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!

Wednesday | 2pm – 8pm

Thursday – Saturday | 12pm – 8pm

Food Truck Line-up | Saturday: Mo Chili Temporarily suspended due to county burn ban.


Tortilla Chips and Queso $5
Deep fried tortilla chips seasoned with salt and served with a homemade jalapeno queso

Lemon Orzo Arugula Salad $9
Zucchini, sundried tomatoes, dill, sautéed onions, orzo and arugula tossed in a lemon dressing topped with feta

Chili Lime Honey Roasted Peanuts $7
Sweet and spicy seasoned mixed nuts topped with a lime wedge

Artichoke Poblano Dip $13
Served with warm naan

Red Pepper Hummus $10
Served with rosemary crisps

Pickled Veggies $16
Pickled vegetables and artichoke dip served with warm bread

Mac N’ Cheese $9
Homemade creamy cheese sauce, noodles
Add caramelized onions $1.25
Add bacon $2

Guardhouse Wings $7 Half Dozen | $14 Dozen
Oven roasted wings. Served with buffalo sauce, coated in a secret spice or plain. Your choice of homemade ranch or blue cheese dipping sauce

Buffalo Sliders $12
Three 3oz beef sliders marinated in our homemade buffalo sauce, topped with a blue cheese slaw, and mayo. Served on a mini brioche bun with a pickle spear

Guardhouse Nachos $11
Deep fried tortilla chips topped seasoned ground beef, homemade jalapeno queso, cilantro, green onions, tomatoes, guacamole, and a cilantro lime crema

Lemon Blueberry Cake $5
Topped with blueberry puree and whipped cream


Updated as of 9.2020. Items are subject to change depending on inventory.