Cover photo: Szechuan cauliflower from WaterFire and pulled pork sliders from Public House of Yakima
Great 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.
Outskirts Brewing Co. may be the Yakima Valley’s newest craft brewery but they’ve been quick to earn acclaim. In addition to a diverse selection craft beer, enjoy creative cocktails and delicious food from the house restaurant. Come and enjoy a family-friendly dining room along with our cozy tap room and spacious, beautiful patio. They host a year-round calendar of fantastic live music and other performances.
Happy Hour Details: Join them for happy hour in the dining room from 2:30 to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, 4 to 5:30 pm in the tap room and 9 pm to close on both Friday and Saturday nights, along with all-day happy hour every Sunday.
What to Have: Happy hour specials range from a variety of appetizers in both the tap room and dining room and a creative assortment of cocktails and non-alcoholic options. Try smoked salmon straws, house-made arancini, hand-dipped coconut prawns and more! Enjoy $1 off Outskirts draft beer and our outside beer taps, $2 off house wine and only $11 house cocktails.
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, contemporary indoor spaces, they have two lovely patios to enjoy in our warmer months. The recently added outdoor space, The Coop, is surrounded by fruit bins as a nod to the Yakima Valley’s ag roots. Keep an eye on their live music lineup beginning in the summer. 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 happy hour wine, beer and cocktail specials, their bites menu is loaded with locals’ favorites, including house-made corn dogs, street tacos (including a cauliflower version), barbecue pork sliders, teriyaki meatballs and loaded fries.
Public House of Yakima has become a mainstay of places to gather and raise a pint or two with friends at their original “West” location. 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. Their second location recently opened on the east side of town with just as much fun to be had, and 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 all 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.
Take in the beautiful setting at Terra Blanca on the Southwest slope of Red Mountain. Enjoy Tuscan-inspired architecture, beautiful grounds, panoramic views, exceptional wines and a variety of house specialties from the Vineyard Grill.
Happy Hour Details: Kick the weekend off early with happy hour every Thursday from 5 to 9 pm with $8 glass pour specials and delicious food from Winery Executive Chef Jim Vande Berg and his talented culinary team. In addition to the complete Red Mountain estate-produced wine list, they offer beer and cider on tap, games and a selection of delectable menu items to savor. Reservations are available, but walk-ins are more than welcome. All ages.
What to Have: Order from their rotating happy hour menu featuring a selection of delicious foods to pair with their wines. Find flatbreads, roasted fingerling “jo-jos,” seasonal soups, other small bites and sweet treats.
Located in the heart of west Yakima, The Kiln was created by a team with a love of good beer and wine and with strong ties to local agriculture and the valley’s hop industry. They feature 30 taps of premium Pacific Northwest beer and wine where everyone is welcome to their family-friendly space that includes a kid’s corner inside, an indoor/outdoor fireplace and their ½-acre yard with its unique “beer berm” for basking in the Yakima sun. Savor a menu of artisan pizza, sandwiches, salads and unique small bites.
Happy Hour Details: They invite you to join them for “the happiest hours,” Monday through Thursday from 3 to 5 pm, including $1.50 off ALL taps along with a “happy hour ONLY” menu.
What to have: The happy hour menu includes delicious bites such as garlic parm spuds, personal pizza, pork verde tacos, cheese quesadilla, parmesan bread bites and chips with salsa verde.
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 working at restaurants throughout the U.S., he came home to celebrate the flavors of the Northwest. Sourcing from local and regional farms and ranches, he specializes in premium steaks and seafood, as well creative, casual favorites.
Happy Hour Details: Stop by for happy hour in the bar and on the patio (weather permitting) Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 5 pm and all day on Wednesday. Enjoy draft beer, wine and well drink specials and a dedicated happy hour menu.
What to Have: In addition to long-time happy hour specialties, such as Thai chicken nachos, gorgonzola fries and chef’s special calamari, a new cult favorite is the Szechuan cauliflower.
Yakima Steak Company has been bringing great food, great friends, and great memories together since 2017. Located right in Downtown Yakima, it’s the perfect place to stop while you’re in town!
Happy Hour Details: Unwind during happy hour in the bar and on the patio Monday to Friday from 3 to 6 pm and Saturdays from 11 am to 5 pm. Happy hour features discounted draft beers, house wines and rotating cocktails along with mouthwatering appetizers from the happy hour menu.
What to Have: Indulge in beef sliders topped with bacon relish and bleu cheese, paired perfectly with a refreshing Company Mule crafted with Tito’s vodka. For a non-alcoholic option bursting with flavor, try the Mango Madness beverage.
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