Meet our Team
Owner / Operator : Jeff Eagan
Back in 1991, after living in London and developing a deep appreciation for the sense of community he experienced visiting many local pubs, Jeff Eagan had a vision to bring British Pub Culture and that sense of Community and Acceptance to Seattle. He joined forces with Jeff Reich, an accomplished chef. Together, they built the 74th Street Ale House and introduced Seattle to the idea of a local gathering spot where people of all ethicnic and cultural differences could feel comfortable meeting, talking and sampling local craft brews and superb, freshly prepared meals at affordable prices.
Executive Chef-G.M. : Kathy Christopher
Kathy grew up in and around kitchens in her family’s St. Louis restaurant. In Seattle, she developed her own innovative cooking talents and ran her own catering business. For years, she worked alongside nationally renowned chef, Ludgar Szmania at Szmania’s in Magnolia as lead cook and food designer for his cookbooks and magazine features.
In 1994, Kathy joined Seattle Alehouses and today oversees all of our kitchens—creating fresh, weekly menus for each ale house. Under her expert guidance, we have maintained the highest standards of excellence; attracting praise and a devoted clan of regulars who join us every week seeking her memorable, satisfying, and flavorful dishes that define Seattle-style Ale House Cuisine.
General Manager: Morgan McDowell
Morgan’s history with restaurants goes back to when he was 15 working as a dishwasher in a local diner. He then went on to work in and manage some of Seattle’s best pub kitchens, and bartend and manage at some of Seattle’s largest micro-breweries. After working as kitchen manager for Pyramid Brewery, Morgan moved to the front of the house as Pike Brewery’s dining room and bar manager.
Morgan joined Seattle Alehouses in 2002. He quickly showed his dedication to our mission of providing neighborhoods with great local gathering spots. Today, he combines his knowledge of the microbrew industry and pub operations with his belief in providing the highest quality food. We’re pleased to have him skillfully run our collection of Seattle’s neighborhood alehouses.