The Pacific Northwest is a lovely wonderland ... Seattle in particular. And within this Emerald City you’ll find so many subcultures around food, music, the arts … and our personal favorite craft beer!
With every visit to Seattle, there’s always a stop at (at least) one local brewery. Because the Pacific Northwest is home to some of the most delicious and aromatic hops in the world, many Seattlelites have hopped (no pun intended) on the craft beer train … and we’re a-ok with that!
To give you some places to stop on your next trek to the Queen City, we’ve narrowed it down to six of our favorites throughout the city (trust us, it took a long time to whittle it down to these).
Our 6 Favorite Craft Breweries in Seattle
In Seattle’s Northwest side, you’ll find Ballard, one of the cities most popular places for craft beer lovers. Our favorite is Reuben’s Brews. The owners of this brewery only started home brewing a few years ago and it’s incredible what they’ve created so quickly. They have more than 20 - yes 20 - beers on tap and offer sampler flights so you can try out a handful while you’re there!
While you’re down visiting the iconic Pike Place Market, sneak over the Pike Pub for a bite and a brew. This place is the “I liked that band before it was cool” brewery of craft breweries in Seattle. They’ve been around since 1989. Our favorites here are the Space Needle IPA and Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale.
Over south of the dome (the Kingdome, that no longer exists) - locally known as SoDo - you can’t go wrong at Two Beers Brewing. We personally love the tagline of this craft brewery: Life is just a little more honest after two beers. They offer a wide range of selection … and it’s a great place to stop after a Seahawk or Mariner game.
Before we get into the beer and location … can we just swoon over Rooftop’s logo for a second?! *swoon* Ok … back to the beer. This place went from essentially someone’s garage to a must-visit place in the Queen Anne neighborhood. In the warmer months, you cannot go wrong with a Comet Single Hop IPA in your hand on the gorgeous outdoor patio!
Local ingredients and family … that’s what this wonderful brewery in the Fremont neighborhood is all about. Fremont is famous for its troll and its craft beer, due in large part to the quality of Fremont Brewing Company. Great atmosphere - wonderful patio … and kids and dogs are welcome, too! Check it out for sure!
If you’re a craft beer fan, you know the drama that surrounded Redhook a few years ago as it relates to being bought by the Craft Beer Alliance. We’re still fans … and it’s mainly because of this new venture Redhook Brewlab in Capitol Hill. It was named Seattle Weekly’s Best Brewery, Best Bar and Best Happy Hour. But that’s not why we love it. At the Brewlab, Redhook collaborates with other local breweries to craft new and unique beers. It’s a fun spot to hang downtown and enjoy unique beers you won’t find anywhere else.