Whether it’s your first time stepping foot in the Steam Plant or you’ve been a patron for years, you are sure to be impressed by the warm welcome from the friendly staff, inventive cuisine, handcrafted brews and unforgettable atmosphere of the iconic and historic Steam Plant.
On the main floor sits the Steam Plant Kitchen + Brewery, a restaurant unlike any you will find—anywhere! The space, which recently underwent an extensive renovation and beautification, captures the industrial feel of the space while offering a unique and memorable dining experience to each and every guest. The open design allows for guests to take in all the visuals the space has to offer, from the large murals to the original steam pipe lines.
“The Steam Plant is a great dining location for everyone! Our unique atmosphere is a great place to bring out-of-town guests to show them a part of Spokane’s history,” says Kelli Campbell, Steam Plant sales director. “The Steam Plant is a museum.”
The enlarged kitchen includes a wood-fired pizza oven, rotisserie, char-broiler and smoker. The cuisine is eclectic Northwest and locally sourced. Popular menu items include the steelhead, pork chop and ribeye, with the summer menu featuring new house-smoked barbecue-inspired menu items.
“Smoking a beef brisket, slow-cooking a chicken on the rotisserie … it all takes time and care and patience,” according to General Manager Jeff Cooney, adding that attention to detail—along with the restaurant’s location in the heart of Spokane’s entertainment and arts district—is why the Steam Plant Kitchen + Brewery has seen much success over the last year, along with their generous-pour signature cocktails and regional wine list. And don’t forget that the Steam Plant has also made a name for itself over the years with its craft brews created on-site, which allow beer lovers to choose from a variety of permanent taps and innovative seasonals.
“There’s something special happening here at the Steam Plant,” says Executive Chef Paul Taylor. “During my almost 30 years in the industry, I’ve been a part of some truly great kitchens, but nothing is quite as unique as this space.”
The new rooftop event space is one of a kind, offering an indoor/outdoor experience and featuring two outdoor patios with extensive views of Downtown Spokane. It can accommodate parties up to 150, which makes it an ideal location for weddings, birthday and anniversary parties, corporate retreats and meetings, and more! In additional, the Steam Plant is a full-service location providing staff and an event coordinator to assist with all your planning needs. This is the place to host that special summer event. “The most rewarding part of the Steam Plant renovation is the overall increase of community awareness. We are frequently serving new guests who have never been inside the Steam Plant before,” says Kelli. “The Steam Plant is such a huge part of Spokane’s history, and we are honored to have the opportunity to share a piece of Spokane’s history with everyone!”
Iconic building. Industrial ambience. Inventive cuisine. Find this and more at Spokane’s historic landmark, Steam Plant Kitchen + Brewery.
Steam Plant Kitchen + Brewery
159 S. Lincoln St.