74th St Ale House

★★★★☆
  • 7401 Greenwood Ave N

    Seattle, WA 98103

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  • 206-784-2955

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My boyfriend and I went here for the first time yesterday. We experienced the worst service ever! It actually was the first time in my life that I did not tip

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TIP- Either add more help, or get nicer employees! (check out YELP reviews)\r
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My boyfriend and I went here for the first time yesterday. We experienced the worst service ever! It actually was the first time in my life that I did not tip

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It's in the neighborhood and it's really good for a nice quick meal or if we don't happen to feel like getting in the car and driving somewhere for lunch or dinner.

Been here for both lunch and dinner and even when they are busy the

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It's in the neighborhood and it's really good for a nice quick meal or if we don't happen to feel like getting in the car and driving somewhere for lunch or dinner.

Been here for both lunch and dinner and even when they are busy the

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The 74th St. Ale House is my favorite neighborhood restaurant. The food is excellent, they have a great beer selection and the service is always friendly.

This is one of the only places in town that you can get Hard Cider on tap (the other seattle ale houses also have cider on tap) and they also offer a good selection of local and import beers with a seasonal rotating tap.

The food here is always excellent. It's well-prepared and made with fresh, high-quality ingredients. The chicken sandwich is the best in seattle, the burger is great and so is the reuben. The pasta salad side they offer is very yummy and I prefer to the sides at the other Seattle Ale houses. They also offer a homemade soup of the day which is always fabulous. The specials are delicious and varied and often have asian or mediteranean influences. My favorites are the greek kretopita and lamb curry.

The space has a very pub-like feel and it is comfortable and clean, even when they are packed which they often are around dinner time especially on the weekends. There is not really any space to wait so if you come at that time be prepared to stand in the doorway or just outside for a few minutes. While the waiters and bartenders are always friendly, when the kitchen is busy the food service is sometimes a little slow.

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★★★★★

The 74th St. Ale House is my favorite neighborhood restaurant. The food is excellent, they have a great beer selection and the service is always friendly.

This is one of the only places in town that you can get Hard Cider on tap (the other seattle ale houses also have cider on tap) and they also offer a good selection of local and import beers with a seasonal rotating tap.

The food here is always excellent. It's well-prepared and made with fresh, high-quality ingredients. The chicken sandwich is the best in seattle, the burger is great and so is the reuben. The pasta salad side they offer is very yummy and I prefer to the sides at the other Seattle Ale houses. They also offer a homemade soup of the day which is always fabulous. The specials are delicious and varied and often have asian or mediteranean influences. My favorites are the greek kretopita and lamb curry.

The space has a very pub-like feel and it is comfortable and clean, even when they are packed which they often are around dinner time especially on the weekends. There is not really any space to wait so if you come at that time be prepared to stand in the doorway or just outside for a few minutes. While the waiters and bartenders are always friendly, when the kitchen is busy the food service is sometimes a little slow.

Pros: Blackthorn Cider, beer selection, delicious and varied menu

Cons: Busy during peak hours, occasionally slow service

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Who would have thought that an Ale House would be so....foodiecentric? Yes, that is me, making up my own word because every other fabulous adjective has been used to describe 74th Street Ale House.

From the street, it looks like a plain, "pub", nothing fancy, that many people might not give a second glance. Which, to the locals in "the know", is probably just fine since it means more room for them.

However, take one step into the Ale House and you are greeted with warm smiles from behind the bar and boisterous laughter through out the room as people catch up with their family and friends.

The beer selection is fare, with local, hand crafted ales at attention to quench your thirst and take your worries away. If you are a "Bud" man, this isn't the place for you, however they will server you a Miller Light in a bottle if you prefer. But I strongly suggest grabbing a Manny's, Boundary Bay or Hales Ale to go along with your fresh Ale House fare.

Did you know that they are the first Gastropub in Seattle? Starting in 1991, the owners took the Tavern state-of-mind to a whole new level with fresh-from-the- grill food. Never microwaving or frying - just using fresh, local ingredients in each dish.

My favorite would have to be the Mediterranean plate. Very simple, yes, but heaven when these ingredients are paired together: red pepper/garlic hummus, grilled pita bread and cucumber, tomato, olive and onion salad. My mouth is watering already!

I can go on for days bragging about the food at 74th Street Ale House, but since there isn't enough time I will leave you with this: they have been voted Best Ale House Fare by Seattle Magazine, and have the best Red Reuben sandwich and chicken sandwich in town.

