Wednesday, November 27, 2019

New restaurants and bars coming to Downtown Spokane

Downtown's culinary scene continues to evolve, these are truly exciting times to be in Spokane!

Here's a look at some of the new places in and around Downtown Spokane, they are in various phases of construction / opening and I'm hoping to do individual posts on each one. Also, it's very possible I may miss one. If I did, email me and I'll get it added.

Osprey  open

Chef Steve Jensen is at the helm of the newly opened Osprey Restaurant & Bar located inside the Ruby River Hotel ( formerly the Red Lion on the River ). The new restaurant takes the places of Ripples Grill and is fully renovated with a hip new look. The menu is described as "New American cuisine with international influences " .

http://ospreyspokane.com

Outsider  coming soon

I must admit, maybe I'm too much of an outsider on this one because I have virtually no info on this one yet. However well known local chef Ian Wingate has filed for a business license and a liquor license for a new place by this name near the Spokane Arena. It appears to be the first tenant of the newly renamed Papillion building at 908 N. Howard. More to come.

http://outsiderpnw.com ( currently not active )

Wonder Market  open

The market area of the Wonder Building is now open and is home to a couple of awesome new places. High Tide Lobster Bar has their new second location here and Sandpoint based Evans Brothers Coffee Roasters has opened a coffee bar inside.

Bean & Pie will host a limited hours pop up here through the holiday season and I'm told more places will be coming. Including a farmers market of some sort coming in the spring.

http://evansbrotherscoffee.com
http://hightidelobster.com

Wooden City coming soon

Already a cool bar and restaurant in Downtown Tacoma, Wooden City will be opening a new location in Downtown Spokane. I'm told the Spokane location will bear the same name and much of the same menu,etc… . In Tacoma they offer a full bar, wood fired pizzas, pastas, seafood, etc...

Wooden City Spokane will be in the Genesee Building at 819 W. Riverside.

http://woodencitytacoma.com


Flat Stick Pub  open

One of the coolest places to come to Spokane in awhile, Flat Stick Pub is now open for business in The M building at 618 W. Main ( former Downtown Macy's ) . This is the first location in Spokane for the Seattle based business that offers nine hole miniature golf course inside.

Flat Stick Pub has a full bar but features many many craft beers and a food menu of pizzas, entrees and snacks.

http://flatstickpub.com

Mac Daddy's  coming soon

Mac Daddy's Gourmet Grub is already somewhat recognized around Spokane as they've spent a few years with a Mac & Cheese booth going around the many local events like Pig Out in the Park. Not long ago they also opened a new bar called Mac Daddy's Pub & Grill near Wandermere at 415 W. Hastings.

But, now they're adding a new location Downtown. They are planning to open a location soon in River Park Square food court next to Panda Express.

http://macdaddys509.com

Franky D's  open

Franky D's is a new quick service place now open inside the STA bus plaza. It's a pretty cool place with a menu of gourmet hot dogs , a build-a-dog option, Mac & Cheese cones, Chicken fritter sandwiches, drinks, slushy's and more.

Eyvind   coming soon

Work is progressing Eyvind, which will be one of 3 new places going into the Bickett Block building at 225 W. Riverside. Chef Tony Brown will lead the restaurant which is to be " very vegetable forward " with seasonal and scratch made Inland Northwest cuisine made with local ingredients.

Hunt   coming soon

In the basement of the Bickett Block building will be a new restaurant that Chef Tony Brown is also involved with. The new restaurant, which is called Hunt, will offer a menu of " elevated campfire food "

Also above Hunt will be a new event space called Redband. I'll likely include that space in a future post as my understanding it will be open to events only and not quite fitting in to this post.

http://huntspokane.com

Locust Cider & Brewing  open

Locust Cider & Brewing opens on Black Friday in the 400 block of W. Main. The new cider house also has a food menu of pizzas,etc...

http://locustcider.com