A number of readers have written to us to inform us that the Elysian Brewery in Tangletown is changing hands. So I biked on up there to check it out. Sure enough, a sign on the door reads:
After being a Co-signer on the lease for 16 years, one of Elysian’s co-founders, David Buhler, will be taking over the lease fully. David is excited to open his own pub and continue to be part of the Tangletown community.
Tangletown Public House
Seattle Eater reports that Elysian also closed a downtown location although three other locations, Capitol Hill, Pioneer Square, and Georgetown, remain open. The Stranger adds that Buhler “is excited to reinvent Tangletown into his own pub and solo business endeavor, Tangletown Public House, while continuing to be part of the community.”
When I first made my appearance in Seattle in the early 90s, the space soon to be the Tangletown Pub was home to the Honey Bear Bakery which now apparently resides within a Third Place Books in Bothell. (I believe it used to be at the Third Place on 65th in Ravenna.) Elysian opened their pub in the space in 2003 according to Wikipedia which prompted the Honey Bear’s move. Elysian was acquired by Anheuser-Busch inBev in 2015 leading to accusations of a sell-out by a small, local brewer to corporate interests.
No word on when the Tangletown Public House might open. Just “coming soon.”