Elysian Tangletown

2106 N 55th St, Seattle, WA, 98103, United States
(206) 547-5929
Latitude: 47.66853, Longitude: -122.33360


  • Monday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:30 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.81 | Atmosphere: 4.69 | Service: 4.50 | Food: 4.00
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BrewDad (256)
Friday 5th of September 2008 07:11:42 PM
We went for Brunch and the place was empty to our surprise. We thought for sure this place would be packed. The food was good and the service was not too bad. The beer was plenty the tasters though small with only 5 and they where pretty good. The parking can be at times tight so be ready if going at night time. This was the first of three different Elysian Brewpubs. They have such a great advertising campaign and the Dragons tooth stout was one of the best I have ever had. Kid friendly.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 3.5 | Food: 3.75

oldguy (13)
Thursday 5th of June 2008 04:33:07 PM
I visited there yesterday during Happy Hour when the pints are a very reasonable $3.25. The Eleysian Brewing Co. has 3 locations, Tangletown being the most northern in the city so far. All of their beers are excellent representations of Craft Beers. If you are aware of Greek mythology, almost all their Beers are named after figures or creatures in Greek that genre.

Their Dragonstooth stout is excellent, full bodied slightly malty and roasty. Their Daedelus Stout is drier, slightly lighter bodied and roasty. I also enjoyed the last of their Achilles Amber. They are not brewing it any longer but will replace it with another. Their bifrost winter ale is all that a winter ale should be. They have currently 3 different IPA's on tap from mildly to very hoppy and my friends thoroughly enjoy the very hoppy.

The waitstaff was quite knowledegable about the beers and very pleasant, as well as bringing samples of their other brews.

While I have not eaten here, I have eaten at their other locations and find their food very well done and much to my liking, especially as I try to eat vegetarian as often as possible and they always have 3 or 4 vegetarian selections on their menu different from the usual gardenberger or portobello sandwich.

The atmosphere was great. I anticipate coming back often.

The only downside is that parking is all on street and you may have to hunt.
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 4.75 | Service: 5 | Food: N/A

Curmudgeon (255)
Monday 2nd of June 2008 01:30:11 PM
Elysian Fields, in Greek mythology, was the home of the blessed after death.
It was also the name of the place where the very 1st baseball game was played in Hoboken, New Jersey...but let's stick with the Greeks.

Perseus, Andromeda, Achilles, Hydra, Daedelus & Prometheus are all represented in the variety of brews available at all 3 Elysian locations in and around the greater Seattle area...and all have their unique personalities and following.

At Tangletown, we talked with Phil, a local, who loves his Prometheus IPA and on that day, they had not only the "regular" but a cask-conditioned one as well.

A couple sitting by the window had an Achilles Amber (big & malty and not to be toyed with) and a Hydra Hefe, spiced with coriander and always active, always moving - like all those heads. Both summer drinks to my mind, not typical of this typical, cloudy Seattle afternoon.

Persimmon & I had a Perseus Porter & Dragonstooth Stout, both full and rich with many levels and tasting of coffee & chocolate and yummy.

Also had a taste of specialty beers; Pomegranate Pale Ale with just a hint of the fruit in the nose & taste but very good & certainly a perfect summer beer (and I'm not a fan of "berry" beers - you can keep your raspberry, blueberry, etc. fizzy drinks); then there was the Cyclops BarleyWine @ 8.2% ABV that came with a woodsy smell combined with raisins. Strong alcohol taste but not overly sweet made this more of an Autumn wanna-be than a summer refresher but because it didn't overwhelm with a sweet, fruitiness I thought it to be quite good.

Elysian also has some new beers a-brewing; around Halloween, the neighbors know to arrive early when the Pumpkin Ale gets tapped - it's one of the best available including those beers that get trucked in from back east (Dogfish, Boston, etc.) It can not be beat!

With the huge garage-type doors that open to let in the light, the air, the atmosphere of the neighborhood (Green Lake is just down the street); the TV on but NO sound; the music low; the bartender (a grad student @ the Univ. of Washington) ready & willing to talk about his geo-physics major or the beer - Tangletown is a winner.

Don't let the tangle of streets deter you from finding this place.

Now if it only had a view of the lake!
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.25

dorandbob (272)
Friday 16th of May 2008 08:38:41 PM
Tangletown is a neighborhood place (in the “Tangletown” neighborhood, so named because of the tangle of streets that converge here). It has a good sized bar area with a few tables (tall bar-stool height and regular) and tall bar chairs around a gray metal-topped bar. There are also quite a few tables that serve as restaurant seating and where kids are welcome (and fairly common). Several persian-style rugs adorn the floors. The walls are yellow and the space has a lot of light due to being mostly windows on the south and west sides. Two of the windows are really roll-up garage doors that open in warm weather and it gives a marvelous feeling like you’re sitting outside.

Beers are made by Elysian with the “normal” range of microbrewery ales but also quite a few innovative recipes (Tangletown was intended for smaller scale, experimental brews). These can sometimes be extreme but they are always interesting. A regular Elysian offering, the Prometheus IPA is a definitive example of a Northwest IPA, and sampling is obligatory for devotees of that style.

The food is good - top quality and interesting. There are burgers but also special soups, salads, and other less traditional bar food.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 5 | Food: 5.0

kolbe (1)
Friday 6th of July 2007 01:17:48 PM

This person needs 3 or more reviews on the site for their scores to start counting.

Definitely above-average neighborhood pub. 16 draft handles of Elysian, local, and imported varieties; 2 casks; various Belgian and other bottles. Pints are a bit on the expensive side at about $4.75.

All in all, if you are in the area, it's worth stopping by. Recently added outdoor seating, just 8 blocks from Greenlake, quiet neighborhood. A great place to grab a couple beers and have a chat.

Really great staff, though they are not particularly knowledgaeble about beer, unfortunately.

Easily accessible from bus route 16. After Tangletown, head just 10 blocks South to Bottleworks, or to Ăśber and Duck Island on the other side of the lake.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 3.75 | Service: 4 | Food: 3.5
Seating in the bar area overlooking the dining room
Seating in the bar area overlooking the dining room
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The bar and taps
The bar and taps
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View from the Southwest
View from the Southwest
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