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Pour House, Tangletown's new bar and restaurant, opens tonight

What do you think? (11 Comments) March 16, 2010 at 12:29PM

After Tangletown’s beloved Luau Polynesian Lounge (2253 North 56th St) closed its doors on January 26, rumor had it that it was to be replaced by a cocktail lounge.

Excitement grew once word got out that Pour House, a bar and dining spot billed as “upscale casual without the pretension” was coming soon to the corner of N 56th St and Kirkwood Pl N.

Tonight (Tuesday, March 16, 2010), Pour House opens its doors to you.

Tonight only, opening time will be 6 p.m. Starting tomorrow, the hours will be as follows:
Sunday – Wednesday: 4 p.m. to midnight
Thursday – Saturday: 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Opening tonight: Pour House Bar + Dining

Opening tonight: Pour House Bar + Dining

I dropped in at Pour House this morning and met with the enthusiastic and welcoming owners, Erik Knutson and Jay Farias.

Erik and Jay hope to create a comfortable neighborhood space that “makes people happy.”  The menu, created by Chef Matt Krutenat, features “elevated comfort food,” and much of it is locally sourced. A $5 happy hour menu will be available 4-6 p.m. and 10 p.m. until closing.

The Pour House is divided into two spaces: a 21-and-over cocktail lounge and an all-ages section catering to neighborhood families.  At 9 p.m. the all-ages area becomes 21-and-over.

An outdoor seating area will also soon be available.

Some of the seating in Pour Bar's 21-and-over area

Some of the seating in Pour Bar's 21-and-over area

A peek at the menu reveals Jamaican Jerk Chicken Skewers, Manilla Clams, Cabernet-Braised Short Ribs, Fried Calamari, a Trio of Sliders, Dungeness Crab Spring Rolls, Seared Ahi Salad, Roasted Pepper & Portabello Salad, New York Steak, Alaskan Salmon, Chorizo-stuffed Chicken Breast, and Pan-seared Halibut.

And for vegetarians: Eggplant & Portabello Napoleon, Four Cheese Macaroni, Grilled Cheese & Spicy Tomato Soup, and Roasted Pepper & Portabello Salad.

Green Salad, Mashed Potatoes, House Fries, and Veggies will be available as sides.

The house cocktail offerings feature Aranciata, Brooklyn, Pink Lady, Pour House Lemonade, Spanish, and St. Germain cocktails.  The wine list includes several Washington wines. A locally-focused micro-brew list will also be available.

The Pour House bar awaits you

The Pour House bar awaits you

11 Responses to “Pour House, Tangletown's new bar and restaurant, opens tonight”

  1. sassybonita says:

    Thumbs WAY down for this new joint. Our “Happy Hour” adventure cost $85.25 for only 11 drinks and 3 “Happy Hour” priced mini-meals!!!!! While the over-priced drinks left us with somewhat of a buzz, the meals were less than impressive. and this is not even close to downtown. It took nearly half an hour to get these Happy Meals that were average by any standard, not to mention the slow drink turn around by the very plastic blonde waistress, Lindsay, (per my receipt!!!!, which I am happy to scan for any of you still waffling), who although friendly, seriously looked like Barbie, as the other servers both came a close second and third place. Sorry, but this place was only busy because it is new, way too noisy, and EVERYTHING was SLLLLOOOOOOOOOOW – from drinks to food!!! – Highly NOT recommended!!!!!

  2. KC says:

    My some friends at Pour House last night and had a fabulous meal! The crab spring roll is amazing, the sliders are very inventive and the chocolate dessert was THE BEST! Totally recommend it for happy hour or a nice meal. I will definitely go back. So excited!

  3. stern says:

    We had a great time there earlier this week. The food and drinks were awesome! Totally recommend it and a portion of the restaurant is kid friendly.

  4. Sparky says:

    hmm… does sassybonita own a competing bar close by?. not my experience at ALL. Had a great time, fast service and food was hot, fast enough and delicious! 11 drinks and 3 happy hour meals for only $85.25! – what did you expect !?!. BTW – what did the others in your party have?.

  5. Schnizler says:

    Went on a whim. Blew off the first comment, don't try to sound urban and sophisticated 'cause obviously you aren't. Here's my 2 cents worth. Dark, very loud, cold. Impersonal decor in “family friendly area.” Bar area looks like a 'Cheers' wannabe but not. Food… good ideas but undercooked and overpriced. Sigh. It's just another bar, will draw lots of baseball teams and other game chasers in the 'Adult Rec. Leagues' but not me.

  6. Schnizler says:

    Went on a whim. Blew off the first comment, don't try to sound urban and sophisticated 'cause obviously you aren't. Here's my 2 cents worth. Dark, very loud, cold. Impersonal decor in “family friendly area.” Bar area looks like a 'Cheers' wannabe but not. Food… good ideas but undercooked and overpriced. Sigh. It's just another bar, will draw lots of baseball teams and other game chasers in the 'Adult Rec. Leagues' but not me.