This new Kennewick restaurant will elevate the sports bar game

Published: October 09, 2018

Construction started in late August at 12125 W. Clearwater Ave. in Kennewick for a new restaurant called Silo’s Sports Bar & Grill. A sports pub and grill with a twist is taking shape near Badger Canyon in west Kennewick.

Silo’s Sports Pub and Grill is the brainchild of a Kennewick crew who felt something was missing from the local dining scene.

Spokesman Phil DeLaRosa said the team is pulling together a restaurant that blends the best of the dining spots they’ve enjoyed in other cities, mixing the cuisine of an upper scale establishment, the vibe of a sports bar, and a cozy relationship with the region’s farmers.

Van Zuyen contributed the site for the venture and the hospitality expertise as well. He owns Badger Canyon Coffee next door.

Conner’s construction company is building the 5,600-square-foot restaurant.

Wave Design Group, the Kennewick firm behind the new 3 Eyed Fish, as well as Roaster’s standalone coffee shops, designed Silo’s with a traditional grain silo as its primary architectural feature.

DeLaRosa said the farm theme speaks to the agricultural economy of Eastern Washington.

“We’re in a big agriculture-based community. We like to tie in,” he said.

DeLaRosa called Silo’s the result of a desire to bring something different to the Tri-Cities. The menu will feature local, natural foods and chef-designed dishes, along with traditional pub fare.

“We’re pulling things from all the places we see,” he said.

The bar will offer 24 beers on tap, as well as a full spirits menu. Silo’s also will serve up a variety of jello shots, thanks to a commercial jello shot maker manufactured in Portland.

There will be big screen televisions to show major sporting events.

And for more active patrons, there will be pool tables and outdoor activities, including a deck and spots for friendly competitions, including a bean bag toss area and possibly horseshoes.

“I think it’s going to be unique to the Tri-Cities,” DeLaRosa said.

Construction began in late August. Despite significant excavation, DeLaRosa said the owners plan a fast turnaround. If all goes well, Silo’s will open in early February.

DeLaRosa estimated the building cost at about $800,000.