Finally. After months and months of pretty dang good press, I was able to make it to Spur Gastropub, one of the Belltown neighborhood’s hipster eateries. Friendly, cool semi-modern yet with a touch of the old school, Spur should be around for a long time providing exceptional drinks and eats for her patrons.
Belltown, a neighborhood between the Space Needle (essentially) and beautiful Elliott Bay, has transformed over the past 10+ years into a destination sp0t for hunger pangs throughout Seattle. Loaded with bars, casual, and even fine dining restaurants, you are sure to find virtually any kind of food and drink you can imagine. Popular with the cool kids, Belltown boasts dozens of great places to quench your thirst and provide a delicious, local meal.
Spur is one of those places. A simple but ridiculously local food menu, Spur is one of the three siblings of the Brian McCracken and Dana Tough mini empire. The other two kids? The Coterie Room, and Tavern Law (named one of the top 25 bars in America by GQ Magazine), each on their own merits have become must-drink/eat destinations. Mentioned in Food & Wine Magazine, and listed as some of the Top 5 New Chefs, McCracken and Tough continue to show off their culinary artistry, depth, and connection to our community. In other words, they know what we want to eat and drink, and they provide it with consistent quality, friendly and unpretentious staff, and a commitment to doing things the right way.
Loaded with more booze than the “new” local liquor stores, Spur has whiskeys, gins, rums and all sorts of other independent, craft, and hard-to-find liquor from all over the world. Want options? They certainly have them. Want to try something new or even trust the bartender to try and make an obscure drink from times past? Give theses guys a try. Limited on the draft beer, Spur is best known for their food (2 small plates pictured) and their specialty cocktails than anything else.
On my recent trip, I shared two simple plates. One Pork Belly Slider with an apple salsa that was so smooth, and creamy, I felt somehow wanting more and satisfied at the same time. The other, a Sockeye Salmon on Crostini with pickled shallot and capers and the most delicious light and creamy mascarpone cheese you have ever had. An absolutely perfect bite (well two bites).
Spur Gastropub is a must-eat and drink spot in Seattle. The energy is high, the food is exceptional, and the mood will keep you wanting to come back.