Fall is a notoriously busy season for opening new restaurants (witness The Whale Wins and Joule readying themselves over in Fremont). But this week is also a busy one for new bars across the city. Here, three promising new spots to drink.
The Angry Beaver
Yes, yes, we know what you think the name means. And the jokes that come with it. But owner Tim Pipes says his Canadian-themed bar is the only one in Seattle, and comes complete with poutine, Canadian beers, and lots of TVs, perfect for showing lots of hockey. Or, on other nights, lots of football. And maybe this on the sound system? Pipes took over the former Pig N Whistle space at 8412 Greenwood Ave N and opened his doors yesterday. How could any beaver stay angry when the menu includes a poutine flight with three different gravies?
Washington Beer Blog’s Kendall Jones is already the number-one fan of this new beer bar that took over another beer bar, Porterhouse, in West Seattle's Admiral District. Owner Aaron Shepherd is part of the family that owns Red Mill Burgers, and the chainlet's famed Babe’s onion rings are on the menu of local-leaning pub food. Per Jones, the bar has 19 taps and he even recorded the current taplist at yesterday's soft opening.
Fremont Brewing’s Urban Beer Garden
The brewery is so busy that it took over the longstanding hangout space so it can produce beer around the clock. But in its place: A new space in front of the brewery (official address is 1050 N 34th Street) that will be open seven days a week. The view of the beer tanks has been replaced with a view of the Burke-Gilman Trail and snippets of Lake Union and the skyline. The outdoor seating area has a fancy communal table and bleachers made from repurposed Douglas fir and three beer engines. And it’s heated, a highly relevant fact considering the new space opened today.