The Wurst Place in South Lake Union is one of my favorite beer spots in the city. With a laid-back atmosphere, an impressive tap list, great sausages, tots and frites, this was a perfect after work spot. My wife and I have spent quite a few nights here decompressing after work. Since opening five years ago, the bar has been a bit of an oasis in the South Lake Union neighborhood, but today owner Bob Liptak announced that they will be forced to vacate the bar sometime in February in advance of the building being torn down.
It’s a sad day in South Lake Union. The good news is we still have a couple of months to get in there and support a great small business.
Will The Wurst Place re-open in another location? No word on that, yet. I hope so.
Announcement from The Wurst Place on Facebook:
The Wurst Place is closing.
The rumor is true. Sometime in February, we are being forced to vacate our current address on Westlake Ave. as the building is being torn down. We leave kicking and screaming…we don’t want to go.
Our goal 5 years ago was to serve great sausage and great Belgian style frites paired with delicious local and craft beer. Tater tots joined the sausage party about a year later. We tried to play decent music…except not on Fridays 😉. The support from Seattle and especially SLU businesses and workers has been incredible. I’m amazed at how many patrons and staff have become close friends over the years. There’s no price to be put on that. Thanks to everyone who helped make The Wurst Place the eclectic, energetic, non-corporate place it is.
For now the sausages are still charred and juicy as hell, the frites and tots are still crispy and delicious, and the beer is still flowing like Snoqualmie Falls (just not as foamy). We’ll be having some fun events before we exit the building. Stay tuned.
If you enjoyed The Wurst Place half as much as we enjoyed you, come on down and say goodbye.
Thank you Seattle.
I hope we did ok.