|McMenamins Queen Anne
200 Roy Street | Seattle, WA 98109
I recently visited Seattle, the “Emerald City”, located on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest. While it may be known for the surrounding water, mountains and evergreen forests, Seattle has no shortage of quality craft breweries.
McMenamins is a neighborhood gathering spot located throughout Oregon and Washington since 1983. They handcraft their own beer, wine, cider, spirits and coffee while offering an eclectic mix of pubs, historic hotels, movie theaters, concert venues, spas, and events.
We visited the McMenamins Queen Anne location, located beneath the Space Needle and just a block from the Seattle Center, which opened in March 1995. This pub features three mural-painted fermenting tanks in full view of diners and artwork on the walls and ceiling.
A great spot to grab a drink while sightseeing, I enjoyed the Hot Break Habanero Extra Pale. If that’s not your style, try the tropical fruit and citrus forward Limit Break IPA or the World’s End Imperial Mint Porter, brewed with a half pound of mint per barrel. Beers can be purchased to go in growlers, bottles, kegs, and… Mason jars.
Hungry? Enjoy the Northwest-style pub fare that incorporates the freshest seasonal ingredients from local and regional growers and producers. McMenamins Queen Anne is open Monday 11 AM to midnight, Tuesday to Saturday 11 AM to 1 AM, and Sunday noon to midnight.