This past weekend, Pelican Brewing Co. opened up a new spectacular location on the sandy shoreline of Siletz Bay. Staying true to its beach roots, Pelican Brewing recently added to its iconic collection of coastal brewpubs with the new location on Siletz Bay, Lincoln City, Ore. The brewpub interior, with 15,333 sq ft, accommodates approximately 226 guests. Views of the bay and coastal wetlands are abundant from every angle as the floor-to-ceiling windows flood the expansive dining room with natural light. An upper mezzanine area provides even better views of the bay and is adjacent to new private group meeting or dining space. Outside the building, an expansive 2,600-sq-ft outdoor patio welcomes coast lovers with an ocean breeze and multiple seating options. The new location showcases the magnificence of this beautiful stretch of the Oregon Coast.
“We are honored that Pelican Brewing selected Lincoln City for their newest brewpub, and we welcome them as a new attraction, an engine of economic development and a marketing partner,” said Ed Dreistadt, director, Explore Lincoln City. “We also are excited to experience the stunning view of Siletz Bay from their new location. Having such a well-established Oregon brand locate here is a big win for Lincoln City.”
Designed by the global award-winning hospitality design firm, EDG Design, and the architectural expertise of Portland-based Jones Architecture, Pelican Brewing — Siletz Bay embodies a modern coastal design that embraces the beauty of the site and Pelican’s desire to serve up an extraordinary guest experience. According to lead architect, Alan Jones of Jones Architecture, the new brewpub was conceived as a destination venue that draws upon and honors the traditions of the Oregon Coast, Siletz Bay and the Pelican brand. The design was inspired by the drama of the natural environment — the shifting tides, ever changing conditions, and the dramatic views of the driftwood covered beaches called for a design solution that maximizes the views and bay frontage.
Pelican Brewing-Siletz Bay brings Pelican’s iconic beer cuisine culture to another Oregon coast town. Like its other locations in Pacific City, Cannon Beach, and Tillamook, the Siletz Bay location offers craft beers unique to that location — and a modern yet casual and relaxing guest experience, punctuated by the raw natural beauty and wildlife of the bay. The new brewpub delivers the same incomparable pub fare featuring locally sourced seafood and produce, and a number of innovative features found only at this new location such as the upcoming Phil’s Nest Crab Boil Experience. This special indoor/outdoor dining space, dubbed Phil’s Nest, is set to open in mid-October 2022. This will be a one-of-a-kind crab boil experience for guests to enjoy while looking out on the views of the bay.
“We are incredibly excited to offer visitors to our Siletz Bay location a new seafood experience which we hope will cultivate connection to our beautiful coastal location ocean and create new memories for our customers,” said Mary Jones, cofounder and CEO of Pelican Brewing Co.
“We opened our dining room doors at Siletz Bay to the public this summer, and now that the brewery is operational, it is time to celebrate,” Jones explained.
The first batch of beer brewed in Siletz Bay pays tribute to Pelican’s original opening celebration in 1996. Brewmaster Darron notes that the Doryman’s Dark Ale is not only one of the original beers that Pelican brewed for the opening day of the flagship Pacific City location in 1996, it is also Mary’s favorite beer. Darron says,
“We want to brew Doryman’s not just for Mary, but for our loyal fans — it is an amazing beer with a meaningful history, including many awards and medals over the years. We are so ready to begin pouring fresh brewed-in-house beer at Siletz Bay.”