Pioneer Square, Seattle

Joe Bisacca

The inside is sleek, the service is great, and the al pastor tacos are delicious.

The Infatuation


Zocalo restaurant and bar is located in the Weyerhaeuser building in Pioneer Square. The tenant improvement kicked off in 2016, the space a blank canvass of concrete floor and walls. The client, Joe Bisacca is one of the founders of Elysian Brewing. Wanting to have a more hands on approach with their new restaurant venture, Joe and his wife Kirsten collaborated with Metis and Starata Architects on all aspects of interior design. Key features of this project are a 65 foot long copper curved bar, custom oval ducting, live edge redwood tables and fine woodworking details throughout. Metis has been honored by the Zocalo bar manager with our own name sake cocktail.


  • Grant Eckman
  • Jason Cameron
  • Ian Dugas
  • Cheng Cooper
  • Brian McCormick
  • Jon Rasnic
  • Elijah Gelb
  • Josh Anderson
  • Collaborators

    Zocálo was realized in collaboration with Joe Bisacca and Strata Architects. Special thanks to LT2 Electric Inc, Exact Electric, Total Plumbing, Simplex Grinnell, Anvil House, Red Soul, Primo Installations, Crystal Soda Blast, Superior Insulation, Ace Fire Systems, Katwall Inc, Emils Concrete, GPRS, Evergreen Concrete Cutting, Exact Electric, CFM Heating & Cooling and Novo Painting. Photographs courtesy of Suzi Pratt.

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    "Come experience the tastes of Zocalo for yourself!" — Zocalo