Grab the best seats in the house at this unique Oregon theater pub
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Seaside, Oregonis a charming coastal town located on the north coast of the state, known for its breathtaking view of the ocean, charming shops and unique attractions. In fact, it was the coastal town that my parents took me to the most when I was a kid, and it was probably my very first beach experience.
This place is buzzing with good vibes, stunning views, and awesome attractions. Whether you’re a beach lover, foodie, or history buff, Seaside is the place to be. From the seaside promenade (“The Prom” to the locals) to the arcades, sweet shops and old-fashioned carousel, I personally have wonderful memories here.
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The Times Theater & Public House, aka Sisu Brewing
One of the nicest places in downtown Seaside is the Times Theater & Public House. This historic theater has been kicking around this coastal Oregon town since the 1940s and has always been a community staple, despite being closed for thirty years. It’s undergone a few renovations since then, but the Times Theater & Public House reopened in 2018, still exuding a classic charm and character that makes it one of the city’s most iconic venues.
Films, live music and sports at the Times Theater & Public House
The Times Theater & Public House is a beloved institution that draws locals and tourists alike with its eclectic mix of live entertainment, movies, and great food and drink. The theater’s main stage hosts a variety of performances throughout the year, ranging from comedy and improv shows to live musical and theatrical productions. The venue’s intimate setting and fantastic acoustics make it a favorite among artists, and audiences love the chance to see top talent up close and personal.
If movies are more your thing, the Times Theater & Public House has you covered. The theater presents an impressive selection of films on its big screen, from old classics to brand new releases. With state-of-the-art projection and sound systems, you’ll feel like you’re right in the middle of the action. Plus, the comfortable seating and relaxing atmosphere make for the ultimate movie night.
Great food and beers next to the big screen
One of the unique features of The Times Theater & Public House is its pub, which serves a delicious selection of food and drink. The menu features classic pub fare like burgers, sandwiches, and fish and chips, as well as more unique dishes like jambalaya and Caribbean jerk chicken. And of course, no pub would be complete without a great selection of beers, wines and cocktails. The Times Theater & Public House pub is a popular place for locals to congregate and socialize, and it’s also a great place to grab a bite to eat before or after a show.
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A movie screen disguising Sisu Brewing
Sisu Brewing is located directly in the pub and, as the website proudly proclaims, The Times is “Half Brewery.” Half Theater. All Seaside.”. In fact, the fermentation tanks actually live right behind the big screen. “Sisu” is a Finnish word that has no definitive English translation but means something akin to a quality that we all have within us; courage, tenacity and robustness. This is the standard the brewery chooses to uphold.
Nostalgic touches abound here. For example, Beer Flights is wrapped in old film reels, with each slot numbered with a handy card showing which brew your mouth is about to taste.
Glorious appetizers, pub food and mains
On the entire Times Theater & Pub menu, I could make a meal out of the appetizers alone. Bacon confit with siracha, fried avocado wedges, black and fire onion rings, fried dill pickle chips, poutine topped with rosemary gravy…just GET INTO MY BELLY.
Clam Chowder is a staple restaurant meal on the Oregon Coast, especially when the creamy soup is served in a hearty bowl of fresh bread. I’ll also have onion rings on the side, please.
If you’re in the mood for a burger, The Times Theater & Pub has seven delicious options, including a vegetarian Impossible Burger®. All red meat patties can also be substituted for a grilled chicken breast at no charge.
I’m a real sucker for a cubano sandwich. The Times version features roasted pork shoulder, deli ham, Swiss cheese, sliced pickles, garlic aioli and Sisu Beer® Imperial Stout mustard on a toasted ciabatta bun.
Another winner is the classic French dip with a twist: roast beef, Swiss cheese, grilled onions and horseradish cream sauce on a toasted baguette with au jus on the side. You had me at “horseradish cream”.
A side of Sisu Beer Cheese Sauce can basically be added to anything on the menu (because what does Beer Cheese Sauce NOT top?).
In keeping with the theater’s classic roots, buckets of buttery popcorn and caramel corn are available to make your movie or live sports experience truly legendary.
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Speaking of events, the Times Theater & Public House can also be booked for your private meetings, up to 350 people. More information is available on their website.
So ready to enjoy the show?
Where is the Times Theater & Public House?
133 Broadway St.
Seaside, OR 97138
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