Chuck’s makes a beery new home at 20th and Union

IMG_7685by Megan Hill/Central District News
IMG_7709The long-awaited opening of Chuck’s Hop Shop in the Central District finally arrived this week when the new Chuck’s Central District opened its doors at 20th and Union.

Chuck Shin, owner of the popular Greenwood bottle shop, announced back in March he’d signed a 10-year lease at the former Copymaster building on Union. The shop delayed opening several times throughout the spring and summer as they awaited permits from the city.

Chuck’s passed its final inspections before the holidays and flung open its doors last Friday afternoon. Neighbors trickled in, and by evening, the place was packed.IMG_7664

Chuck’s Central District is part bottle shop, part community gathering place: kids and dogs are welcome. They’ll soon be announcing a lineup of visiting food trucks. Check their Facebook page for the latest on food truck schedules, open hours, and the rotating tap list. The latest plans call for the new Chuck’s to be open 2p-10p Monday through Thursday, 3p-1a on Fridays, 11a-1a on Saturdays and 11a-12a on Sundays.

Chuck’s also announced this weekend’s food truck line-up:

Friday 5:00-9:00pm Snout & Co
Friday 9:00-1:00am Hot Dog Stop
Saturday 11:00-4:00pm Seattle Biscuit Company
Saturday 5:00-9:00pm Mr Gyros
Sunday 11:00-4:00pm My Sweet Lil Cakes
Sunday 5:00-9:00pm How Pickle Got Out Of A Jam

IMG_7688 IMG_7674 IMG_7669 IMG_7667

We visited before the logos went up (Images: CHS)

We visited before the logos went up (Images: CHS)

A huge refrigeration unit lines the back wall of the building, where you can choose bottles of porter, IPA, stouts, and sours. A smaller cooler holds ciders, many of them local. Chuck’s charges a small corkage fee for bottles consumed in the building and also offers pours of 49 rotating beers on tap. They’re not quite at full capacity yet, but you can find about plenty of beers on tap this week.

Chuck! (Image courtesy Chuck's)

Chuck! (Image courtesy Chuck’s)

In another sign Chuck’s is integrating well with the neighborhood, the shop has already scheduled a brewer’s night with the Central District’s own Standard Brewing. On January 18, look for four Standard Brewing beers on tap at Chuck’s.