If you too were wondering about the status of these two …

THE GOOD SOCIETY: Five months have passed since we first reported on this brewery/pub opening just south of Lafayette Elementary. We checked in with co-proprietor Nick Berger, who tells WSB: “We were almost going to make our goal of opening this year, but it looks like probably mid-January. Construction is wrapping up and we are beginning to brew beer.” Turns out West Seattle-headquartered Washington Beer Blog reported last week on that milestone.

And in The Junction:

DARBY WINERY: Many have noticed the signage that went up recently on the space just west of Easy Street Records. Darby Winery‘s long had a tasting room in Woodinville but winemaker Darby English is a West Seattleite and opening this tasting room to add to the peninsula’s growing wine scene. He told WSB today, “We should be opening within the next few weeks. We are excited to open in West Seattle.”

27 Replies to "BIZNOTE FOLLOWUPS: Beer and wine"

  • Beer Blog Kim December 13, 2019 (8:44 am)

    Thanks for linking to our story. After talking with the brewery owners, we are more excited than ever to see them open in our community.

  • Winer December 13, 2019 (9:13 am)

    Yay Darby!  I’ve been anxiously awaiting this!

  • Seriously? December 13, 2019 (10:07 am)

    If either of these two BARS are “kid friendly,” count me out. I’m sick of going out for a quiet drink, at a BAR, haveing to dodge children and being told to watch my language because there’s kids in the room. I’m at a BAR! Kids don’t belong in BARS!!!!!!!!!

    • Offensive December 13, 2019 (10:56 am)

      You sound like great company- seriously. 

    • hj December 13, 2019 (11:02 am)

      I agree with you about actual bars, but a wine tasting room isn’t really a bar IMO.

      • Seriously? December 14, 2019 (8:48 am)

        @hj, I respectfully disagree. When the primary product/purpose of a business is selling/serving alcohol (beer for a brewery, wine for a tasting room) that makes it a Bar, and children shouldn’t be allowed. A restaurant’s focus is on food, and children should be welcome (but not left unattended). 

    • KM December 13, 2019 (11:07 am)

      One is a tasting room, one is a brewery. Not sure if those qualify as BARS for you, but as childless heathen myself, there are PLENTY of bars/tasting rooms/breweries/pubs that do not allow children, so I think we’ll all be okay. You are also more than welcome to open your own kid-free, dog-free, swearing welcome, gluten-only with excessive parking bar if you would like. And we’ll all be excited to comment about how we’re mad about!

      • Seriously? December 14, 2019 (8:53 am)

        If I had the money, know-how and motivation (which I fully admit I don’t) I would love to! In the meantime my home will have to serve that purpose ;) but that would be awesome, and I am happy to help release that wish into the ether to find the right entrepreneur. 

    • momosmom December 13, 2019 (11:26 am)

      I agree! Kids do not need to be exposed to alcohol of any nature until they reach the age of consent to partake in it. Why expose them so early in age…???

      • Jort December 13, 2019 (12:53 pm)

        Because alcohol isn’t evil or immoral? And maybe we should teach children that alcohol can be consumed without the stigmatization and prohibition mindsets that cause American children to binge drink in young adulthood? Maybe? Go have a beer.

        • momosmom December 13, 2019 (4:04 pm)

          Maybe I’m just over reacting because I grew up in a family where our Mom left us at the ages of 8 (bother), 6 (myself) & 4 (sister) and the neighbor across the street had to call our Dad at work to tell him she saw “mom” get into a taxi and leave because to find out she wanted to meet her friends at a bar. And when I say left I mean abandoned us to live with an alcoholic father land she never came back.BUT, BUT none of us kids drink so maybe being exposed to it at a young age is a good thing??? 

    • Quora December 13, 2019 (11:35 am)

      Can you read? It’s a brewery. There are a gazillion bars in Seattle that are +21. Go there and be a grump.

      • peaceandquiet December 13, 2019 (1:31 pm)

        Seriously? isn’t being a grump he/she would like to just go out and do an “adult” activity and not have to listen to some kid(s) running and  screaming  like there’s no tomorrow while their parent is enjoying themselves because they are used to it and have the other people in the bar “babysitting” in sorts for them!So here to you Seriously! 

    • Eddie December 13, 2019 (5:45 pm)

      I’ll ask you to stop using the “F-word” as every other F-ing word in your conversation within earshot of me anywhere, bar or otherwise. 

      • Seriously? December 14, 2019 (9:04 am)

        @Eddie, I appreciate your concern with language, and I freely admit I have a foul mouth. If an adult at a bar asks me to take it down a bit, and they have, I am happy to do it – but- if you don’t want to have (your – generalized term) children exposed to “language,” or “debauchery” in general, take them to “family friendly” places. And I am not speaking specifically about dropping the “F” bomb freely. 

  • KBear December 13, 2019 (12:52 pm)

    Children aren’t allowed in bars in Washington. If you saw children, you were in a restaurant or some other type of establishment. Neither of these businesses is a bar, either.

    • Seriously? December 14, 2019 (9:06 am)

      Again, primary function is to sell and serve alcohol – please explain to me how that is not the definition of a bar? 

  • HS December 13, 2019 (1:42 pm)

    I welcome the new businesses!! Welcome to the hood 😀

  • Issues? December 13, 2019 (3:15 pm)

    And it’s ok and legal for a brewery to be across the street from an elementary school?

    • Graciano December 13, 2019 (3:52 pm)

      I don’t know the regulations of distance from bars to schools but what do you think… that the kiddos are going to run over there at lunch time and say bar keeper serve me up a pint of your best seller?

    • KBear December 13, 2019 (3:59 pm)

      Why would it be a problem? There are 3 grocery stores selling beer right there, too.

      • waikikigirl December 13, 2019 (4:28 pm)


      • Seriously? December 14, 2019 (9:20 am)

        Let me try to explain blatant flaw in this argument: kids might be smoking/vaping – it’s killing them -ban them! Kids are getting fat – it’s killing them – ban sugary drinks and fast food. Kids are sensitive to bad people – it’s harming them – enact censorship! We have to protct the children! Kids die in DUI, kids die from binge drinking, kids hospitalized for alcohol poisoning etc – is the new bar “kid friendly?” 

    • Sevenless December 13, 2019 (4:03 pm)

      Why would it be any different from a grocery store across the street which not only sells beer, but also wine, hard alcohol, pharmaceuticals, etc? People seriously need to have a stiff drink and unclench a bit about these things.

    • J December 13, 2019 (4:13 pm)

      The Safeway across the street sells alcohol, cigarettes, and painkillers. Been doing it for years. I think we’ll be fine.

  • Educator December 13, 2019 (4:49 pm)

    I’m pretty sure the teachers are excited about the brewery.  

  • Morgan December 13, 2019 (10:45 pm)

    Will someone please THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!! ;) 

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