Hours:
Sunday – Thursday, 7 a.m. 'til 12 midnight
Friday & Saturday, 7 a.m. 'til 1 a.m.

We’re open every day for breakfast. What’ll it be, the chicken fried steak or crunch French toast?

  • Edgefield Wines

    Edgefield Wines

    Available by the glass at all locations

  • Handcrafted Spirits

    Handcrafted Spirits

    Edgefield & Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Distillery spirits available only at McMenamins

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.

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. Our beer is brewed onsite, and the water comes from the artesian well bubbling away in the basement!
 
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 Wa., not Ore.). 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 – all of which makes for one historic pint of beer.

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

Menus

Breakfast  Breakfast Specials  Breakfast Dietary Restrictions
Kids  Happy Hour & Specials  Beverage  Dinner  Dinner Dietary Restrictions
Lunch  Lunch Dietary Restrictions  Dessert 

Food specials 3-6 p.m. & 10 p.m.-close
Drink specials 3-6 p.m. & 10 p.m.-12 midnight
No substitutions, additions, or to-go orders

We offer Northwest-style pub fare that incorporates the freshest seasonal ingredients from local and regional growers and producers (including Tillamook Cheese and Ice Cream, Pleasant Valley Pickles, Sheridan Fruit Company, Country Natural Beef and many others). We make everything onsite, including pizza, soups and more. Weekly specials round out our menus – 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.

Pizza available to go, call (360) 357-6444.

Art

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.

Bring in your growler for these fills from our taps:

(or purchase a glass growler at any of our locations)

 
Beer Hard Cider
32 ounce  $8-$12.50 32 ounce $9-$14
64 ounce  $16-$25.00 64 ounce $18-$28
 

Get fills on special at the Pubs:

Growler Mondays: $9*
*certain beers may be additional charge

Cider Wednesdays: $14*
*this price applies to standard Edgefield Cider – regular apple or seasonal only

Check out what's ON TAP at WHICH LOCATIONS on the free McMenamins app.

Apple Store   Android App

Cans
Our cans of signature Ruby and Hammerhead are available at all locations. Ask about seasonal and limited-edition cans and bottles as well.

Crowlers
Offered at our 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop, Cedar Hills and Cornelius Pass Roadhouse, a Crowler is a 32-ounce vessel that we fill fresh from an ale or cider tap of your choice and seal up.

Kegs/Cornelius Can

Shipping Beer
Now shipping to anywhere in Oregon
Call the Edgefield Gift Shop to order:
503-492-5470
7 a.m.–7 p.m. Pacific Time

Max 24 cans per order per state law

Why can't you ship elsewhere?
While Oregon law allows us to ship outside of the state, individual state laws prohibit us to ship beer directly to consumers.

  • Edgefield Wines

    Edgefield Wines

    Available by the glass at all locations

  • Handcrafted Spirits

    Handcrafted Spirits

    Edgefield & Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Distillery spirits available only at McMenamins

Hours:
Sunday – Thursday, 7 a.m. 'til 12 midnight
Friday & Saturday, 7 a.m. 'til 1 a.m.

We’re open every day for breakfast. What’ll it be, the chicken fried steak or crunch French toast?

  • 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.

    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. Our beer is brewed onsite, and the water comes from the artesian well bubbling away in the basement!
     
    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 Wa., not Ore.). 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 – all of which makes for one historic pint of beer.

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

  • Menus

    Breakfast  Breakfast Specials  Breakfast Dietary Restrictions
    Kids  Happy Hour & Specials  Beverage  Dinner  Dinner Dietary Restrictions
    Lunch  Lunch Dietary Restrictions  Dessert 

    Food specials 3-6 p.m. & 10 p.m.-close
    Drink specials 3-6 p.m. & 10 p.m.-12 midnight
    No substitutions, additions, or to-go orders

    We offer Northwest-style pub fare that incorporates the freshest seasonal ingredients from local and regional growers and producers (including Tillamook Cheese and Ice Cream, Pleasant Valley Pickles, Sheridan Fruit Company, Country Natural Beef and many others). We make everything onsite, including pizza, soups and more. Weekly specials round out our menus – 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.

    Pizza available to go, call (360) 357-6444.

  • 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.

  • Bring in your growler for these fills from our taps:

    (or purchase a glass growler at any of our locations)

     
    Beer Hard Cider
    32 ounce  $8-$12.50 32 ounce $9-$14
    64 ounce  $16-$25.00 64 ounce $18-$28
     

    Get fills on special at the Pubs:

    Growler Mondays: $9*
    *certain beers may be additional charge

    Cider Wednesdays: $14*
    *this price applies to standard Edgefield Cider – regular apple or seasonal only

    Check out what's ON TAP at WHICH LOCATIONS on the free McMenamins app.

    Apple Store   Android App

    Cans
    Our cans of signature Ruby and Hammerhead are available at all locations. Ask about seasonal and limited-edition cans and bottles as well.

    Crowlers
    Offered at our 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop, Cedar Hills and Cornelius Pass Roadhouse, a Crowler is a 32-ounce vessel that we fill fresh from an ale or cider tap of your choice and seal up.

    Kegs/Cornelius Can

    Shipping Beer
    Now shipping to anywhere in Oregon
    Call the Edgefield Gift Shop to order:
    503-492-5470
    7 a.m.–7 p.m. Pacific Time

    Max 24 cans per order per state law

    Why can't you ship elsewhere?
    While Oregon law allows us to ship outside of the state, individual state laws prohibit us to ship beer directly to consumers.

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