Slipping back into Bay St.
By CHRIS CHANCELLOR
Port Orchard Independent Staff Writer
June 12, 2008 · Updated 1:12 PM
From salsa to comedy, theyre hoping to entertain you at Slip 45.
The bar and eatery, which opened in March, features comedy shows, dinner shows, live bands and DJ music and theres plenty of food and drinks, too.
Were just playing it by ear, said owner Kim Houg.
She explained that while the last business on the property on Bay Street was run into the ground, we knew we would be able to turn it into something the community would enjoy.
Slip 45 opens at 4:30 a.m. every day for breakfast. The back area of the facility doesnt open until 8 or 9 p.m. for events. It closes at 2 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and at midnight on Sunday and Monday.
With 6,000 square feet of space, they are able to offer a variety of menus, with an emphasis on American food and at least one special everyday.
Breakfast offerings range from the standard two eggs and bacon or sausage ($5.99) to corn beef and hash with eggs ($8.99), pancakes ($3.50 for three) and omelets ($5.99 for the Denver version to $7.50 for the Texas version). They also offer breakfast on the run, including a torpedo burrito ($3.99) and French toast sticks ($2.99).
For later in the day, the menu features sandwiches and wraps served with fries, soup or salad such as a reuben ($7.50), chicken Caesar wrap ($7.99) and a shrimp and avocado wrap ($8.50). Other offerings include burgers ($5.99 to $8.50), fish and chips ($8.99) and fish tacos ($8).
The backside of the menu features a hearty helping of appetizers, everything from standard mozerella cheese sticks ($6.99) and buffalo wings ($7.50) to more unique offerings such as fried Loligo calamari served with a garlic aioli sauce ($6.99) and the Slip 45 House Shrimp Martini ($6.99 for black tiger prawns served martini-style over fresh mango salsa).
Houg said they have received a lot of requests for private parties.
And for those just wanting a night out, theres plenty to do.
We do a comedy show every Wednesday, Houg said. We do salsa, swing and ballroom dancing. If its something the community likes, well set a (regular) date for it.
In addition, Houg cited such family-friendly amenities as an arcade and shuffleboard. I want it to feel welcoming.Contact Port Orchard Independent Staff Writer Chris Chancellor at email@example.com or (360) 876-4414.