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The District Bar

4.6
4.6
436 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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!

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Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Thurs- Sat: 5pm to close, and before every show for dinner at 5pm.

  • Phone number

    (509) 244-3279 ext. 3

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Gary Evans

  • Private party facilities

    We are available for private parties and events of all sorts from Wedding receptions to office parties with everything from light hors d'ouevres to full dinner packages available. We have a fully staffed and stocked bar within as well.

  • Private party contact

    Matt Judge: (509) 244-3279 ext. 6

  • Neighborhood

    Spokane

  • Cross street

    Monroe St

  • 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

Menu

Apps

  • House Cut Potato Chips$5.00

    BBQ, beer soaked, deep fried

    • House Cut French Fries$6.00

      herbs, garlic, & homemade ketchup

      • Bruschetta$7.00

        olive tapenade, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil

        • Cheese Sticks$7.00

          fried beer marinated mozzarella

          • Potato Skins$6.00

            blue cheese, caramelized onions, balsamic reduction

            Salads

            • Seasonal Salad$9.00

              seasonal greens, candied walnuts, dried cranberries, soft goat cheese

              • House Caesar$8.00

                romaine, Parmesan, caesar

                • Arugula Pear Salad$9.00

                  arugula, walnut, pear, feta

                  Soups

                  • Tomato Basil soup$3.00

                    • Combo$5.00

                      Cup w/ half grilled cheese

                      • Combo$9.00

                        bowl w/whole grilled cheese

                        • Beer Chili$5.00

                          • Soup De Jour$4.00

                            Sides

                            • Mac-N-Cheese$8.00

                              bacon

                              • Seasonal Vegetables$3.00

                                • Mashed Potatoes$4.00

                                  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes$4.00

                                    • Brussel Sprouts$4.00

                                      bacon

                                      Sandwiches, Burgers and Dogs

                                      Come with your choice of fries or chips

                                      • The District Burger *$10.00

                                        lettuce, tomato, onion, brioche bun, (best paired w/ Ace Pumpkin Cider)

                                        • The Reuben *$12.00

                                          marinated cabbage, Gruyere, house made thousand island, rye bun, (best paired w/ laughing Dog Alpha Dog IPA)

                                          • Pulled Pork Sandwich *$10.00

                                            sweet slaw, fried onions, brioche bun, (best paired w/ Sam Adams October fest)

                                            • Buttermilk Chicken *$9.00

                                              fried chicken breast, tomato, lettuce, brioche bun (best paired w/Nodland Bebop Riesling)

                                              • Flat Iron Sandwich *$11.00

                                                garlic herb mayo, caramelized onions (best paired w/ Golden hills Clems Gold Ale)

                                                • Garden Burger$9.00

                                                  lentils, carrots, wild rice, artichoke hearts, garlic, herbs, brioche bun, (best paired w/ Ace berry cider)

                                                  • Bacon Dog$10.00

                                                    beef dog, triple bacon wrapped, beer chili, coleslaw, (best parried w/Wallace red light red ale)

                                                    Mains

                                                    • Fish-n-Chips$12.00

                                                      cod, with tarter, choice of fries or chips, (best paired w/dark horse chardonnay)

                                                      • Grilled Salmon *$14.00

                                                        lemon drill butter, wild rice, seasonal vegetables, (best paired w/twelve strings jam session IPA)

                                                        • Petite Flat Iron Steak *$14.00

                                                          mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, (best paired w/dale's pale ale)

                                                          Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                          What 436 people are saying

                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                          Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                          4.6
                                                          4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                          • 4.3Food
                                                          • 4.6Service
                                                          • 4.5Ambience
                                                          • 4.5Value

                                                          NoiseEnergetic

                                                          Loved For

                                                          • Seattle / Eastern Washington

                                                            Hot Spot

                                                          • Spokane

                                                            Best Value

                                                          • Spokane

                                                            Good for Groups

                                                          • Spokane

                                                            Hot Spot

                                                          • Spokane

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                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Seattle

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                            Made this reservation to meet before a musical event downtown, on a Friday evening, to my surprise the place was practically empty. We had a great time, great conversation, awesome flatbreads.

