We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Post Holiday Escape” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Road Dog Tours

Road Dog Tours
Ranked #4 of 71 Food & Drink in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Make sure you spend a few hours in Seattle on a Road Dog Tour! Whether you're into visiting craft breweries (Seattle Brewery Tours), distilleries, or coffee roasters, we have what you're looking for. We pick you up and drop you off from convenient downtown spots, take you to three locations, tour the facilities, provide you with samples, fun education, and swag. Our tours are fun and entertaining, and you won't go home thirsty!
Orlando, Florida
1 review
“Post Holiday Escape”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

The holidays were super stressful this year and this was the absolute perfect way to unwind! We took the tour the day after Christmas and were so thrilled with the job that our guide, Jason, did. He was super knowledgeable about local beer and the current trends going on with craft beer. My husband and I do some home brewing ourselves and Jason was able to answer every question that we asked.
We went to Hales Ales, Hilliard's, and Outlander and were blown away by the quality of beer that Seattle has to offer. Road Dog's works with over 20 different breweries, so when we come back to Seattle we can go on a completely different adventure. At the end of the tour we received a t-shirt and Hilliard's gave everyone in our group one of their can shaped pint glasses, which I love. Not only was the beer tour great, but jason was very knowledgable about the history of Seattle too. Highly recommended!

Visited December 2013
Helpful?
Thank TravelGirl862
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
RoadDogTours, Manager at Road Dog Tours, responded to this review, December 16, 2014
A Seattle Brewery Tour is the perfect way to unwind after the holidays! We're happy that you enjoyed yourselves and thanks for the awesome review!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

687 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    628
    48
    8
    3
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2013

If you're a beer lover looking to get off the beaten path then this tour is for you! Our guide Miranda was professional, courteous and very knowledgable on all things beer. It's a cool way to see some of Seattle too. Tried some great beers and made some good friends in the process. Highly recommended!!!
Tom & Lucy
Las Vegas, Nevada

Visited December 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank TomnLucy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
RoadDogTours, Manager at Road Dog Tours, responded to this review, December 16, 2014
Thanks for the awesome recommendation guys!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
91 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Good tour - not Fantastic”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

I chose this tour because my husband is big beer lover and I thought he would really enjoy it. The tour was good and we had fun but I think we both we have enjoyed a little more behind the scenes of the facilities and how the brewing happened. We only did that at one place that was really small and the rest was sitting in the restaurant part talking about and drinking the beer vs visiting the actual brewer parts. For the price, I though it was a little steep. If you are into the drinking part then you will enjoy drinking as much as you want. I think we were just expecting a little more than that. We also did not really see or learn about much of Seattle on the tour.

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
Thank TravelonJo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
RoadDogTours, Owner at Road Dog Tours, responded to this review, December 12, 2014
Sorry to hear you had an average time on the tour. We strive for an excellent guest experience each tour. Hopefully you come back and am sure you will have a great time as our other guests have shared with others.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
1 review
“Drinking Beer with Strangers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

My brother -in-law, and I booked this tour to try something new in the Seattle area. We then had Thanksgiving Dinner and realized that Jeff, whom would be celebrating his 55th Birthday the day after Turkey Day, should be part of the tour. We embarked on Friday, following our gathering around oven cooked turkeys, and met Derrick our Road Dog Tour Guide, at the place where the tour said we should be at 2:30. We took photos, (of the van, with us alongside) and waited for the others.

John & Josie were the first to show & get on the bus. Along with the three turkey day amigos, we loaded into the silver van. Lee & Jason arrived shortly after and soon we were off to tour the Breweries of Seattle. We first passed through the Pioneer Square of Seattle, where we saw the amazing trees socks lining the street by Seattle fiber artist Suzy Tidwell. Eventually we stopped at the Pyramid Brewery.

Derrick parked the van, and made a phone call, and then noticed some hand gestures through the window..... A couple through the window noticed the van, then realized that their cell phone was ringing, and motioned through the glass that they were coming along shortly. Soon after the finger gestures and attempted phone calls were exchanged, Ronnie & Guy joined us in the van.

