Elysian Bar

Downtown Seattle

Elysian Brewing

The space is absolutely gorgeous…


The Elysian Bar is located in the old Columbia Building.  Built in 1906, the building was renamed the Chromer Building in 2013.  In the past, the space housing the Elysian Bar was the home of the Noc Noc and, before that, The Art Bar.  The mezzanine to the rear of the space was the original location of Amazon.  The space itself is long and narrow and features high ceilings, old brick, and heavy timbers.  Mētis worked closely with Joe Bisaca of Elysian Brewing to develop a design that included Art Deco accents, a backlit honeycomb onyx bar, and a curving staircase that spirals up and into a curved mezzanine.


  • Grant Eckman
  • Brian McCormick
  • Ian Dugas
  • Jeff Taipale
  • Luther Chatel
  • Matthew Hunsberger
  • Nils Christian
  • Pat MacGregor
  • Patrick McKnight
  • Phil Showstead
  • Tom McKnight
  • Zach Wentzel
  • Collaborators

    The Elysian Bar was realized in collaboration with Joe Bisaca of Elysian Brewing, Amoreena Miller of Strata Architects, and Liz Fekete of Frank Engineering.  Special thanks to My PhD Plumbing, Barron Hauling, Chris McMullen Productions, Horizon Roofing, Berg Scaffolding, Superior Insulation, CFM Mechanical, and Redsoul metal fabrication.

    Press & Links

    "Now Open: The Beautiful Elysian Bar in Downtown Seattle." — Zagat.com

    "The grown-up sibling to Elysian's unfussy brew pubs in Capitol Hill, SoDo, and Tangletown got its fair share of buzz after announcing that Mr. Murray Stenson is working some weeknight shifts behind the bar." — Seattle Eater