The Best Brewpub Dining in Seattle

Grab a burger—or something more exotic—and a beer brewed on the premises at one these tasty pubs
Engine House No. 9 in Tacoma

Snoqualmie Falls Brewing & Taproom
Next time you take your out-of-town guests to see Snoqualmie Falls, stop by the brewpub sharing the same name. Located a block off the main drag in downtown Snoqualmie, this quaint little spot offers sandwiches, pizzas, beer and little more, proving that there is something to be said for doing just a few things, but doing them very well. Sometimes they manage to find room to squeeze in a musical act and have even been the site of unexpected open mikes and trad sessions (traditional Irish music jam sessions). For a refreshing treat, order a Haystack hefeweizen with or without the lemon garnish. All ages welcome. Lunch and dinner daily. 8032 Falls Ave. SE; 425.831.2357;

Engine House No. 9

The old firehouse on Pine Street was converted into a brewery and pub many years ago, but until recently, it was an unremarkable food and beer destination. In 2011, a change in ownership resuscitated both the restaurant and the brewery, much to the joy of the residents of this up-and-coming Tacoma neighborhood—the Sixth Avenue business district. The menu offers a nice selection of sandwiches, wraps and salads, along with a few entrées, such as steak frites and Famous Fire pasta, with a spicy red chile cream sauce. Be sure to ask if any of its Belgian-style specialty beers are on tap. Kids are welcome. Lunch and dinner daily. 611 N Pine St.; 253.272.3435;

Redhook Pub

Redhook Brewpub (until recently known as Forecasters Public House) is one of the oldest in the area, having opened its doors in 1994 in Woodinville, and many local beer lovers may have gotten a bit tired of the same old digs, which stood largely unchanged for nearly 20 years. Abandon all you know of the old Forecasters: It recently underwent a massive remodel. The menu still consists of basic pub staples, such as hamburgers and sandwiches, but the space is completely different, now offering a subdued, contemporary atmosphere and no longer feeling hopelessly stuck in the ’90s. Still, the huge patio area remains largely the same and offers a lovely stop for cyclists pedaling between Redmond and Seattle along the nearby Burke-Gilman Trail. While you’re there, be sure to order one of the beers that are only available at the pub, such as the Big Ballard Double IPA. Lunch and dinner daily. 14300 NE 145th St.; 425.483.3232;


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