Looking for a good pub in Seattle near Madison & Boren
September 19, 2014 10:28 AM   Subscribe

I'm heading to Seattle next weekend and would like to spend at least part of the time checking out the local pub scene and sampling some tasty Seattle brews. I am staying near the intersection of Madison St. and Boren Ave.; can any Seattle-based MeFites recommend any not-to-be-missed microbreweries or anything or that ilk in the general area?
posted by CarrotAdventure to Food & Drink (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Up madison a bit: Elysian Brewing
posted by Good Brain at 10:52 AM on September 19, 2014 [1 favorite]

That immediate area is not the best for pubs - it's a lot of hospital/medical stuff, plus office buildings and condos. But the Elysian Bewing Co is just a few blocks away.

Generally, heading in that direction will lead you to lots of pubs/bars. And you don't have to stick to microbreweries or brewpubs to get local beers; pretty much any bar in Seattle will carry a good selection of local brews, and at many places the bartenders and wait staff will have good recommendations.

My favorite Seattle pub is about a mile from there: Smith.
posted by lunasol at 10:56 AM on September 19, 2014

Oh no way! Elysian beers are all over the place here on the island. I've been meaning to give them a try; between them and Smith I should be all set.

Thanks for such great answers right off the bat!
posted by CarrotAdventure at 11:23 AM on September 19, 2014

You want to go to The Stumbling Monk!
posted by Blue Jello Elf at 11:25 AM on September 19, 2014

It's a little bit of a hike at a mile or so east, but Chuck's Hop Shop at 20th Ave and E. Union will be fun to visit. 50 taps and 1 or 2 food trucks.
posted by sevenless at 12:51 PM on September 19, 2014 [1 favorite]

at madison and boren is an excellent art bar: the hideout.
posted by bruceo at 1:28 PM on September 19, 2014

Also nearby and highly recommended, The Pine Box.
posted by lantius at 1:32 PM on September 19, 2014

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