Beer enthusiasts enjoy a pint at the newly opened Burgundian. — Photo courtesy of The Burgundian
Fans of Brouwer’s Café in Fremont and Bottleworks in Wallingford will be pleased to know that the beer-encyclopedic owners of those fine establishments have recently set up shop in the Tangletown neighborhood of Seattle. For a couple of months, the beer-and-breakfast all-day pub was known as the Publican. But it seems owners of a same-name business in Chicago got litigious over their moniker, so to avoid further legal wrangling, the Publican was re-christened the Burgundian. Whatever it’s called, the casual brick-building space serves chicken and waffles that are already getting raves. Of course, brew is the focus, with some 22 beers on tap, a great selection of craft beer in cans from the cooler, and a voluminous collection of whiskey and tequila. While Brouwer’s staked its claim on offering a vast array of Belgian beer, here the focus is squarely on American microbrews. Open at 10 a.m. for the waffle crowd, the Burgundian also offers lunch and dinner menus. As at Brouwer’s, plans are in place for beer events and festivals in the new location, as well. Final note to beer purists: The Burgundian has installed a direct draw tap system just like the one at Brouwer’s to assure a quality pint untainted by off flavors from musty beer lines.