It's official, Pike Place Market has a second brewery in the house! Old Stove Brewing had a sneak peak opening last night and we were lucky enough to be invited to attend.
The atmosphere is warm, as it should be with a name like Old Stove, and the tables are long and communal (Sarah, as the introvert of the group, would like to point out they also have smaller, more private tables in case sitting with strangers causes you anxiety). The beer is pulled out of taps made from antique stove handles and behind the bar is decorated with beer cans from the 30s and 40s. Our favorite part had to have been the old beer commercials playing on a screen in the corner. It reminds you of a simpler time, when the cure for a man having feelings was a 6-pack of Budweiser.
We liked the decor, but like it should be in any beer-drinking establishment, the people we met were the highlight of the evening. We had the pleasure of meeting the man who built the tables we gathered around and the realtor who worked so hard to get Pike Place a second brewery. We spoke to the brewers and the bartenders, and Kristina had a glass of stout poured down her shirt. Really it was everything a night of drinking should be!
After doing ample research we decided the NW Wheat and the Pale Ale were our favorites. Go check it out for yourself and let us know which brews you think deserve recognition.