The BYOB Winery, which stands for Blend Your Own Bottle/Barrel (depending on how thirsty you are), opened along the Ship Canal at 198 Nickerson St in the fall, offering patrons the opportunity to create their own wines from scratch at Seattle’s first “custom-crush winery.”
The 20,000 square-foot space currently houses a custom-crush facility, a microdistillery, air-conditioned storage bays, and a large area slated to become a restaurant down the line. Although plans are still in the works, owner and winemaker Mike Almquist tell us that they hope to open the restaurant, in connection with the winery, as soon as they get their “funding in place.” In the meantime, they’ve put in an application to the Department of Planing and Development to build a 390 square foot deck addition to the space that would supply outdoor seating overlooking the canal.
The city is accepting public comment on the application through Tuesday, February 23. To read up on the application or make a comment to the city, click here.