Guidebook for Olympia

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Guidebook for Olympia

Drinks & Nightlife

Great food, lots of beer on tap, close by! Can watch sports, too, if that's your thing.
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State & Central
1415 State Ave NE
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Great food, lots of beer on tap, close by! Can watch sports, too, if that's your thing.
On sunny days, enjoy the wide variety of beers on tap, within walking distance! Several food trucks located in the parking lot stand by ready to feed you if you get hungry.
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Northwest Beerwerks
420 Steele Street Southeast
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On sunny days, enjoy the wide variety of beers on tap, within walking distance! Several food trucks located in the parking lot stand by ready to feed you if you get hungry.
Good food, drinks, and Tuesday night trivia. They also have board games and outdoor seating.
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Well 80 Brewhouse
514 4th Ave E
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Good food, drinks, and Tuesday night trivia. They also have board games and outdoor seating.
Local beer and great food. Plenty of outdoor seating during the summer months.
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Fish Tale Brewpub
515 Jefferson Street Southeast
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Local beer and great food. Plenty of outdoor seating during the summer months.

Food Scene

Yum! French pastries and macarons, made locally!
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Left Bank Pastry
916 4th Ave E
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Yum! French pastries and macarons, made locally!
Great baked goods, but also sandwiches, atmosphere, and free refills on your locally roasted coffee.
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San Francisco Street Bakery
1320 San Francisco Avenue Northeast
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Great baked goods, but also sandwiches, atmosphere, and free refills on your locally roasted coffee.
Really good food! But don't be surprised if there's a wait. The homemade food and blackberry jam are worth the wait. Get the biscuits with your breakfast - yum.
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New Moon Cooperative Cafe
113 4th Avenue West
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Really good food! But don't be surprised if there's a wait. The homemade food and blackberry jam are worth the wait. Get the biscuits with your breakfast - yum.
Traditions has a nice restaurant/coffee shop as well as a fair trade boutique selling lots of clothing, textiles, housewares, toys, etc. Sometimes they also have live music and other events.
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New Traditions Fair Trade
300 5th Avenue Southwest
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Traditions has a nice restaurant/coffee shop as well as a fair trade boutique selling lots of clothing, textiles, housewares, toys, etc. Sometimes they also have live music and other events.
Fun atmosphere at this dumpling shop right downtown.
Rush In Alaskan Dumplings
205 4th Ave E
Fun atmosphere at this dumpling shop right downtown.
While there are several food trucks in this lot, Arepa is amazing and my pick every time for deliciousness. On a sunny day, seating is available outdoors.
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Arepa Latin Street Food
728 4th Avenue East
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While there are several food trucks in this lot, Arepa is amazing and my pick every time for deliciousness. On a sunny day, seating is available outdoors.
Good food and drinks, LGBTQ+ friendly!
Equal Latin Restaurant & Bar
520 4th Ave E
Good food and drinks, LGBTQ+ friendly!
In my opinion, best Thai food in town - I don't know why the photo shows Mekong Thai, though...order some noodles or curry and you can't go wrong.
NOU THAI RESTAURANT
415 Water Street Southwest
In my opinion, best Thai food in town - I don't know why the photo shows Mekong Thai, though...order some noodles or curry and you can't go wrong.
Great place to buy local gifts, drink some really good coffee, and hang out and enjoy the ambience
Ember Goods
422 Washington Street Southeast
Great place to buy local gifts, drink some really good coffee, and hang out and enjoy the ambience
Sofie's Scoops Gelato
222 Capitol Way North
Yum! Gelato!
Great food - not just bread.
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The Bread Peddler
222 Capitol Way North
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Great food - not just bread.
Good food and drinks and a fun atmosphere.
Koko's Restaurant and Tequila Bar
325 4th Avenue West
Good food and drinks and a fun atmosphere.
New York style pizza downtown with a funky atmosphere. You can get pizza by the slice, garlic knots, even plenty of vegan options.
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Old School Pizzeria
108 Franklin Street Northeast
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New York style pizza downtown with a funky atmosphere. You can get pizza by the slice, garlic knots, even plenty of vegan options.
Good food, lots of outdoor seating, great local beer, including nonalcoholic.
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Three Magnets Brewing Co.
600 Franklin Street Southeast
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Good food, lots of outdoor seating, great local beer, including nonalcoholic.

