Belltown continues to be the scene for foodies, with new restaurants opening all of the time! Our neighborhood has the following expansions and new Belltown restaurants that are opening up for people to try, starting this month.

First up, restaurateur Marcus Charles’ Bell + Whete closed in December, but its replacement held a grand opening on Friday, March 17th. The new eatery and watering hole, Belltown Brewing, offers hand-crafted beer (over 33 taps), familiar shared plates, made-to-order pizzas, salads, sandwiches and pastas in a refreshing, group-friendly atmosphere. “At Belltown Brewing, we strive to cultivate a community of warmth and welcome in everything that we do – from hand-crafting our own beers on site, to curating a unique and diverse selection of guest taps, to providing excellent hospitality to all our clients.”

Poke is continuing to gain momentum as a favorite style of enjoying fresh Pacific Northwest seafood in the style of Hawaiian raw fish salads. FOB (an acronym for “Fresh Off the Boat”) Poke Bar has been open since February, with fast-casual style dining. Build-your-own poke bowl to taste, and savor the specialty signature rice that sets FOB Poke Bar apart from the rest. It’s infused with matcha green tea and coconut.

Last month, Belltown’s Spanish tapas restaurant Pintxo announced that they would be relocating to a larger nearby spot in the neighborhood. The eatery also indicated that two more new bar concepts were in the works. Seattle Eater provided us with an update earlier this week, noting that the Pintxo move/expansion to 2219 4th Avenue is still planned for May, with a charcuterie station. The company behind Pintxo will also be opening an expansion at the same address in the fall, called Commonwealth. And after Pintxo has moved, another project under their umbrella, Bar Abajo, will take over the current space at 2207 2nd Avenue in the spring/summer.  

Featured photo source: FOB Poke Bar Facebook Page.


As an enthusiast of all things content, Norelle has been a professional writer and editor in the Seattle area for several years. She is the Director of Content Marketing at Marketeering Group, where she applies her skills toward developing and improving online content for small businesses in Seattle. Her blog,, features authors and writers from around Seattle on a weekly basis – something she enjoys doing on the side as a way to engage with the creative community of the Greater Seattle area.

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