This Popular Washington Restaurant & Brewery Is Located In A Century-Old Firehouse
Have you ever enjoyed a beer inside a building listed on the National Register of Historic Places? It’s not nearly as strange as it sounds, at least if you’re drinking it at E9 Firehouse & Gastropub in Tacoma. While this place has been a restaurant since the early 1970s, the building’s history goes back much, much further.
In 1907, Engine House No. 9 was constructed to provide fire protection for Tacoma’s North End.
It spent many decades as a fire station. In fact, this was the last station in Tacoma to convert from horse-drawn to mechanized equipment, which happened in 1919.
Engine House No. 9 was in service until 1965.
It was abandoned that year and left in pretty bad shape. Win Anderson and Bob Lane purchased and restored the building in 1971, turning it into a restaurant that opened the following year.
These days, you'd never know this building was ever in a state of disarray.
Although the building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the interior is as modern as it gets.
Order a beer from the nearby E9 Brewing Co. for a delightful local treat.
Tacoma's first craft brewery, located in an adjacent building, has been around since 1995.
Look around and you'll see all kind of reminders of this place's past.
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Speaking of delicious meals, the food here really is outstanding.
The burgers and other handhelds are out of this world.
The menu consists mainly of classic gastropub fare, and you're sure to find whatever you're craving.
From piping hot pizza to appetizers, salads, and fish & chips, this place does a little bit of everything -- and they do it well.
Engine House No. 9 is open Wednesday - Sunday, although hours vary.
They're open from 4 - 11 p.m. during the week for dinner, but they open at noon on Saturdays and Sundays for lunch.
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Address: E9 Firehouse & Gastropub, 611 N Pine St, Tacoma, WA 98406, USA