Radiator Whiskey

Radiator Whiskey


Radiator Whiskey was discovered after going to Matt’s Place in Pike’s Place Market. The restaurant can be hard to find, as you have to go up stairs in the Market with very little signage. Use your phone for directions.

We walked in at about 6:30 PM on a Friday and it was packed full of people. This place is a bit small with standing room for drinks only on the left and a sit-down area on the right. The tables are very close together so be prepared for that. We were greeted right away as we sat down with a very friendly server who went over the specials clearly and made everything sound amazing.

I ordered the Tots for an appetizer, which has an egg and gravy. How can you go wrong with that combination! I also ordered corn with amazing spices to share with Ryan. Take a look at the picture… your mouth will start watering.

For our meals, we both ordered the debris sandwich. This included pulled pork, smoked cheddar, fried egg and chili cheese Fritos. Yes, sounds like it could be weird tasting, but it has the best flavor and you will not go home hungry. If you come during Happy Hour, you can get the sandwich for $8 instead of $13.

A few notes about the space itself: it can get very loud, it can be very warm in the summer as there is no air conditioning, and the bathrooms are down the hall that is shared by many restaurants.

I have been to this place a few times and will be back soon!

Happy Eating and Exploring!


Ratings (1-5):

Overall: 4

Atmosphere: 3.5 – Cramped inside and can be loud.

Food Quality: 5 – I love the food and my taste buds are always happy.

Services: 5 – Very friendly service and people!

Bikeability: n/a – I did not scope this out, although it is in a touristy area.

Dog Friendly – Dogs are not allowed.


Tavern Hall (Bellevue)

Hello Again!
I have been lacking on my restaurant reviews the past few months. I will get back on track now!
I met Ryan in Bellevue for happy hour at Tavern Hall. It just opened, maybe 3 months old. It sits at a great location right next to the Bellevue Square Mall. As I walked in, I noticed the polished look with many taps on the wall; probably 100. In my mind, you cannot go wrong with a place with a lot of beer. The place was packed, but luckily I found a spot in the corner.
As I waited for Ryan to arrive, I wanted  to order off the happy hour menu. The drink selection had 5 choices, with 2 being beer choices. This was a bit disappointing seeing all the taps. I ordered off the regular menu, a 16oz Octoberfest beer. I also ordered a sausage flatbread pizza and chicken wings. These items were reduced for happy hour.
The service was a bit slow, but the place was packed, so it was understandable. My server was very nice, but seemed new to the job. She delivered the wrong beer; luckily it was another decent beer. I did not say anything, but something to note.
The food arrived about 15 minutes later, right on time for Ryan to show up. The flatbread was a bit smaller than expected. The quality of the flatbread was only okay. It tasted a bit like it was reheated at some point and not fresh from the oven, The chicken wings were also only okay. They had the taste of coming from a fast food restaurant.
As you can see, I am not impressed with Tavern Hall. The atmosphere was fun and full of energy, but the food was only okay. The service was good, and I am sure with time our server will be really great.
I would like to go back for dinner and not happy hour to compare, but at this point I would not recommend Tavern Hall for food. I would suggest it for drinks only.
Ratings (1-5):
Overall: 2.5
Atmosphere: 5 – Full of energy!
Food Quality: 2.5 – I only had happy hour food, and would not recommend it.
Services: 4 – My server was very nice, but I could tell she was new.
Bikeability: 2It may be difficult to find a bike rack and the roads near the restaurant do not have bike lanes.