McMenamins Spar Café
Olympia's beloved Spar Cafe was family-owned for 60 of its 70 years of existence and then changed hands to another Pacific Northwest family, McMenamins! From its original days as a blue-collar joint for dockworkers and loggers to its modern reinterpretation as a gathering spot for students, politicians and legislators, The Spar has a long-running history as an anchor of the community.
McMenamins continues the family tradition, with a nod to its past and an eye on its future. Spar Café offers family-friendly breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, including such McMenamins staples as hearty pancakes, housemade granola, burgers, fresh salads, seasonal specials and more, along with a selection of our handcrafted ales, wines and spirits.
Want to try a beer made with 3,330-year-old artesian well water (give or take 50 years)? Then you’ve come to the right place. McMenamins beer is brewed onsite, and the water comes from the artesian well bubbling away in the basement!