The Eastside Club


12 Reviews
The Eastside ClubThe Eastside Club

Type: Bar, Eatery

410 4th Ave E
Olympia, Washington, 98501-1109
United States

(360) 357-9985 | map

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Added by RedDiamond on 06-08-2005

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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 19
Photo of idResponse
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

The Eastside Club is THE place to go in Olympia if you like GOOD beer at a reasonable price. Thursday nights are Thirsty Thursdays and they offer pints for $2.25 each. It used to be simply $2 a pint but... inflation and all... you know...

They have over 30 micros on tap and usually have the Deschutes Obsidian Stout on Nitrous! Very tasty! The menu is constantly changing so it's never boring to visit often. They maintain everything very well and I never have a bad pint poured for me. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly even during the busiest of times.

Food is available through a window in the back leading next door to the Clubside Cafe. The Clubside Cafe has the most authentic and tasty Philadelphia Cheesesteak Sandwiches in the northwest, and the rest of their menu is damned fine as well. Excellent grub to go with that can be ordered from the window. They hand you a nice little coaster that buzzes and vibrates when your order is up.

I highly recommend visiting the Eastside if you are in the area. It has lots of heritage, the best pool tables, a ping pong table, air hockey, a few arcade games, darts, nice people, great staff, and a whole ton of microbrew on tap. They even have a lot of stuff in bottle they will sell to go and they do growlers! Don't pass it up!

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Photo of RedDiamond
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

The Eastside Club has been my regular haunt in Olympia for longer than I care to remember. I’ve probably been drinking there since the days I had to use a fake ID, probably 20 years or more. The place has a lot of personal history for me that includes a long roster of misty watercolored memories. (Cue music. No wait, don’t cue music.)

The point of it is there’s not too many places in this world you can run into folks you’ve known for twenty years. There’s fewer places still where you would want to run into folks you’ve known for twenty years. But the Eastside Club is one such place for me and I can’t help but attach a lot of personal sentiment to the place.

All that aside, it’s a humble little joint; one might even call it grungy. Hell, Kurt Cobain used to live just five blocks from this place (on Pear Street). There are two beer boards behind the bar; one listing 17 regular taps, the other listing 15 seasonals. They’re almost entirely northwest microbrews ranging no further than California with perhaps a Fat Tire thrown in for good measure. They take great pride in refusing to stock Bud or Coors here. If you need some swill, you can probably get a stubby of Oly (now brewed in Milwaukie or some such place). There’s no booze here but decent food service can be had through a window that opens to the café next door.

Mondays and Thursdays are cheap beer nights and they draw a crowd. Micro Monday, as they call it, used to feature $1.75 pints of great NW micro beers like Jolly Roger. It’s probably up to $2.50 by now but still hard to complain. You’ll find about 7 pool tables here, air hockey, ping-pong, video games, and a great jukebox. There’s also lots of hippy folk, revolutionaries, people you shouldn’t lend money to, free wifi, and now free live music on Mondays. This is a great bar for reasons I hope you come to appreciate.

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The Eastside Club in Olympia, WA
4.29 out of 5 based on 19 ratings.
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