Green star Feierabend (South Lake Union)

422 Yale Ave N
Seattle, Washington 98109
(206) 340-2528

Feierabend (fire-uh-bund, approximately, but don’t worry if you can’t pronounce it—it means "quitting time") encourages a calm, joyous immoderation. They have truly intimidating portions of Wiener schnitzel pornographically laid across mountainous beds of fries, and fat, stubby, imported-from-Germany deep-fried pickles. Eighteen German beers are on tap, each served in its correct glassware, which is marshaled in sparkling rows on the bar's shelves; you can also get an enormous, dimpled one-liter glass mug of any one of them. While it's in a ground-floor condo retail space, Feierabend's ceiling is high, its furnishings dark and sturdy. Real live Germans have been known to frequent this place (and clean their plates, too).
Hours: Daily 11:30 am-1 am
Categories: Bar, Restaurant

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  • 3.00000/5 Stars.
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Wow, some poeple just hit the place wrong

BOTH times Ive gone there its been a great time. Noisey, boisterous, folks having fun.... Beer is fantastic, the food great..... Waite staff courteous and prompt. Me thinks the folks you are complaining about have been fired or left... and its not that hard to find it or a place to park...Geeez, get a grip snob nosed whiners... Out of Staters or what?

I just wisht they would start letting the public by glassware from them...

Posted by Mephisto on September 27, 2009 at 8:31 PM · Report this


Terrible location and the food isn't tasty. Be prepared to be abused, over-charged, and hung out to dry. NEVER AGAIN!
Posted by candyland on January 6, 2009 at 5:46 PM · Report this
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Smells like Axe

I'd also really like to like this place but I just can't. I think it has something to do with the atmosphere and the hordes of post-fraternity guys. They kinda perpetuate each other. Regardless, of the ambiance I have to say that their beet, feta and candied walnut salad is delicious.
Posted by KelseyRose on July 9, 2008 at 10:31 PM · Report this
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i dont know why this has been marketed by the media as a gay bar it is not. it is unfriendly. if you go and it is your birthday and you are wearing a tiera and just want to have fun you should expect the worst i am serious. it is not as good as the man ray in my opinion because you can't dance anywhere. there is too much mustard too and they dont advertise that in the media. no condoms in the bathroom either which is a mistake unless this place is owned by the pope.
Posted by il diva on December 7, 2007 at 1:32 PM · Report this

Huge disappointment

I really wanted to like the food. I was totally prepared to love it, actually. The menu looked great, and we tried a sampling and shared everything among us. But every item either slightly or completely missed the mark. The potato pancakes were almost blackened on the edges and horribly greasy, and covered with a heap of cinnamon calling itself applesauce. The dumplings were decent - not authentic however - but the gravy tasted like it was made from a bad powdered mix and the meat chunks in the gravy were strangely bland. The currywurst was just weird. The frites looked like McDonald's fries but tasted like old grease. There was nothing tender about the pork tenderloin. The poor thing was cooked to within an inch of its life. So sad.
Posted by thankshappy on September 21, 2007 at 11:00 AM · Report this

Bait and Switch Misleading Titles

Nowhere does this restaurant mention that those under 21 are not allowed on the premises. It is a bar or a tavern or what? What a burn to bring our 19.5 year old daughter, who lived in Germany as a youth and is leaving for college today to have us leave with our tail between our legs. NEVER AGAIN--Achtung! I wonder if the dog could have entered these premises?
Posted by Seattleblogman9 on August 9, 2007 at 3:30 PM · Report this

Mmmm beer and käsespätzle

Feierabend is a wonderful little German pub. Its beer is well made and its food is delicious but it isn't a full on restaurant. Expect more appetizer type portions. Sharing many dishes among friends and trying lots of different thing is half the fun. Its hard to go wrong with the beer here. If you know nothing about beer describe the kind of beer you like and the bartender will be happy to give you a taste of what might tickle your fancy. Feierabend is not the most accessible neighborhood for walkers but its an easy drive from much of the city.
Posted by book on August 5, 2007 at 2:59 PM · Report this

not so german, but good surprises

Not especially traditional & certainly a step above "pub grub." The vegetarian mushroom dish was one of the tastiest items I've had at a place that is primarily meaty. And don't be afraid, the fried pickle appetizer is actually very wonderful. And last: the atmostphere and long beer list are really pretty fun too.
Posted by Dara on June 26, 2007 at 3:05 PM · Report this

Good beer, Food is hit or miss

Can't quite agree with Katelyn about the bratwurst - seemed v. middle of the road to me. Not scary as some can be, but often a little bland. The beer seems very fresh and the one with a hint of banana in it is exceptional (I know, you probably just decided to ignore anything I've said or will ever say). The place itself is very noisy and often a little too filled with the after-work, after soccer, too drunk groups. The staff are exceptionally nice.
Posted by Charles on May 27, 2007 at 6:55 PM · Report this

Bratwurst, I love you

Perfectly German bratwurst, served with kraut and mustard. Oh God, this is heaven, especially with a liter of beer to wash it all down. Spicy, greasy, crispy, tangy, hot, my mouth is watering. Worth breaking your vegetarianism for this meal, and I'm picky about my sausages...
Posted by Katelyn on May 21, 2007 at 6:11 PM · Report this

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