A rendering of Airways Brewing’s The Bistro & Beer Garden patio expansion planned for this year in downtown Kent. COURTESY GRAPHIC, Airways Brewing

A rendering of Airways Brewing’s The Bistro & Beer Garden patio expansion planned for this year in downtown Kent. COURTESY GRAPHIC, Airways Brewing

Airways Brewing in Kent to expand patio at The Beer & Bistro Garden

Heated covering, second kitchen to be completed in June

Airways Brewing’s The Bistro & Beer Garden in downtown Kent plans to expand its patio this spring in time for a June opening.

“After much fanfare and delay, our patio expansion project at The Bistro & Beer Garden in downtown Kent is about to get underway,” according to a Feb. 1 Airways Brewing email.

“For those of you who haven’t heard what’s happening, our entire patio is getting ripped up and repoured; a permanent, heated covering will be installed; a second kitchen and grill station for extra cooking capacity is being built; and new fencing and landscaping put in.”

Construction is scheduled to begin Feb. 9 and be completed in June – just in time for summer nights dining and drinking outdoors, according to Airways Brewing.

The Bistro & Beer Garden is at 320 W. Harrison St. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, go to airwaysbrewing.com.

The Bistro & Beer Garden opened in 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.

Airways Brewing’s first location was the Tap Room & Brewery, which opened in March 2010. The Tap Room and Brewery, 8611 S. 212th St., is open 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Airways Brewing also announced a few beer releases:

• Don in the Cities Bock returns on Feb. 9. A lagering period of three months allows this beautifully ruby-red beer to develop its flavors of dried dark fruits and caramel. We’ll tap a cask of it at 4 p.m. on release day at The Tap Room & Brewery.

• Biergarten Kellerbier is back on tap Feb. 16. Yeah, it might not officially be beer garden season just quite yet, but we can pretend, can’t we? This unfiltered, flavorful lager is reminiscent of the beers we’ve consumed a lot of in small village breweries throughout the Franconian region of Germany.

• Coming in March: The return of our New Glenn Kölsch-style Ale.

Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@kentreporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.kentreporter.com/submit-letter/. 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

FAA closes Kent-based Blue Origin flight mishap investigation

Agency requires company to implement 21 corrective actions before next launch

Kent salon owner bounces back from shop’s building fire

Wilder and Free Beauty Company sustains damage in Sept. 2 fire; seeks temporary location

Seattle Children’s to close downtown Kent thrift store

Kent Bargain Boutique opened 28 years ago

Dante is from the Netherlands and currently lives at Serenity Equine. He is a therapy horse who works with veterans from the Odyssey Project for Wounded Warriors. (Photos by Bailey Jo Josie/Sound Publishing)
King County horse rescue organization falls on hard times

The Serenity Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation in Maple Valley is one of the top local horse rescues, but it’s struggling amid the aftermath of the pandemic and the increasing cost of hay. The rescue will hold a fundraising benefit Sept. 9.

File photo.
Environmental law group threatens to sue tire manufacturers over pollutants

Chemicals in tires allegedly end up in waterways and harm salmon populations.

In total, Boeing has awarded $500,000 in grants to Renton School Foundation. Photo courtesy of Renton School Foundation.
Boeing awards $250k grant to Renton School Foundation

The grant will help support mathematic development in the Renton School District

Dick’s Drive-In opened July 27 on the west side of the Commons Mall, facing Pacific Highway South. (Photo by Bruce Honda)
Order up: Dick’s Drive-In now open in Federal Way

Opened July 27 at The Commons Mall at South 320th Street and Pacific Highway South

File photo
Grant funding goes to King County hospitality businesses

Washington State Dept. of Commerce gives $79 million across the state’s hospitality sector.

NASA awards $35M contract to Blue Origin in Kent for solar power on the Moon

Company plans to turn Moon dust, crushed rock into solar-power systems

14 Kent hospitality businesses receive pandemic recovery grants

State Department of Commerce awards funds to hotels, bars, restaurants

Bridge Industrial buys 13-acre site in Kent for large warehouse

Property purchased for $8.5 million; site of former aluminium smelter to be cleaned up

Washington State Space Summit puts Kent front and center | Photos

Kent-based Blue Origin hosts NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, U.S. Sen. Cantwell and industry leaders