Elliott Bay Brewery Pub - West Seattle

4720 California Ave. SW, Seattle, WA, 98116, United States
Latitude: 47.56075, Longitude: -122.38684


  • Monday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 4.50 | Service: 4.25 | Food: 4.00
out of 100
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Based on 4 reviews.
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out of 5
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BrewDad (256)
Friday 12th of September 2008 11:14:38 AM
The beers where very good the place was jammed with people. The look was just as I see almost all the others look like brick walls, posters and local art work hung on the wall. The service was so so they like the locals that’s for sure. Tons of extra beers on tap with great names was a little hard to find what I would really want. The servers where to busy to help with the decision. They do have good beers the place was very clean and kids can come with the folks. The WiFi was not working but they it works off and on. Parking was a huge issue very limited. I will go back one day to check it out and get some more great beers. The Stout and IPA was to die for.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 3.5 | Food: 4.0

colin (96)
Thursday 31st of July 2008 02:39:19 PM
Drawn in by the high reviews, this was my first real trip to West Seattle (although I had been to Alki Beach previously) and I found it to be really endearing, more like what most of the rest of Seattle used to be like.
And, on that same vein, Elliott Bay calls itself a "neighborhood brewpub" and that's exactly what it is. Situated 1/2 block from the center of West Seattle (the so-called Alaska Junction) it's certainly a neighborhood hangout. People just seemed to know each other, with questions like "How's your wife?" and "Whatever happened to that blah?" flying around me.
I ended up here on a Sunday night around dinnertime and it was fairly busy. One real seat left at the bar and a wait for tables.
I ordered their sampler, which consisted of five 5 oz. samplers for $5.50 (yeah, kind of a rip-off). Included was the Elliott Bay IPA, Luna Weizen, No Doubt Stout and the Demolition Ale. Out of those 5, I liked the Demolition the best, but the stout was a close second (and I'm very much an IPA guy). The Demolition was called red but, to me, tasted much more like an ESB. Either way it was full and flavorful. The stout was nearly perfect, but a little hefty on the malt and too much carbonation. But still very good.
The real surprise though was the Luna Weizen. Normally, I can't stand wheat beers and, when they're offered in a sampler, if I don't request something else, I'll gulp them down and chase it with another beer or water, or give it to someone else. I decided to go for it this time and I'm really glad that I did because I actually liked it. There was no over-the-top wheat taste and, although light, you could still very much taste the beer. The color was crazy light, but, in the end very misleading. Definitely not a beer that you should put a lemon into (not that you should do that with any beer in the first place).
I ended up coaxing a couple of more tastes from the bartender because I was eager to try the rest of their selection, including their other IPA, Dry-Hopped, which I ended up with a pint of ($4.50). I also had the Alembic Pale, which turned out to taste a little hoppier than the IPAs but had less flavor and body. I also tried the Hop Von Burien, supposedly a Belgian style, and didn't think a whole lot of it.
I also ordered food: blue cheese chicken sandwich, which is one of my favorites at brewpubs. The sandwich was good, nothing amazing, but the fries were frozen and not really that great. Everything went well with the beer though.
I ended up missing the last bus to my hotel (I was staying near Sea-Tac and had no car) and had to take a less-desirable bus because I ordered a pint, but I'd say that it was worth it.
They also had a Maritime Pacific on a guest tap. I had missed a visit to them (what I consider to be the best beer in Seattle) this time, but I just didn't have time to drink them with all of the other in-house choices.
I mark wifi being available because they had a public, unsecured network, but I wasn't able to get on. However, the Mexican restaurant across the street also had one and theirs worked for me. Probably just a temporary fluke.
All in all, A+ for these guys. I would hope that they're running their Burien location just as well.
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 4.75 | Food: 4.0

dorandbob (272)
Sunday 11th of May 2008 03:26:49 PM
One of the storefronts on the main street in West Seattle is Elliott Bay brewpub. It’s narrow and deep with a double-high ceiling and brick walls. There’s also a loft in the back with additional seating. Most of the seats are wooden booths but there are some tables and a small bar area at the front. It’s generally dark, except by the front where there are windows.

Beers are made on site, from wheat to pale ale to IPA to stout but there are always some special brews that can be almost anything that the brewers are inspired by. And there are some Belgian beers and ciders on tap.

It’s a nice place to visit. The food is better than average, but still not particularly exciting.
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.0

Curmudgeon (255)
Thursday 27th of September 2007 03:54:47 PM
This is a little jewel tucked in-between two other businesses on California Street, the main drag through West Seattle -- and looks are deceiving. It's small - no, wait a minute - it's narrow but goes on for half a football field. Waiters waiting, bartenders bartending, customers...customing, this is a big restaurant by anyone's estimation and yet, sitting at the bar (which I always try and do!) locals wander in and out and are greeted by the staff by first name so this is most definitely a neighborhood joint.
Mug Clubbers paid $50 to join when the place first opened 10 years ago and now, should you wish to be one of those elite, there's a 4-5 year waiting list. Wife Persimmon & I sampled 14 beers including a nitrous and two cask conditioned brews along w/a seasonal pumpkin that was yummy. Not too sweet (Thank You!)but a bit nutty with just the right amount of spiciness that made it the perfect compliment to the growing chill outside. Voted the Best Brewpub in Seattle this year, their menu is extensive with diverse items like buffalo burgers, crispy french fries (Again, thank you!) and a hummus plate along w/the typical pub fare of nachos, sandwichs and seafood. Pair any dish with one of 11 brews they have year-round (several GABF medal winners) including Demolition IPA, Highline IPA, Dark Star Porter, No Doubt Stout, Elliott Bay IPA, Luna Weizen, Alembic Pale Ale, Pilot Light, Westside Wit and 3-Tree Imperial Porter, a definite must! And don't be afraid to ask the guy at the bar what Mug Club number is his. It might be Eric (#4). Ask him about his first time coming in and why he returned. It's what a brewpub should be.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4.25 | Food: 4.0
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