Watershed Pub+Kitchen opens its doors today in a part of town that badly needs an independently-owned pub: Northgate. The new neighborhood spot at Thornton Place near Regal Cinemas is owned by Ben and Kelsey Curran. (Thanks to Eater reader Chris J. for the intel.) Ben spent the past decade behind the bar as manager of Wedgwood's Fiddler's Inn. He started planning the pub two-and-a-half years ago.
"We moved into a completely empty space and got to custom build it," Curran tells Eater. "Were really just excited to be moving into the neighborhood." Watershed is all-ages, with a separate bar section, big screens to watch Sounders and Mariners games, and a mezzanine that seats 35. An outdoor patio that looks over Thornton Creek will open later this spring.
Watershed's menu takes a nod from Fiddler's and focuses on pizza, sandwiches, and salads. The bar features 21 taps (now pouring: Seattle Cider Co.'s Gin Botanical and Hale's Supergoose IPA) and always includes at least two ciders and a root beer on draught. Hours are Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to midnight and Friday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
· Watershed Pub+Kitchen [Official Site]
· Watershed Pub+Kitchen [Facebook]