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

|  TAPS WILL CLOSE AT 4:00 PM ON THURSDAY, DEC 5, FOR A PRIVATE EVENT |

Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving  |  Open regular business hours

Christmas Day  |  Closed

New Years Eve  |  Open Late!

FROM THE KITCHEN

HOUSE CHIPS (v)(gf)

Guard cheese dip $7 

 

MAPLE BACON GLAZED NUTS (gf)

Fort Worden house bacon bits, mixed nuts, maple glaze $7

 

SOFRITO EMPANADA (v)

Chevre, roasted vegetables, cilantro lime crema $13

 

GUARDHOUSE STUFFED POTATO SKINS (v)(gf)

Russet potatoes stuffed with spicy guard cheese dip, chive sour cream $9

 

NORTHWEST SOUTHWEST SALAD (v)(gf)

Roasted butternut squash salsa, romaine, tortilla strips, cotija cheese, cilantro lime crema

half $9  /  full  $14  |  add smoked chicken or smoked salmon $3

 

CARROT ARUGULA SALAD (gf)

Arugula, carrot, apple, blue cheese, bacon, candied pecan, apple cider vinaigrette

half $8  /  full $13  |  add smoked chicken or smoked salmon $3

 

ARGENTINIAN CARROTS (v)(gf)

Charred carrots, chimichurri, manchego $11

 

PILSNER SMOKED SALMON

PNW pilsner smoked salmon, guard house dip, Anadama bread, pickled winter vegetables $16

 

GUARD HOUSE WINGS (gf)

Secret seasoning, oven roasted and coated in your choice of sauce chef’s red-hot sauce / teriyaki / secret spice

ranch or blue cheese dressing | half dozen $7 or full dozen $14

 

SMOKED CHICKEN FLATBREAD

BBQ sauce, house smoked chicken, caramelized onions, arugula, bacon, smoked gouda $11

FALL HARVEST FLATBREAD (v)

Sage roasted garlic white sauce, kale, butternut squash, balsamic roasted red onion, chevre, manchego, toasted pine nuts $11

 

JAILHOUSE HUMMUS

Roasted red pepper hummus, naan bread, sofrito $10

 

ROMESCO ALBONDIGAS

Lamb braised in romesco sauce, roasted red pepper hummus, naan bread $16

 

MOROCCAN BEEF TACO

Shredded smoked Moroccan beef, slaw, harissa yogurt, toasted almonds $13

 

ASIAN LETTUCE WRAPS (gf)

Ginger garlic chicken, Asian slaw, blackberry Asian BBQ sauce, lettuce wrap $13

 

TAPS’ CRAB CAKE

Crab cake, creole aioli, pickled onion, greens $16

 

PACIFIC NORTHWEST CLAM CHOWDER (gf)

fresh herbs, potatoes, bacon, clams  served with house-made Anadama bread

cup $8  /  bowl $14

 

D E S S E R T S

 

PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE ROLL (v)

Pumpkin crème anglaise $8

 

MEXICAN CHOCOLATE LAVA CAKE (v)

Whipped cream $8

 

CHEF’S SEASONAL FRUIT CRISP (vg)

$8

 

 

 

 

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