It was 1987 when we broke ground on our Mountain View location. Tied House was the brainchild of Lou Jemison and Andreas Heller.  Lou had taken a trip to Andreas’ hometown of Baden Baden, Germany and stayed with Andreas’ family.  Upon his arrival after the long flight, Lou's host Frau Heller immediately took him on a tour of a new microbrewery in a neighboring town.  Call it lack of sleep, or genius, but Lou decided right then that he wanted to open his own microbrewery back in the states. In the mid 1980's, brewpubs were not common in California, and Tied House became one of the first of its kind in Northern California.  Tied House's first pint was proudly poured upon opening  in January 1988.

Since 1988, Tied House  has seen many guests come and go. The restaurant is in the hub of Silicon Valley, and on any given day you’ll rub elbows with Google execs, Stanford professors, and NASA scientists. In fact, while working at NASA Ames, Captain Scott Altman and his crew became regular visitors to our humble brewpub. They enjoyed their watering hole so much that Captain Altman and the crew took a Tied House coaster into space on one of their missions. (Read more about it here).  They all returned safely, and to document the trip, we have the coaster framed on a wall inside the restaurant. Look for it next time you visit us.

NASA Tied House Coaster

The Coaster

NASA Tied House Letter
NASA Tied House Patch

The flight

The letter


Tied House remains a favorite spot for locals and out-of-towners alike.  We continually update our menu with fresh new dishes, seasonal favorites, wines and cocktails.  We are proud to deliver some of the best beers in the area which can be enjoyed in the restaurant, and are available to go in kegs or bottles.   Tied House features indoor seating,  and covered/heated garden seating year round.  All of these areas make great party venues as well.  We look forward to seeing you at Tied House.

YAYCALIFORNIA.com calls Tied House, 

"The best Happy Hour around Castro Street and Downtown Mountain View." Read the complete article.  See the video:

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We hope to see you soon!

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