Pacific Rim Brewing Co. (CLOSED)

9832 14th Ave. SW, Seattle, WA, 98106, United States
(206) 764-3844
Latitude: 47.51521, Longitude: -122.35284


Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.25 | Atmosphere: 5.00 | Service: 4.50
out of 100
Overall Beer Mapping Score
Based on 1 reviews.
Score from Google Reviews:
out of 5
View Google reviews
If you were logged in, you could review or add photos. Or check-in to keep track of your visits.

Log in | Sign up

Curmudgeon (255)
Saturday 29th of September 2007 01:52:21 PM
What a surprise!
Our first visit proved disappointing with a bartender who did not want to be bothered except to serve the beer. Music that was turned up to just below the threshold of pain and competing with the baseball game on the lone TV. Five of their beers had run dry. Not a pleasant experience.
But, as any good, mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper will tell you, the story is never truly revealed at the first interview so wife Persimmon and I returned...and oh so glad we did.
Sitting on a side-street in Burien, another suburb of Seattle, Pacific Rim is housed in a non-descript warehouse fronted by their beer "garden", a cement patio with iron grillwork sporting the moniker "Rat Trap." This, we learned, was taken from a bowling alley that had not been spared the wrecker's ball.
Inside, a small, intimate brewpub awaits with just a bar & six stools, a TV w/o sound & music that fills the silence but doesn't compete with the conversation. 2 other locals were quenching their thirst when we arrived. We asked them what they thought of the place and both agreed, it was one of the best brewpubs around because "it has beer and someone to serve it." One of them actually had a gas can for a growler. He drank while he waited for it to be filled.
Beers include an Alki Ale (named for a local beach area), Summer Blond, Oak-Aged IPA, a Mystery Ale (which they thought was a dry-hopped IPA and, if so, one of the best I've tasted), Vashon Oldstock Ale (named for a local island), Ring of Fire Pepper Ale (truly unique!), Fauntleroy Stout (again, a local community name and very yummy) and a Rat City IPA - this last named for history. During WWII, many white tents were erected in the area as a staging/training ground for the town became White City and, as time went on, it was bastardized to become Rat City.
Chris, one of the owners, began brewing in 1986 at the same time as brew-pioneer Bert Grant. As a result, he has collected and displays more than 350 tap handles overhead including a couple showing the venerable Mr. Grant wearing his trademark kilt. Classic.
If you want a place to hang out, drink good beer, feel welcome or left alone without the blare of TV & music assaulting your senses, Pacific Rim deserves a visit.
Laura, the bartender said folks come here "to hang out & appreciate a good beer. We're the community gathering place and that's a good pub."
Why yes, Laura, it sure is.
Selection: 4.25 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 4.5 | Food: N/A
Bert Grant (flipped upside down)
Bert Grant (flipped upside down)
Image credit: Curmudgeon
Uploaded: September 29, 2007 02:01 PM

Image credit: Curmudgeon
Uploaded: September 29, 2007 01:59 PM

Image credit: Curmudgeon
Uploaded: September 29, 2007 01:58 PM

Image credit: Curmudgeon
Uploaded: September 29, 2007 01:58 PM
LocationTypeBeer Mapping ScoreGoogle ScoreDistance
Big Al Brewing Brewery 85.6 5 out of 5 0.06 miles away)
Super Deli Mart Beer Store 1.21 miles away)
Tin Dog Brewing Brewery 4.5 out of 5 1.27 miles away)
Burdick Brewery Brewery 1.67 miles away)
Lowercase Brewing Brewery 1.73 miles away)
Endolyne Joe's Beer Bar/Restaurant 1.79 miles away)
Odin Brewing Brewery 4 out of 5 1.89 miles away)
Counterbalance Brewing Co. Brewery 4.7 out of 5 2.40 miles away)
Sound Homebrew Supply Homebrew 4.8 out of 5 2.43 miles away)
Beveridge Place Pub Beer Bar/Restaurant 100.0 4.7 out of 5 2.61 miles away)
9 lb. Hammer Beer Bar/Restaurant 4.6 out of 5 2.90 miles away)
Full Throttle Bottles Beer Store 88.3 4.8 out of 5 2.92 miles away)
Georgetown Brewing Company Brewery 91.7 5 out of 5 2.92 miles away)
Machine House Brewing Brewery 4.7 out of 5 2.94 miles away)
Two Beers Brewing Co. Brewery 95.0 4.6 out of 5 3.21 miles away)
Elliott Bay Brewery Pub - Burien Brewpub 87.2 4.5 out of 5 3.41 miles away)
Beer Junction, The Beer Store 4.8 out of 5 3.51 miles away)
Elliott Bay Brewery Pub - West Seattle Brewpub 90.0 4.5 out of 5 3.53 miles away)
West Seattle Brewing Company Brewery 4.2 out of 5 3.59 miles away)
Skylark Cafe and Club Beer Bar/Restaurant 4.4 out of 5 3.79 miles away)
Schooner Exact Brewery 89.2 4.1 out of 5 3.79 miles away)
Flying Lion Brewing Brewery 4.8 out of 5 4.27 miles away)
Spinnaker Bay Brewing Brewery 4.8 out of 5 4.30 miles away)
Ghostfish Brewing Co. Brewery 4.7 out of 5 4.32 miles away)
Columbia City Ale House Beer Bar/Restaurant 4.3 out of 5 4.32 miles away)
Prost! West Seattle Beer Bar/Restaurant 4.5 out of 5 4.33 miles away)
Seapine Brewing Company Brewery 4.7 out of 5 4.40 miles away)
Tippe and Drague Beer Bar/Restaurant 4.6 out of 5 4.53 miles away)
Esquin Wine and Spirits Beer Store 4.6 out of 5 4.58 miles away)
PCC Natural Markets - West Seattle Beer Store 4.61 miles away)