Ever since moving to Seattle, I’ve been trying to find a replacement for my favorite hometown brewery, an authentic place and an unpretentious spot with quality brews. Bad Jimmy’s is the closest I’ve come to finding a replacement.
The brewery is tucked away in an unassuming garage behind a bar and a couple of delicious restaurants which I’ve visited more than a few times before ever discovering Bad Jimmy’s. On a nice day they’ll have the garage door and patio open. You can count on locals enjoying a quality pint while watching Seattle’s local teams playing on the projector. This isn’t a sports bar: the space is very unique. Sitting at the bar or the cozy upstairs loft you can see the brewing vats steaming and smell the malts cooking. Check their Facebook page for current events – they usually post movie screening schedule, yoga and brews and pinball tournaments.
The best feature of Bad Jimmy’s apart from its beer is the symbiotic relationship it has with its next door neighbors. Big Mario’s Pizza and the Leary Traveler serve some tasty treats to go along with that red IPA. You won’t be able to resist the savory smells wafting in from the smoker outback. Beer, big screens and bbq make this grassroots brewery my favorite haunt.