The Seattle Times
Seattle's hidden patios:
5 places to drink without the crowd
The Seattle Times, Food Drink / Life
By Tan Vinh, Seattle Times staff reporter
West Seattle Brewing Tap Shack: It's not so much hidden as hidden in plain sight. This branch of the brewery is at the elbow of Marine Avenue Southwest
and Alki Avenue Southwest. It's your oasis from the spring-break vibe of El Chupacabra and Cactus nearby. With three dozen stools and chairs facing the
beach, it's the perfect place to people-watch, especially in the evenings when bonfires give Alki an amber glow, turning lovebirds into silhouettes. The
siren of sunset must be alluring because the bar exit sign, "No alcoholic beverages beyond this point," felt more like a suggestion than an edict for some
patrons who had a few.
Holy Beach Views: West Seattle Brewing Opens on Alki
Local beer, hot pizza, and vitamin D.
By Rosin Saez
Last week, West Seattle Brewing Co. opened its bright blue tap shack on Marine Avenue and joined the league of sun-soaked patios.
Owner Drew Locke moved into the former digs of Slices and carries on the tradition of pizza. It certainly helps that the equipment was still there,
says Locke. They won't be serving pizza by the slice, but rather in ten inch pies; from classic takes to one with a white cream sauce base and topped
with spinach and smoked oysters.
The beer of course is brewed a breezy ten minutes away at West Seattle Brewing's location on Fauntleroy Way. On their seven taps here: Alki Lumber lager,
Avalon amber ale, Sounders stout, Belgian golden ale, House IPA, Road Rage rye, and a Belgian wit-style beer. An eighth tap dispenses a dry cider from 6
Cider Company. And more brews are on deck such as a pilsner, saison, tripel, pale ale, and a new India-style session ale.
As for that beachside patio, there are around ten tables outside plus stools and chairs facing Puget Sound. Make friends with your sunscreen, folks.
Fulfill your pizza, patio, and beering needs at 2600 Marine Avenue SW, with daily hours from noon to 11pm.
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