Henry's SeattleSeattle, WA – April 29, 2013 – Henry’s Tavern, owned and operated by Restaurants Unlimited, Inc. (RUI), announced today that it has officially opened its first Washington state location in the historic SoDo neighborhood. Occupying the turn-of-the-century built Taylor Edwards Building, the popular American tavern has captured loyal followers in Portland, OR and Plano, TX with a robust and versatile menu, an extensive draft beer and cider selection and a relaxed, all- occasion atmosphere.

“Henry’s Tavern fans have long been asking for a Seattle location,” said Chris Harter, President and CEO of Restaurants Unlimited, Inc. “We believe it has been worth the wait to find such a unique site as SoDo’s Taylor Edwards Building. We’re excited to bring the concept of the wide variety of dishes, outstanding beer selection and high-energy bar to Seattle. The proximity to the two largest stadiums in the region makes Henry’s Tavern the perfect game day destination.”

The diverse menu at Henry’s Tavern includes specialty dishes such as the generously sized, all-natural, hand-pressed beef burgers; artisanal sandwiches; locally-made sausages; house-made thin crust pizzas; inspired salads; street tacos; wok-inspired dishes, and tavern grilled steaks. A sampling of menu items includes:

With an extensive selection of 100 local, regional and international beers, and hard ciders on tap and in bottles, Henry’s Tavern offers Seattle beer aficionados exciting new options. The over-the-top beer menu ranges from pilsners, blondes, white ales and wheats to brown ales, lagers, stouts and porters. Henry’s also has seasonal releases, European specialties, fruit ales and more.
Local favorites include Chuckanut Brewery Pilsener from Bellingham, Northwest Brewing Company Hoppy Bitch IPA from Pacific, Elysian Dragonstooth from Seattle, Caboose Oatmeal Stout from Edmonds, Fish Brewing Leavenworth Whistling Pig Hefeweizen from Olympia, Georgetown Brewing Manny’s from Seattle, and Elysian Men’s Room Original Red, also from Seattle.

Henry’s Tavern Seattle seats 270+ and pays homage to the flagship location in the repurposed Blitz-Weinhard Brewery in Portland, OR with exposed brick and modern finishings. Additional features include a custom frost top drink rail to keep pints cold while bar guests imbibe and watch sports events on large flat-screen televisions.

General Manager Mia Gribble describes the range of occasions enthusiasts of the brand will find at the new SoDo restaurant. “Henry’s Tavern has a great reputation as an upscale tavern with an energetic atmosphere. It is the perfect spot for game days and nongame days alike”, says Gribble. “Seattle is already full of Henry’s Tavern fans—now instead of heading south on I-5 for a few hours, they can grab a seat at Henry’s Tavern right in their own back yard”.

Henry’s Tavern is open Monday through Thursday 11:00 am to 10:00pm, Friday and Saturday from 11:00am to 11:00 pm and Sunday 11:00am to 9:00 pm . Henry’s 1 st Avenue Tavern in Seattle will open 3 hours before events at Safeco or CenturyLink Fields.