Optimism Brewing Company

Row 1

1158 Broadway (at Union St.)
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 651-5429
$ $
Tue–Thu: 4:00 PM–11:00 PM Fri: 3:00 PM–Midnight Sat: Noon–Midnight Sun: Noon–9:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Perfect location for huge groups. No waiters; order at the bar. Lots of beers to try on tap.
  • Make your own beer sampler, unisex bathrooms and child care with drawings is just perfect place to get drunk with the family
  • More options to try than your typical brewery tasting room.
  • The [unnamed] was my favorite, but there are plenty of great versatile options. Love the unisex restroom and open layout!
  • Very cool place, the stout was okay. Nothing to write home to mama about.
  • Kid and dog-friendly. Bring in your own food or there is usually a food truck parked out back.
  • Get the beer.
  • Good beers, beautiful space, and love that they pay their employees a livable wage and thus have no tipping!!
  • Their beer isn't particularly interesting, but it's good. Plus, it's a great space to hang out in for a little while.
  • The space is massive and a great place for a group. Beers are bad though.
  • Anyone from the northeast will recognize the logo from somewhere...
  • Not sure why the rating for this place isn't higher. Love their business philosophy and the unisex bathrooms. Order the 'Ol Dirty pizza from Sizzle Pie just down the street.
  • Great concept in theory - large open community space, house-brewed beer selection, non-pretentious drink descriptions/labeling. However little too open for me, and not a fan of their beer selection.
  • No food, but great selection of beers with mini options. Great motto of the business and love the open layout.
  • Don't serve food directly but there is usually always a food truck out back, accessible inside the brewery by a large door at the back.
  • Good beers and group-friendly and BYOBoardGames! The food trucks hours (until 9pm) aren't always respected: my friends and I have been a few times around 8:30 and the food trucks would already be gone
  • Dark beers are better
  • They have something for everyone--all tastes
  • Great open space concept with mostly above average beers with high ABV. Closes early (11pm) but you'll be more drunk than you think when you leave...
  • Large selection of brews. Maybe they should cut down on a few and focus on making a few better than mediocre.