Published by Angie. Last Updated on October 28, 2020.
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When it comes to neighborhood breweries, one we return to time and time again is Lincoln Avenue Brewery.
With a solid draft list, food menu, and rotating specials, we know we can return to this one and find something new to try each and every time.
A Solid Beer Lineup at Lincoln Avenue Brewery
Upon first glance of the draft list at Lincoln Avenue Brewery, you'll notice a great spread of various styles ranging from IPAs, to stouts, pale ales, and more. What we love about these is that they are true to style, clean brews that are sure to please anyone who likes the style.
But when you dive deeper into the menu, odds are good you'll find one or two beers that are a little out of place. Sometimes there may be a fruit beer, others we've seen a stout made with glazed donuts from Bellevue bakery (across the street) that has a nice hint of sweetness without being overbearing, or perhaps even a jalapeno cream ale that is not shy on the spice.
These are the kind of beers we seek out when visiting Lincoln Avenue Brewery as they showcase some really deep flavor profiles that you don't find all too often. And, let's be honest, when you can get a glazed donut stout topped with a glazed donut it is hard to say no (there have been limited availabilities on the latter each day when on draft).
Suffice it to say, we always leave finding a new brew or two we really enjoy when visiting here.
The Food Menu Runs the Spectrum
The food menu at Lincoln Avenue Brewery is short and sweet but covers all the basics like dips, flatbreads, salads, and panini to name a few- plus many weekly specials. The Reuben sandwich includes house made corned beef with Swiss, homemade sauerkraut, and dressing. It was a manageable size with overall good flavors, tender meat, and an adequate amount of cheese and sauce – a solid option, even if we love our bread super grilled and a bit toastier than it was here.
The sandwiches come with potato chips which we upgraded to add the pickle dip. Oh my! This dip is seriously addicting. It's a cream cheese based dip with chopped up dill pickles – it's tangy, creamy, salty, and a perfect chip dip.
On the other end of the spectrum, there are also a good number of healthier and vegetarian options like salads and a Tuscan Veggie Sandwich which we also ordered. It came with roasted mushrooms, red peppers, and onions with fresh spinach, mozzarella cheese, and tomato aioli.
The focaccia had a delicious crunch on the exterior. We loved the combo of roasted veggies plus fresh spinach and thought this sandwich was a really solid vegetarian option. Served with two sides, we ordered the potato chips and a purple cabbage slaw that was crunchy and refreshing.
Overall, whether you visit Lincoln Avenue Brewery for beer, food, or both, odds are good you're going to find something on their menu that is up your alley. This one truly has something for everyone!
Lincoln Avenue Brewery is located at 538 Lincoln Avenue in Bellevue.