 401, Seattle, WA 98101

The taps are frozen over and covered in ice at this downtown brewery, located at the top of Pacific Place. With a large bar in the front and dining in the back, this is a great location for small batch brews and dinner after work.


More Places to Grab a Beer


Brouwer's

400 N 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103


Barking Dog Alehouse

705 NW 70TH St, Seattle, WA 98117


Die Bierstube

6106 Roosevelt Way NW, Seattle, WA 98115


Tap House Grill

550 106th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004