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Saturday, March 10, 2018

#2634 - Tavern Hall, Bellevue, WA - 10/7/2014

Tavern Hall, Bellevue, WA

If you must have a big Bellevue Mall bar, let this be it. The modernized comfort foods sit in a nice balance between old school pub fare and fancy, upscale plates and are affordable too. It's a sports bar filled with TVs, but that theme is neither dominating nor formulaic. Far from the standard jerseys and 8x10s, the noticeable elements of the decor include church windows from Portland, a light fixture from an aircraft hanger, a large clock from Buenos Aires, decorative boulders from Baltimore, lanterns from Coney Island, and the facade of an old New York psychiatric hospital. Even the televisions are discretely unintruding, leaving it to the customer to decide whether to follow a game.

Tavern Hall, Bellevue, WA
There are two bars, 20 beers on tap, and some good cocktails. It is a refreshingly stolid turn from the Vegas-y Munchbar from some people who have created a number of good bars -- Marc and Bret Chatalas own The Cactus down the hall as well as in various locations of Seattle, and James Weimann and Deming Maclise have had a string of hits with Rheinhaus, Bastille, Poquitos, Stoneburner, and Macleods. It was a reliable place for lunch when I worked in downtown Bellevue, and it's a nice choice for big games -- full of enthusiastic fans but not oppressingly loud.

700 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 - (425) 454-7500
Est. Oct 5, 2014 - Building constructed: 2005
Previous bars in this location: Munchbar 
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