Wedgwood Ale House and Cafe
8515 35th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98115
phone: (206) 527-2676
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public transportation available
outdoor seating options
family friendly location
Overall Score: 88.3
Selection: 4.5 | Service: 4.8 | Atmosphere: 4.0 | Food: 4.0
Date: Wed, May 28th 2008
The Wedgwood Ale House is a friendly, comfortable, neighborhood place right in the middle of the low-key business district of Wedgwood (a quiet neighborhood in northeast Seattle). The room in front has a large horseshoe shaped bar with fixed bar stools and a number of tables, as well as booths by the front windows (we’ve never been in the back room but there are pool tables advertised, and kids are OK there in the evenings). Music is usually playing in the background and there are two TVs (no volume) situated for optimal viewing from the bar. There are green linoleum floors, green acoustic tile on the ceiling, wood panelling on one wall and half-timber style on the other. It has something of an old fashioned diner feel to it (maybe it’s the booths and the bar stools). Out front there are picnic tables, enclosed by an interesting metal fence (almost a metal sculpture, really) made up of outlines of various wild animals.
They have quite a few beer taps (19) and they are almost all micros, most from the Pacific Northwest, but some from California and further afield. It’s been a good selection every time we’ve been in.
The food range isn’t innovative (standard pub fare), but the burger is decent, and comes with fries coleslaw, or salad, and there are generally specials. We’ve always had friendly and attentive service. And on Mondays beers are at happy hour prices all day long.