Rock Bottom Brewery - Seattle
Rock Bottom Brewery - Seattle

Rock Bottom Brewery - Seattle

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rockbottom.com/
  • Phone: 2066233070
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Brewery
  • Executive Chef: Ryan Eastman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Great Parties Are Always On Tap at Rock Bottom! Rock Bottom is many things. It’s a place to drink the best beer around. A place to toast a long day done. A place to laugh over a great meal. A place to share forgotten deeds. It’s a place to gather with friends. And most importantly Rock Bottom is a place to just be you.
    We offer an innovative menu complemented by fresh, handcrafted beer and a variety of reception and dining areas to suit your group’s needs. For booking information please contact the Banquet and Event Coordinator: 206.467.9724 or via email:Seattle.banquets@rockbottom.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th and Union
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available in the Rainier Square Parking Garage located on Union between 4th and 5th Ave. Pricing will vary. Limited street parking is available.
A word from Rock Bottom Brewery - Seattle
Rock Bottom Seattle features a distinct menu, extraordinary service and unique handcrafted ales. Awarded "Large Brewpub of the year" - 2008 Great American Beer Festival®, we take pride in all we do.

Come visit us in the heart of downtown Seattle, only blocks from Pike Place market and across from the 5th Ave. Theatre. Ask for a brewery tour, a sampler of our unique and award-winning beers, or take a look at our private party spaces.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Rock Bottom Brewery - Seattle reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (33)great for lunch (26)great for outdoor dining (18)kid-friendly (16)vibrant bar scene (11)neighborhood gem (10)hot spot (9)late-night find (8)fit for foodies (5)special occasion (5)great for brunch (4)romantic (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great food and service
    KrisVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We had amazing service! Great food too! We often come here when we go the 5th Ave Theatre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Choice for Everyone Else
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    My friends and I choose this place because it was right across the street from 5th Ave Theater and we were going to a show. Neither of them have food allergies and really enjoyed a vast selection. I asked for the gluten free menu, the server smiled, reached into his side pocket and handed me a laminated card that was about 3" wide by 7" long. The first few items on the list were condiments, followed by five salads and three entrees, all but one having the phrase, "no bread, choose different dressing, omit rice, etc". The only entree item on their menu that did not have gluten containing ingredients was their Waldorf salad. It was a good riff on a classic. It had grilled, shredded chicken, a balsamic dressing, grapes, goat cheese, Yum.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    NinjaMom
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Brought my husband here for his surprise birthday dinner. So hard to find brewery restaurants that he hasn't been to that also allow kids. This place was great for all the above. The food was better than I remember and he loved the beer sampler. My leftovers were even amazing I wanted more once I finished those at home. Definetely a great find.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seattle Brew Pub - Rock Bottom
    islandjim
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    If you like microbreweries and enjoy just plain good pub food, this is your place. The fish and chips were especially nice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • theater dining
    theatrediner
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Across the street from 5th Ave. Theater so great for pre-show dining. Wait staff friendly and helpful and menu prices reasonable. We have a few menu favorites (fish and chips, ribs, Santa Fe chicken salad, chicken fried chicken) and they are always good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food if they have it.
    pennybird
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The food, price, and service were fine. Unfortunately, they were out of my first choice on the menu. We were there with some friends and this had happened to them on past visits as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good spot
    FoodTraveler
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We went to Rock Bottom because we had a larger group and the menu seemed fit to cover many tastes. Our waiter was a bit slow, but there were also a lot of people in there. My macaroni and cheese was delicious, and I really enjoyed the house draft beer that I had.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Similar to Earls, Milestones in BC
    PointGreyMom
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Similar to an Earls or Red Robin in BC. Foods a little richer and fattier but that is what u get in the States
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice local craft beer
    Rfortier
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Second time I've been to Rock Bottom. First time I had the Lobster and Shrimp Enchiladas, which were really tasty. This time I had the Bison Burger (seasonal menu item). Bison was cooked perfectly. Only reason I'm staying in 3 star range was due to service. Our waitress was a little stand offish, didn't suggest anything as far as drink, which I come to expect in a craft brew establishment. Had to ask for the chipotle mayo that was supposed to be included with the Bison Burger (then it took a long time for a little cup of the mayo to arrive). Drink ran out well before waitress came back by for a refill, and by then I was ready to go. I'd come back, mainly because the beer is good and the food is pretty tasty as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rock Bottom Brewery Always Good
    SybilOrchid
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Rock Bottom Brewery in Seattle has been a favorite of mine for decades. Good to take a client for lunch, to celebrate a co-worker's birthday, or a date dinner, etc. Food is excellent with quite a variety. Servers are excellent, always. If eating inside, being able to watch a Mariner game on 1 of their many TVs is a great additional perk. The place always feels clean and well taken care of.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The Rock Bottom Brewery is the perfect location for a bite before attending the 5th Avenue Theatre. The restaurant is directly across the street from the theatre. The menu has great options for snacks or full entrees. A varied menu, great tasting beers and refreshing cocktails.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner Spot
