If you've frequented the brewery located at 1108 NW 52nd Street in the inner sanctum known lovingly as the Ballard brewery block. Known simply as Stoup, this brewery started with the simple goal of producing consistent beer enjoyed by all. So far it would seem they've succeeded in that goal. But if you've ever visited during a sunny weekend or a cold winter, you've no doubt discovered the scarcity of seating. This past May, the ownership sought to alleviate some of that with their newest addition.
Located a few flights upstairs, Stoup's newest expansion fulfills the need for those who simply want a place where conversations aren't interrupted by barking or well-intended adolescence. Collaborating with construction partners Method Construction / KRFTWRK Design, co-owners Brad Benson, Lara Zahaba, & Robyn Schumacher developed a space where private parties and the public could enjoy a few pints, overlooking the beer garden and parts of the neighborhood. With a seating capacity of 42 (60-70 when standing) the space has the look and feel of a man cave, with its 4 taps, wood paneling, and high-definition television. But don't assume a man's mind was responsible for the motif, as Lara herself assisted in the interior design.
For now the second bar is available for private parties (who are welcome to bring their little ones) and open to the public when not in use from 5 pm to 9 pm most days. Those interested in renting are welcome to visit http://www.stoupbrewing.com/upstairs-at-stoup/. As always outside food is endorsed, either from a nearby food truck or local business.
But don't take our words for it. Stop in today and check it out for yourself.