Seattle >The Pike Brewing Company
Charles & Rose Ann Finkel are pioneers in making & marketing craft beers. They opened Pike in 1989 concentrating on beers of exceptional quality. Pike's beers are distributed, on draft & in bottle, in pubs, restaurants & stores in the NW. The Pike Pub is the showcase for the brewing company. Each ale - Naughty Nellie, Pike Pale, IPA, Kilt Lifter, Tandem, Monk's Uncle, & XXXXX Stout, is served properly in a working brewery. Local, seasonal, delicious pub fare includes fresh mussels & clams, hand crafted bratwurst w/Chef Gary's WA State apple sauerkraut, artisan cheese, smoked salmon, local wines, beer to go, & gifts. Pike received the 2006 Where Magazine, "Best local bar and pub". Displayed on 5 levels is a museum telling the story of beer from its discovery; to the pleasure of people who hunted & gathered for a living; to the modern micro brew mania that started right hear in Seattle. …
Maybe you've seen their beers in stores or being served up by owners Charles and Rose Ann Finkel at various events around town, but if you haven't made your way to their flagship digs in Pike Place Market you're missing out. A dizzyingly array of well crafted beers (like the popular 'Naughty Nellie') with tasty pub fare to match keeps this place 'hopping' 7 days (and nights) a week.
Charlie and Rose Ann Finkel were (and still are) trailblazers in Washington state by putting their own high quality beers and those of other micro brewers on the map nationwide. Great beers, good food, friendly staff and a lively room make this the perfect place to meet a friend or a large festive group. Special dinners and meet the brewer events are a bonus.
Even if you're not a beer drinker, you've gotta like The Pike. The massive watering hole has got a ever-changing cast of characters who frequent the place at Pike Place Market, folks drawn by the tasty, local-focused pub fare and the award-winning ales, stout, even Barleywine. Try the charcuterie plate with a house sampler of brews and you're bound to find a few faves. And guess what? The Washington-centric wine list is impressive, too.
Great Atmosphere - Poor Food. We went on a busy Saturday afternoon. After waiting 15 minutes to be seated, we were unfortunately served poor quality food to our child. My son is 5 years old. He ate the chicken tenders and french fries. Within an hour he was sick. After a doctor's appointment, we were told he had bacterial f.p. from eating here. Poor business to serve bad food to kids! Will not be return customers.
Don't Eat Here if you have a family!.
Took a group of friends visiting from D.C. Thought this would be a great way to show them Seattle.
The automatic gratuity for a 'large group' should have tipped us off because we were only 8 people. 4 of which were little kids.
Once ordering food, it was VERY hard to get our waitress to bring anything extra (like a refill of water while choking on spicey dinner).
The food was about a 3 star, out of 10. Most of our dishes were way over priced, and 2 dishes came out less then satisfactory. Salmon was dry, rice was under-cooked, fries were soggy.
Not to mention....how does a kid-sized mac n' cheese cost $14.95?
The highlight? Mini Doughnuts afterwards. They are at the top of the stairs on the street.
Convenient and tasty. We were in Pike's Place Market as tourists and were hungry for cooked seafood after seeing all the vendors. A gentleman in one of the shops suggested the Pub for fish/chips. We were told a 15-20 minute-wait, but it was less than 10. We had the Halibut and chips, which was delicious and a huge portion. I shared w/my son and the waitress offered to order a "shared-plate" for an extra $1 with another piece of fish. I declined and found the regular order was enough for both of us! My brother had a plate to himself and almost couldn't finish it. The tartar sauce was great, very mild, so you could still taste the halibut. The Iced-tea was great with a hint of passion-fruit or something, yummy, and refreshing! Other than her offer to help our order, our waitress was adequate, not very friendly, and we had to ask for more of anything we needed, such as ice-tea, coke, napkins, and glad we were next to the station or it may have been hard to track her down. We'll be talking about that halibut for a while, yummmmmmmm!
The changes are great!.
The changes at the Pub over the last year have been great! The beer is fantastic and always a good reason to stop in. With the changes it just got better, better service, better food, cleaner. They totaly redid the back little bar area into a fun place to hang out with groups. SO much better than the dark and dirty bar that it was before. My firends and I have made the back bar area into our Friday happy spot. $5 for some huge nachos!
If you love beer and you havent been to the pub in awhile, you have to go.
Tourist-heavy bar also impresses locals with fine, market-brewed ales..
The Pike puts tradition on display with brewing equipment that winds through the open-air space and a Museum Brewery that highlights the history of beer. Patrons can sample distinctive Northwestern ales such as the scotch kilt lifter, the creamy porter and the roasted stout. The bar also offers several guest drafts and carries an impressive range of bottled beers. When it comes to food, the Pike sticks to tried and true pub grub, with many offerings made fresh from Pike Market ingredients.
Fun hang out. Pretty much your typical pub. Good location. Great place for a large group to watch a game or celebrate an event.
Now, THIS is the way to do a Brewpub!. I don't know much about the food. I didn't see anything that truly jumped out at me on the menu and I wasn't too hungry, so I ordered the hummus with pita and it did the job. I wasn't there to eat though, I was there for the beer! As I always do when I go to a new brewery, I started off with the sampler. I was so impressed with the beers that they offer! I liked many of them, and that's not too common for me. (I'm pretty picky!) Not only that, but they also have an EXTENSIVE list of other beers available from all over the world. This place gives you two menus when you sit down. One menu is for food and the other is for drinks. On the drink menu one side is dedicated only to their beer selection, amazing. The Pike is probably one of the best brewpubs I've ever been to, if not THE best. The layout of the place is nice, like other people have noted, but the bar outside of the game room is pretty small. I didn't find an open seat when I went in the early afternoon. But, there's lots of space throughout the joint, so no worries. There's a second bar in the game room, but that room is kinda dark and the bar itself wasn't very well lit. Aside from needing better seating at the bar, The Pike is an awesome brewpub and worth a trip downtown to check out. I'll be going back again for their beer next time I find myself in Seattle!
Best Place to Host a Casual Event!. I recently hosted a birthday party for about 50 people at the Pike and it was so much fun. There is a large area on the top level of the restaurant that easily accomodates a group. With the vast amount of food we ate and numbers of pitchers of beer we ordered - I was shocked at how low the bill was. Our server was friendly and amazingly efficient and our guests all enjoyed the food and beer (especially the kiltlifter). There's even a TV and VCR to show embarassing videos of the birthday boy or girl! Because the group area is on the restaurant side, some guests were able to bring their children. When the Pike closed at midnight, the rest of us headed out to the clubs. A truly great evening - and best of all - I didn't have to clean up the next day. Thanks PIKE!!!!
Great for hanging with friends!. I'm not always a beer girl, but I love trying all of the beers they have at Pike Pub! Tasty! It's a great place if you want to be able to hear yourself think and be able to chat with friends over a fun game of pool! And on top of it all, it's not soooo crowded that you can't get a table and sit around. Great place to bring the posse!
Great Bartender!. I went there for one of the first bars I've ever been in in Seattle and I have to say the bartender was great! Not only that but everyone in the place were very friendly. Great Beer and well ventilated smoking area for those of us that can't handle smoke.
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