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click to enlarge Fifty taps line the bar at Manito Tap House.
  • Fifty taps line the bar at Manito Tap House.

24 Taps Sports Bar 24 Taps' name rings true regarding its beer selection, with a dozen local brews on tap plus 12 additional options behind the bar. The menu is packed with lots of appetizers under $10, like wings and jalapeño-stuffed tater tots. To top it all off, the walls are lined with massive TVs.  825 W. Riverside Ave., Spokane, Wash. • 309-3103

The Blackbird Tavern + Kitchen Patrick McPherson of Manito Tap House and Austin Dickey of Copeland Architecture & Construction came together to design this gastropub on the first floor of the historic Broadview Dairy building. They serve more than 110 bottled beers and feature 40 taps — a few of which dispense wine and hard cider. Much the menu is Southern-inspired, with around 30 percent of it changing seasonally.  905 N. Washington St. , Spokane, Wash. • 392-4000

Brooklyn Deli and Lounge Brooklyn Deli has been serving up sandwiches and soups to the Spokane masses for 17 years in its spot tucked away behind the Montvale Hotel. After a move to the first floor of the Montvale, there's even more space — along with a rejuvenated vibe — to enjoy a sandwich during the day, or one of the eight beers on tap when the Deli becomes a lounge at night.  122 S. Monroe St., Spokane, Wash. • 835-4177

District Bar Heading to a show at the Knitting Factory? A stop at the District Bar before doors open is a must. Try a beer flight to sample a few beers from the long list of taps, or a drink off the cocktail list that guarantees to combine a few flavors you haven't had together before, like the Wasabi Mint Julep. 916 W. First Ave., Spokane, Wash • 244-3279

Idaho Pour Authority It isn't easy to decide on a beer at Idaho Pour Authority; there are a dozen on tap and more than 300 bottles. If you really can't pick just one, you can build your own mixed six-pack or fill a few growlers. Choose from an assortment of meats and cheeses to snack on between sips. 203 Cedar St., Sandpoint, Idaho • 208-597-7096

The Lantern Tap House The Lantern Tap House first opened its doors in the Perry Neighborhood in 2009. The Lantern welcomes everyone with an inviting and relaxed environment, with plenty of seating and a full menu to complement the draft craft beers, local wines and spirits. The menu's inspiration comes from the desire to offer all scratch-made food that elevates the quality and experience beyond that of typical pubs.  1004 S. Perry St., Spokane, Wash. • 315-9531

Manito Tap House With 50 beers on tap and a cellar room of 55 kegs and 20 cases of hard-to-find beer, Manito Tap House is the place to take your favorite beer snob. The highly beer-knowledgeable staff — including a few cicerones — can help you find the perfect brew. Plus, owner Patrick McPherson has made it so energy-efficient that it just became Spokane's first Four-Star Green Restaurant. 3011 S. Grand Blvd., Spokane, Wash. • 279-2671

O'Doherty's Irish Grille This Irish pub is about more than beer and good food (though it has those, too). When you walk into O'Doherty's, you're treated like family. Like your family, they enjoy a bit of teasing and embarrassment — whether it's your birthday or you want to stand on the bar and sing to put a dollar bill on the wall. If you're shy, just sit back with an Irish Car Bomb and watch others happily make fools of themselves.  525 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane , Wash. • 747-0322

The Observatory A toasted PB&J served on paper in a basket is delivered to a customer sitting at the bar. Behind the bar, a telescope on a shelf sits next to a large picture of a skeleton sipping a cocktail. Such is the scene at the Observatory, a new bar and restaurant downtown serving simple, quality sandwiches and cocktails. The food menu lists sandwiches, soups, salads and rotating specials, with sauces and condiments made in-house. 15. S. Howard St., Spokane, Wash. • 598-8933

The Park Inn The Park Inn is a Spokane institution, where nurses, neighborhood regulars and sports fans co-mingle. Around since 1932 (it's one of the area's oldest restaurants), time has seemingly stood still here, and that's part of its appeal. Don't come here for fussy drinks or housemade bitters. Instead, order a pitcher of beer and bask in the friendly, no-frills atmosphere.  103 W. Ninth Ave. , Spokane, Wash. • 747-4425

Pints & Corks Alehouse and Wine Bar You can always find something new to try from more than 100 different bottles of wine, 50 different bottles of beer and 18 taps of rotating brews at Pints up North — including gluten-free options. Taster trays allow you to sample a few. Keep updated on what's pouring by visiting Taplister.com before stopping in.  10111 N. Newport Hwy., Spokane, Wash. • 368-9671

Post Street Ale House The Post Street Ale House manages to still feel like a friendly neighborhood pub despite being in the heart of downtown. Its casual atmosphere draws a diverse crowd of drinkers, who come for a wide selection of beers and good service. The fried pickles are the signature dish, made with sweet horseradish pickles and served with sauce.  1 N. Post St., Spokane, Wash. • 789-6900

Saranac Public House Underneath its roof of solar panels, Saranac is always changing up its seasonal, locally sourced food menu, along with its 12 taps of mostly local and regional beers. They also normally have a nitro option for those who love sipping a smoother, headier brew. 21 W. Main Ave., Spokane, Wash. • 473-9455

The Viking Featuring one of the region's best beer selections, the Viking pours suds from more than 30 taps, with both old classics and more local, seasonal brews. They've also updated the menu, which covers all the basic pub fare you'd expect (fries, burgers, nachos, etc.) but with a few additions (fish and salad options) providing a refreshing alternative. 1221 N. Stevens St., Spokane, Wash. • 315-4547


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