Don't know him personally, but we've heard he's a real ass.

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Growing up in Seattle, our home away from home was an unassuming restaurant and bar tucked away near the Southern edge of Ship Canal Bridge. Things come and go, but we’ll always need a local spot for food and drinks, without all the BS. Sam’s Tavern aims to please.

  • 1943
    1943 1943

    The OG Sams Tavern owner, Sam, was in a barbershop quartet and served mostly college students and house boaters.

  • 2014
    2014 2014

    The spirit of the original tavern by the bridge is reincarnated, sans the barbershop quartet.

  • 2014
    2014 2014

    Tourist decides to take a photo of them with his iPhone 5.

  • 2015
    2015 2015

    Good times indeed.

  • 2016
    2016 2016

    With little fanfare, Sam’s Tavern shows up in SLU because some people couldn’t find parking on the hill.

  • 2017
    2017 2017

    Complete with bicycle racks, Sam’s Tavern Redmond opens its doors because people wanted a 50/50 burger, but not enough to battle the 520 bridge commute.

  • 2018
    2018 2018

    The chicken was promptly offered a Rainer and a shot of whiskey.

  • 2019
    2019 2019

    Despite not being invited, Sam’s Tavern shows up in the heart of Bellevue to the delight of mall-goers who took a wrong turn.


Sam’s Tavern - your neighborhood pub, no matter what the neighborhood.

Team Sam’s

Call us crazy, but we think a community pub is best represented by members of the community. The Sam’s team is a proudly diverse group of individuals uniting behind the common goal of serving food and drinks in unapologetic fashion.


The neighborhood has changed, we know thanks

Un-fine dining at it’s finest

Dogs welcome. Humans also accepted.