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★★★★☆

Who would have thought that an Ale House would be so....foodiecentric? Yes, that is me, making up my own word because every other fabulous adjective has been used to describe 74th Street Ale House.

From the street, it looks like a plain, "pub", nothing fancy, that many people might not give a second glance. Which, to the locals in "the know", is probably just fine since it means more room for them.

However, take one step into the Ale House and you are greeted with warm smiles from behind the bar and boisterous laughter through out the room as people catch up with their family and friends.

The beer selection is fare, with local, hand crafted ales at attention to quench your thirst and take your worries away. If you are a "Bud" man, this isn't the place for you, however they will server you a Miller Light in a bottle if you prefer. But I strongly suggest grabbing a Manny's, Boundary Bay or Hales Ale to go along with your fresh Ale House fare.

Did you know that they are the first Gastropub in Seattle? Starting in 1991, the owners took the Tavern state-of-mind to a whole new level with fresh-from-the- grill food. Never microwaving or frying - just using fresh, local ingredients in each dish.

My favorite would have to be the Mediterranean plate. Very simple, yes, but heaven when these ingredients are paired together: red pepper/garlic hummus, grilled pita bread and cucumber, tomato, olive and onion salad. My mouth is watering already!

I can go on for days bragging about the food at 74th Street Ale House, but since there isn't enough time I will leave you with this: they have been voted Best Ale House Fare by Seattle Magazine, and have the best Red Reuben sandwich and chicken sandwich in town.

Pros: Great happy hour, food, beer, wine

Cons: Seems to be understaffed on busy nights

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Every time we've been here it's crowded, which speaks to the quality of the food and beer. They change their tap fairly frequently so you often have new beers to try, but unless you can get here more than I'm able, you won't be finished with the one they are taking off tap. It's a fantastic neighbor pub.

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★★★★☆

Every time we've been here it's crowded, which speaks to the quality of the food and beer. They change their tap fairly frequently so you often have new beers to try, but unless you can get here more than I'm able, you won't be finished with the one they are taking off tap. It's a fantastic neighbor pub.

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This is a classic pub. If you're sitting at the bar on a cold and dreary day, drinking
a hoppy IPA and eating the juicy chicken sandwich, there is really no reason to leave.
The Hill Top Ale House is equally as good.

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★★★★★

This is a classic pub. If you're sitting at the bar on a cold and dreary day, drinking
a hoppy IPA and eating the juicy chicken sandwich, there is really no reason to leave.
The Hill Top Ale House is equally as good.

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I tried one of their seasonal ales and it was excellent. I had their black bean burger that sadly didn't come with fries, the burger itself was great but very awkward to eat since it is served on pita bread. I highly recommend their goat cheese salad, very tasty and the cheese was heated and breaded perfectly.

Pros: Great food and great beer
Cons: no liquor selection and no fries

(I was in the mood for Baileys and Hot Chocolate and burger and fries when I entered the door, was sad when I realized they didn't have most of what I wanted, nonetheless I left very happy with my experience there)

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★★★★☆

I tried one of their seasonal ales and it was excellent. I had their black bean burger that sadly didn't come with fries, the burger itself was great but very awkward to eat since it is served on pita bread. I highly recommend their goat cheese salad, very tasty and the cheese was heated and breaded perfectly.

Pros: Great food and great beer
Cons: no liquor selection and no fries

(I was in the mood for Baileys and Hot Chocolate and burger and fries when I entered the door, was sad when I realized they didn't have most of what I wanted, nonetheless I left very happy with my experience there)

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This place has a great selection of beers and a good variety of food. Everything I've had here has been fresh and good. Has a good cozy yet stylish atmosphere.

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★★★★☆

This place has a great selection of beers and a good variety of food. Everything I've had here has been fresh and good. Has a good cozy yet stylish atmosphere.

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Love the local place but the manager or the man that has been there for years is a #@$#@. Lat night he cam out of the bar and yelled at the three of us about F-y about the tip? How can the owners of this pub have him there and it is not the first time. Get ride of that problem and the bar is nice.

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★★★☆☆

Love the local place but the manager or the man that has been there for years is a #@$#@. Lat night he cam out of the bar and yelled at the three of us about F-y about the tip? How can the owners of this pub have him there and it is not the first time. Get ride of that problem and the bar is nice.

