WHAT IS A TEKU?
TeKu is the name of a beer glass designed by Teo Musso of Baladin Brewery in Torino, Italy and sensory expert Lorenzo Dabove (working under the alias 'Kuaska'). The name of the glass is an amalgamation of its creators names, 'Teo' and 'Kuaska'. Inspired by the ISO glass used by the wine industry, Musso wanted to create a glass that could serve as an industry standard for the sensory experience of beer. Recognizing the effect that size and shape of a vessel have on the drinker's perception, he created several prototypes and teamed with Kuaska to evaluate them. The resulting creation, the TeKu glass, is both beautiful and functional.
CAN I ENJOY A BEER WHILE AT TEKU? WHAT ABOUT BOTTLES/CANS TO GO?
Yes; at TeKu Tavern you can enjoy an amazing craft beer, cider, or mead on draft. We support up to 50 taps through our custom built draft system. In addition, the space flows to table seating, and our retail selection, supporting up to 140 people at any given time.
Our retail section is made up of 29 fridge sections, supporting those same taste formats: beer, cider, sake, mead, and even a small N/A (non-alcoholic) selection. As a tavern, we have the ability to present tastes to go, from our retail selections, and you can also choose to enjoy a bottle, or can, on site, delivered through industry standard corkage.
DO YOU FILL GROWLERS? WHAT ABOUT CROWLERS?
Most taps will be available for growler fills. A crowler system will be added in the near future. We also sell 32`oz and 64`oz growlers in the shop (which come with a discount on your first growler fill).
DO YOU SERVE FOOD?
Yes! We serve a small selection of snacks, and always have free pretzels. We also welcome patrons to bring food in from our many neighboring restaurants. There is a food cart out front every evening serving food by 5pm! Food can be a pivotal part of a great beer experience. Ask your bartender for a recommendation for a beer that either complements or contrasts your particular dish.
ARE MINORS ALLOWED? WHAT ABOUT DOGS?
TeKu Tavern is 21+ only, as we’re considered a Tavern under the WA State Liquor Control Board. We do allow well behaved dogs on leashes. However, if your dog is disruptive or running wild, we will kindly ask that your dog leave.
DO YOU SHOW SEAHAWKS GAMES? WHAT ABOUT SOUNDERS AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL?
Yes, Seahawks games will be played on a pull down projector screen and adjacent TVs in the Beer hall. We open at 10am on Sundays for early game viewing. We will also be opening early on Saturday’s for College Football viewing. The following schools will have priority for viewing: Georgia Tech, Purdue, UW: Huskies, & Michigan. Sounders / Mariners games will also be showcased on the projector.
CAN I RENT OUT PART OF TEKU TAVERN FOR A GROUP?
Yes, contact us for booking tables, the full beer hall, or entire shop for events.
WHERE CAN I PURCHASE A TEKU GLASS OR OTHER MERCHANDISE?
TeKu glasses and other merchandise can be purchased at TeKu Tavern or via our online shop.
ARE ALL BEERS SERVED IN A TEKU GLASS?
No, beers will be served in the appropriate glassware to accentuate the appropriate color, aroma, and flavors of the particular beer. About half of the beers will be served in the TeKu glass, or upon request.
HOW DO I FIND OUT WHAT EVENTS AND SPECIALS ARE HAPPENING AT TEKU TAVERN?
On our Calendar, or by signing up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED?
Cash, Credit/Debit Cards [Mastercard, Visa, Discover].
WHERE CAN i PARK?
Street parking exists on Taylor Ave, adjacent to the business, along with other side streets North and West of TeKu Tavern. There is also a U-Park parking lot directly across the street, at the intersection of Denny Way, Taylor, Vine St.
I WANT TO WORK AT TEKU TAVERN, HOW DO I APPLY?
You can fill out an application and send it to us. Openings will be posted when available.