The Bartlett

Live Music • Independent • Local and Touring Acts • Coffee, Beer, Wine • 228 W Sprague, Spokane, WA 99201 • (509) 747-2174
photos of the Bartlett bar space by Brandon Vasquez 

As Typhoon layers into a crescendo on stage, I tip back an IPA that was put together in the same nearby city as the 11-person indie rock juggernaut. I turn to my friend. “I like the northwest.” He laughs as the band explodes again. The moment is made possible by the vision of a young couple: Karli and Caleb Ingersoll. Not to mention a bunch of people in the crowd tonight. They were part of the crowd that funded a live music venue of which our city can truly be proud.

Live music in Spokane is better because of the Bartlett: an intimate, locally owned all-ages venue. They’ve carved out new territory by booking select touring acts, solid local musicians, and literary events. A well-designed space showcases the work of visual artists and features coffee, beer, and wine when it’s showtime.