Derrick, got back in the driver set, threw out some basic and informative rules about drinking too much and then informed us about the chalice of shame. The chalice is on board to render to those whom perhaps have had to much libation upon the Seattle Brewery Tour. Then Derrick asked us to sign the documents that make most lawyers happy. We headed south through the industrial area of Seattle, looking forward to sampling amazing beers.

Our first stop along the the Seattle Brewery Tour was the Georgetown Brewing Company. We followed Derrick through the door and were greeted by a brewer at Georgetown Brewery who complained that we did not call ahead for a tour visit of nine. Derrick said he did and told the guy to check his voicemail..... We then sampled several of the beers that Georgetown has to offer. Georgetown has an interesting history and an very clean tasting area, and all were pleased to partake in the hops & barley in various flavors.

Next we headed further south, not exactly sure which way, since I have a bad sense of direction in the grey skies of Seattle, and had been sampling many variations of the Georgetown Brewery Beers. We arrived at Big Al's. I did notice that we were down the street from Zippy's Giant Burgers, although this is not the review of Burgers, but beers.... (Zippy's Rocks)

We walked in and were greeted with a pitcher of beer, with sample glasses for nine, and after quenching our 20 minute thirst from the last brewery, were shown into the room where Big Al makes his mark on the beer world. As we walked in, there was a hush of silence from all those who enjoy beer and how it is crafted into a wonderful beverage.... We then listened to Derrick describe the brewing process that Big Al follows and had many samples of his fine brews.... We then retired upstairs, to what I would describe as the loft of a old college dorm, to socialize with the 9 members of our group and to sample more Big Al's brews with peanuts. We all bonded and shared with one another what brought us to Seattle for the great Turkey Day, how the food was the day before, what we miss about our childhood turkey days, and how much we all love beer and how the beverage we love brings everyone together.

Fifteen minutes later we all raced back to the van, to get a seat close to the front, so that we could be close to Derrick and listen closely as he shared his beer knowledge of Seattle. (truth be told, nobody wanted to sit in the back seat, no offense Derrick!) We then headed North to a brewery by the name of Schooner Exact. We learned, upon our arrival, that the brewery was founded by some school teachers and I cannot remember more then that, since I had been drinking beer throughout this tour..... We gathered into the tasting room, and had many samples of beer, and afterwards were invited into the back rooms of Schooner Exact, to take a tour of the facility. They shared with the tour group a new sweeter brew that was aged in wood barrels longer then normal beers and has a newer, sweeter taste. We walked through the facility to the front, where we took up a collection to try the newest, sweeter flavor and to sing Jeff a Happy Birthday... After several sips of this different style of brew, we then loaded back into the silver van of the Brewery Tour.

The tour ended back at the place where it had started, we had dropped the last two to arrive at Pyramid Brewery, and the remaining seven all exited the silver Road Dog Bus. Along the way, everyone got to know one another, shared experiences, where we had lived previously, and where in the world we live now, New York City, Dallas TX, New Mexico, Oregon, & Seattle, and bonded as if we were all friends for years... Was it the silver van? Was it Derrick? Was it the beer? All I know is that we all enjoyed our three hour beer tour and will do another, next time we find ourselves in Seattle.

Visited November 2013
Helpful?
Thank Lawhall1935
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
RoadDogTours, Manager at Road Dog Tours, responded to this review, December 18, 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience, it sounds like you and your group had a blast!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
“Great way to tour multiple Seattle breweries”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

We took this tour last year during a trip to Seattle and had a great time! Dustin took us to Hale's Ales, Big Al's, and Pyramid that time. This time Derek took us to Hale's, Outlander, and Hilliard and we had another great time! You can tell Road Dogs guides are as excited about beer as we are! We learned quite a bit about the beer scene in Seattle and it is booming. The number of breweries has just about doubled since our last visit! Anyone having any interest in great Seattle beer should take a Road Dog tour!

Visited November 2013
Helpful?
Thank KonaSutra
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
RoadDogTours, Manager at Road Dog Tours, responded to this review, December 16, 2014
Thanks for the awesome review! You are right about our guides, we all get so excited about the beer and it shows. Can't wait to see you for Round 3!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Road Dog Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing