Design, Food, Interiors, Seattle

Seattle v6

Hello again. We are back for our now 6th installment of Seattle Scene. eat. Myself {Stephanie} and guest blogger {Savanna} try a new Seattle hot spot for our reoccurring feature – the Seattle Scene. At the firm that we both work at, we are part of a team that researches/markets Hospitality {restaurants, hotels, spas}. Our assignment is to try out new restaurants and see what the current and future design trends are in the Seattle market {see last blog post – Seattle Scene. eat v5}. We are looking from a designer’s point of view, but the food is a nice bonus. We decided to mix it up a bit and do brunch. Last Saturday we ventured to Georgetown, Seattle’s industrial district and experienced Brass Tacks. 

Brass Tacks


Brass Tacks opened it’s doors in early 2013. The name was inspired by the brass tacks that are visible throughout the space.  Located in the heart of Georgetown, the oldest neighborhood in Seattle, Brass Tacks is surrounded by railways and sprawling warehouses amongst its industrial charm. What once was a former big and tall shop called Fusion Apparel is now a gastropub on the corner of 13th and Airport Way. The bar/restaurant shares a space with Ground Control but has an entirely different menu and diners have the option of ordering from both menus. Head Chef Chris Opsata focuses on seasonal and sustainable locally inspired cuisine paired with classic cocktails.

The Lowdown: The design of the space embodies the classic and authentic look and feel of Seattle with its raw and rustic feel. Edison light bulbs twinkle the space and accents of wood and chalkboard add to the classic Seattle charm. The restaurant has classic details of bar games that you often see in Seattle – shuffle board, foosball, a piano, and other drinking games.  Reclaimed wood, chalkboards, industrial are themes we have been seeing in Seattle. What is next? We can’t wait to see what the new “chalkboard” etc may be. We went to Brass Tacks on Saturday hoping for Brunch, but discovered that Brunch is only served on Sunday. Even though brunch was not offered, we still ordered “brunch-like” food – Chicken and Waffles and Lattes that were amazing. Here is a glimpse of Brass Tacks…

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PS. pursehooks…check.


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