BEST BARS FOR LOCAL BREWS IN SEATTLE
I'll be in town next weekend meeting a pal who I haven't seen in many years. We both love good beer. What are the best places in town for local brews. My preferences are laid back, not sceney, sort of like dba in NYC on a lazy afternoon. Years ago I'd go to some places in Belltown but don't know if any are still around.
For Breweries, Elyssian on Capital hill or Big Time in the U.
For multi-tap bars with a good selection of locals in no particular order:
Colins Pub - Pioneer Square
Hopvine - Capital Hill
Duck Island - Aurora near Greenlake
Brouwers - Freemont
Barking Dog - Phinney/Ballard-ish
A bit of a trek but totally worth it is Beverige Place Pub in West Seattle.
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I'd second the Beveridge Place Pub. They have a bunch of excellent local beers, plus an impressive selection of beers from all over the world.
For my money, there's not a better pub in Seattle.
If you're staying downtown, you might not want to make the trek, but I think that the Beveridge Place Pub in West Seattle (Morgan Junction at California and Fauntleroy) is the best place in the city: lots of local brews as well as great imports (both draft and bottle); fantastic staff; excellent atmosphere (not a theme pub--it's the real thing).