Pike Brewing Company Gets Refined With Tankard & Tun
Born in 1996 during the waning days of the grunge movement, Pike Brewing Company’s historic subterranean pub, just a few blocks from the center of Pike Place Market, The Pike Pub, is adorned with random stickers, exposed grating, and pipes painted black. The pub, which brews and serves some of the city’s most recognizable beer, feels comfortable and familiar, like your favorite ripped jeans/flannel shirt combo. But the famous locale has recently changed significantly.
To supplement the pub’s rougher exterior, the folks at Pike recently expanded the space upward, taking over the area above the brewery once occupied by a few retail shops. Occupying the third floor of the building where it’s resided for decades, the brewery has expanded its production facilities and opened a new restaurant, Tankard & Tun (1415 1st Ave., 812-6619), which serves succulent seafood—like fresh oysters and tasty steamed clams—as well as a myriad of the brewery’s best beers.