Collins Pub

This government wonk hangout has a microbrew list as long as your arm, good burgers, and lots of booths. The atmosphere's more adult-contemporary than ye-olde-pubby, but beer geeks will still totally love it.

Collins Pub

526 Second Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
Hours: 11:30 am-2 am every day
Restaurant Details
  • Features Bar/Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Late-Night Dining, Outdoor Seating, Free Wi-Fi
  • Cuisine Pub Grub
Bar Details
  • Features Full Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor Seating, Free Wi-Fi
  • Scene Pub
Read Reviews (4)

Never fails to deliver!

Collins is a staple for serious pub seekers downtown. Forget Rock Bottom and fercrissakes forget Taphouse and Grill -- Collins is real beer and real food to go with it.

As JP said, the Dungeness Crab BLT is fantastic, and ingredients all around are fresh and high-quality. No Sysco goods here!

Beer selection is one of the best in town -- which means something in Seattle. Seth Howard, the co-owner, features a wide range of hard-to-find handles, and always seems to be tapping something special (e.g., Abyss...) that he's been holding in the cellar. Collins is also often the site of beer events during festivals such as Seattle Beer Week and special pairing dinners. He and his wife also own Mutiny Hall in Roosevelt and Hudson Public House (along with the next-door bottle shop, The Last Drop) in Maple Leaf.

As for the comments on the wait staff, it's an incredibly busy pub, often standing room only during happy hour. So yes...they might be slammed and you might have to wait longer than you would at your local Claim Jumper, loe.

But, I've been going there for years, both alone and with my young child, and have never experienced anything but friendly, courteous service.
Posted by Mr. Happy Sunshine on February 21, 2013 at 12:47 PM · Report this
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Bad food, bad service

We waited 20 minutes to give our order to a curt waitress and then an hour for the food. The risotto was bland and extremely undercooked (chewy!). The sausages were so dry and overcooked they looked like they had been heated in a microwave. The creamy polenta was alright but not worth going back for. We could not wait to get out of there!
Posted by loe on June 5, 2009 at 4:14 PM · Report this

Excellent Food!

I have eaten here several times and the food is simply amazing for a pub. The Dungeness Crab BLT is amazing and my mouth is watering just thinking about it. The Steak Sandwich is also incredible, especially when ordered with the onion rings. The service is a bit lacking, especially if you are seated outside on the patio, but when they do come around, they are very friendly.
Posted by JP on August 4, 2007 at 9:13 PM · Report this
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