Next to The Bohemian, raise a mug to Prost


Thanks to Michelle for the tip that a sign had gone up in the window of the former Basic Green Box spot in the 3400 block of California, between the townhouse cluster and the future Bohemian: We stopped by to check it out, and it’s going to be a West Seattle branch of Prost (here’s the site for its North Seattle location). (We also bumped into Bohemian’s owner, who says they hit a snag or two but are now hoping to open in June.)

27 Replies to "Next to The Bohemian, raise a mug to Prost"

  • Doug May 9, 2008 (2:31 pm)

    VERY cool! Their Phinney location is fantastic. This will be a addition to the West Seattle dining/beverage scene. Prost!

  • brad May 9, 2008 (2:40 pm)

    Is it going to be called Prost? Their other locations are all named something different, I used to live by “Die Bier Stube” and it was fantastic. Wonderful brats and potato soup.

  • Keith May 9, 2008 (2:46 pm)

    AWESOME! They have great food at the Phinney spot, although the Bavarian pretzels I’ve been buying at the farmer’s market are second to none.

  • JanS May 9, 2008 (2:48 pm)

    we do love to eat over here, don’t we? lol…

  • d May 9, 2008 (2:53 pm)

    I’ve been driving all the way down to the German deli in Burien or down to the Market to get my fix of Landjaeger & sausage. This is a VERY nice option. Good news in the neighborhood for this German!


  • vincent May 9, 2008 (3:25 pm)

    does this mean I need a new stein club card?

    Also considering the other two bars have different equally German names, I doubt this would simply be prost part 2.

    I am giddy over this news.

  • WSB May 9, 2008 (3:26 pm)

    Prost West Seattle is the name in the window – will post the photo as soon as we finish fixing the bubble video in our most recent post. There’s a web url too … we checked it and just a parking page so far.

  • k May 9, 2008 (3:29 pm)

    ach du lieber!

  • charlabob May 9, 2008 (3:35 pm)

    It says something really good about the business atmosphere in ws that the space filled so quickly. When Gregor’s books moved out a few years ago, in part because of what they thought was an extreme rent increase, it took > a year to fill. This time it was barely vacant.

    So far we don’t have miles and miles of empty buildings (except, of course, some of that “ground level space below ugly condos (GLSBUC).” That is good for morale and for business.

  • my_liver_surrenders May 9, 2008 (3:38 pm)

    As an ex frequent visitor to Prost on greenwood, I am positively giddy with this news. Good german beer is hard to beat!

    I worked with a company based out of Germany, and when my compatriots would visit Seattle, we’d end up drinking at least an evening away at Prost every time.

  • JenV May 9, 2008 (3:53 pm)

    this means I am going to have to rescue my brother from there after a schnitzel overdose, doesn’t it? :D

  • Andre May 9, 2008 (4:27 pm)

    Unglaublich! I’m a German living in West Seattle and that is just too good to be true.
    Real bread at Bakery Nouveau, a new Italian coming to Avalon and now this — I think I’m going to faint just out of pure joy…

  • Bonnie May 9, 2008 (5:22 pm)

    West Seattle just keeps getting better and better…

  • marco May 10, 2008 (12:33 am)

    I’m very excited about Prost – another German expat here ;)

    Husky Deli has Landjaeger, I think. Metropolitan Market might as well (both sell Bavarian Meat products).

    If you are interested, check out this list I started about German Food in Seattle:

    Oh and if you ever wanted to make German Pretzels, check out my blog:

  • A.M. May 10, 2008 (9:30 am)

    How wonderful, but…..where are people going to park? There is only street parking, no parking lot.

  • JenV May 10, 2008 (9:39 am)

    same place they park when they go to Spiros, or Beato…?

  • A.M. May 10, 2008 (12:25 pm)

    Of course! The residential streets on 44th!

  • Steve Baker May 14, 2008 (2:53 pm)

    Take a cab or walk. This allows for the consuming of much larger quantities of beer:)

  • Michael Fox May 15, 2008 (6:36 pm)

    We’ve been to the Feierabend location by Seattle REI a number of times. The German on-tap beer selection is uber-amazing. It’s comfy and the food is hearty. I practically hugged the window when I walked by and noticed the signs. Another great reason not to have to leave West Seattle to go out into the cold cruel world.

  • Steve Heck May 15, 2008 (9:55 pm)

    A liter of bitburger in my own backyard? You can tear that viaduct down now.

  • Marcy May 20, 2008 (3:27 pm)

    When I lived in Phinney Ridge, this was my favorite place in the world. This is awesome news!

  • MJ May 23, 2008 (10:19 am)

    Looks like Cafe Revo has applied for their liquor license – just saw it posted on the WA State Liquor web page for 5/16. Can’t wait for some amazing northern Italian food with a delicious glass of vino!

  • Phil May 23, 2008 (5:51 pm)

    Great. Finally a local pub where I no longer have to drive all the way to Phinney Ridge to get decent lager. And its’s conveniently located on California. I can just take a 128 or 55 bus from the junction and no problems to do with over imbibing – until the next morning.

  • dd May 24, 2008 (3:03 pm)

    This may be a silly question, but how do Germans spell “tradition’?

    It is spelled “tradtion” four times and ‘tradition” twice in their front window signs.

    I’m asking because I see how they spell beer………………….

  • SHS Design May 31, 2008 (2:42 pm)

    Ha, yes, the owner mispelled “tradition” on the signs… As his bar designer and friend, I must say he was so excited to get the window signs up before he left for his wedding (good excuse, I think) that he probably didn’t hit spell check. :)

    Can’t wait to get Prost WS open so you all can start enjoying it! As a Prost Phinney Ridge regular (aka “Prostie”), I’m excited to see the Prost-love spread from one neighborhood to another.

  • KDD July 7, 2008 (2:49 pm)

    Are there any updates regarding the estimated opening date of the WS Prost?

  • WSB July 7, 2008 (3:09 pm)

    we’re working on updates for that and Bohemian next door – hopefully we’ll have that info within a few days.

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