The self-pour taproom will open its second Pacific Northwest location at Vulcan Real Estate’s West Main Property
BELLEVUE, Wash. – March 27, 2023 – Tapster, a self-service tasting bar, announced today that it is expanding to Bellevue, Washington. Expected to open in late 2023, Tapster’s new location will be at Vulcan Real Estate’s West Main property, making it the company’s second location in the Pacific Northwest. The self-pour taproom opened its first Puget Sound location at Vulcan’s Lakefront Blocks in South Lake Union in the summer of 2021.
A full-block development located in downtown Bellevue, West Main is a three-building project that enhances the adjacent streetscape and promotes a pedestrian-friendly environment through open space amenities and retail uses. Tapster will be located in the northernmost tower at the southwest corner of NE 2nd Street and 106th Avenue NE, conveniently situated amidst several offices and residential buildings in the heart of downtown Bellevue.
“We are truly excited to bring the fun and inclusive vibe of Tapster to Bellevue,” said Roman Maliszewski, co-founder of Tapster. “We are happy to be working alongside Vulcan again to identify a great spot to continue our story and we cannot wait to share over 50 different taps with our guests.”
The new location will be approximately 3,200 square feet and structured to include multiple swing set tables, a pool table, shuffleboard, a photobooth, and outdoor seating. Food will include typical bar bites such as soft pretzels, pizzas, popcorn, and empanadas, and drinks will include beer, wine, cider, hard seltzer, kombucha, cold brew, and sodas. Tapster will also be offering weekly paint and sip classes, trivia and Drag Bingo events for the community.
“We are honored to be continuing our partnership with Tapster,” said Ada M. Healey, Vulcan’s chief real estate officer. “This new space will serve as a welcoming addition to West Main and the Bellevue community as a bright and friendly place to gather.”
Tapster Bellevue is joining the Tapster family, which is continuing its expansion in places across the United States:
- Tapster Wicker Park (Chicago)
- Tapster Lincoln Park (Chicago)
- Tapster Seattle (South Lake Union)
- Tapster Cleveland
- Tapster Philadelphia (opening Q3 2023)
About Vulcan Real Estate
Seattle-based Vulcan Real Estate directs all real-estate investment activities for Vulcan LLC, a Paul G. Allen Estate affiliate. Through strategic acquisitions and innovative development, Vulcan Real Estate has created a diversified portfolio of high-performing quality assets including office, life sciences, residential, and mixed-use projects.
The company’s integrated team of real estate professionals offers a full range of development and portfolio management services from site selection and urban planning to build-to-suit construction, leasing, financing, and asset repositioning. Its real estate model is based on quality, sustainable development that builds new value across the entire community.
Since 2000, Vulcan Real Estate has delivered $4.6 billion in assets in 47 projects comprising 8.2 million square feet of commercial space and 3,390 residential units. Seventy percent of the development projects have occurred in South Lake Union, renowned as one of the largest urban redevelopment projects in the country. The company also has 2.1 million square feet of commercial space and 855 residential units under construction in the Seattle and Eastside markets.