Aug 8, 2022 - Food and Drink

Standard Brewing: Tacos and beer, plus a cozy neighborhood feel

Two glasses of beer, one in a straight glass and one in a stemmed goblet, on a wooden bar, with alcohol bottles behind.
The Neutral Good and the Lil Stinker Hazy IPA from Standard Brewing. Photo: Melissa Santos/Axios

Standard Brewing in the Central District has intrigued me for months. A brewery that serves tacos? And cocktails? What is this place?

The spot: Standard Brewing, 2504 S. Jackson St.

The vibe: A low-key brewpub with wooden booths — a nice change from Seattle's omnipresent industrial sleekness.

What's on offer: 12 beers on draft, plus additional beer by the bottle.

  • They also serve cocktails (including sangria) and wine.

The verdict: Food-wise, the tacos are surprisingly good.

  • My favorite was the Hariyali chicken taco, which kept me guessing with its mix of mint, Fresno chili and coriander.
  • The Friend Request — a fried catfish sandwich served with potato wedges — is worth checking out, too.

Drink-wise, I ordered the Lil Stinker Hazy IPA, which had nice notes of strawberry, plus the Neutral Good, a dry-hopped lager I'd happily get again.

  • My friend ordered the pecan sour, which she said was perfect for someone who craves the citrus of a margarita, but who also likes bourbon.

Of note: No kids or dogs allowed — not even on the patio.

Yes, but: You can get large cans — crowlers — to go, along with premixed to-go cocktails.

Three tacos with green-spiced meat and garnishes in a basket.
Tacos at Standard Brewing. Photo: Melissa Santos

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