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About Rhein Haus Tacoma

Opened in February of 2017, Rhein Haus Tacoma's Stadium District's very own 10,000 square-foot slice of Bavaria. Owners Deming Maclise and James Weimann. Bavarian fare—house-made sausages and pretzels—are accompanied by 24 drafts featuring both European and Northwestern beers. In addition to the main dining room, an 80-seat bier hall, 53 bar seats, an intimate fire place, and five indoor bocce ball courts. An outdoor biergarten offers sunny seating. Bocce ball courts are available to rent by the hour and in conjunction with event space rentals.

JAMES WEIMANN & Deming maclise

owner / designers

Each with their own separate ventures, James and Deming first partnered to open Bastille in 2009, a Parisian-inspired restaurant in Ballard. The success of that opening solidified their partnership, and the subsequent development of JWD4 Design, a consulting partnership that specializes on the design, layout and atmosphere development for restaurants, cafés, hotels, bars and breweries. The opening of Poquitos was borne from their collective desire to offer authentic presentations of Mexican cuisine in a space designed with the Spanish colonial aesthetics of Mexico in mind. Together with their business partners, they have gone on to open Macleod’s Fish & Chips and Scottish Pub, three Rhein Haus locations, Stoneburner, and Beer Star. 

rich & courtney fox and DUSTIN WATSON & matt Fundingsland

 operating owners

Rich & Courtney and Matt & Dustin, close friends and all longtime restaurant managers & bartenders, were able to fulfill a dream of opening a restaurant together with the creation of Poquitos. Since opening Poquitos in 2011 they have gone on to open three Rhein Haus locations in Seattle, Denver, and Tacoma; Macleod's Scottish Pub with partner Alan Macleod; and most recently CTO located within Beer Star in White Center. 

Kelly Wilson

EXECUTIVE CHEF

Kelly’s love for food and cooking guided him to apply his passion at some of the more acclaimed kitchens of Southern California. While attending Culinary School the chance to work in New York presented itself, where he remained for ten years, honing his skills at Michelin renowned restaurants and ultimately meeting his wife. The search for a new experience brought Kelly to Seattle, where he began working at Bastille, and quickly moved up the ranks, until leaving to help run the kitchen at Rhein Haus in Capitol Hill. With the expansion of Rhein Haus to Tacoma Kelly has been excited to lead his team and explore the opportunities and identity of the “City of Destiny”

Rylee Cotey

Event & operations manager

Rylee has been planning and executing all private events at Rhein Haus Tacoma since our opening in 2017, as well as managers operations at the restaurant. Previously, she was a server and bartender at Rhein Haus Seattle where she worked from 2013 until our Tacoma location opened.