The Whet Spot

John “Rick” Barry and Barbara Barry, new owners of the Whet Spot.

John “Rick” Barry and Barbara Barry, of Hillsboro, new owners of the Whet Spot, sought and received an on-premises and off-premises sales license for the tap room at 12 N. Holladay from the Seaside City Council on July 27.

They purchased the business from owner Tracy Linder who opened the tap room in early 2018.

The on-premises license allows the sale of malt beverages, wine and cider, and the sale of kegs of malt beverages to-go. Owners may cater small scale and large-scale private events if they have preapproval from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

The off-premises license allows the sale of beverages to-go. A police review did not find any disqualifying information or reason to deny the application.

Operating hours will expand.

“We’re not going to be open late at night,” Rick Barry said. “We’re not going to be ‘that’ place.”

The City Council unanimously approved the license requests.

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