Eat at Taps

Built in 1904, the Guardhouse provided “transient” accommodations for soldiers who breached military discipline, usually as a result of unauthorized activities in the rough and tumble taverns on Port Townsend’s notorious Water Street.

Today, the Guardhouse is a place to “shed your shackles” and enjoy a pub atmosphere featuring artisanal small plates and regional craft brews, ciders, wines and spirits. Stop in and enjoy local art exhibits, live music, and a great atmosphere!

Sunday – Thursday | Noon – 8 pm

Friday – Saturday | Noon – 9 pm

Happy Hour Monday-Thursday 3:30-5:30 pm | Select menu items & $4 drink specials


Caprese Salad

Heirloom Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Balsamic Strawberries, Basil Pesto, Balsamic Reduction (V)

Rocket Salad

Arugula & Mixed Greens, Granny Smith Apple, Cranberries, Marcona Almonds, Cotija Cheese, Maple Balsamic vinaigrette
½ $7   full $12

Cheese & Bacon Board

Crispy Pork Belly, Local Cheese, House Pickled Vegetables, Pumpernickel Bread

Burnt End Banh Mi Tacos

Three Flour Tortillas, Burnt Smoked Brisket Ends, Vegetable & Kimchi Slaw, Gochujang Mayo

TAP’s Crab Cakes

Dungeness Crab Cakes, Creole Aioli, Pickled Onion, Micro Greens

Hama Hama Clam Chowder

Local herbs, Potatoes, Bacon, Fresh Clams served with house-made pumpernickel bread
Cup $8   Bowl $14

Pilsner Smoked Salmon

Smokehouse Pilsner Smoked Salmon, Cheese Dip, Pumpernickel bread

Guard House Wings (HH)

Secret Seasoning, Oven Roasted & Deep Fried coated in your choice of sauce:

  • Chef’s Red Hot Sauce (GF)
  • Tamarind Teriyaki (DF/GF)
  • Secret Spice (DF/GF)

Choice of Ranch or Blue Cheese Dressing
½ Dozen $6 or Full Dozen $12

Maple Bacon Nuts (HH)

Fort Worden House Bacon Bits, Mixed Nuts, Maple Glaze

Smoked Chicken Flatbread

BBQ sauce, House Smoked Chicken, Caramelized Onions, Bacon Bits, Arugula, Smoked Gouda Cheese

Sofrito Flatbread

Blend of Vegetables & Spices topped with Fresh Mozzarella, Oregano & Grated Parmesan Cheese

House Chips (HH)

Guard Cheese Dip

Jailhouse Hummus (HH)

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Caponata, Naan Bread



Salted Double Chocolate Chunk Cookie (HH)

Served A la mode with whiskey caramel Sauce

Chef’s Choice of the week



HH designates Happy Hour item.