    mrmjtaylor
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My wife and I ate here before a show at Benaroya Hall (just down the road...) The service was fantastic and our server was attentive without being overly present. She made great recommendations as well. The food was well prepared - simple but tasty. The menu has a good selection for just about any kind of flavor you are looking for. And the food is not as fried / battered / buttered as you might expect from a brew pub restaurant. The drink menu was great and had a selection everyone can appreciate. We will definitely return soon!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • birthday dinner
    BDayGirl
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    There were 4 in our party, I made the reservation online with Open Table. When we arrived we were seated immediately. Our waiter was awesome! We all loved the dinners we ordered. I had the pulled pork sandwich with the apple coleslaw. Love that you put it ON the sandwich, which is how I learned to eat that type of sandwich. We shared 2 chocolate chip cookie desserts which were really delicious! the house made cookies made the sandwich! We were going to the 5th Ave. theater after dinner and had no problem with time. We enjoyed our dinner without being rushed. We will be back in Oct. before the show Kinky Boots.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Recent visit
    2johnsons
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We had a recent visit to the Rock Bottom Brewery; the food was good as was the service and I was allow to make substation for a salad instead of the fries / onion rings.....but it was for $2.00 more. The pulled pork this time was a little burnt; next time I'll go back to one of my other favorites.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service lacking
    MonkeystoneVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Thought we'd grab a bite before going to 5th Avenue, as we always do. We rarely go to the Rock Bottom, but it's usually not due to service. Was hoping we could sit outside, but the weather wasn't that great. This time, the service was terrible. Our waiter never checked to see if we needed anything. We always had to ask him. This included silverware, pepper for our salads, spices and grated cheese for our pizza, water refills, etc.. The food was actually pretty good. They just need to pay more attention to their customers. If we had ever seen a manager around, we would have said something to him.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre or Post 5th Avenue Favorite!
    Sheri
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Friendly, accommodating, fast service. Great beer selection. Wide variety of delicious food on the menu. I look forward to indulging in the amazing carrot cake for two!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Love this place. Easy to the 5th. Food, drinks, and service always good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good pub in great location
    janeway
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    friends and i had dinner and cocktails here before seeing a show at 5th Ave Theatre. service was friendly and efficient, food was hot and tasty, and they've a long, diverse menu. great outside seating, nice bar, tables and booths in the restaurant space. patrons were in very casual wear to prom night formal wear. Rock Bottom is rock solid.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food and great service
    RickandJennifer
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We had dinner before attending a show at the 5th Avenue theater. The food was very tasty and the service was friendly and prompt. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone dining in the Seattle area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 321 reviews are from the Rock Bottom Brewery - Seattle reviews archive.
  • Good and service was ok
    LmitchVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The service was ok but not great. I got mac n cheese with bacon and it was a bit runny and didn't have a lot of flavor other than the bacon. The shrimp and crab enchalota were good. Overall, it wasn't the greatest but for a inexpensive meal it is a fair bet.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overal great
    2johnsons
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went there prior to the performance at the 5th Ave. Food was very good and HOT, Waitress was one of the best I have had in a long time. Great sense of humor and 2nd guessed us before we could even ask, a total delight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner before Theatre
    AussieCoop
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Great service, prompt and went the extra mile in making my favorite drink. The food was affordable and yummy. Excellent choice when going to the 5th Avenue theatre or just downtown. And box the carrot cake for home!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prom
    Fawn
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This is a great restaurant for all size of groups. They had cute booths for families and dates. They had a long table for bigger groups. I went with 12 other people for prom and everyone told me I had picked a really great place. The service was super friendly. Two of the waitresses talked to us about their prom and it was fun to listen to. The interior itself was ambient and energetic, not like the sports bar kind of rowdy. The food was delicious, especially the Chicken Fried Chicken. I got a bite of it from my friend and regretted not ordering it, haha. Rock Bottom is a definite must try!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easy and fun
    muffin
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Food is good, reasonable, and it's a very pleasant atmosphere. Easy walk across the street to the 5th Ave Theatre too. Kailee was a doll!
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!
    KrisVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Great food and service! It is very convenient when going to the 5th Ave. Theatre
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Theater/Symphony/Ballet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Very nice experience for grandparents and granddaughter prior to ballet. Great food and service.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New wait staff?
