COURTESY PHOTO, Darren Zemanek Photography

COURTESY PHOTO, Darren Zemanek Photography

Airways Brewing Bistro & Beer Garden in Kent to celebrate 10th anniversary

Special menu items, deals Nov. 5-7; Airways to expand patio seating in 2022

A birthday cake martini, complimentary dessert and a new fall menu are planned for the 10th anniversary celebration of Airways Brewing Bistro & Beer Garden on Nov. 5-7 in downtown Kent at 320 W. Harrison St.

With the business milestone comes the announcement of plans for an expanded patio, set for completion in spring 2022.

“People enjoy our outside space, so we’re remodeling to make it even more comfortable and convenient,” said Dione Dittmar, co-owner and general manager, in an Airways Brewing news release. “We’re adding a small kitchen with a walk-up window and a permanent cover adjustable for year-round use, among other things.”

Dittmar said the walk-up window will offer smoked and grilled items—convenient for people attending events at nearby accesso ShoWare Center and other downtown entertainment.

The upcoming patio expansion will include seating for 100 guests, bike racks, built-in heaters, an ADA-compliant restroom, new planters and lighting. Raven Commercial Real Estate, the building’s owner, is leading the expansion project.

At the anniversary event, guests can enjoy all-day happy hour items and complimentary dessert with a purchase. A birthday cake martini and other specials will be available for purchase.

A new happy hour menu and seasonal menu options continue to focus on the in house smoked meats and upscale bar fare the bistro is known for. Among the new food items are:

• Smoked duck breast with farro risotto

• Wild mushroom flatbread with 12-month mimolette

• Arugula salad with white balsamic vinaigrette, bacon lardons and sunny side up egg

• Jaegerschnitzel

• Smoked scallops in romesco sauce

Per the recent King County COVID-19 requirements, Airways will check for proof of vaccine or a negative COVID-19 test for indoor dining.

Airways Brewing’s first location was the Tap Room & Brewery, which opened March 11, 2010. The Bistro & Beer Garden originally opened Nov. 1, 2011, in a single space that is now the bar. In 2016, the restaurant expanded with a new kitchen and an additional 60 seats on the patio. When pandemic restrictions limited indoor dining last year, the bistro added tents on the patio to make outdoor seating more comfortable during the cold, wet weather.

Visit the Airways Brewing Bistro & Beer Garden website for the latest menu offerings and specials.

Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Business

Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.
News of market volatility has felt like a pinball machine lately | Guest column

Webster’s dictionary defines the word volatility as “characterized by or subject to… Continue reading

Kent-based Blue Origin’s fifth human space flight set for May 20

New Shepard rocket will have six-person crew

Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing
Samaki Kaanga dry fish with collard greens and Ugali.
Rafiki Restaurant and Lounge offers traditional Kenyan food in Downtown Kent

How many people reading this right now can say they have tried… Continue reading

A rendering of a proposed technology center in Kent at the city-owned Naden property. COURTESY GRAPHIC, Avenue 55
Technology center could be coming to Kent’s Naden property

Aerospace companies, cider brewery show interest in becoming tenants

Pete Davidson. COURTESY PHOTO, Blue Origin
Pete Davidson won’t be flying to space with Kent’s Blue Origin

Company delays flight for more tests leading to scheduling conflict

Kent Police Business Crime Prevention Summit set for March 24

Topics include building an effective partnership, homelessness, gangs and graffiti

Andover announces Kent industrial, office space deals

A dozen leases for buildings in Kent Valley

Kent’s Blue Origin wins Commercial Space Pioneer Award

New Shepard Team rocket program recognized by Commercial Spaceflight Federation

Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.
Volatility and disciplined planning in 2022’s stock market | Guest column

The stock market in January experienced significantly increased volatility. In the first… Continue reading

Kent-based Blue Origin leases warehouse space for further expansion

Other new aerospace companies in Kent Valley started by former Blue Origin engineers

Snoqualmie Casino. Courtesy photo
Kirkland-based company sues to challenge ‘tribal gaming monopoly’ in Washington

Company called the state’s policy an “erroneous application of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.”