Update, 2/1/17: Listing agent Ewing and Clark has shared the official listing for Über Tavern and its building, whose price is set at $1,200,000, slightly higher than was listed on Zillow. See the full flyer at the bottom of this article, including contact information for agents Nathan Benedict and Cameron Kent if you’re interested in the property.
Original story, 2/1/17: For $1,180,000, you could be the proud owner of Über Tavern and its mixed-use building near the corner of Aurora Ave N and N 76th St, an area at the nexus of the Phinney Ridge, Greenwood, and Green Lake neighborhoods. It’s an odd spot — despite the high visibility, much of the traffic simply blazes past on SR 99, but Über and a number of other longstanding food businesses nearby, including 24-7 diner Beth’s Cafe, Duck Island Ale House, a PCC, St. Andrews Bar and Grill, and Olde 99 Pub, help keep the stretch lively for patrons.
Zillow lists 7517 Aurora Ave N as for sale by owner, noting that the 1,000-square-foot, 21-tap beer bar with covered sidewalk patio and the two apartments above are relatively low stress: Only one tenant turnover in eleven years, plus “Price includes the entire business which can be run 95% absentee owner as has been the case for 10 years and counting!”
In 2011, beer website RateBeer’s users listed Über as the 14th best beer bar in the world, followed closely by Brouwer’s Cafe in 22nd place. A manager for Uber confirmed that the popular bar isn’t going anywhere, it’s just part of “a real estate opportunity as a result of the building next door which sold in August.” No word yet on what Uber’s new neighbor might be.