Durkin's Liquor Bar

Restaurant • Crafted Cocktails • Upstairs/Downstairs Bars • 415 W Main Ave, Spokane, WA 99201 • (509) 863-9501

OBSERVATIONS:
We were remodeling the basement of my house when my comrade busted a wall apart, crushing the plaster and lath. Inside were two bombers—large-size beer bottlesfrom “Inland Pride Brewing,” a time capsule from workers who nailed that lath up in the first place. After some research, I found they were a century old. Both were emblazoned with a copper label: “Sold by Durkin’s,” with a three-digit phone number. Today, Durkin’s Liquor Bar celebrates an old Spokane booze purveyor, complete with an impeccably designed speakeasy-style basement bar and a wealth of pleasing drinks. One lunch with friends provides laughter, memories, and exposure to truly addictive burgers and fries.

KEY FEATURES:
Try the Restraining Order at the upstairs bar, and the Viceroy downstairs. This place tips its cap to old-Spokane history while delivering a big city feel—and their full restaurant menu is both classic and creative.