Seattle offers a lot of things that other cities don’t, like Mount Rainer, for one. But there’s something else that Seattle does very well, and that’s beer!
Seattle offers a variety of many different kinds of local breweries, and it is something that definitely shouldn’t go overlooked.
I have listed out a modest 5 breweries that I have had the chance to visit, and if you haven’t gone to these—I highly recommend them.
That being said, I know there are tons to explore and if anyone has a suggestion, don’t be shy, tell us your story or leave a suggestion below!
Peddler’s is a micro-brewing company and a tasting room located within Ballard. They have 12 taps and offer a variety of different beers and even one cider! They have a few regular taps, but generally mix up what they offer based upon the season. Peddlers offers outdoor seating, corn hole, and some very bicycle friendly décor. It’s a great place to hang out, relax, and have some fun with friends. I strongly suggest heading over here on a sunny day or warm evening, as they tend to open up the front of the building and securing a seat on their front deck is never too hard to find.
The Fremont Brewing Company is a family owned microbrewery that is located within the heart of Fremont. They supply great tasting beer to a lot of local bars, and even offer up their finest on tap within their Urban Beer Garden. The Urban Beer Garden is definitely something that makes this place stand out, combining the outdoors with great tasting beer! On the next warm afternoon, why not go check it out? Open from 11am-9pm everyday.
Populuxe Brewing is a nano-brewery located within Ballard. It is an awesome venue with outdoor seating and a constant rotation of beers on tap. They are quite diligent about always updating their Facebook with the day’s selection. Populuxe is a great place to visit on a sunny day—allowing you to advantage of the outdoor space and even play a game of corn hole!
Two Beers is a locally owned brewery located within SODO. It is a fast growing brewery that sells over 6,000 barrels per year. Their brewery and tasting room, known as The Woods is shared with their sister business, The Cider Company. If you are in the SODO area, do not leave without trying one of their samples!
Hale’s Ales has been around for a while, and I am sure every Washingtonian is familiar with their brand. This locally owned company started out small in the 80’s but has grown immensely over the years, and is probably the largest brewery on this list. Hale’s Pub located in Fremont is a huge venue, offering both food and beer—10 beers on tap and about 6 guest beers are regularly served. This is a fun location, and it is always great to see a local business grow over the years, so head on down!
- Aryn Higgins, TWIF Blogger