Way back in February, I told you about Veltins Bierhalle, a German themed pub planned for24th and Pacific in the brewery district. Owners Dennis and Lydia Mascarinas - who own a German pub in Renton - had hoped that the extensive renovations they were planning would take less than six months, but it looks like it will be closer to nine or 12. "It'll be this year, though," said Lydia Mascarinas by email about the opening date.
"Plans are coming along slowly," she added. "Lots of drawings from the architect and then off to the city for permits and permission." The building is one that's been boarded up for many years. The 3,500 square foot space previously was home to Neener's.
The Mascarinas plan the pub to be similar to their Renton business, The Berliner Pub. Veltins will be a destination for the beer, food and music of Germany. Mascarinas described a Bavarian-style dining room hosting communal tables and a menu of German-American pub food. The pub will welcome families with children. They plan a menu of German pub food and occasional live German music.
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Veltins BierhalleWhere: 2401 Pacific Ave., TacomaOpening: Sometime late this year