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Sunday, January 15, 2012

#1636 #S969d - Chuck's 85th St. Market, Seattle - 12/3/2011

Chuck's Hop Shop, Greenwood neighborhood, Seattle, WA
First, new owner Chuck Shin took a shady little shop and cleaned it up into a bright convenience store that the neighbors actually welcomed. Next he turned the back section into a beer lover's mecca, with a small bar, a fairly large selection of craft beers on tap, and 1,200 additional choices in bottles (this is to go along with 600 wine choices under $15. It's a homey place, where the beer is served in masan jars, the workers know and love beer, and their toddlers and families drop by. The Seattle PI listed it as the "Best bar that isn't exactly a bar."

As it *is* a convenience store, it's a little bright and busy when one is in the mood for a relaxing pint. But it's a great place for beer lovers to fill their growlers or grab a quick taste of some very interesting things on tap.

Note: Since the writing above Chuck's has added picnic tables out front and regular visits from some of the best food trucks in Seattle (food truck schedule)

656 NW 85th St, Seattle, WA 98117-3143 - (206) 297-6212
Est. 2010 - Building constructed: 1945
Previous bars at this location: None known - facebook - seattlepi - beeradvocate - phinneywood - crapmonkey - seattlest - yelp

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