Rooftop Garden Tours at Bastille Café & Bar

The Popular Wednesday Afternoon Activity Returns – Photo credit to Bastile Cafe & Bar

SEATTLE, May 30, 2012 – Rooftop garden tours at Bastille are back! Beginning Wednesday, June 6, and continuing each Wednesday through the end of September, interested guests will have the opportunity to tour the rooftop garden with Colin McCrate of Seattle Urban Farm Company.

McCrate, who designed the garden, and maintains it with the help of chef Jason Stoneburner and his kitchen staff, will talk edibles, seasonality, and all things urban garden.

The Rooftop Garden Tours begin at 5pm and last approximately 45 minutes. The tour begins with an Old Town Fizz, a seasonal cocktail created by Erik Carlson. Think: Rum, Lime, Rooftop Honey, Mint, Sparkling Wine, and Angostura Bitters. Cost is $10 per person, and space is limited to 10 people.  Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling Bastille at 206.453.5014.

The Seattle Urban Farm Company designs, builds, and maintains food gardens. They work with homeowners, restaurants, businesses, and property managers to set up beautiful, productive, edible landscapes.  To learn more, visit

Opened in June of 2009 and housed in an historic 1920’s building in Seattle’s Old Ballard neighborhood, Bastille Café & Bar is a bustling homage to a Parisian brasserie. Owners Deming Maclise and James Weimann scoured Paris flea markets and local salvage stores for vintage accessories to create a truly authentic feel. From the white subway tiles, antique mirrors, and Paris Metro clock to the zinc-topped bar and stunning crystal chandelier that takes center stage in the Back Bar; they’ve truly hit the mark. Chef Jason Stoneburner creates French focused cuisine inspired by the abundance of seasonal product found locally—and it doesn’t get any more local than the restaurants 4500-square-foot organic rooftop garden.  The wine list is French focused with a smattering of NW wines and the bar offers an extensive collection of absinthe. Bastille is open 4:30pm to 12am Sunday through Wednesday and until 2am Thursday through Saturday. Dinner is served from 5:30pm to 10pm Sunday thru Thursday and until 11pm on Friday and Saturday.  Brunch is served Sunday from 10am – 3pm. Happy Hour is daily from 4:30pm – 6pm and from 10pm to 12am Sunday thru Thursday.  Bastille is available for private parties. For more information or reservations, call 206.453.5014 or visit

Bastille Café & Bar is located at 5307 Ballard Avenue NW in Seattle, Washington.

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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