Big Time Brewery & Alehouse (University District)

4133 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 545-4509

The quintessential college bar, the Big Time has big wooden tables and offers affordable, hearty food for lean students and rich, dark beers for everyone.
Categories: Bar, Restaurant

Restaurant Details

  • The quintessential college bar. Wood-warm, with big and aged tables, the joint offers affordable and hearty food for lean students and rich and dark beers for full professors. Their chili is worth its price.
  • Features: Bar/Happy Hour, Cheap Eats, Good for Groups and Free Wi-Fi
  • Cuisine: Pub Grub
  • Serving Hours: Mon-Thur 11:30 am-12:30 am, Fri-Sat 11:30 am-1:30 am
  • Price Range: $

Bar Details


Average Rating:
  • 4.11000/5 Stars.
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Tom Sackett 9

Good Pizza Margherita

It's an odd place for it, but they make one of my favorite pizzas in Seattle. The other pizzas they make are fine, but the margherita is really good. The muffaletta sandwich is also great.
Posted by Tom Sackett on August 4, 2009 at 10:05 PM · Report this

Nice Place to Hang Out

My husband and I have been going here for a long time, he loves a good beer! I recommend stopping at Dick's first and then having some beers though, I don't think the food is all that great.
Posted by Cursed Swine on November 13, 2008 at 1:17 PM · Report this

The Porter

Never eaten there. I go only for the Porter. My favorite in town. The place is generally quieter in the later evenings.
Posted by 514 on November 12, 2007 at 3:48 PM · Report this


The seasonal Trombipulator (sp?) is the beer that keeps me coming back. The food is what you would expect from a college bar. If you're too snooty to dig into one of their many varieties of nachos, then I wouldn't want to drink with you anyhow.
Posted by originalusername on August 21, 2007 at 5:10 AM · Report this

It's all about the beer

As with the Elysian, I go to the Big Time for the beer, which is uniformly great. The Trombipulator will always funk you up. I also like the Cascade sandwich and the pepperoni pizza, and the daily soups are often great too. Good place to watch the Mariners on a lazy Sunday afternoon with a handful of old regulars at the bar.
Posted by Randy on August 15, 2007 at 3:53 PM · Report this

Always leaves me feeling kinda eh

Food is so so-so that it feels like empty calories. Especially the sandwiches. Very eh.
Posted by Brecky Brown on August 1, 2007 at 11:14 PM · Report this

good for a beer and a bite

always enjoy popping into big time for a beer and a quick snack on a nice afternoon. as others have said, it's a reliable standard that does exactly what it promises.
Posted by kinkos on July 21, 2007 at 3:57 PM · Report this

A reliable standard

The beers are fantastic and they rotate their taps regularly, including a variety of their own craft brews. The food is simple and good - their pizzas are especially delicious.
Posted by Dwight Schrute on June 5, 2007 at 8:55 AM · Report this

Yes, Total College Bar

The food is what you would expect and it's never bad. Not amazing but not gross. Simple and easy and good. I really love this place.
Posted by Food Eater on May 23, 2007 at 8:04 PM · Report this

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