Seattle >Restaurants > Norm's Eatery & Ale House
460 N 36th St, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810347.651989 -122.352852
Neighborhoods: Lake Union, Fremont
Dog Owner's Dream – I absolutely without any reservations would recommend Norms Ale House and Eatery to any dog owner or dog lover (and everyone else for that matter)! This eatery has become a favorite for my husband and I since we can enjoy time out with friends and include our Basenji in on the fun. This has also been wonderful for our dog to get more experience with other dogs and unfamiliar people. The food is actually quite good in my opinion and much of the menu can be tweaked for those on a vegetarian diet (My husband and I both are vegetarian). My friend Katey assures me that the food with meat products in it is delicious too! They have a great variety of drink options also (beer, wine, specialty drinks, non-alcoholic). The service is always fast and the wait staff are so kind and sweet each time we are there. We have become such regulars now that in fact one of the waitresses recognizes our pup and we have had some great conversations with her during slower business hours. Saturdays are always quite busy so if you are looking for a quiet and mellow atmosphere I would urge you to check this place out a different day of the week. You have got to check this place out! It is awesome for a low-key, friendly dinner or drink!
Awesome. I'll definently come back! – I had a great time at Norm's! The service was quick and friendly, the food was warm when served to me. I got the Bacon, Avocado, Cheese Burger and it was delicious! The fries were super yummy as well.
I loved looking around and seeing a bunch of well behaved dogs in the bar too! Very cool. It was also pretty neat to see 40s of PBR in paper bags.
I had a great time singing happy birthday with the rest of the bar to the poor guy sitting at the next booth. I love that kind of banding together with a bunch of strangers to do something like that!
Great weekday pub food & good weekend breakfast – Norms is a great neighborhood pub- and not just because they are super dog friendly. Their alehouse salad & chicken chili (the secret ingredent is Peanut butter) combo is the best! But their burgers are a close tie- and for a real treat try their HOMEMADE potato chips. YUM But it can get busy later on in the evening... Especially on Trivia night.
Weekend Breakfast is a nice quiet event. The hash has every kind of meat & veggie you can imagine and my favorite is the Irish cut oatmeal. Yum! (but get coffee next door at Cafe Lladro)....
Try it... you AND rover will like it.
Best palce for a beer – Dogs - man I love dogs and Norms is one cool place where a dog and a dude can hang out and be happy. The girlfriend hates it, but them she doesn't really dig the dog either. I say get thee to Norms and have a cold one, or a scotch - whatever
Great neighborhood bar and even a good weekend stop! – Norm's is a great place to stop at after work for a 40 oz. of PBR in a paper sack or another beer or drink. The drinks are pretty good and reasonable. The food is good as well. To my surprise, on the weekends, this typically slower-paced yet still popular bar really seems busy and a happening place. Great people watching and dogs are welcome (and often present) as much as their owners.
Best Burger in town, hands down – Truly the best burger in town. Great atmosphere. Dog friendly. Forties in a paper bag for happy hour. The decor well thought out and always very clean. Staff always so nice and inviting. A really, really great pub.
dog friendly=great place – i brought my great dane in here and they were very welcoming...this is one of the few dog friendly bars....i like to location and vibe of the place...would go back for sure...especially to watch a sports game
A Great Place With Great Food And They Love Dogs – Being a Ducati motorcycle owner I'm always looking for the next great place to get on my bike and ride to. There just aren't that many stellar destinations in Seattle. Norm's stands out from the crowd with an incredibly friendly staff, excellent food, and great beers on the menu. It's always easy to walk in, sit at the bar, and strike up a friendly conversation with Michael or one of the other staff members. The food is way above standard pub fare and delivered quickly and hot. It's the place I always choose when it comes to meeting friends and to top it off, it's dog friendly. I attended a PAWS fundraiser there earlier this year and it was a total hoot. For a step out of the ordinary in pubs, definitely try Norm's!!
A friendly pub for laid-back Fremont folk and their dogs. – The Scene
To the uninitiated, the name may bring to mind a portly TV barfly, but this Fremont spot is, in fact, named after a dog, which is obvious enough upon entry--Norm and his canine pals adorn much of the wall space. Featuring a nightly food special dubbed the "Doggie Bowl," the theme may be just a little too much for some, particularly cat people. The space is high on comfort, with a handsome bar, couches and booths for dining. It aims for a broad audience--smoking is prohibited and a kids' menu is available.
The atmosphere is decidedly laid-back, something that sets it in stark contrast to its raucous neighbor, the Ballroom. The beer selection is sure to satisfy, and cocktails are stiff enough to grab your attention. Food is solid (the Three Pepper Burger is a winner), but some other items could stand to be more boldly spiced.
Great local spot - service could use some help – I have been to Norm's for some great birthday parties, it's relaxed, with nice servers and reasonable prices. There is good room for seating large parties. The only slip-up was when the server told us that we had to start tipping her better, which in the service industry is completely unacceptable. Maybe she was having a bad night?! Overall it should be kept in mind for low-key nights out.
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