Seattle, WA, May 22, 2018 ­– Magnuson Cafe & Brewery, from the group behind Dexter Brewhouse and Mollusk Brewing in South Lake Union, is set to open in Magnuson Park early summer 2018.

The family-friendly restaurant, offering hand-crafted food and 16 beers on tap, is located on the northern shoreline of Magnuson Park, and will feature a large outdoor deck with multiple levels overlooking Lake Washington. The outdoor area will include a dog-friendly area as well as a retractable shade structure. Atelier Drome Architecture + Interior Design, along with general contractor James Company, worked closely with Cody Cluff, owner of Magnuson Cafe & Brewery, to bring an intentionally understated design utilizing materials like a reclaimed Douglas Fir wood wall and metal elements, allowing the historic building from the Naval Air Station Seattle to shine through.

“Magnuson Cafe & Brewery will be a truly Northwest beer-focused dining and drinking experience,” said Cody Cluff, owner of Dexter Brewhouse, Magnuson Cafe & Brewery, and Mollusk Brewing. “I’m very excited to share the large outdoor deck on Lake Washington in one of Seattle’s most historic parks and see our community enjoying themselves, soaking up the Seattle sun along with great food and beer.”

Jon Langley, Executive Chef & Director of Kitchen Operations, has created a menu that’s designed to be approachable, fresh, and familiar consisting of American brewpub food with a Northwest influence. The restaurant will offer elevated pub grub as well as summer-friendly dishes including seasonally-inspired pastas, pork carnitas tacos & farm-fresh salads. Weekend brunch will be a focus for the restaurant offering crowd favorites like avocado toast and mimosas, to classics like breakfast burritos and biscuits & gravy. A brunch-friendly drink list will also be available on weekends. 

Mollusk Brewing will expand brewing capacity with a second brewhouse under the same roof as the restaurant. “Being able to have two breweries operating together is a game changer and will allow us to produce beer for our restaurants, as well as increase our presence throughout the Pacific Northwest.” says brewmaster Cody Morris.

The restaurant and brewery will be located at 7801 62nd Ave NE, occupying historic Building 20, previously used for torpedo storage long ago, is the first of its kind in the park. Magnuson Cafe and Brewery looks forward to partnering with other local organizations such as Sail Sand Point, Cascade Bicycle Club, the Mountaineers, Arena Sports, the Magnuson Athletic Club, Seattle Parks & Rec, NOAA and others.


About Dexter Brewhouse and Magnuson Cafe & Brewery

Dexter Brewhouse and Magnuson Cafe & Brewery are modern American brewhouse restaurants, engaging communities through memorable experiences with approachable, progressive hand-crafted food and beer. With Chef Jon Langley & Brewmaster Cody Morris working in tandem, the restaurants offer unique opportunities to experience the upscale pub food paired with the freshest beer. Established in 2017 with Dexter Brewhouse, the restaurant group now has two locations in Seattle, WA and both are open for weekend brunch, and daily for lunch, happy hour, dinner and late-night dining. For more information, visit, or follow on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.