Green Lake Ale House To Become JaK’s Alehouse

January 9, 2018 10:07pm

Via OpenTable

Green Lake Ale House will soon be transformed into JaK’s Alehouse (and yes, that is the right capitalization).

The change is slated to take place next Thursday, January 18th.  It may not be that much of a change at all since the ownership isn’t changing. The Alehouse, which opened in 2015, has always been owned by JaK’s Grill. The local company owns several other restaurants in Seattle and the Eastside. After multiple emails sent to the JaK’s, not much is known about what this means for the new restaurant except for what has been posted on Facebook:

Your favorite Alehouse is getting a face lift! On January 18th we are becoming JaK’s Alehouse. We have always been part of the JaK’s family and now it’s time to show the world what we got! New menu, new vibe, but still the same old Alehouse you came to love!
Reuben’s and Pike Brewing are going to take over our taps! Few of which will be special releases. House made cocktails with Copperworks full lineup and flights of Fremont Mischief Rye based whiskey, including their flagship, John Jacob Rye and both of the ‘Storm Tossed’. We also have prepared a small bites plate to showcase some of our new menu items.”

So why the name change? Was it due to confusion over having a Green Lake Ale House and a Green Lake Bar and Grill .2 miles from each other? (Confession: we accidentally made reservations at one and showed up at the other thinking we were at the right restaurant months after they opened.) Or is it just a decision by JaK’s to get the name recognition? We don’t know, but once we find out more on that, the menu and any other changes, we will keep you posted.