Washington February 01, 2020
There’s A Castle In Washington That’s Also A Restaurant And It’s A Foodie’s Happy Place
If you’ve been to Port Townsend, you know what a ridiculously charming little city it is. This Victorian village is loaded with local history, from haunted hotels to a historic state park. And as if that wasn’t fantastic enough, you can even dine (and sleep) inside a castle.
Manresa Castle is an iconic part of Port Townsend and an important part of its local history.
And aside from being a fully functional hotel, it has an onsite restaurant and bar you can't help but love.
Step inside, and you'll instantly be transported to another time.
There are certainly worse things in life than feeling like Victorian royalty.
In addition to being a full restaurant, The Castle features a sultry lounge with a packed calendar.
The Green Room often hosts comedians, live music, and burlesque performances. They even have a Silent Reading Evening on occasion, when you can relax and read over dinner and drinks while listening to piano music.
The food here is phenomenal, and you'll probably never order the same thing twice.
That's because the menu is quite varied, featuring plenty of small plates (tapas) and hearty entrees.
There always seem to be themed specials at The Castle, including Vegetarian Thursdays and Tongue Thai'd, a Sunday Thai street food special happening through the end of March.
Needless to say, your tastebuds will never be bored.
If you imbibe, try one of the many cocktails, which have some seriously creative names.
Something To Hide, A Book No One Knows, or Boozy Banana Split, anyone? They all taste exceptionally good when enjoyed by the fireplace.
On Saturday and Sunday, you can enjoy a tasty brunch here beginning at noon.
Otherwise, the hours are set at 3 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Port Townsend may be a small town, but there's absolutely nothing sleepy about this place.
The Castle is nice and upbeat, from the creative cuisine to the live performances.
Have you ever been to Port Townsend? If not, make this the year you go — it will
steal your heart.
Address: 948324901, Port Townsend, WA 98368, USA