Uber Tavern is a must visit beer hot spot when in Seatown. In a quaint, clean, and chic space on Aurora Avenue in North Seattle, Uber possesses a killer motif, making use of its small space. Adorned with cool breweriana from around the globe, Uber’s beer selection is well considered. Around 17 taps and hundreds of bottles displayed in clear glass coolers behing the counter, there is always something new and exciting to sink your teeth into here. The big personality of Uber’s is wonderful and even better considering Duck Island Ale House, another of Seattle’s best beer spots is a hop, skip, and jump away down Aurora.
On my last visit to Uber, our bartender, Laura was uber-knowledgeable about the offerings and friendly to boot. Speaking of boot, Uber serves up Das Boots of Spaten to thirsty customers. I opted for a few other beers that were new to my palate.
Silver City Deluxe Malt Liquor: This beer was revived from Prohibition-era Kitsap County, Washington. It pours a light clear straw-golden body with a gripping thin white head. Crisp, creamy, and bready in the nose that is indicative of the flavor. Greatly refreshing mouthfeel with a smooth nutty, biscuit finish. Sessionable.
Big Time Blanche de Mesonge: From Seattle’s University District, this witbier is around 5% ABV and has a phenolic (banana-clove) nose with a hint of bubblegum sweetness. Foggy yet thin, its straw-golden body bolsters a minimal wispy whitish top. Lingering candy sweet (but not overly so) sugary finish gives this beer a full-bodied and quenching appeal. Sessionable.
I opted for these light and quaffable brews to save liver space for my journey to Duck Island. Uber is a place where you could stay all night and discover new and exciting brews or revisit some worldly classics. In the wintertime, it’s a great spot to nestle up near the open fireplace in the center of the room and enjoy the company of friends in an intimate environment suited for beer drinkers of all backgrounds. They also feature some hard to find kegs to go. Uber was voted by RateBeer.com as the #3 beer bar in the world. Stop by if you’re in Seattle and decide for yourself.