Elysian Brewing Company
1221 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122
phone: (206) 860-1920
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cask ale available
public transportation available
proper glassware used
family friendly location
Overall Score: 85.0
Selection: 4.5 | Service: 4.0 | Atmosphere: 4.3 | Food: N/A
Date: Sun, Jan 6th 2013
When you walk into Elysian you get a cool industrial feel which works well in a brewpub. I had a beer sampler and the options were a solid range from lighter to dark. There were 5 samples included - a Pilsner, Stout, Porter, and a couple IPAs. The beers were all very tasty and well worth the trip.
The atmosphere at Elysian was one with a nice vibe. There was a good crowd, but I didn't feel like it was crowded, and the servers were easily able to keep up with the demand.
Overall Score: 90.0
Selection: 5.0 | Service: 4.0 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Food: 3.5
Date: Fri, Nov 23rd 2012
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THis is the first stop for any beer enthusiast. It has been my #1 recommended brew pub for over 15 years. The beer is great and the selection outstanding. Good pub food with some creative offerings. Never had any service issues as mentioned above. One of the most creative set of brewer's and every beer is well made. The Wise, Dragons' Tooth Stout are my favorites. I wish they would open a pub on the Eastside
Reviewer: Beer Traveler
Overall Score: 90.0
Selection: 5.0 | Service: 4.3 | Atmosphere: 4.3 | Food: N/A
Date: Wed, Apr 13th 2011
We visited on a recent Tuesday afternoon around 4 pm. There were several people enjoying an early happy hour. We sat at the bar and ordered two pick-your-own samplers; each was 5 beers for $6.50. There are 14 Elysian beers on tap with 2 additional guest taps available. Cask ale once a week is on tap for happy hour. They also have kegs though I didn’t see growlers and forgot to ask. Not all the beers are brewed here, some are brewed at one of their two other locations. They have a 20 barrel system here, smaller systems at their other locations. All the beers we sampled were excellent. Parking is on the street and is free, with a two hour limit. There was plenty of parking when we were there. No smoking here.
Overall Score: 93.3
Selection: 4.8 | Service: 4.8 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Food: 4.5
Date: Wed, May 19th 2010
Cool place, 1 of 3 in area I believe. Had 12 house beers on tap, including 2 barley wines & a cask cond. IPA, but was told they run up to 16 usually. They also had 5 locals on tap as well. Any place that has 3+ IPAs on tap at any one time rocks, hands down.
I had the seasonal-Bifrost, Dragon's Tooth Stout, Immortal IPA, The Wise ESB, Perseus Porter, Zephyrus Pilsner, & Avatar Jasmine IPA. All very well done, but I went back for a pint of the Avatar, amazingly refreshing & hoppy. To be honest, I could of had a pint of any one of the ales I tasted.
I also had the maui maui fish tacos which were great. I sat at the bar for lunch & the service was prompt, courteous, & funny as crap. Don't know if the other locations are as cool, but this one is worth the trip by far.
Overall Score: 56.7
Selection: 3.5 | Service: 2.0 | Atmosphere: 3.0 | Food: 1.5
Date: Tue, Aug 18th 2009
It's taken me a good long while to really piece together in my head how to describe my feelings on Elysian. What it comes down to is that the place is just not for me. But in reality, they're a fantastic brewery, and an important staple in the Seattle craft beer scene.
The beer really is of a very high caliber. It's always clean, and crafted to the highest quality. But in the long line of Elysian beers I've had over the years, only a few stand out as being something I truly enjoyed; The ESB, Jasmine IPA, Night Owl Pumpkin (actually brewed by New Belgium, whom they are partnered with from what I understand), and the Loki Lager (which seems to be hard to come across). But don't let my lack of enthusiasm for most of their offerings deter you, they have a very, very long list of beers in constant rotation. I don't believe there is another brewery in the area that has the variety Elysian has.
For those of you who are wanting to try the beer with dinner at the pub, you might want to reconsider. Quite simply, the food is not that awesome. If I were to suggest anything, it'd be to stick with munching on some appetizers while you enjoy your brews. The food simply does not compare to the quality cuisines at some of our other brewing establishments.
If at first you don't like Elysian, try try again. The variety is vast, and there's something for everyone. Pleasing every beer lover is not an easy feat, but with the wide selection, you'll find something, I'm sure of it.