The Contreras Brothers, Greg and Eric have done it again - they have opened their second Kirkland location in less than a year. The Juanita Pub (9736 NE 120th Place) is located just behind the Juanita Village in the building formerly occupied by J Bay Bar and Grill. The changeover is a welcome site for nearby neighbors, many of whom who never warmed to the former establishment.
Fresh off the heals of their successful launch of the Parkplace Pub in downtown Kirkland in January, Eric and Greg hope to make the their new venture a gathering place for the Juanita neighborhood. One patron at "the Pub" summed up this sentiment nicely when he said, "Everybody needs a neighborhood pub."
At the Juanita Pub you'll find plenty of large flat screen TVs showing the games, a contemporary, fully-stocked bar, pool tables and an outdoor patio with a fire pit. The standard pub fare combined with a selection of salads and burgers nicely fills out their reasonably priced menu.
The Contreras brothers are experienced restauranteurs. In addition to the aforementioned Kirkland establishments, they run two other Eastside bars: Daman's Bar & Grill in Overlake and Sideline Sports Bar in Factoria.