Hours:
Sunday - Thursday, 7am - 10pm
 Friday & Saturday, 7am - midnight

Breakfast served:
Monday – Friday, 7am – 11am
Saturday, 7am – noon
Sunday, 7am –1pm


Order online with Uber Eats and DoorDash

Call in your order: (360) 357-6444

Upcoming Events

Leap Day
Thursday, Feb 29
Hogshead Whiskey’s 22nd Birthday
Wednesday, Mar 06
St. Patrick's Day
Friday, Mar 15
St. Patrick's Day
Saturday, Mar 16

About Spar Café

From one family to another — welcome to McMenamins!

Olympia's beloved Spar Café was family-owned for 60 of its 70 years of existence and then changed hands to another Pacific Northwest family — ours! 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. Have a look at an excerpt from our newsletter for a story on the Spar's past.

McMenamins is pleased to continue the family tradition, with a nod to its past and an eye on its future. We offer 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.

Some of you may remember the Olympia Beer ads of the early ‘80s announcing “It’s the water.” We can’t confirm or deny that Artesians (those brewers of the purest water) exist, but we do know that the very same artesian well water bubbles away in the basement of the Spar Café, and even inspired us to make vodka with it.

According to one hydrogeologist, the water is from an aquifer called the Tumwater Sand of the Holocene Epoch, a deposit of the Deschutes River (in Washington, not Oregon) The sand was deposited as the Deschutes re-established its channel after the last glacier withdrew from the Puget Sound, about 12,000 years ago – and this is the very water you drink in the pub and in our Spar Vodka.

Spar Café allows pets to be tied up outside of the patio areas.

Menus

Breakfast  Menu  Kids  Spirits  Beverage

Order online with Uber Eats and DoorDash

Call in your order: (360) 357-6444

We offer Northwest-style pub fare that incorporates the freshest seasonal ingredients from local and regional growers and producers. Our pizza, soups and more are house-made, and seasonal specials are always a menu option - ask your server for details.

Gluten-free buns available! These light, crisp, locally made products are available for an additional charge with hamburgers and sandwiches – just ask your server. Please note: Although the bun is gluten-free, our kitchens are not.

History

At five o'clock on Friday afternoon, June 28, 1935, the creators of The Spar extended a genial invitation to all residents of the community to come and explore the new business. People came from all over the region — by plane in some instances — to see downtown Olympia's new sporting man's paradise, the "finest eating and recreation parlor" around. By all accounts, none were disappointed.

Read more about saloons, beer halls and stores on this spot of 4th Avenue since at least 1880.

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  • Hours:
    Sunday - Thursday, 7am - 10pm
     Friday & Saturday, 7am - midnight

    Breakfast served:
    Monday – Friday, 7am – 11am
    Saturday, 7am – noon
    Sunday, 7am –1pm


    Order online with Uber Eats and DoorDash

    Call in your order: (360) 357-6444

    Upcoming Events

    see all events
    Leap Day
    Thursday, February 29
    Hogshead Whiskey’s 22nd Birthday
    Wednesday, March 06
    St. Patrick's Day
    Friday, March 15
    St. Patrick's Day
    Saturday, March 16

    From one family to another — welcome to McMenamins!

    Olympia's beloved Spar Café was family-owned for 60 of its 70 years of existence and then changed hands to another Pacific Northwest family — ours! 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. Have a look at an excerpt from our newsletter for a story on the Spar's past.

    McMenamins is pleased to continue the family tradition, with a nod to its past and an eye on its future. We offer 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.

    Some of you may remember the Olympia Beer ads of the early ‘80s announcing “It’s the water.” We can’t confirm or deny that Artesians (those brewers of the purest water) exist, but we do know that the very same artesian well water bubbles away in the basement of the Spar Café, and even inspired us to make vodka with it.

    According to one hydrogeologist, the water is from an aquifer called the Tumwater Sand of the Holocene Epoch, a deposit of the Deschutes River (in Washington, not Oregon) The sand was deposited as the Deschutes re-established its channel after the last glacier withdrew from the Puget Sound, about 12,000 years ago – and this is the very water you drink in the pub and in our Spar Vodka.

    Spar Café allows pets to be tied up outside of the patio areas.

  • Menus

    Breakfast  Menu  Kids  Spirits  Beverage

    Order online with Uber Eats and DoorDash

    Call in your order: (360) 357-6444

    We offer Northwest-style pub fare that incorporates the freshest seasonal ingredients from local and regional growers and producers. Our pizza, soups and more are house-made, and seasonal specials are always a menu option - ask your server for details.

    Gluten-free buns available! These light, crisp, locally made products are available for an additional charge with hamburgers and sandwiches – just ask your server. Please note: Although the bun is gluten-free, our kitchens are not.

  • At five o'clock on Friday afternoon, June 28, 1935, the creators of The Spar extended a genial invitation to all residents of the community to come and explore the new business. People came from all over the region — by plane in some instances — to see downtown Olympia's new sporting man's paradise, the "finest eating and recreation parlor" around. By all accounts, none were disappointed.

    Read more about saloons, beer halls and stores on this spot of 4th Avenue since at least 1880.

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