The new Standard bar is open! It feels like, after 4 years of near constant growth, we are finally opening the business as it should have been all along. When the decision was made to stay in our current space, the calculation included the build out of a bar in the Jackson St side of our building. The plan all along was to incorporate food and liquor into our offerings and make a neighborhood bar that compliments the Standard Brewing ethos: simple, thoughtful, and done the hard way. Well, starting today at noon, this space is open to the public and we couldn’t be more proud. We are even releasing our reserve back stock of Skid Road, our bourbon strong ale, to celebrate the occasion. It just won silver at WA Beer Awards, so come grab a bottle and toast with us!
Food isn’t available yet. We are doing R&D, and we should have the kitchen open in about a month. We will bring liquor into the picture soon after that, though we are in a very long line with the Liquor Control Board. For now, the new space is open, it’s beautiful and full of beer, and we really want to show it to you.
All of this means some important changes! First of all, the entrance is now on Jackson St., and we don’t have a sign installed yet. Our new hours are Monday – Thursday, 3pm to 10pm and Friday – Sunday, noon to 10pm. We will be open even later once liquor becomes a part of it, and we look forward to bringing a later evening to the neighborhood. Unfortunately, with food comes a health board requirement that we don’t allow dogs, and we are no longer allowing children, due to the incorporation of liquor.
We understand that this is going to cause some disappointment in some people, but we hope that it comes out a net positive as we present the final leg of our expansion to the neighborhood. Here are some photos to get you excited. Come on down today and check it out!