Westside Public House announces it’s opening on Monday

The ex-Terrible Beauty space at California/Edmunds will open Monday in its new incarnation as the sports bar Westside Public House (first reported here in September). 4 pm Monday, to be specific, according to its Friday night announcement on Facebook, which also mentions that it will be 21+ only.

28 Replies to "Westside Public House announces it's opening on Monday"

  • G-Man November 8, 2014 (7:31 am)

    Not kid-friendly in the heart of the West Seattle Junction?! Boo on you Westside Public House.

    • WSB November 8, 2014 (7:52 am)

      That’s not entirely unprecedented – there’s Shadowland, Poggie Tavern, Matador (who am I missing?) …

  • dk November 8, 2014 (8:15 am)

    I agree with g-man…we need more kid friendly decent with variety go to places! We can only eat so much pizza!

  • Nick November 8, 2014 (8:15 am)

    So glad it’s not kid friendly maybe people can get a seat without waiting an hour

  • Jeanine November 8, 2014 (8:29 am)

    Yay! Welcome, can’t wait to check it out. Hope you’ll have Guinness draught.

    All the failed businesses at the location have been kid friendly, aside from Guppies, right? Maybe this is the niche that needed to be filled?

  • Joe Szilagyi November 8, 2014 (9:13 am)

    Beer Junction?

  • Jeff November 8, 2014 (9:20 am)

    Looking forward to it! Not every place has to be somewhere I take my kids.

  • heather November 8, 2014 (10:23 am)

    Hmmmm. I guess I’ll comment since it’s turning into a kid friendly issue. I don’t have children but particularly enjoy going places where kids are welcomed. Some establishments do it well so it feels like a local hangout – ma’ono, ma kai, etc.

  • miws November 8, 2014 (10:34 am)

    Not kid-friendly….

    So glad it’s not kid friendly….


    *Pops Popcorn* ;-)



  • JanS November 8, 2014 (11:15 am)

    let’s just celebrate that it’s no longer an empty business sitting in the heart of the junction, kid friendly or not..

  • datamuse November 8, 2014 (11:25 am)

    There’s a kid-friendly place that isn’t pizza right up the block, guys.

  • Jack November 8, 2014 (12:02 pm)

    Joining the “sad that it’s not kid friendly” crew. I was looking forward to a new place to check out.
    If I am going pay for a baby sitter it won’t be to go to a sports bar so I doubt we will ever go and I think there are a lot of people in West Seattle in that boat. I wish them luck anyway!

  • dawsonct November 8, 2014 (1:17 pm)

    It is a crying damned shame that not every single business that opens in our neighborhood fills ever conceivable niche required by our uber-demanding neighborhood.
    Other then that, right on! Just in time for the Sounders game. I may change my plans and head down to support a new local business and the new jobs it’s creating in our community.

  • chelle November 8, 2014 (1:43 pm)

    So glad to have a sports bar in the neighborhood!

  • Mel November 8, 2014 (3:15 pm)

    It will be interesting to see if this budding entrepreneur is able to keep something going for more than two years in that space. They have a head start with all the work ATB did on the room and frontage, so if it fails the space may well and truly be cursed.

  • flimflam November 8, 2014 (3:43 pm)

    congrats on the opening! it takes a lot of work (and guts) to do this.

    that said, thank you, dawsonct! very 1st comment, no less, begins the belly-aching. “boo on you” is the welcome for a new business because they don’t cater to your particular needs? sheesh.

    maybe the “kids allowed” crew can open their own place and do whatever they see fit?

  • zerodacus November 8, 2014 (6:23 pm)

    Very excited to see a replacement in the Junction for The Rocksport, and yes, sometimes there just needs to be a place for grownups to go watch sports, drink alcohol, swear,
    and not worry about whether or not they’ve offended the parents in the hood (and yes, I am one)

  • Archtype November 8, 2014 (8:16 pm)

    I hope for the best… but I heard that the new owner may be the son or related to the Terrible Beauty / Big Country owners, all of which just closed at Lake Union and Renton. I hope I heard wrong.

  • Rick November 9, 2014 (8:32 am)

    Sure it’s kid friendly, when they grow up like the rest of you should. It’s a freakin’ bar! Pay for your own damn babysitter.

  • West Seattle since 1979 November 9, 2014 (11:04 am)

    G-Man, you were being facetious, right?

  • ATay November 10, 2014 (6:46 am)

    No kids means I won’t get there often, and I’d really like to support a new restaurant — particularly a sports bar! My biggest point, however, is that the owners are leaving A LOT of money on the table. And the place was divided so nicely for a bar/restaurant setup!

  • Guy November 10, 2014 (10:42 am)

    Somewhat excited to check out this place. 21 and over works good for me. I would never bring my daughter to a sports bar anyway. Good luck!

  • Jason Stacy November 12, 2014 (10:23 pm)

    Well I guess I should probably comment on this. My name is Jason and I’m one of the two owners of Westside Public House. First let me say how thrilled we are to be here in lovely West Seattle. Everyone has been incredibly warm and welcoming and we hope to be here for a long time!

    Now to the subject at hand. Kids. Children. Bambinos. Rug rats. Everyone has some pretty strong opinions on them and I’m not here to say any of them are right or wrong. I can only speak for myself and here’s my two cents. First Westside is more of a bar and less of a restaurant. Not to say we don’t have food, we do, and it’s delicious! But in my humble opinion bars are for adults. adult behavior happens in bars and I don’t think children should be around that. People get rowdy. People do stupid things. People fight. Body parts get exposed and I don’t want to be responsible for any harm coming to a child in my bar. Second I don’t think I’m to blame for there not being enough kid friendly places in West Seattle. I only own this bar and sadly I can’t control the actions of the other bars in the neighborhood…yet (insert evil laugh here)
    Third, leaving money on the table? Maybe. But also maybe the money I gained from people who brought kids In would be offset by the people who didn’t come because of kids. And finally, boy this was long wasn’t it? At the end of the day half the people want one thing and half want the other so you’ll always have one half mad at you so the best thing you can do is stay true to your vision and hope for the best.

    Thanks for listening and we can settle this at the Ping pong table!


  • KC November 13, 2014 (12:16 am)

    I am so tired of people complaining about places not being “kid friendly.” Go to Denny’s! I don’t have kids (and don’t want them…ever) and I’m tired of screaming obnoxious kids at ADULT establishments. I welcome West Side Public House.

  • dawsonct November 13, 2014 (7:36 pm)

    Great comment Jason, sounds like the place is going to be even more swinging than I was hoping for! Exposed body parts? Sounds like fun, count me in!

  • Erin November 15, 2014 (7:50 pm)

    Yay Jason! We’re looking forward to popping by. Thanks for staying true to your focus. Why in the world would someone even consider taking a child to a pub?

  • Fairmount Park Clothing November 16, 2014 (9:59 pm)

    Welcome to the neighborhood! I hope that you will always have a tv ready for soccer games! :)

  • Panda November 17, 2014 (12:48 pm)

    Came in for a couple pints on Saturday with 5 friends and to scope it out for a possible place to watch the Seahawks Sunday. Still like the layout and the pool table and games are a nice touch. However, the place smelled like stale beer. Reminded me of the TKE house basement back in college. Very gross. Also the toilet in the mens room had blood drips all over the seat. This was at 2pm.

    If they can clean it up a little I see this as a good occasional stop. But really a bad first impression is not good. Several groups of people came in, looked around, and walked out.

    We did not return Sunday for the game.

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