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    We're Open for Dine-In Service!

Hours:
Sunday – Thurday, 8 am – 10 pm
Friday & Saturday, 8 am – 11 pm
Breakfast served, 8– 11 am

Call in your order: (360) 357-6444
Delivery also available: Postmates and DoorDash

How we're protecting employees and customers

Now open for dine-in service!

Upcoming Events

Burger Month
Monday, Jul 06

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

Call in your order: (360) 357-6444
Delivery also available: Postmates and DoorDash

Menu  Breakfast  Specials

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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    We're Open for Dine-In Service!

  • Hours:
    Sunday – Thurday, 8 am – 10 pm
    Friday & Saturday, 8 am – 11 pm
    Breakfast served, 8– 11 am

    Call in your order: (360) 357-6444
    Delivery also available: Postmates and DoorDash

    How we're protecting employees and customers

    Now open for dine-in service!

    Upcoming Events

    see all events
    Burger Month
    Monday, July 06
    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

    Call in your order: (360) 357-6444
    Delivery also available: Postmates and DoorDash

    Menu  Breakfast  Specials

    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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