Tapster at West Main in Bellevue
Photo Courtesy: Tapster

Tapster, a self-pour tasting room franchise originating from Chicago, is now open at its new location in Bellevue’s West Main. This marks Tapster’s second establishment in Washington, both developed in collaboration with Vulcan Real Estate.

Situated within the North Tower of the Amazon-leased three-tower campus designed by Graphite Design Group, the new venue occupies 3,300 square feet.

“We are thrilled for Tapster’s introduction in Bellevue. It’s been immensely rewarding collaborating with them once again to tell their distinct story,” said Geralyn Vannoy, Commercial Marketing & Leasing Director at Vulcan Real Estate. 

Offering a hands-on experience, Tapster allows its customers to pour their own drinks from a diverse selection of taps, including beers, wines, hard seltzers, ciders, kombucha, cold brew, and soda. The tasting room also provides a select food menu, and guests have the option to Bring Your Own Food (BYOF) or order delivery. With taps rotating daily, patrons can pay by the ounce.

Tapster Founder and CEO Roman Maliszewski said, “Tapster is more than just a bar. Our new Bellevue tasting room is set to become a community hub where colleagues and friends can gather to unwind, discover something new they like, and make lasting memories. Our welcoming atmosphere and comfortable vibe make it easy to kick back and relax, whether you’re flying solo or with a group.”

Tapster’s presence adds to the restaurant and bar scene in Bellevue’s West Main, joining other tenants such as La Mar and Shoo Loong Kan.

Tapster at West Main in Bellevue
Photo Courtesy: Tapster
Photo Courtesy: Tapster


  1. Am I completely out-of-touch, or does this wine tasting venue have all the ambiance and allure of a torture chamber/jail cell?!

  2. Itws not a wine tasting venue.

  3. @ Donna D, agreed! I can’t say I’d be excited to “unwind” and hang out on a wooden-seated swing! Seems like a disaster in the making. Hope they have good liability insurance.

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