Ten Years of Great Food and Beers
The Airways Brewing Bistro & Beer Garden in downtown Kent is about to commemorate an important anniversary. In a world where so many restaurants and bars come and go so quickly, the Bistro & Beer Garden has delighted the city’s beer and food lovers for a decade. To mark the occasion, they’ve planned some special offerings — November 5th thru 7th. What’s more, they just announced some big changes coming to the Bistro & Beer Garden. (Photos by Darren Zemanek Photography.)
The short version, they are upgrading the uber-popular outdoor space. The patio improvement plans include a permanent covering, built-in heaters, new planters, a walk-up window, and more. All this is happening with the help of the building’s owner, Raven Commercial Real Estate.
Recognize that these changes, and this anniversary, involve the Airways Brewing Bistro & Beer Garden in downtown Kent. The Airways Taproom and Brewery across town marked its 11th anniversary in March.
Here is the official announcement about the upcoming celebration and expansion:
Airways Brewing Bistro & Beer Garden Celebrates with 10th Anniversary Specials, Patio Expansion Plans
A birthday cake martini, complimentary dessert and a new fall menu are planned for the 10th anniversary celebration of Airways Brewing Bistro & Beer Garden in downtown Kent, Nov. 5-7.
With the business milestone comes the announcement of plans for an expanded patio, set for completion in spring 2022.
“People enjoy our outside space, so we’re remodeling to make it even more comfortable and convenient,” said Dione Dittmar, co-owner and general manager. “We’re adding a small kitchen with a walk-up window and a permanent cover adjustable for year-round use, among other things.”
Dittmar said the walk-up window will offer smoked and grilled items—convenient for people attending events at nearby accesso ShoWare Center and other downtown entertainment.
The upcoming patio expansion will include seating for 100 guests, bike racks, built-in heaters, an ADA-compliant restroom, new planters and lighting. Raven Commercial Real Estate, the building’s owner, is leading the expansion project.
At the anniversary event Nov. 5-7, guests can enjoy all-day happy hour items and complimentary dessert with a purchase. A birthday cake martini and other specials will be available for purchase.
A new happy hour menu and seasonal menu options continue to focus on the in-house smoked meats and upscale bar fare the bistro is known for. Among the new food items are:
- Smoked duck breast with farro risotto
- Wild mushroom flatbread with 12-month mimolette
- Arugula salad with white balsamic vinaigrette, bacon lardons and sunny side
- Smoked scallops in romesco sauce
Per the recent King County COVID-19 requirements, Airways will check for proof of vaccine or a negative COVID-19 test for indoor dining.
2 thoughts on “Upgrades and expansion mark a milestone for Airways Brewing”
Is this brewery (Airways in Kent) dog friendly? I love getting your blogs. And I like to check out new Breweries. I usually have to travel always because I live in Federal Way ( the black hole of beer) haha. In general would appreciate knowing the “Dog Rules” when you are posting about a particular brewery. We are going to check out a Brewery called the Lumber House in Black diamond today. Nice day for a Fall drive (the dog needs to get out of the house LOL) Cheers! Becky
The Bistro & Beer Garden is not dog friendly – it’s a restaurant. The Airways Brewery and Taproom a couple miles away allows dogs but only outside. Our maps/listings of WA breweries include that info about each brewery (at least we try to provide that information).
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