click to enlarge Where good friends have been meeting for nearly 50 years.| - CHRISTIAN WILSON
Christian Wilson
Where good friends have been meeting for nearly 50 years.|

Serving as one of the prime spots outside of the McCarthey Athletic Center to watch a Zags game, Jack and Dan’s has long been known as a Gonzaga student, alum and sports fan hangout. One of Spokane’s most storied watering holes, the bar’s historic brick building on Hamilton Street was home to “Louie’s Snappie Service,” a home-delivery booze joint that operated during Prohibition and delivered beer via motorcycle to neighborhood homes. The restaurant changed hands quite a few times before Jack Stockton — father of hometown hero John Stockton — bought the joint in the early ’60s and remained a co-owner up until 2006. Now, depending on the time of day, you can find neighborhood regulars, Gonzaga students in droves or suit-and-tie guys having a business lunch. But whenever you show up, go for the Reuben sandwich — you won’t regret it.

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Chey Scott

Chey Scott is the Inlander's food and listings editor. She compiles the weekly events calendar for the print and online editions of the Inlander, manages and edits the food section, and also writes about local arts and culture. Chey (pronounced Shay) is a lifelong Spokanite and a graduate of Washington State University...