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Big Time Brewery & Alehouse


This business has special options available during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Masks Required
  • Dine-In
  • Beer/Wine/Booze
Restaurant notes: "We are so excited to announce that we are open for business!!! All of our hard work remodeling the place has paid off. We are so fresh and so clean. The beers are pouring and the food is cooking, but we need you. Coronavirus has hit us hard and with the vast majority of our neighborhood residents gone for the summer means we need your support. We decided to play it safe and remove all of the extra tables and chairs so our capacity limits are safe no matter what. We need to respect coronavirus and everyone’s safety. So we ask everyone to wear masks except for when you are sitting at your table. All of our staff will be wearing gloves and masks for their and your protection. All of our tables are spaced more than 6 feet apart and our line for ordering is clearly marked. Please support us, we can’t wait to serve you. We are open from 12-8pm everyday."
4133 University Way NE (Northeast Seattle)
Seattle, WA 98105
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. The Stranger's Lester Black notes, "Big Time is one of the country's oldest craft breweries and Seattle's oldest continuously operating brewery...Big Time's cellar of beers form a sort of history book for Seattle's beer scene, as many of the region's brewers have spent time working the mash tun on the Ave. Dozens of other breweries have employees who passed through Big Time's brewhouse, including Diamond Knot, American Brewing, Beardslee Public House, and Flying Bike."

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