Cover photo: Szechuan cauliflower from WaterFire and pulled pork sliders from Public House of Yakima
3 Spots for Sips and Bites with Friends
Everyone needs a good gathering spot after a long day. The Yakima Valley has no shortage of great places to get cozy with friends this time of year and a fantastic happy hour makes a perfect gathering place even better. Here are a few locals’ favorite happy hour spots around the Valley! Stay tuned for our next round up of places for great sips and bites.
A Provisions experience is marked as much by the great people that make up their team as by the delicious menu of elevated casual favorites and seasonal specialties. In addition to their lively indoor space, they’ve recently added a second outdoor patio for all seasons, with shade sails in summer and heaters in winter. The second patio, The Coop, is surrounded by fruit bins as a nod to the Yakima Valley’s ag roots. Leave time to browse the market for artisan foods, décor, gifts, wine and more.
Happy Hour Details: Come for happy hour Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 3 to 5:30 pm and enjoy all day happy hour on Wednesdays.
What to Have: In addition to their wine, beer and cocktail specials, their bites menu is loaded with locals’ favorites, including house-made corn dogs, street tacos, sliders, cheese curds and loaded fries.
Public House of Yakima opened doors in west Yakima just four years ago but has become a mainstay of places to raise a pint or two with friends. First opened in a lovingly restored, historic craftsman house, it quickly grew to be a hot spot and they built and then expanded an outstanding outdoor space that now boasts covered seating, outdoor taps, bocce ball and more. Not long after, they opened a second location on the east side of town with just as much fun to be had, with even more indoor space for happy hour gatherings.
Happy Hour Details: Enjoy happy hour pricing from 2:30 to 5:30 pm every Monday through Friday, including $1 off pints and food items.
What to Have: With 120 taps at two locations your choices for craft beer feel endless. You can also enjoy local wines and ciders. Food favorites include their house-made flatbreads just made to pair with local craft brews and, of course, their signature Bavarian pretzels with beer mustard and cheese.
WaterFire is a family-owned and operated restaurant that opened in 2018 after years of dreaming and planning. Chef Derrin Davis grew up in the Yakima Valley and, after years working at restaurants throughout the U.S., is thrilled to celebrate the abundance of our region. Sourcing from local and regional farms and ranches, he specializes in premium steaks and seafood, as well creative, casual favorites. Voted best happy hour and best patio in 2022, it should definitely be on your list.
Happy Hour Details: Stop by for happy hour Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 5 pm and all day on Wednesday.
What to Have: In addition to long-time happy hour specialties, such as Thai chicken lettuce wraps, gorgonzola fries and chef’s special calamari, a new cult favorite is the Szechuan cauliflower.
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