Flatstick Pub expands to South Lake Union with third location


Flatstick Pub today announced that the craft-beer bar best known for its indoor mini-golf courses and ‘Duffleboard’ game will open its third location within a historic space in Vulcan Real Estate’s Allen Institute building in South Lake Union.

Expected to debut this spring at 609 Westlake Avenue North, the new location will be Flatstick Pub’s largest at 11,000 square feet – almost four times the size of its first location in Kirkland, which opened in May 2014. Owner Sam Largent left his accounting job of 15 years to start the business as a way to reimagine Seattle’s bar scene. 

Largent and his business partner and younger brother, Andy, opened the pub’s second location in Pioneer Square in 2016, and expect their newest location to be a big draw for occasions like date nights and group events.


“South Lake Union is booming right now, and we’re excited to bring a new entertainment option to the neighborhood. This location is going to be Flatstick 3.0 – a bigger space, expanded food selection and wider variety of interactive games. Like all Flatstick Pubs, this one will feature a large rotating selection of the best local beer and cider produced in Washington State.”
In keeping with the format of its Kirkland and Pioneer Square locations, the South Lake Union Flatstick Pub will feature indoor mini golf and a new version of the Duffleboard™ course – a unique hybrid of mini golf and shuffleboard. The Flatstick Pub brothers are also working on a brand-new game that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser. This location will provide outdoor seating and a dedicated space for group and company events as well.


“Flatstick Pub has established itself as an entertaining, interactive and inviting pub for locals in the greater Seattle area, and we’re thrilled to welcome its third location to the South Lake Union neighborhood,” said Ada M. Healey, vice president of real estate at Vulcan Inc. “Flatstick Pub will surely add to the neighborhood’s energy and 18-hour appeal.”


Flatstick itself will be located within the historic façade of the former William O. McKay Ford and Pacific Lincoln Mercury auto showrooms, which have been incorporated into the new Allen Institute Building (completed in 2015).

In 2009, the 1920s-era showrooms were in the path of the Mercer Corridor improvement project. In order to preserve the historic structures, Vulcan disassembled the buildings and stored 2,760 individual pieces of terra cotta for five years until the buildings could be reconstructed as part of the Allen Institute development.

These original elements have been reused to honor the historic buildings and pay homage to South Lake Union’s past, while pioneering its future as a center for 21st-century innovation. The new Allen Institute building houses the Allen Institute for Brain Science and the Allen Institute for Cell Science, and features an exciting mix of various wet and dry lab spaces, a data center, auditorium, atrium and collaborative working spaces.

About Flatstick Pub

There are only two rules at Flatstick Pub: drink local and have fun. Flatstick is mixing it up with a large rotating local beer and cider selection, indoor mini golf and a mass of other unique pub games, and a vibe that makes you want to let loose. It’s perfect for everything from date night to a place to watch the game with friends or host a company party.

The 30+ rotating taps feature Washington-only beers and ciders with a never-ending variety as Flatstick continues to work with craft breweries all over the state. Flatstick Pub is not only party central but also strives to be a positive contributor to the community by supporting local independent brewers, local small businesses and local charities. A good time that does good—a perfect combination.

Flatstick Pub is a family-owned business, run by two brothers who opened their original location in Kirkland in 2014 and added another in Pioneer Square in 2016. With a little something for everyone, Flatstick Pub is where it’s at. Drink up and get your game on!


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