Brouwer's brings Belgian flavors to a happenin' Seattle neighborhood — Photo courtesy of Brouwer's Cafe
In the beery Pacific Northwest, microbreweries sprout like mushrooms after a rainstorm, and sometimes the sheer volume of options can seem a bit overwhelming. We're here to make the decision easier; trust us when we say that Brouwer's Cafe in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood is pure 'beervana.'
The cozy space features soaring ceilings, funky artwork and flavors of Belgium. (Check out the mini-Manneken Pis statue near the front door.) This popular neighbor pub offers no fewer than 64 rotating draft selections, more than 300 bottled brews and 60-something types of Scotch.
Loyal patrons also flock to the café for its Eurocentric menu of exceptional eats. Small plates include the pommes frites with tasty dipping sauces (Think curry ketchup and garlic aioli.); hand-crafted soups; and lighter options like the beet and endive salad.
For main dishes, diners feast on steak, the juicy lamb burger or a generous pot of mussels. Try unique dishes like the Bier Cioppino, featuring prawns, mussels and true cod in a tomato and Hoegaarden Wit stew with orange zest, saffron and Thai basil. It's served with a grilled garlic baguette.
This venue honors the changing seasons with ever-rotating brews and frequent festive gatherings that celebrate the arrival of new barrels or the tapping of recently-arrived kegs. Stay up-to-date on timely happenings by following the cafe's blog.
While the menu impressively displays drink specialties from across the country and around the globe, it also focuses on gems found right here in the Pacific Northwest. A daily happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. means $1 off all drafts and well drinks, as well as food specials.
Beer is the name of the game at Brouwer's in Fremont — Photo courtesy of Brouwer's Cafe