WEST SEATTLE FOOD & DRINK: Tap Station remodeling to reopen as restaurant


The sign says remodeling – but there’s a lot more to what’s going on inside the Tap Station, which opened in the 35th/Kenyon mini-business district three years ago as a beverage store. When it reopens this Friday, it’ll include “a full, all-ages, family-friendly restaurant” – something in short supply south of Morgan Junction.


Tap Station general manager Jeremy Martin tells WSB, “We’ll have a sandwich-based menu with about a dozen selections, a sandwich for every taste, we hope. We’ll have room for 36 with several tables and two standing rails up front and bench seating in the back room.” That’s what you see, work in progress, in the photo above; we also snapped a preview photo of the menu.


They’ll continue with the “same amount of retail,” just adding the food-and-drink service, and weekly events such as “wine night” on Mondays, “member night” for their beer-club members on Tuesdays, movie nights on Wednesdays, and more. (Here’s their December calendar.) Hours will be 3-10 pm Mondays-Thursdays, 3 pm-11 pm Fridays, noon-11 pm Saturdays, noon-8 pm Sundays.

12 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE FOOD & DRINK: Tap Station remodeling to reopen as restaurant"

  • Amy November 29, 2016 (1:55 pm)

    Are they hiring ???

  • TuesdayJane November 29, 2016 (1:58 pm)

    This is fantastic. Love the idea of sandwiches!

  • CR November 29, 2016 (2:10 pm)

    Yes! This is great news! Thank you for making this family friendly. Can’t wait!

  • Jeff November 29, 2016 (3:05 pm)

    Bars and restaurants around phinney ridge have been doing all ages for years. They are packed because of it. WS has a growing number of families and we need more places that we can take kids. See ya soon tap station.

    • Jon November 30, 2016 (3:46 pm)

      I agree to a point.  So many of the bars on the N end of town (Ballard/Phinney/Greenwood) started going that way that it has started becoming difficult to find a place that was adult friendly.  The amount of times I have had a parent shoot a disapproving look because I swore in a bar where they had their kid  or couldn’t get a seat because tables were getting blocked by strollers became less than charming.  I am hoping to see W Sea strike a balance and not switch every bar/brewery to a family feedbag as Phinney and Ballard have leaned to.

      • Rhonda November 30, 2016 (6:50 pm)

        I wouldn’t worry to much about it John. I have four kids and they are now older but we have never sheltered them so in certain places they knew things may happen or come up but it really was not an issue for us and so not for them. I think we were one of the only parents I ever saw at Bumbershoot. I look at it this way-at the end of the day it is a bar and if I swear maybe they are the ones that need to lighten up. 😀 Or leave the kids with a babysitter.

  • Jeannie November 29, 2016 (3:39 pm)

    Cool! But in that exterior shot, what’s that on the right side of the sign, on the side of the building?

    • Rhiannon November 29, 2016 (8:02 pm)

      A sweet little spot with wine and beer cakes Locol.

      • Rhiannon November 29, 2016 (8:03 pm)

        Called not cakes 

    • Mtyeti November 29, 2016 (10:15 pm)

      I believe it’s an empty growler hanging from the sign…

  • Peter November 29, 2016 (5:30 pm)

    Very cool! An employee there was telling me of these plans a couple months ago, and I’ve been eagerly awaiting more news. 

  • Gene November 30, 2016 (7:10 am)

    Ok I’m a sandwich lover- would love to have more sandwich places in WS- but honestly- the only thing on this menu I would order is the chicken Caesar. I wish them well though !

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