During Washington’s phase two reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, breweries and bars can have limited seating, while also selling beer in growlers, cans, and kegs for takeout and delivery. But even those that have opened expansive patios for outdoor dine-in service are still keeping to-go options available, and even delivery in some cases. For those who enjoy hoppy IPAs, rich stouts, farmhouse ales, and more, here’s what’s out there right now. Since services shift often now, it’s best to call ahead to check about hours — and if you see any changes, or if there’s a place you’d like to see on the list, send us a tip.Read More
Where to Get Great Beer in Seattle for Takeout and Delivery
From English cask ales served in boxes to some brewers’ first-ever canned offerings
Métier Brewing Company
For the past two years, this Woodinville brewery has been a solid pitstop for bike riders. It also happens to have a great selection of beers, including an award-winning coconut porter, a New Zealand IPA, and a hazy orange pale ale called the Trail Blazer. It’s open for to-go orders and limited seating on its patio.
Chuck's Hop Shop
This well-loved beer destination (with locations in Greenwood and Central District) has always had a strong to-go game, particularly those looking for kegs. That hasn’t abated, with a wide selection of stouts, IPAs, and sours available in growlers. Reservations are required for those who want to dine-in.
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The Ballard brewery is known for its award-winning robust porter, excellent year-round, and quite a few IPAs and lighter beers. Like many other breweries, Stoup is now offering pre-filled crowlers, new growlers, and kegs for takeout at its new online shop, while also launching a new, limited delivery service in Northwest Seattle.
Urban Family Brewing Co.
Urban Family moved from Magnolia to Ballard recently, building a sizable following for a wide array of creative sour beers, many of which feature strong fruit flavors. Takeout options include bottles, crowlers and kegs, as well as some limited next-day delivery.
The Ballard company has steadily expanded since its founding a few years ago, offering a huge range of styles not commonly found at other breweries, such as cognac barrel-aged beers. It’s open for cans, bottles, crowlers, and new growler fills to-go, requesting that customers order online in advance for curbside pickup.
Fair Isle Brewing
One of the most anticipated breweries of 2020 wasn’t open for too long before it had to close temporarily due to COVID-19 measures. But the Ballard spot has now launched an online store selling its popular saisons (and guest beers from Austin’s Jester King) for pickup or shipping anywhere in Washington state.
Rooftop Brewing Company
Rooftop’s fans have followed this brewery from a nano-sized wonder stuffed inside a garage in an alley to the newer, bigger digs near the Queen Anne side of the Ballard Bridge. It’s open for bottles, cans, and growler fills (outside growlers still allowed), as well as some food to-go from the rotating onsite trucks.
The longtime Fremont beer destination nails the food and drink equally, with fantastic twists on pub fare. There’s wide range domestic and international bottles and cans to-go (especially of the Belgian variety), plus some substantial takeout dishes such as Stoofvlees, croque savoyard, and lamb burgers.
Fremont Brewing Company
This company has been around for over 10 years, selling its popular Summer Ale and Interurban IPA, while also offering the small batch-focused Black Heron Project, which experiments with local hops. In June, the brewery shut down for a week due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19, but it is open again for to-go cans, kegs, crowlers, and bottles and limited outdoor dine-in.
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Holy Mountain Brewing Company
Queen Anne’s mainstay brewery has hard-to-find Old World styles, sours, and refreshing pale ales. It’s all now available via cans, bottles, and crowlers for online ordering and drive-thru pickup daily between noon and 7 p.m. Holy Mountain requests that all beer is picked up within two days of ordering.
South Lake Union’s top beer bar boasts 50 taps in a custom-built system that ensures each selection is poured at the perfect carbonation level and temperature. It’s now selling its suds to-go in growlers, bottles, and cans with a new online store.
This longtime Capitol Hill spot — part of the the biggest brewery in Washington state by production numbers — offers beer delivery within a wide range, and its taproom is open for pickup orders.
The much-celebrated brewery in Belltown has kept its tasting room doors open for takeout crawlers of its IPA, Happy Little Clouds pilsner, and Fuckin’ Gonuts (a double milk stout). More notably, for the first time ever, Cloudburst is canning its beer, including newer offerings such as That’s Bolshevik, a baltic porter.
The Central District’s acclaimed brewery with IPAs, pale ales, baltic porters, and oak-barreled beer has an online store for preorders and curbside pickup, as well as some delivery options ($100 minimum). There’s also a fairly robust food menu, with smoked pulled pork, salami grinders, and DIY vegetable stock kits.
Beacon Hill’s neighborhood brewer has a selection of its easy-drinking beers available at its takeout window, as well as a selection of food, including burgers, chicken wings, and smoked oysters. Delivery is available on Postmates and GrubHub, and there’s limited outdoor seating.
Ghostfish Brewing Company
Known as one of the only gluten-free breweries in the Seattle area, this spot has beer selections that are good enough to stand on their own, with depth of flavor and plenty of finish. There are takeout options, food to-go, and shipping within Washington state.
Seapine Brewing Company
This Sodo brewery makes some outstanding beers that represent some of the best local takes on Northwest-favorite IPAs and pale ales, and the Sea Witch stout, peach gose, and farmhouse saison are top picks for a break from the hop-bombs. It’s currently open for to-go growler fills, cans, and merchandise sales.
The Beer Junction
The first bottle shop of its kind in West Seattle mourned the loss of its founder, Morgan Herzog, earlier this year, but its legacy continues. It still has the robust retail selection of local brews that has made it such an integral part of Seattle’s beer scene, plus it recently collaborated with neighborhood smokehouse Lady Jaye on some food for limited dine-in services.
Two Beers Brewing Co.
The Sodo brewery’s impressive growth has allowed it to brew a diversity of exciting beers, from the Southern Resident Hazy IPA to the more crushable Pilchuck Pilsner. Its Woods tasting room is now open for bottles, growler fills, and some packaged goods.
Flying Lion Brewing
This small, family-owned Columbia City brewery has been around for six years and usually has a selection of excellent fruit-forward beers, which currently includes an apricot hef. It’s open for limited on-premise drinking, as well as takeout and delivery.
Georgetown Brewing Co
There is a deep beer list at Georgetown, from big hop bombs to low alcohol lagers to harder-to-find specialty releases. It’s open daily offering growlers, cans, and kegs to go, with curbside pickup available. Also, the brewery has been doing a run of its famed Manny’s pale ale in cans for the first time ever (supplies are limited).
Machine House Brewery
This Georgetown brewery is selling its acclaimed English cask ales in cardboard containers that hold sealed plastic pouches for takeout and delivery. According to brewer Jake Dworkin, the low carbonated beer holds up much longer in the bag than it does in growlers, which let in more oxygen. The taproom is also open with limited seating capacity.
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Beveridge Place Pub
This West Seattle institution has a vibe that feels like one’s beer-loving buddy’s living room. It has a selection of growler fills and bottles to-go, available for preorder at its online store, plus some limited seating at its outdoor garden, with a rotating food truck.