West Seattle beverages: Ounces plans to open in 2 weeks


Ounces has set the date. We checked back today with co-proprietor Laurel Trujillo at the new taproom/beer garden’s location at 3809 Delridge Way SW, and as she showed us, they’re almost ready to go. With some unique touches, too, like the fence made from palettes obtained from Alki Lumber. And spools that will be turned into tables for standing and sitting outside.


They’ll have a tent area too, and heating; Laurel promises it’ll be “toasty.” They’ll be working on a “tailgate” type of atmosphere – with a big-screen TV under the tent on game days. They’ve made lots of progress since we last checked in with Ounces a month and a half ago, Inside, the bar and 30 taps are installed.


The space over the taps will hold the menu board; the starting tap list will be finalized soon. The plan remains Washington beer, wine, cider, and kombucha – some food too.


Here’s the opening plan for Ounces: First day will be Saturday, October 22nd. A two-week soft-open/shakedown period will follow, and the grand-opening festivities are set for Friday, November 4th, through Sunday, November 6th. Probably some live music – the plan’s still evolving. Hours will be 3-10 pm weekdays, noon-10 pm Saturdays, noon-8 pm Sundays. There’s a spacious on-site parking zone on the north side of the property; on the south end, Ounces plans games, like Cornhole and Giant Jenga.

12 Replies to "West Seattle beverages: Ounces plans to open in 2 weeks"

  • Peter October 7, 2016 (8:31 pm)

    Cable spools for tables! It’s like being back in Idaho. 

  • Steve October 7, 2016 (8:33 pm)

    Awesome news.  So much better than a weed store.  Hopefully they will have Old Stove on tap!  

    • Blinkyjoe October 8, 2016 (3:38 pm)

      Yeah Steve! Because the death, divorce, domestic violence, medical care, dui events, combative police contacts, etc, etc costs for alcohol is SO MUCH less than for MJ! GO BOOZE!

  • Lori October 7, 2016 (8:57 pm)

    Yay, we’re so excited!

    I didn’t see mention that it’s dog friendly, I thought I previously read that it was, any news?

    • WSB October 7, 2016 (9:07 pm)

      From their website, “We’re Ounces — a specialty taproom and beer garden serving the West Seattle community with a rotating lineup of Washington only micro-brews, ciders & wine on 30+ taps—all in a comfortable, yet trendy indoor/outdoor space open to all ages (and pets).”

  • Westside October 7, 2016 (9:08 pm)

    So excited. Will they be kid friendly?

    • Westside October 7, 2016 (9:08 pm)

      Oops, just saw your comment TR. Sounds great.

  • Dave October 8, 2016 (6:49 am)

    Can’t wait, great addition to the neighborhood. 

  • WestCake October 8, 2016 (9:48 am)

    It’s a great feeling when you can bring your kids in the stroller to the bar.

  • Annaeileen October 8, 2016 (4:20 pm)

    Can’t wait!!  

  • Julia October 11, 2016 (3:00 pm)

    I see they serve alcohol, so, obviously the first question on my mind is “Can I bring the kids?”. 

    • WSB October 11, 2016 (3:07 pm)

      Having talked with Laurel about the project multiple times now, I can say they’re very specifically trying to be “family-friendly,” not just “well, you CAN bring the kids if you MUST.” As covered in our first story, their non-alcoholic offerings will include options for kids beyond soda. I can’t think of a sit-down “family friendly” place that doesn’t also happen to offer wine and beer … someone please correct me if I’m missing an entirely alcohol-free place (aside from fast-food)…

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