The District Bar

4.4
211 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Known for our giant chicken sandwich, we also offer other great plates. If you're coming in for a concert at the Knitting Factory make your reservation in the District and get priority entrance into the show! After the show come back in for Happy Hour!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Thurs- Sat: 5pm to close, and before every show for dinner at 5pm.
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Phone number
(509) 244-3279 ext. 3
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Gary Evans
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Monroe St
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Parking details
Street and Public lot across the street.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 211 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Our server was absolutely wonderful! Very attentive and very nice!!

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

super loud here but we were here for the concert. Food is not bad, a bit expensive for what it is. service is great though

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We had a great time eating dinner at District Bar before our concert at The Knitting Factory! Staff is always great and our waitress is THE BEST!!! Food is amazing!! Fun pre concert atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

It is a great place to go before a concert. It is also a plus to get into the concert before the crowd.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Great place to go before a concert at The Knitting Factory!

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Waitress was awesome!! Loved her!! Manager was a jerk. Couldn’t sit where we wanted. Wanted by the pool tables to play pool and eat dinner. He wouldn’t even let us have a booth instead of a rickety old table. Hardly anyone there. Didn’t see what the big deal was. It’s not like it was packed and it is some high scale restaurant in New York City or something. It’s a bar! Chill out! It’s called customer service! Take a lesson!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Staff was great and I had a great time. Went before tech nine and had a blast!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Food is great and the wait staff is efficient.

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3.0Dined on April 26, 2018

pre-concert service was great, friendly staff. food is 'adequate'.

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Good place for casual dining especially before a Knitting Factory show.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Food was good and large portions. The environment was fun and the staff was friendly and energetic.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

I enjoy the service and opportunity to enter the Knitting Factory first for concerts. The food and servers are very friendly.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Was attending a show at the Knit afterwards. Met up with some friends as well

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Made a reservation due to a attending concert at the Knitting Factory. The wait staff was amazing! They got super busy and out waitress still came to check on us! The food was fabulous! My husband had a giant hamburger and steak fries and I ordered a chef salad. I wished I had gotten a hamburger until they brought out my salad and it was big enough for two people to eat! All the food is served on Vintage dishes which are mismatched which just adds to the charm of the place. The drinks were kind of spendy and not very large but that was just their specialty drinks. Beers and well drinks were normal priced. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I had the best time the food was great I got to see my favorite band.

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1.0Dined on April 5, 2018

I hate to leave this but.....I was there for over 10 min before anyone evn broght me water. I also ordered the popcorn chicken is it was unappealing. But the drinks were good.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Good food, waitress was very friendly, food was good, and we enjoyed hanging out before our concert at the venue, but it was pretty spendy— $85 for an app, popcorn chicken, flatbread pizza, and a couple of drinks.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Beer is really expensive. Need more seating. Food was cold. But not enough time before concert to send back to kitchen

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We had a lot of fun, one of my favorite places to go before a concert at The Knitting Factory.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Had a great time as always and the staff are awesome! Will be back again :)

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

You guys and gals do a great job with busy concert days! I’m always impressed with how quickly drinks and bills come when requested. Thanks again for another great concert experience!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I revived an email from “open-table” that Saturday the 17th of March I did not show up for my reservations for 2 at 5:15. My husband and I did show up on that date. I believe we were the first customers of the evening and the girl at the front gave us a choice to either sit in the bar or sit in the “restaurant” part. We chose the bar so maybe she forgot to check us in. This is the second time I have revived a notification that I was a no-show. Just wanted to make sure that it was cleared up.
Thank you,.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Our waitress Kirsten was excellent. Very loud and food was just okay. Good alcohol selection.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Enjoy the reservation prior to concert.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We ate at the District bar prior to the Steel Panther concert. Reservation was at 5 we were promptly seated , drink order was taken withing minutes and had drinks and ordered food 5 minutes later , food came out 15 minutes later and the burgers qe ordered were very good. They give you a number so you can enter the venue early. Really great experience

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The District Bar is attached to the Knitting Factory and that is why we chose to dine there prior to a concert. Our reservation was for 5:45 but some in our party did not arrive until a 6:05. At that point we were told it was too late to order food as the kitchen was backed up. AT 7:00 they pretty much herded us out of the restaurant and into the concert venue. Very disappointing. The wait staff was great and the "MC" was funny but we left hungry.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We always have such a great time with friends and family for dinner and drinks at The District Bar. We dine before concerts and the food is top notch!! Excellent service and great ambiance! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

It was great! Waitress was awesome. Good experience.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Great service and food.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Nice variety of drinks to choose from. The chicken strips are AMAZING! Service was quick, she was on top of things but not in our faces.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

We got reservations before a concert so we could get in early and none of us knew what to expect as far as the food or service. We were pleasantly surprised! Our server was extremely attentive, the food was really good, drinks were great and the atmosphere is what you’d expect of a bar/restaurant. We will definitely be going back!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

As always a great place to pre-funk before a show. Our server was super fast and got our order in quickly.

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

The food was great, although pricey - yet worth the price. Love that they let you reserve a table prior to concert or events at the Knitting Factory and let you in early. The atmosphere is casual the decor is woodsy. The service was lacking, but they were attentive - just slow and didn't seem familiar with the menu. We would go again, absolutely. Would even bring friends.

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3.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Wine pour was VERY small for a $7 glass of house red. The service is slow even though time is very limited before a concert. Have been here and not been greeted by the wait staff for up to 10 minutes. It does get busy but that should be expected before a concert.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Had a great time to pre-funk the Matt Kearney show! Natalie was our waitress and she was hustling, so attentive, and very personable! We will be back!

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Good bar, ok food. Friendly staff. Fun to sit and talk before the show and get in early

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1.0Dined on February 18, 2018

My party and I were seated at 5:30pm the night of a concert. We decided to eat here so that we can enter the concert venue early as is typical with most concerts held at the Spokane Knitting Factory. It took our server over 15mins to arrive at our table to get a drink order from us. Once the drink order was entered we waited another 10mins before it was brought to us. Our server was never on the floor and we had to finally flag down another server who then brought us the wrong drink order. Once our waitress arrived to "check" on us, we informed her we'd like to order food before the concert starts. We all order food which didn't take very long but we were asked by a number of food runners if someone else's food was ours. Once we received our food, it was apparent that we would not be getting any silverware. We didn't receive any silverware until we walked up to the bar to ask for some. We barely finished our food by 6:30pm when doors were opening before we had to quickly pay our checks. I will never again try to eat here before a concert and I will always ask to be seated at the bar. I frequent this venue as it brings in larger concerts, but to not have any type of apology or explanation on why a non-sold out concert was giving this place such a hard time is ridiculous.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

OpenTable must have gotten it wrong. I set the reservation for Valentines Evening, and the place wasn't even open. I wanted to leave the dining experience blank because I am not sure whose fault it was...but this review form required that I select a rating. Also feel free to pull this off of the District's Reviews since I really didn't get an opportunity to review the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

I liked everything about this place except the food that I ordered. The Bbq sauce didn't taste right and I wasn't expecting waffle fries, which are kind of awkward to eat. Also there was so much garlic powder it was almost spicy. Maybe grated parmesan would be better than shredded as well. I thoroughly enjoyed the Irish Trash Can I ordered though. Thanks! Your server was very nice too!!

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Loved the food and the service but it took almost an hour to get our food. We were there at 5:40 with a 6pm reservation but got our food 10 minutes before the doors opened to attend a concert and we had to rush to eat it. Wait staff was amazing and apologetic but the kitchen was very slow. I would recommend if you are a time crunch to just have drinks.

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