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History and Dining Unite

History and Dining Unite

Photo courtesy: Westwood Brewing.

“Westwood brewing isn’t just a location, it’s a destination spot.”

Offering arched windows, rustic brickwork and stunning mountain views, the relaxed and casual family friendly restaurant in Rathdrum, Idaho, is filled with living history, thanks to owners and brothers Spencer and Shaun Howell and their wives Danielle and Jenny. While renovating the 1886 building to bring their dream restaurant to life, they took great pride in restoring the building while still keeping its history alive.

“We are driven to provide exceptional hand-crafted beers, delicious flavorful food in a casual historic setting, where families, friends and neighbors can experience consistent quality in our products while greeted by friendly faces to make you feel at home,” smiles Danielle.

Since opening its doors in 2017, the approximately 100-seat restaurant continues to be a dining destination. While creating a relaxed and historic atmosphere to their brewpub, quality has always been at the forefront of each meal served. Not only are all meats smoked fresh in-house, but steaks and Alaskan sockeye salmon are cut fresh daily. The prime rib is certified Angus and the burgers are half-pound prime beef. From the hand-dipped haddock to scratch-made dressings, sauces and desserts, the quality is sure to satisfy.

The food is complemented by 16 rotating drafts that include up to seven of Westwood’s own brews—Shotgun Blonde, North Idaho Huckleberry Blonde, Conductor IPA, Hobo Hazy IPA, Iron Rail Amber, Smokestack Scotch Ale and the Steam Engine Stout—as well as other craft beers from around the Pacific Northwest.

In addition to the enjoyable atmosphere, great food and drink, they offer events nearly every day of the week. If you’re looking to have a great time while enjoying some delicious food and cold brews, Westwood has you covered.

Taco Tuesday offers $3 pub tacos and $3 margaritas all day! Each week, Wednesday Trivia starts at 7pm (with the last Wednesday of each month being themed), and Friday Karaoke starts at 9pm. Saturday evenings, the restaurant comes alive as area musicians take the stage to perform live starting at 7pm. And don’t forget, sports fans can enjoy the big game on 12 screens, and guests can enjoy happy hour 3 to 6pm daily with deals on cold drinks and crowd-pleasing appetizers.

When it comes to what inspires the owners to come to work each and every day while leaving the job fulfilled, they all agree—the customers. They have found Westwood to be a truly rewarding endeavor while “being part of the history of our town, building such an amazing team and customer satisfaction,” says Spencer.

Its living history, dynamic menu of signature dishes, craft beer, unique atmosphere, fun events and friendly staff have fast made Westwood Brewing Company a local favorite. It’s well worth the visit each and every time.

Westwood Brewing Co. Rathdrum 8162 W. Main St. 208.712.3423

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