                                                          2. KB

                                                            KristieB

                                                            Seattle

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                            Great place to eat before a concert at the Knitting Factory. Friendly staff and excellent service!

                                                          3. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Seattle

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Our server Natalie was amazing and very genuine in conversation. The food and drinks were great and always my go to before concerts at the knit!

                                                          4. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                            Love having a table to relax at before a concert!

                                                          5. S

                                                            Sean

                                                            Seattle

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                            overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                            Was excellent, however the waiter could've been better

                                                          6. GM

                                                            GMfood

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                            Great menu for a tasty meal, especially before a show. Always has a great selection of local beers and domestics as well as wine and liquor. Quick working staff to get you fed before doors open is always so great. Appreciate the service offered partnered with the venue. Glad to see they are open more hours as events pick up!

                                                          7. JR

                                                            JodiR

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                            Always enjoy the people, food and drink in our visits.

                                                          8. KN

                                                            KelliN

                                                            Seattle

                                                            1 review

                                                            2.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                            overall2food1service4ambience4

                                                            All of the fried food we ordered (mozz sticks, chicken sandwiches, cauliflower bites, fries, onion rings, etc.) were burnt. I think they needed to change their oil or take the fried foods out earlier. They were all so overcooked that they turned to dust in your mouth. The service was good and the prices were fair but I wouldn't recommend this place to a friend.

                                                          9. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Las Vegas

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Awesome place to see friends before shows

                                                          10. BG

                                                            BrianG

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great place to sit for cocktails and light food before the show/concert. Great service, great staff, great experience all the way around.

                                                          11. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on March 30, 2022

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                            Had a great time and then went to an awesome show!

                                                          12. R

                                                            Riki

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                            overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                            Staff are very friendly, and the ambiance is typical of this type of place. They were out of numerous things on the menu, which would have been nice to know right up front instead of after we were ready to order. The food we did get to order was good, and the price point is fair. The best thing about this place is early entry to Knit events. I have a feeling they bank on that for continued business.

                                                          13. K

                                                            Keysus

                                                            Seattle

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Overall 1 of Spokane's hidden gems. Quality food, decent - great beer selection at a relatively good price. Customer service there is always on point :)

                                                          14. C

                                                            Crystal

                                                            Seattle

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                            It's awesome since you get into the venue early for a concert. The food was tasty. Drinks were good. Server friendly and fun! Actual wait for food was very slow however.

                                                          15. JM

                                                            JenM

                                                            Seattle

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Natalie was the best. I have nothing bad to say about our experience. She was amazing!

                                                          16. JH

                                                            JustanH

                                                            Seattle

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            This was a great way to start the night out before a concert at the Knitting Room.

                                                          17. s

                                                            sincerelyink

                                                            Seattle

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                            Please consider adding a fish entre back onto the concert meal menu for those of us Catholics who eat here on Fridays during Lent and for an all around choice of other meats. We appreciate having the District Bar as an eating spot prior to concerts at the Knitting Factory.

                                                          18. RM

                                                            RicM

                                                            Seattle

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on March 2, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great food. Staff was amazing. Had the Korean chicken sandwich and it was delicious.

                                                          19. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Seattle

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                            Food was amazing! Service was slow but it was busy so it was understandable.

                                                          20. L

                                                            Lisa

                                                            Seattle

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great place to eat and drink while waiting for a show.

                                                          21. S

                                                            Sean

                                                            Seattle

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            Dined on February 25, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Had an awesome time like always. The staff were awesome

                                                          22. JS

                                                            JustinS

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on February 8, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Grabbed the French dip and Bale Breaker IPA. Also early access to show, definitely recommend this place.

                                                          23. JS

                                                            JennyS

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on January 31, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great place to go before a concert. Early entry is a bonus

                                                          24. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on January 31, 2022

                                                            overall4food3service3ambience5

                                                            Website needs to be more accurate and friendly

                                                          25. S

                                                            Sean

                                                            Seattle

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            Dined on January 31, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Always have an awesome ... Staff is awesome as well

                                                          26. l

                                                            lindam

                                                            1 review

                                                            1.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on January 1, 2022

                                                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                            We made a reservation for New Years and you were closed. A little email would have been nice. Instead of parking and all that and getting there and having you be closed. I understand people were sick but I've owned restaurants and I always open no matter what.

