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

FROM THE KITCHEN

Caprese Salad

Heirloom Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Balsamic Strawberries, Basil Pesto, Balsamic Reduction (V)
$10

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
$14

Burnt End Banh Mi Tacos

Three Flour Tortillas, Burnt Smoked Brisket Ends, Vegetable & Kimchi Slaw, Gochujang Mayo
$13

TAP’s Crab Cakes

Dungeness Crab Cakes, Creole Aioli, Pickled Onion, Micro Greens
$16

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
$14

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
$7

Smoked Chicken Flatbread

BBQ sauce, House Smoked Chicken, Caramelized Onions, Bacon Bits, Arugula, Smoked Gouda Cheese
$11

Sofrito Flatbread

Blend of Vegetables & Spices topped with Fresh Mozzarella, Oregano & Grated Parmesan Cheese
$10

House Chips (HH)

Guard Cheese Dip
$7

Jailhouse Hummus (HH)

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Caponata, Naan Bread
$8

 

DESSERTS

Salted Double Chocolate Chunk Cookie (HH)

Served A la mode with whiskey caramel Sauce
$6

Chef’s Choice of the week

$7

 

HH designates Happy Hour item. 

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