Olympic Peninsula & Washington Coast drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Craft Beer in Vancouver

Loowit Brewing Company

This locally beloved brewery's taproom is an especially great hangout on a sunny day when the pup-friendly patio beckons. There are around 20 beers on tap, usually including the signature Loowit Lager, several IPAs …
Microbrewery in Port Townsend

Finnriver Farm & Cidery

Ten miles south of Port Townsend, in Chimacum, is this pastoral, family-run cidery and organic farm in a beautiful setting. In the tasting room you can sample Finnriver's traditional-style ciders as well as more con…
Cafe in Olympia

Batdorf & Bronson

Olympia's most famous coffee outlet stands out, even in the caffeine-fueled Pacific Northwest. If you like your morning brew fair-trade, shade-grown and certified organic, this is the place to come. Its shopfront ho…
Pub in Long Beach & Seaview

Long Beach Tavern

This comfy locals' hangout has a bunch of pool tables, cute sayings scrawled on the walls ('We're all here because we're not all there') and much better burgers ($7 to $12) than you might expect. The seafood chowder…
Craft Beer in Port Townsend

Propolis Brewing

This cool space is more like a little old-fashioned apothecary than your average brewpub. You'll find no ordinary pilsners or IPAs here – Propolis brews small-batch organic farmhouse-style and sour beers made with l…
Pub in Ocean Shores

Elk Head Tap Room

The kitchen is long gone, but this tiny, stylishly rustic taproom (complete with driftwood bar) serves little baskets of hot nuts to go with its substantial craft beers. The main brewery is in Buckley, Washington; t…
Pub in Vancouver

Shanahan's

This enormous pub is a popular and lively local spot. There's a bunch of pool tables in a back room, a huge happy-hour menu of better-than-average bar snacks, and a large (smoke-friendly) outdoor seating area. Acros…
Cafe in Olympia

Burial Grounds

When your latte is named after an Ursula K LeGuin story, or comes with a skeleton head drawn in the foam, you smile. When said latte is one of the best coffee drinks you've ever had, you take note. This comfortable …
Cocktail Bar in Olympia

Dillinger's

This upscale Prohibition-style cocktail bar inhabits a 1927 bank building – you can even drink in the vault. The space and the drinks are equally beautiful, whether you want a classic old-fashioned or something with…
Microbrewery in Vancouver

Doomsday Brewing Safe House

Decked out like a postapocalyptic zombie-safe bunker, this little brewpub is a fun hangout, with a couple of pinball machines, board games, end-times art everywhere, a large back patio and a wide range of its own cr…