In a suds-crazy city like Seattle, it's easy to make bad decisions about where to drink, especially if you think having shloads of taps, or even just, like, Mac & Jack's, is all it takes to be a sweet beer bar. Sure, pouring a few of these brews helps, but is it enough? Find out in our definitive guide to Seattle's best beer destinations...
These are Seattle's 8 best beer bars
1. The Pine Box1600 Melrose Ave, Seattle
2. Tippe & Drague Alehouse3315 Beacon Ave S, Seattle
3. Chuck's Hop Shop656 NW 85th St, Seattle
4. Beveridge Place Pub6413 California Ave SW, Seattle
5. The Burgundian Tavern2253 N 56th St, Seattle
6. The Noble Fir5316 Ballard Ave, Seattle
7. Stumbling Monk1635 E Olive Way, Seattle
8. The Yard Cafe8313 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle
Opened in the old funeral home that used to house Chapel, this 120-seater's pouring the same number of beers Larry Bird probably drank with Wade Boggs every night after a victory (33) in a vaulted space decked w/ a U-shaped bar built using shelves that held ashes from the crematorium, and a poster in memory of Bruce Lee, whose funeral was held there in '73.
Tippe & Drague has a light-rail-convenient location, vintage/reclaimed touches (a bar built from old doors, a slew of antique photos, a working grandfather clock...), and a promise to serve "no crap on tap".
This beer garden-meets-pub-meets-ice cream parlor is right up anyone's alley who's looking to make their own beer float. Even if that's not allowed, go and indulge in some of the tastiest food trucks that are lined up outside constantly.
With lots of on-tap brew options and a solid offering of pub food, Beveridge hits all the right spots.
Though some of Coughlin's lesser-known laws -- like only play basketball with Tom Cruise -- are pretty hard to follow, the dude behind this spare, wood-heavy brew-slinger's had no problem taking the maxim "beer is for breakfast" to heart by pairing a schton of craft suds with an all-day menu of AM eats.
Opened by a pair of nature and each other lovers (she's a lawyer, he was an outfitter at REI), this drinkery aims to bring the outdoors to you via a large selection of beers/wines made from "some of the best things the NW has to offer" (hops, barley, etc).
Presumably named for what you'll be doing once you leave, and also for the dudes making what you'll be drinking while you're there, the Stumbling Monk is the single best place in this craft beer crazy city to score Belgian-inspired brews.