There's a new venue in Seattle that describes itself as a "neighborhood pub with affordable food, great beers and quality cocktails." On 65th Street - in a zone called "Phinneywood" by locals - 418 Public House might just be many Seattleites' new favorite restaurant and watering hole find. It's slightly off the radar, too. For the time being, anyway.
Tasty eats reign at 418 Public House — Photo courtesy of 418 Public House
A second venue from the guy behind Capitol Hill's Summit, this spot is low-key, no-nonsense and friendly - in our opinion, a killer combo. Perks range from 12 beers on tap (many of them local), reasonably-priced Mexican food, happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., weekend brunch and free shuffleboard.
At 418 Public House, Mondays bring trivia, while Tuesdays mean tacos for $1.50 and margaritas for $5. Another fun fact? Free pool during happy hour. Count us in!
The menu features burritos, tostadas and tortas - Mexican sandwiches on toasted baguette. Most dishes here can be ordered either with meat or vegetarian-style. Vegan and to-go options are available, too.
Meat choices range from barbacoa (beef braised in a red chile sauce of guajillo peppers, pulla peppers and banana leaf); mole de pollo (chicken in rich black mole sauce of roasted chile negro, chile ancho and toasted pumpkin seeds); tinge de pollo (chipotle chicken with tomato and caramelized onion); and puerco en salsa verde (pork braised in fresh tomatillo sauce).
Patrons should check out the calendar to learn about live music, the sports schedule and special events. Welcome to the neighborhood, 418 Public House!
Pull up a stool at this friendly bar, a true neighborhood hangout — Photo courtesy of 418 Public House