Where To Fill Your Growler In And Around Green Lake
If you love beer, cider or other brews, chances are you have at least one growler hanging around your shelves at home. And if not, you should consider getting one. This year my husband got a fancy growler for his birthday that keeps beer with that fresh from the tap taste for up to two weeks. So our search for local “filling stations” has become a fun quest. It’s even better if we can pick it up via bike (closed bottle of course) and drive it home for a bbq. Here’s our growing list of nearby places. But if we forgot one, please be sure to let us know in the comments.
Who knew this Green Lake/Tangletown restaurant also offered growlers to go? (We didn’t until recently.) Choose from 20 ever-changing brews. Growler fills range from $14, $16, or $18 depending on the type of beer. But that price drops to $10 during happy hour 3 – 6 p.m. Monday – Saturday, and all day Sunday.
2106 N 55th St (206)547-5929
You may have passed this beer haven on Aurora Avenue and not even known it was there, but it shouldn’t be overlooked. And if a growler is just not enough, they can also easily accommodate kegs. For their full selection, check out their online tap list.
7517 Aurora Ave. (206)728-BEER.
Bartell Drugs Green Lake Village
Conveniently (ahem!) located at the ice cream counter, a handful of local beers on tap await at the new Green Lake Village Bartell Drugs. Prices range around $9 a growler fill, more if you want to buy a growler and fill it with them. Note that only the standard growlers will fit in the Bartell Drugs machines.
419 NE 71st Street (206) 524-0763
16 taps ready to fill your growler, this tiny beer and cider shop is just south of Green Lake on 45th.
Prices vary. The tap list is regularly updated online.
1710 N 45th St #3, (206) 633-BIER.
Chuck’s Hop Shop
Possibly one of the largest beer shops in town, Chuck’s has grab and go beers as well as a huge variety of taps ready to fill your growler. Their regularly updated online list helps avoid beer indecision when you get there. A new canopy will also help shelter you from the elements if you want to hang out longer and enjoy a pint with one of the many rotating food trucks.
656 NW 85th St (206) 297-6212
The Growler Guys
Choose from 60 beers and ciders (all updated regularly online here) and order pizza, wings or breadsticks while you wait for your beer.
8500 Lake City Way (206) 522-2337
You can always head straight to the source to one of the 11 Ballard breweries to get beer or cider on tap.