Pros: pub and good beer

Cons: manager

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The one problem I always have here is service. I know it's busy, the staff while shoot nasty looks at anyone who walks in the door on those nights!

That said, the food is consistently great and the chef designs creative and tasty soups, which I have even been known to order on a hot summer day because they're so tempting. Great specials sheet (although they run out quite often), and good brews. Annoying when customers sit at a table for hours on a busy night though.

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★★★★☆

The one problem I always have here is service. I know it's busy, the staff while shoot nasty looks at anyone who walks in the door on those nights!

That said, the food is consistently great and the chef designs creative and tasty soups, which I have even been known to order on a hot summer day because they're so tempting. Great specials sheet (although they run out quite often), and good brews. Annoying when customers sit at a table for hours on a busy night though.

Pros: The food

Cons: Completely inconsistent service

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I have not ever had a bad meal here and the service, while not always perfect is pretty damn good. Service is much better if you sit at the bar, in my experience. I wish some of the specials were on the menu as full time menu items.
Menu items are a BIT more expensive than some pubs but worth it!

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★★★★★

I have not ever had a bad meal here and the service, while not always perfect is pretty damn good. Service is much better if you sit at the bar, in my experience. I wish some of the specials were on the menu as full time menu items.
Menu items are a BIT more expensive than some pubs but worth it!

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If you're looking for good brews in a casual atmosphere and the best bar food around this is the place. Everything on the menu that I've tried is excellent, but my favorites are the warm goat cheese salad and the gumbo. The only issue I have the wth Ale House is the noise. The place is always packed and the noise level is high... you'll have to talk loudly to carry on conversation with someone right next to you.

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★★★★☆

If you're looking for good brews in a casual atmosphere and the best bar food around this is the place. Everything on the menu that I've tried is excellent, but my favorites are the warm goat cheese salad and the gumbo. The only issue I have the wth Ale House is the noise. The place is always packed and the noise level is high... you'll have to talk loudly to carry on conversation with someone right next to you.

Pros: Food and brews.

Cons: Noise

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When I used to work in Greenwood I would go to the 74th Street Alehouse all the time for a quick lunch! I've never seen it crowded for lunch around 12-3:00.(My lunch hour times varied) But, I do remember the great selection of beers and even Blackthorne Cider. It's a great place to try some really great food and have a beer, if you can, before heading back to the grindstone! The menu can be a little spendy, but the food really is pretty darn good. I thought I'd hate the food since they didn't have anything fried, but I was wrong! The 74th Street Alehouse is a great place to go for lunch!

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★★★★★

When I used to work in Greenwood I would go to the 74th Street Alehouse all the time for a quick lunch! I've never seen it crowded for lunch around 12-3:00.(My lunch hour times varied) But, I do remember the great selection of beers and even Blackthorne Cider. It's a great place to try some really great food and have a beer, if you can, before heading back to the grindstone! The menu can be a little spendy, but the food really is pretty darn good. I thought I'd hate the food since they didn't have anything fried, but I was wrong! The 74th Street Alehouse is a great place to go for lunch!

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This place has a great selection of microbrews, and it's in a decent location. It's a nice space and not too loud. The food, however, is way too hot and spicy no matter what you order. And the place can be really packed on game nights.

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★★☆☆☆

This place has a great selection of microbrews, and it's in a decent location. It's a nice space and not too loud. The food, however, is way too hot and spicy no matter what you order. And the place can be really packed on game nights.

Pros: beer selection, location

Cons: food, service, parking

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it is the hip, happening place on Phinney Ridge to go these days, but the beer selection and food (the best pub food in Seattle as far as I am concerned) make this place worth having to nuzzle with total strangers to get a beer.

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★★★★☆

it is the hip, happening place on Phinney Ridge to go these days, but the beer selection and food (the best pub food in Seattle as far as I am concerned) make this place worth having to nuzzle with total strangers to get a beer.

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My friend and I went for a couple beers (great selection of local and not-so-local quality brews) and split the reuben sandwich and goat cheese salad--everything was delicious! With corned beef, swiss cheese, thousand island and homemade sauerkraut, it was the best reuben I've ever had! Likewise, the salad was awesome- grilled warm goat cheese was fantastic. A bit pricey ($10 for a sandwich) but well worth the great food, friendly service and laidback (if crowded) environment.

