Beer Star, the massive White Center beer hall complete with two restaurants that Eater reported on last week, is set to open tomorrow, May 26, at 4 p.m. The family-friendly taphouse at 9801 16th ave SW is a project by James Weimann and Deming Maclise, the team behind Rhein Haus, Poquitos, Bastille, and Stoneburner.
The duo have outfitted the space with the combination of bottle shop and 46-tap bar reminiscent of Chuck’s Hop Shop, but instead of a rotating cast of food trucks, Beer Star will be home to two separate kitchens operating inside the space.
Weimann told the West Seattle Herald this spring that he really wants the establishment to help rejuvenate the neighborhood. “I want this to be a community centered business,” he said. “The idea is a nice safe place for people to bring their families. All these guys in White Center, Full Tilt and Proletariat Pizza want the same thing, a well lit area where families feel safe so we can activate this street."
In addition to retail snacks, hot meals will come courtesy of Li’l Woody’s and a Chinese takeout window. Customers can also bring food in from other businesses. A seating area will hold about 40 guests, with room for another two dozen at the bar. The opening tap list includes beers from local breweries like Holy Mountain, Cloudburst, and Two Beers.
Beer Star also sports a large patio that can seat 80 people, which sounds like perfect timing for the Memorial Day weekend.