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Title: Recommendations for Seattle
Post by: mikenerink on November 08, 2009, 07:15:13 PM
I will be traveling to Seattle for the first time for 3 days next week and am wondering which breweries are must visit? Probably will be staying near the Space Needle, looking for cheap hotel recommendation as well... Thanks!
Title: Re: Recommendations for Seattle
Post by: BrewingRover on November 09, 2009, 08:30:17 PM
I really like Pike Brewing at the Pike Place Market. I've seen it dissed on a few boards but I've always enjoyed myself.

Elysian is supposed to be very good, haven't made it there yet.

Big Time in the University District was right around the corner from my apartment and I spent a fair amount of time there in grad school. Food is nothing special but they make some solid beers. Go across the street to Schultzy's for food -- sausage made on site and some good beers on tap. Mmm, Schultzy's.

Hampton Inn or Comfort Suites are both close to the Seattle Center (Space Needle) and are probably as cheap as you can get downtown.
Title: Re: Recommendations for Seattle
Post by: jds on November 09, 2009, 08:43:40 PM
I'd second the recommendation for Pike Brewing. I've always enjoyed it there.

If you get up north of downtown at all, I'd also recommend touring the Red Hook brewery in Woodinville.

I'm also a big fan of Naked City Brewing and Taphouse, at 8564 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle.  Great food, nice people, and a constantly-rotating wall of the best craft beer around, including a few of their own creations. Also, they have an EXTENSIVE collection of bottled belgian beer. Naked City is always on my list when I go to Seattle.
Title: Re: Recommendations for Seattle
Post by: central_wa_brewing on November 10, 2009, 05:21:22 AM
You really can't go wrong in that city for beer.
Title: Re: Recommendations for Seattle
Post by: rabid_dingo on November 10, 2009, 06:35:03 AM
For any city visit, a great database for all things beer from breweries to LHBS's

 Beer Mapping (http://www.beermapping.com)
Title: Re: Recommendations for Seattle
Post by: dan1076 on November 12, 2009, 06:53:22 PM
Pike's was good and the food was great too.  For cheap hotels I used priceline and its name your price feature.  4 star hotel near the space needle for like $90 I think (Red Lion Hotel I think).
Title: Re: Recommendations for Seattle
Post by: skyler on November 12, 2009, 11:59:47 PM
I really like Pike Brewing at the Pike Place Market. I've seen it dissed on a few boards but I've always enjoyed myself.

Elysian is supposed to be very good, haven't made it there yet.


Pike Brewing is good, but Elysian is great. I love both those places, but I really love Elysian. I always go to the one in Capitol Hill when I'm in Seattle... wish they opened one in Portland.
Title: Re: Recommendations for Seattle
Post by: dimik on November 13, 2009, 09:49:43 PM
Pike is good indeed.