Eat at Taps

Taps at the Guardhouse has temporarily closed its doors as we navigate reopening the Fort Worden hospitality operations and hiring challenges.

We will miss serving you from our historic Guardhouse! However, we are currently making plans for our reopening and hiring staff. Please reach out via email if you are interested in employment opportunities.

Reveille and the Canteen are open , and we hope you’ll join us there. 


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!


Updated as of 10.2020.