                                                          27. S

                                                            Sunny

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on December 22, 2021

                                                            overall3food3service1ambience3

                                                            Food was good! Very loud atmosphere. Service was decent until we got our food then it went downhill and was terrible.

                                                          28. SH

                                                            StephH

                                                            Seattle

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 22, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            I’ve never had a bad experience here! You guys do a wonderful job attending a full bar on concert nights. It’s my fave restaurant/concert venue in town! And Big Ed is hilarious.

                                                          29. CP

                                                            ChristyP

                                                            Seattle

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 18, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great service and food! Always love coming here before a concert.

                                                          30. DN

                                                            DevinN

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on December 18, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Jason and Devin had a great time:) met all the great people that run the bar. We hope you guys remember us next time we come to town for a show. Tell Chris and Nolan I'll be in touch next time we come:)

                                                          31. S

                                                            Sean

                                                            Seattle

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 18, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            It was awesome ... Plus was my brother's first time a the district bar as a customer ... I always have a great time at the district bar.

                                                          32. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Seattle

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 17, 2021

                                                            overall5food1service5ambience5

                                                            We've been there many times but this time the food was terrible.. way over priced for what you get. Good beer and drinks though.

                                                          33. KK

                                                            KellyK

                                                            Seattle

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on December 12, 2021

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                            Worked out perfect as a place to eat before the cncert.

                                                          34. MI

                                                            MISLEADING

                                                            Seattle

                                                            21 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            21 reviews

                                                            Dined on November 25, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                            Great food and fun, excellent menu options, friendly people. Highly recommend the District.

                                                          35. S

                                                            Sondra

                                                            Seattle

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on November 20, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Food was great, service was awesome, and the staff was super friendly and attentive. The last few times I came before shows and was seriously underwhelmed; however, their menu and food was far superior this time, and they were staffed well for a busy night!

                                                          36. LW

                                                            LauraW

                                                            Seattle

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on November 17, 2021

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                            It was great to eat here before the concert and we had a good time.

                                                          37. S

                                                            Sammy

                                                            Seattle

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on November 17, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great energy and the menu has a ton of great options to choose from. I highly recommend the Chicago Italian Beef sandwich.

                                                          38. K

                                                            Kratos

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on November 17, 2021

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                            First time there and it was a really good experience had a wonderful waitress it seemed very pleasant and very helpful with questions and everything especially dealing with the knitting factory. I would recommend people to check them out and probably going there again for some fun and pool and stuff

                                                          39. JC

                                                            JudithC

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on November 17, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            Very good food on a smaller menu. The seasonal rice bowl with lentils filling. Butternut soup superb

                                                          40. CC

                                                            CathyC

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on November 11, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            The food always comes out pretty fast so if you're there for an event you're not rushed to finish. Good good for a good price.

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                                                          The District Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 436 OpenTable diners.

                                                          Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                          Booked 3 times today
                                                          Google Map for The District Bar

                                                          916 W 1st Ave Spokane, WA 99201

                                                          Additional information

                                                          • Cross street

                                                            Monroe St

                                                          • Neighborhood

                                                            Spokane

                                                          • Hours of operation

                                                            Dinner: Thurs- Sat: 5pm to close, and before every show for dinner at 5pm.

                                                          • Cuisines

                                                            American, Contemporary American, Gastro Pub

                                                          • Dining style

                                                            Casual Dining

                                                          • Dress code

                                                            Casual Dress

                                                          • Parking details

                                                            Street and Public lot across the street.

                                                          • Payment options

                                                            AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                          • Executive chef

                                                            Gary Evans

                                                          • Additional

                                                            Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                          • Phone number

                                                            (509) 244-3279 ext. 3

                                                          • Private party facilities

                                                            We are available for private parties and events of all sorts from Wedding receptions to office parties with everything from light hors d'ouevres to full dinner packages available. We have a fully staffed and stocked bar within as well.

                                                          • Private party contact

                                                            Matt Judge: (509) 244-3279 ext. 6

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