UPDATED 3/3/2023 – As of 3:00 today, Seattle’s newest brewery is open for business. Project 9 released the following statement earlier today.
The day has come!! No big lead-up, we’re throwing the doors open starting today at 3PM and will continue with full hours starting tomorrow at 11AM. Thanks for everyone’s patience. Can’t wait to see you in for a beer!
UPDATED 2/23/2023 – As Project 9 Brewing gets ever closer to its opening in Seattle, the company announced a food partner: Chef Melissa McMillan and her restaurant Sammich. No official word on an opening date, but when Project 9 finally opens, expect to enjoy a kickass sammich along with your beer. Hopefully, soon.
FROM SOCIAL MEDIA: “So, we can’t quite announce THE big news, but we’ve got some other really big news! We’re so pumped to announce that we have partnered with Chef Melissa McMillan and her restaurant Sammich to bring these bomb sandwiches from Portland to Seattle as a PERMANENT food cart located on our lot.”
“Sammich has been teasing Seattle with a pop up for a few weeks as a ramp up to a full opening at Project 9. Not only does this mean we will have great food for dinner but we will also be open for lunch 7 days a week!”
“You’ll soon get to find out what all the hype is about. We’ll be posting about Sammich often, but get even more updates @sammichseattle.”
“As seen on the Food Network in Chopped, Guy’s Grocery Games, and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Bomb burgers, Chicago Italian beef, Chicago cheesesteak, pastrami! Laid-back hub, artisanal sandwiches with local ingredients and house-smoked meats. sammichrestaurants.com
UPDATE 1/3/2023 – One step closer to opening! Maybe a final step towards opening. Project 9 Brewing just announced that it is hiring.
“Now hiring! We are looking for multiple beertenders to join our team, experience is preferred, but not required. Visit link in bio to apply!”
In a nutshell, Project 9 Brewing is waiting on some final inspections and can then start brewing beer. They’re hoping it happens in the coming weeks. Once they start brewing, the opening will happen about a month later. The brewery is located near the corner of NE 80th Street and Lake City Way.
Today, the following update landed in my inbox with more info about the current situation at Project 9 Brewing along with some details about the forthcoming taproom. Join their mailing list here.
Project 9 Brewing
1409 NE 80th St
Seattle, WA 98115-4351
Update from Project 9 Brewing
Bad news first.
We’ve been holding off on sending out an email updating hoping top be announcing a grand opening, so let’s get the bad news out of the way. We still don’t have a set opening date.
As we get closer to 2023, it’s crazy to look back at how far we have come. By the time we open, it will have been almost 3 years since we first toured this building with dreams of turning it into (hopefully) one of the best breweries in Seattle. At that time COVID was in the news, but no one was wearing masks yet and we all thought it would pass in just a few weeks.
If someone had told us it would take this long we would have almost definitely walked away, but no one did and here we are! We’ve weathered the COVID shutdowns, supply chain issues, slow permitting, insane cost increases, and non-stop construction surprises.
We’re almost there! The brewhouse is installed and waiting to be fired up (more on that in a bit).
The taproom is really starting to look amazing. The bar is complete, we’ve painted, were installing speakers and TVs, hanging artwork, and are assembling tables. Here’s a sneak peek.
One of our favorite things is the backlit sign of our logo behind the bar.
So, what’s the hold up? Just one minor detail, the BEER! Yes, although our taproom is nearly complete, we still have not been able to fire up our equipment. Making beer takes a large amount of power and water. The existing building didn’t have enough of either so we needed to upgrade both our electrical service and water main. Although we thought we started the process on getting these utilities upgraded early enough, we were wrong.
After a 10 month wait, did get our water main upgrade and sprinkler pipes installed a few weeks ago. We are still waiting on a final inspection before we can actually turn it on though. Hoping to have that in the next few weeks.
For electrical, we thought it was supposed to happen last week, but we got bumped after the power outages from the snow last week. Our fingers are crossed that it could happen any day now.
Once we have our water and power, we should be able to fire up the equipment and start testing it. Shortly after that we will start filling our tanks. The hope is that we will open the doors approximately 4 weeks from that point.
Finally, to answer the most common questions that we get asked…
- Yes, we will be kid friendly.
- Yes, we will be dog friendly,
- No, we do not have a restaurant, but we will allow outside food.
One of the things we love about our spot is that we have lots of great food options all around us. We’re also really excited to announce some news about a food option we will have on site. More on this in a future update!