Henry’s Tavern, a popular SoDo bar and restaurant has announced it will open a location in Bellevue by late summer.
The restaurant’s ownership group announced it will open two dining destinations, the one in Bellevue and one in South Lake Union. Henry’s Tavern, owned and operated by Restaurants Unlimited, Inc., first opened in Seattle in 2013 with its SoDo location that quickly developed as a local favorite for an upscale tavern experience or as a game day destination.
On the Eastside, Henry’s Tavern is arriving as part of the new Lincoln Square expansion, which will boast a custom frost drink rail to keep pints cold and a second-floor outdoor patio with views of downtown Bellevue and the urban streetscape. While preserving fan favorites such as 100 taps, the signature Mac and Cheese Burger and hand-seasoned Gorgonzola waffle fries, the Bellevue menu will star health-conscious food items such as protein bowls and wellness-inspired salads.
Henry’s Tavern in South Lake Union will be located in the base of an Amazon occupied office tower at Fairview Avenue North and Republican Street. This spot will operate as a compressed footprint with 50 beers on tap and an amazing menu ranging from artisan sandwiches and signature burgers to wok-inspired dishes.
“Seattle’s South Lake Union and Bellevue’s downtown areas are fast growing and vibrant communities,” said Jim Eschweiler, President and CEO of Restaurants Unlimited, Inc. “We thoughtfully reflected on how to adapt Henry’s Tavern for each locality such as the South Lake Union patio and Bellevue’s menu. For both destinations, the local beer and cider selection, scratch kitchen gastropub menu and elevated tavern atmosphere will make fantastic additions to the neighborhoods.”
With an extensive selection of local, regional and international beers, and hard ciders on tap and in bottles, Henry’s Tavern offers beer aficionados exciting options. From pilsners, blondes, white ales and wheats to brown ales, lagers, stouts and porters, the frequently rotating taps showcase varied beer styles from seasonal releases and European specialties to fruit ales. Henry’s Tavern encompasses food for all moods with generously sized specialty dishes. The varied, yet distinct menu offers guests choices such as all-natural, hand-pressed beef burgers; artisanal sandwiches; locally-made sausages; house-made thin crust pizzas; wok-inspired dishes; street tacos and staples like salads and tavern grilled steaks.
Opening its doors in the original Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Complex in 2004, Henry’s Tavern started as a Pearl District neighborhood tavern in Portland. Henry’s Tavern now operates five restaurants in the western United States.