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★★★★★

My friend and I went for a couple beers (great selection of local and not-so-local quality brews) and split the reuben sandwich and goat cheese salad--everything was delicious! With corned beef, swiss cheese, thousand island and homemade sauerkraut, it was the best reuben I've ever had! Likewise, the salad was awesome- grilled warm goat cheese was fantastic. A bit pricey ($10 for a sandwich) but well worth the great food, friendly service and laidback (if crowded) environment.

Pros: Great food, great service, good beer selection

Cons: slightly pricey

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My friend and I visited this pub last night and we were not impressed. We read in the menu about their amazing "Seattle's Best Chicken Sandwich", so I decided to try it.

What a disappointment. There was nothing outstanding about this sandwich. It had no distiguishable flavors, it was just a plain chicken breast with tomato, lettuce and mayo on untoasted white bread. And to add insult to injury, the damn thing cost around $11.

My friend had a green salad with chicken which proved to be disappointing as well. While the portion was large, the chicken was cold and it was smothered with HUGE chunks of blue cheese..they kept rolling off the plate onto the floor!

I'd go here for a good beer, but not to get a meal. The food is so-so and overpriced. We ended up blowing $40 for two beers, a salad and a sandwich.

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★★☆☆☆

My friend and I visited this pub last night and we were not impressed. We read in the menu about their amazing "Seattle's Best Chicken Sandwich", so I decided to try it.

What a disappointment. There was nothing outstanding about this sandwich. It had no distiguishable flavors, it was just a plain chicken breast with tomato, lettuce and mayo on untoasted white bread. And to add insult to injury, the damn thing cost around $11.

My friend had a green salad with chicken which proved to be disappointing as well. While the portion was large, the chicken was cold and it was smothered with HUGE chunks of blue cheese..they kept rolling off the plate onto the floor!

I'd go here for a good beer, but not to get a meal. The food is so-so and overpriced. We ended up blowing $40 for two beers, a salad and a sandwich.

Pros: Good atmosphere, large beer selection

Cons: , crowded, no parking

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Great place in all ways except it's always packed after 7:00 PM or so. And like most "hangouts," the locals are a bit territorial. But roll with that and you've got a pleasant evening ahead.

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★★★★☆

Great place in all ways except it's always packed after 7:00 PM or so. And like most "hangouts," the locals are a bit territorial. But roll with that and you've got a pleasant evening ahead.

Pros: Food variety, Beer selection, Smoke free

Cons: Crowded, Loud

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This is the place for good smoke free
gourmet pub food. This is my fav northend
Bar for chow. Fresh! Fresh! Fresh!

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★★★★★

This is the place for good smoke free
gourmet pub food. This is my fav northend
Bar for chow. Fresh! Fresh! Fresh!

Pros: food, beers, no smoke

Cons: busy, stomach too full, no excons here

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The standard by which all other pubs should be measured. A stylishly simple atmosphere that is perfect for sharing a pitcher and absolutely incredible pub food. With no smoking, sparse TV's, and no "pub games," the 74th actually has more of a straight-up restaurant than an according-to-Hoyle "pub," but I'm splitting hairs here. This place should be North Seattle's "local."

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★★★★★

The standard by which all other pubs should be measured. A stylishly simple atmosphere that is perfect for sharing a pitcher and absolutely incredible pub food. With no smoking, sparse TV's, and no "pub games," the 74th actually has more of a straight-up restaurant than an according-to-Hoyle "pub," but I'm splitting hairs here. This place should be North Seattle's "local."

Pros: FOOD!!!, wine list

Cons: parking

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With a continuously great menu and rotating taps you can't go wrong.

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★★★★★

With a continuously great menu and rotating taps you can't go wrong.

Pros: Great food, Great Beer Selection

Cons: crowded evenings, No liquor

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Love that chicken breat sandwich....I can't even comment on the rest of the menu...I've never had anything but this sandwich there!!!

Love it!

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★★★★★

Love that chicken breat sandwich....I can't even comment on the rest of the menu...I've never had anything but this sandwich there!!!

Love it!

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Every time I go I like this place more. I recently had an oyster po' boy there that I still think about...
The beer selection is always interesting and since I'm a huge brew fan, I love being able to try something new each time I go.

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★★★★☆

Every time I go I like this place more. I recently had an oyster po' boy there that I still think about...
The beer selection is always interesting and since I'm a huge brew fan, I love being able to try something new each time I go.

 

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