By Kaity Teer, Photo Compliments of Hollywood Tavern
Located in Woodinville’s Hollywood District on a curved stretch of road in view of the iconic, tree-lined driveway to Chateau Ste. Michelle’s estate and across the street from the geometric concrete and slatted-wood walls of Novelty Hill – Januik Winery’s tasting room and production facilities, is a well-loved local treasure: The Hollywood Tavern.
The Hollywood Tavern is an ideal addition to your wine country itinerary. Originally built as a service station in the 1920s, this iconic watering hole has served Woodinville residents since 1947.
In 2013, Woodinville Whiskey Co. relocated to the tavern’s property and constructed an adjacent production facility and contemporary tasting room designed by Graham Baba Architects to quadruple the distillery’s space and introduce the “Barrel Loft” private event space. Meanwhile, a team consisting of Josh Henderson of the Huxley Wallace Collective and Skillet Street Food; Point 32, a Seattle-based real estate company; and Woodinville Whiskey Co., completely re-imagined The Hollywood Tavern.
Enjoy the crisp air of late autumn on the patio, seated on Adirondack chairs circled round a cozy fire pit beneath white string lights while sipping on craft cocktails starring whiskey, of course. Or, sit indoors at a bar table or in the main dining area outfitted with rustic, homey Pacific Northwest décor.
For starters, don’t pass on the Fried Pickles. Bite-sized, tasty, and fried oh-so-perfectly, they come with two dipping sauces that are sure to whet your appetite. In the mood for something with a little more kick? The Cajun Wings are finger-licking good. For an entrée, we recommend the Chef Burger. Topped with chèvre, bacon jam, and arugula, this burger’s flavors really pack a punch.
The cocktails really steal the show, made with Woodinville Whiskey Company’s bourbon and rye whiskeys as well as its Peabody Vodka, but the wine list offers a nice representation of Woodinville wineries, including wines by JM Cellars, Patterson Cellars, and Chateau Ste. Michelle.
The atmosphere is relaxed but lively, with plenty of wine country tourists, groups visiting Woodinville Whiskey Company’s tasting room, and locals. Add this classic roadhouse to your list of places to visit on your next trip to Woodinville.
14508 Woodinville-Redmond Rd. NE, Woodinville