Henry’s Tavern Joins South Lake Union with Local Brews and Pacific Northwest Inspired Menu


Opening for the holidays, menu offers urban tavern fare with experiences tailored to the neighborhood 

Henry’s Tavern, an upscale tavern-inspired bar and restaurant, is opening a new dining destination 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 established itself as a local favorite and a game day destination. This will be the third Henry’s Tavern in the Seattle-area following the opening of Henry’s Bellevue this past summer at 500 Bellevue Way in the Lincoln Square South.

Henry’s Tavern is located in the base of an Amazon-occupied office tower at 501 Fairview Avenue North. This spot operates as a compressed footprint with a dining experience that is elevated yet unpretentious, an atmosphere that is chic yet relaxed and a menu that is artisanal yet approachable. Guests can enjoy the bar area with two lounge spaces and restaurant seating, including semi-private dining.

The intimate space balances the needs of the bustling tech workforce in South Lake Union as well as neighborhood residents seeking to linger. There is also Grab & Go Counter for breakfast and lunch, fill for 32 oz. crowlers to-go and entertainment such as shuffleboard and 16 state-of-the-art TVs that are perfect for game days.

The menu for Henry’s Tavern in South Lake Union features incredible Northwest fare and ingredients from the start to the end of a meal. Henry’s Tavern encompasses food for all moods to offer guests choices such as salads, artisanal sandwiches, signature burgers, Wok-inspired dishes, tavern lunch combos and fan favorite starters such as the hand-seasoned Gorgonzola waffle fries.

Henry’s Tavern is pouring from 50 taps with a rotating selection of local, regional and international beers. Choices encompass everything from hard ciders, lagers and pilsners to IPAs, wheats and stouts. Henry’s Tavern loves craft beer as much as it loves craft cocktails like the basil gimlet or elderflower greyhound. The happy hour menu features 10 plates priced between $5 and $8 with three varieties of burgers priced at $9.

For those stopping by the Grab & Go Counter, which is open Monday through Friday, Henry’s Tavern will be serving up coffee, sodas, juice and water along side snacks such as energy bars and yogurt. The housemade bites are ready to travel and are as healthy as they are delicious. Don’t miss the pear, walnut and prosciutto salad, protein power bowl or crab and avocado roll.

“We are ecstatic to open Henry’s Tavern in South Lake Union just in time for the holidays,” said Jim Eschweiler, President and CEO of Restaurants Unlimited, Inc. “As one of Seattle’s most lively and emerging neighborhoods, South Lake Union has immense synergy with the Henry’s Tavern brand. Join us as we celebrate the season’s festivities and ring in the New Year.”


About Henry’s Tavern

Opening its doors in the original Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Complex in 2004, Henry’s Tavern started as a Pearl District neighborhood tavern in Portland, Ore., and quickly became an institution for the city. Henry’s Tavern now operates six restaurants in the western United States with most locations featuring an extensive selection of more than 100 local, regional and international beer and hard cider offerings, and a robust menu of generously portioned tavern fare. For more information on Henry’s Tavern, visit www.henrystavern.com.

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