Welcome to Seattle! If you are here for baseball and the MLB All-Star weekend festivities, and you found this article, it likely means you’re hoping to find some good beer while you’re here. The Washington Beer Blog has been helping folks around Seattle find the good stuff for more than a decade, so allow us to serve as your guide.
BEER AT T-MOBILE PARK
We do a ballpark-specific beer post at the beginning of each season. It will tell you all you need to know about finding the good stuff at T-Mobile Park. See our 2023 Beers at the Ballpark report.
BEER NEAR T-MOBILE PARK AND THE PLAY BALL PARK
A beloved local brewery with great beer and a no-frills taproom in a very cool, historic building. Located about a mile south of T-Mobile Park. 2959 Utah Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134.
This is the nation’s most-decorated producer of gluten-free beer. In fact, if you didn’t know Ghostfish was a gluten-free brewery, you’d probably never guess. The food is great too, and it is also gluten-free. Located about a mile south of the ballpark and very close to Seapine Brewing. 2942 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134.
A new brewery and taproom that just might get opened in time for your visit. Located just a couple blocks south of the ballpark on 1st Avenue. Keep an eye on their social channels to see if they actually get open in time for All-Star weekend. It is located practically right next door to Hooverville (below).
It’s a tavern a couple blocks south of the ballpark on 1st Ave. Personally, it is our favorite pre-game or post-game watering hole. Great selection of regional beers in a rowdy, fun 21+ atmosphere. 1721 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134.
Literally, it is right across the street from the ballpark. Named in honor of the Seattle Steelheads, the city’s Negro League team from 1940s. One local brewery in particular is on the taplist here. Metier Brewing, one of only two Black-owned breweries in the state. Other beers on tap too. 1201 1st Ave S Unit 2, Seattle, WA 98134.
The focus here is tight: Washington-brewed beer and golf-themed games. Not putt-putt golf, but other, self-crafted versions of miniature golf. And did I mention the beer? Located in the nearby Pioneer Square district. 240 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104.
Want to get some Space Dust at the source? This is the brewery’s location near the stadiums. Once upon a time, this is the place where Space Dust IPA was created by a brewer we’ll talk about in a minute. Ask your bartender to confirm that factoid. From the ballpark, walk a couple blocks north on Occidental Ave. 542 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104.
DOWNTOWN AND PIKE PLACE MARKET
They built a kickass beer bar in a historic funeral home. Good food too. Bruce Lee, the famed martial artist and actor, is among the many folks who’ve transitioned from one world to the next at this location. 1600 Melrose Ave, Seattle, WA 98122.
As the name might suggest, it’s located at the Pike Place Market. The brewery is a must-see. Historic and beautiful, it’s like a museum, with tons of remarkable beer memorabilia. Fantastic beer too! Don’t miss Pike Brewing! Heck, you’re gonna be at the market anyway, right? Might as well get a beer. 1415 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101.
Hands down, this brewery’s taproom has the most amazing view of any brewery in the city. Maybe the best view ever. Anywhere! Gaze at the ferries moving back and forth across the water. Marvel at the majestic Olympic Mountains. Enjoy some great beer and a priceless sunset. Also part of the Pike Place Market. 1901 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98101.
I mentioned Space Dust IPA above. They don’t serve that at Cloudburst Brewing, but the guy who originally created that beer opened his own brewery, and this is it. Superlative beers. Barebones, no-frills taproom located a couple blocks north of Pike Place Market. Do. Not. Miss. It. Period. 2116 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98121.
A relative newcomer to the Seattle beer scene, Here Today Brewery opened on Seattle’s waterfront late last year. A slick new brewery that still has that new brewery smell. On the north end of the Seattle waterfront. 2815 Elliott Ave Suite 101, Seattle, WA 98121.
We hope this guide to finding good beer in Seattle is helpful. If you want to see a complete list and map of all the great beer spots (breweries and taprooms) around Seattle, check out our page dedicated to that.