As the second largest city in the state of Washington, Spokane has much to offer. The city has a blossoming downtown area full of bars and pubs: check out our guide to the top 10 best bars in the destination that is the gateway to both the Canadian Rockies and the Columbia Valley Wine Region.
O’Doherty’s is an Irish pub located in the heart of downtown Spokane. They serve authentic Irish fare with classic offerings such as fish & chips and shepherds pie. The pub is plastered with dollar bills all over the walls and in order to get one on there, the patron must stand on top a table and sing a song in front of an audience. It’s not until then that the dollar bill will join the others in the hall of fame!
Address: O’Doherty’s, 525 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA , United States, +1 509-747-0322
Each and every one of the ales at No-Li Brewhouse is inspired by local names and they have an irresistible menu besides. Try the No-Li burger or the red lentil burger and pair it with one of the popular Osso Buco craft beers. No-Li Brewhouse has a patio offering prime river-front seating, where patrons can enjoy the scenic backdrop provided by the Spokane River.
Address: No-Li Brewhouse, 1003 E Trent Ave, Spokane, WA, United States, +1 509-242-2739
Zola transports its customers into another dimension. One of the seating areas has booths that have been converted from old carnival rides, while another has swinging side tables and what looks like a boat gone adrift in between one of the rooms. Zola also has a balcony area on the second floor, along with tilt-a-whirl style seats and more fantastical additions. Enhance the experience here by ordering some delicious appetizers such as the pork sliders, the rosemary fries and the mac and cheese.
Address: Zola, 22 W Main Ave, Spokane, WA, United States, +1 509-624-2416
Nectar Tasting Room
The Nectar Tasting Room is all about tasting wines in a clean and elegant atmosphere. The award-winning wines come from the Walla Walla Valley. The atmosphere is elevated by the brick building with arched doorways and hardwood floors, as well as the modern but unpretentious feel that abounds. Their wines are also available for sale and rival those to be found one state down in the famous Napa Valley of California.
Address: Nectar Tasting Room, 120 N Stevens St, Spokane, WA, United States, + 1509-290-5182
The Unforgiven Lounge
With its fluorescent colors, all-black painted walls and chrome decor, The Unforgiven Lounge looks like it could belong in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip. There are chandeliers hanging over a grand piano and a splash of silver waves painted unevenly across the room. This modern lounge boasts a wine bar and offers traditional American and European fare too. Enjoy one of the excellent martinis on the outdoor seating patio area or inside, where sleek leather couches beckon during the colder months.
Address: The Unforgiven Lounge, 415 W Hastings Rd, Spokane, WA, United States, +1 509-315-4277
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