The Reef – Bremerton, WA
Opened in 2015 with a higher purpose of “enhancing the lives of our customers and community with extraordinary herb,” The Reef in Bremerton is an interesting spot. Situated on Callow and 11th, the unassuming exterior of the building situated between a 7Eleven and Little Caesars Pizza, transforms into a flashy, cutting edge cannabis oasis on the inside, where weed is literally delivered for you to purchase like a pair of shoes at Nordstrom. Upon entering, your eyes’ attention is quickly stolen by the neon lights framing glass displays that encase the shop’s product selection. You can easily find a bud tender to place your order from the back or browse the robust menu on one of the many iPads floating above the counter on the center island of the shop.
Walking into a shop that feels much like a jewelry store with glass displays and ordering cannabis products off of an iPad might seem a bit, let’s say, modern for some of us old stoners. Assistant Manager, Chris Ross was adamant that customers do not need to interact with the iPads at all, in fact. All one needs to do is locate a knowledgeable bud tender on the floor to help them find what they need. Not only are the bud tenders at The Reef knowledgeable about the product they are selling and the expected effects, many are long time Kitsap natives giving this chic and modern shop an intimate hometown vibe.
Taking the lead from industry giants like Uncle Ikes, The Reef randomly samples product on their shelves for pesticide testing to ensure its vendors are working within the guidelines set by the state. The Reef offers a finely curated combination of high-end industry favorites to boutique local brands. With price points to serve every pocket book, The Reef is keeping the good folks of Bremerton happy and high!