BIZNOTE: Future Primitive Brewing to open Alki Beach outpost

Several people have asked about work under way at 2536 Alki SW, the site vacated by West Seattle Brewing at the end of last summer, when a redevelopment project was expected to start soon for the site holding this small building and the home of Ampersand Coffee next door. That hasn’t happened; Ampersand has stayed in its location, and now another brewery is preparing to open an outpost next to it: White Center’s Future Primitive Brewing. After noticing via state records that they had applied for a beer/wine license for the Alki space, we inquired both there and at their WC location, and got confirmation that Future Primitive is opening at the beach. After some renovation work, they’re hoping to be open sometime in June, and once they open, we’re told, hours will be 11 am to 9 pm, seven days a week. Future Primitive opened its headquarters in White Center more than four years ago. As for whatever happened to the project on the Alki site, described previously as a renovation of the two commercial spaces with a residential addition above them, we have an inquiry out; city files show no new documents filed for more than a year.

14 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Future Primitive Brewing to open Alki Beach outpost"

  • T May 11, 2023 (6:18 pm)

    This is great. I love that location and the total beach vibe…even in the middle of summer madness.  Maybe especially then.i hope they retain the same experience. 

  • Future Primitive Fan May 11, 2023 (6:24 pm)

    YES!!! I literally exclaimed in excitement. So happy they are gonna be on Alki. Best punk rock skateboarder beer in the world!

  • dave May 11, 2023 (7:11 pm)


  • Danny May 11, 2023 (7:44 pm)

    Hell yea! Hopefully they can bring over Farmboy Bites and Lenox pop-ups some days too!

  • Cyclistnotbychoice May 11, 2023 (8:05 pm)

    This is the absolute best news in west Seattle in a while!!!

  • star 55 May 11, 2023 (10:04 pm)

    Love their beer.

  • Fired up on Alki May 11, 2023 (11:10 pm)

    We just gotta get Pegasus now filled with something decent.  Were rolling folks – Ampersand staying for now –Arcade coming in – Driftwood – and now this!  oh and we can drive on the bridge….we balling over

    • andreea May 12, 2023 (12:03 pm)

      There really is awesome food momentum on Alki at last! Also, Fire Tacos! Such deliciousness and I haven’t had such lovely, attentive service in a really long time.

  • Robert May 12, 2023 (12:16 am)

    If West Seattle Brewing could keep that place busy, I cannot imagine what a good brewery like FP will do!  This is amazing news…hoping I can find a place to stand this summer.

  • Pete May 12, 2023 (7:52 am)

    What a relief. It’s so grim having to trudge up the hill for a decent pint in somewhere other than an overpriced restaurant. I’m so happy this is happening! 

  • Andrea May 12, 2023 (8:47 am)

    This is such great news!

  • Jessea May 12, 2023 (10:50 am)

    I could cry I am so happy!! My partner and I had just moved when West Seattle closed and recently discovered Future Primitive and fell in love. Great beers, wonderful humans and truly a match in cozy, welcoming atmosphere- which is saying so much. I can not be more excited, thank you for this great news!

  • Greg May 12, 2023 (10:54 am)

    Yay! We love Furtive Pirate! (thats our nickname for Future Primitive). Such great beer and great people. I hope their generally punk rock music playlists carry over to the Alki location.

  • Steve May 12, 2023 (12:29 pm)

    I have very mixed emotions about this- I also like Future primitive but west seattle brewing did a great job m, run by great people who really got the short end of the stick on this – they were told by the developer that the property was being converted to residential with ampersand to be relocated in the new project but not West Seattle Brewing. They were not in the future plans. Glad to see that the conversion plans fell thru. Sad to see WSB leave. 

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