    DiningFor5th
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    I love going here before every show at the 5th but I have seem to have found new wait staff each time in my recent visits? They seem overwhelmed, 10 min for ketchup, 15 min for a drink from the bar. I love going there but am beginning to get frustrated with the long wait. They are friendly and are trying hard but either overwhelmed or not properly trained. Last meal took 1.5 hours without appetizers or dessert. I would hate to give up going here. I will for sure give it another try for the next show... I think.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pleasantly surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    i only went to this restaurant because it is right across the street from the 5th ave theatre. past visits have been less than par. the service is often extremely slow and uneven. we have at times waited nearly 30 min to be served, while others seated after us, were served. wait staff in the past has been unpleasant and uncaring. HOWEVER, this time, it was different. i was seated immediatley. order was taken in a timely manner, and food arrived exactly as ordered very quickly...and it was delicious. plus, the music was great.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unforgettable
    Jexxabella
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We barely walked in and gazed around before we were greeted by smiling faces and led to a booth. Our server was friendly as well as funny, cracking jokes with us while taking our order. We ordered a few drinks and were also brought glasses of water. Our appetizer was the Ahi Tuna and it was melt in your mouth delicious. The sauce was so good that I wanted to lick the whole thing clean! For dinner, we split two entrees: the shrimp and lobster enchiladas, and the pulled pork sandwich. First off, the enchilada portion size was enormous! And a variety of yummy sauces. The apple cole slaw on the pulled pork was the best I've ever had. For a side, we chose the Mac and cheese, and I was in homemade cheesy heaven. We will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After an awesome play...
    Ivonne
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    We went on sunday after watching a play in the fifth avenue theater, we came out and it is just across the street. we made reservations and were seated promptly after our arrival. Which was excellent because we were starving. food came a few minutes later and it was perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday night out with co-works
    ChandlersCrabhouse
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    A few of us like to go out once a month on a Friday night after work on a payday. This month we pick Rock Bottom. I set the reservation for six of us to have dinner there, but at the last minute one of my co-works could not go. I did not have time to change the reservation so when we got there I told the hoist it was now for five not six. We also told our server and the sixth place setting was not remove and our server keep asking us if we wanted to wait for the sixth person. The restaurant did not seem very busy, but our server did not come to check on us very much, took a while for our food to come, and after we were done eating some of our plates where not removed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    We were a party of 6 going to the theater across the street. Our service was so slow that if we had needed to walk any further to the theater we would have been late. One of our party had a hamburger and it was over cooked. 2 of us had Fish & Chips. the Fries were not fresh nor hot. the fish was tough and the batter was not crisp. I would say this was my worst fish and chips ever. We also ordered Calamari as an appetizer. I was not impressed. I will not be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad service Bad Food Good location
    TravelGirl
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    I've been there 2x in the last 2 months. The first time my Turkey burger was raw and I turned it back in thinkin I'd definitely get eColi. the waiter left with it and never came back . We had theater tickets for the 5th Avenue so we had to go and I didn't get dinner . GRRRR then 2 nights ago, we tried it again as it's so convenient to the theater.....again, bad food - my Baja Chicken burger was dry and bland, no flavor in fact and like eating a door stop. I never say never but I'm pretty sure I'm not ever going back. Which is so sad to me because i like the ambiance and location so very much.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect before or after a 5th Ave
    Minibird
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Rock Bottom is perfect either before or after a show at the 5th Avenue Theater as it is located directly across the street, is convenient, and you won't have to re-park your car! Amazing burgers, great beers on tap, friendly staff. This is my 'go to' place when I come downtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed the Classic Burger
    sfseattleVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Enjoyed the Classic Burger at lunch for $9.50. The burger was nicely topped with melted cheddar cheese (several cheese types were offered), lettuce, tomato and red onions. The burger came with a choice of one side. Selected the French fries from several choices offered.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had met for a meeting and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    We had met for a meeting and I had requested a quite table for our group of 6. We were given a VERY small and cramped table at the front of a section where everyone needed to walk past to get deeper into the section. There appeared to be a number of open tables available that would have allowed us to have our meeting documents and conduct the meeting while eating comfortably. They mixed up orders and were not very attentive to detail. We will not be going back for another meeting because they surely did not consider our requests and we do these meetings every month.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant when you
    KrisVIP
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Great restaurant when you are going to the 5th Ave Theatre.....right across the street
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not for Vegetarians
    sammy
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    One member of my family is vegetarian, but she is used to having somewhat limited options. Rock Bottom had almost NO choices. Of their half dozen salads only one didn't have meat. Their mac and cheese has chicken! How does chicken improve mac and cheese?! She chose a vege pizza but was unimpressed and didn't take the leftovers back to her dorm. So, the repetition of dorm food was more appealing than restaurant leftovers. Many families have a vegetarian or two. We don't go back to restaurants that don't make all of us feel welcome. It would be easy to mention vegetarians on the menu (shows that you want them as customers). The menu could identify salads and dishes that can be prepared without meat. Good location: across from 5th Ave Theatre.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We usually eat at Rock Bottom
    FoodFanVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    We usually eat at Rock Bottom before we go to the show. It's usually very good but this time was great! The food was perfect and the service was right on. The restaurant has a rush of theatre goers and always handles it with grace and efficiency. We will go back before each performance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • quick bite before the show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    very convenient to the 5th Ave. Theater! Didn't even have to go out in the cold from the parking garage as it is in the Rainier Tower across from the theater and there is an underground walkway.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.