Elk Public House

Wondering where to eat on a Friday night after a long week of work?  Elk Public House is the perfect place to unwind.  Located in the historic Browne's Addition neighborhood, west of downtown Spokane, this renovated pharmacy turned pub scores high on ambience, beer selection and flavor! 

The atomosphere lends itself to a relaxed conversation with friends.  When the weather is nice, sit outside on the front patio and watch the traffic and people go by as you nurse a beer or two or three.  Sit at the bar and chat with the friendly and knowledgeable bartender or watch some TV.  Coming to eat with people under 21?  No problem.  The "seat yourself" dining room is family friendly, complete with screaming kids who chuck their HotWheels semis at unassuming diners.

The menu is simple yet creative.  There is not a lot to choose from, but that lends itself to quality of ingredients and execution of dishes.  They are known for a good selection of micro-brews (18 on tap) and their delicious hamburgers accompanied with their signature macaroni salad, that is unlike any macaroni salad I've ever had.  The menu also offers a nice variety of  sandwiches, salads and signature dishes. 

The best way to start off a meal is beer in hand, Blue Moon in my case, and an order of  Roasted Garlic and Onion Bread.  This bread is to die for.  Its two french bread slices loaded with oven roasted onion, garlic and butter toasted to perfection.  Make it even better by topping it with melted gorgonzola cheese!  Eat with caution as the butter has a tendency to dribble down your chin after each bite.  If you have any leftovers, its even great the next day eaten cold after sitting outside all night in your car.

Elk Public House also offers a great selection of weekly specials, which include sandwiches and homemade soups.  I ordered the French Onion Soup w/ Potato.  The soup was delicious.  Typical French onion soup but kicked up about 9 notches with the addition of potatoes cooked in red wine.  The hint of fresh thyme complimented the "beefier" flavor of the broth very well and added to the homemade quality that makes their soup unlike others.

The service is great too.  We had a wonderful waiter who was very attentive even though he was crazy busy.  It did not take long to receive our food, and while waiting for it, it was great fun to chat up the table next to us or to people watch.

Elk Public House offers that "neighborhoody" feeling of the Pacific Northwest while giving you a glimpse of the Spokane beer scene.  Its a great place to hang with friends, meet new friends, go for a drink after work or eat dinner with your family.  Its the kind of place that makes you feel good about where you live and reminds you why Spokane is such a great city; the people, the food and ultimately the beer.

The  Elk Public House 1931 West Pacific, Spokane
(509) 363-1973

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jbchicoine said...

Errika, I am so jealous that you have places like that too eat at! Keep posting stuff like this and we will have to come visit you guys!
Do they have Guinness Stout on tap?

Errika Eats said...

Of course they do! There is a place I will take you when you come to visit. Its on the South Hill. They have baked Guinness Mac and Cheese. The pasta is actually cooked in the beer! Don't even get me started on the cheese they use. Come here. Gain 5 lbs with me!

Matt said...

I had gorgonzola topped bread leftovers the next day and it was still delicious.

jbchicoine said...

I think Gorgonzola is my favorite cheese to say--not to mention, eat! :)

Anonymous said...

I love, love, love the Elk Public House! During the summer, we ride our bikes down there from the Spokane Valley. It helps justify a little over-indulgence! I love the pasta salad - with corn & a little kick to it. I always have the apricot beer - it's so yummy!!