Essentials

Ralph's has a great selection and the produce is priced well; other items are a bit pricier here than they are at other grocery stores in town. However, it's an easy walk. Also, unlike other stores in Thurston County, they do have some free bags for your groceries.
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Ralph's Thriftway
1908 4th Avenue East
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Ralph's has a great selection and the produce is priced well; other items are a bit pricier here than they are at other grocery stores in town. However, it's an easy walk. Also, unlike other stores in Thurston County, they do have some free bags for your groceries.
Big grocery store with a ton of locally grown foods.
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Haggen
1313 Cooper Point Road Southwest
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Big grocery store with a ton of locally grown foods.
Who doesn't like shopping at Trader Joe's?
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Trader Joe's
1530 Black Lake Boulevard Southwest
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Who doesn't like shopping at Trader Joe's?
Want to get some locally grown food, or maybe some bulk food, supplements, or other hard to get items? Like supporting co-ops? This is your place!
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Olympia Food Co-op
3111 Pacific Avenue Southeast
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Want to get some locally grown food, or maybe some bulk food, supplements, or other hard to get items? Like supporting co-ops? This is your place!

Shopping

Olympia has an amazing year-round farmer's market. In the summertime it is open 6 days a week; in the winter it's open on the weekends, but there's shopping indoors, so it's not wet and rainy. You can get gorgeous produce as well as baked goods, dog treats, soaps, candles, woodworking...you name it!
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The Olympia Farmers Market
700 Capitol Way North
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Olympia has an amazing year-round farmer's market. In the summertime it is open 6 days a week; in the winter it's open on the weekends, but there's shopping indoors, so it's not wet and rainy. You can get gorgeous produce as well as baked goods, dog treats, soaps, candles, woodworking...you name it!
Great art and other handmade goods created by local artists.
Gallery Boom
520 Adams St SE
Great art and other handmade goods created by local artists.
Great selection!
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Browsers Bookshop
107 Capitol Way N
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Great selection!
Books! Mostly $1 - 2!
Half Price Books Outlet
1520 Cooper Point Rd SW
Books! Mostly $1 - 2!
If you're into crafting, this place has a lot of locally spun fibres and a super friendly staff.
Jorstad Creek, A Yarn and Fiber Company
801 7th Avenue Southeast
If you're into crafting, this place has a lot of locally spun fibres and a super friendly staff.

Arts & Culture

Got kids with you? Take them to this museum - they'll have a great time!
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Hands On Children's Museum
414 Jefferson Street Northeast
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Got kids with you? Take them to this museum - they'll have a great time!
Showing unique art films, classic films, and hosting live music.
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Capitol Theater
206 5th Avenue Southeast
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Showing unique art films, classic films, and hosting live music.
Often showing original children's musicals, always a good time!
Olympia Family Theater
612 4th Avenue East
Often showing original children's musicals, always a good time!
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Washington Center for the Performing Arts
512 Washington Street Southeast
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Procession of the Species Studio, by Earthbound Productions
406 Water St SW

Sightseeing

The state Capitol building is impressive inside and out, with some of the most gorgeous marble you'll ever see inside. In the summertime, the gardens are luscious, and you can walk back behind the gardens for a breathtaking view of the sound.
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Capitólio de Washington
416 Sid Snyder Ave SW
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The state Capitol building is impressive inside and out, with some of the most gorgeous marble you'll ever see inside. In the summertime, the gardens are luscious, and you can walk back behind the gardens for a breathtaking view of the sound.

Parks & Nature

This park has relatively rugged trails and a rocky beach.
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Priest Point Park
2600 East Bay Drive Northeast
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This park has relatively rugged trails and a rocky beach.
This park has an easy walk down to a really nice beach!
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Burfoot Park
6927 Boston Harbor Road Northeast
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This park has an easy walk down to a really nice beach!
Great trail for hiking or running. It's a 1.5 mile loop.
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Watershed Park
2500 Henderson Blvd SE
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Great trail for hiking or running. It's a 1.5 mile loop.
You can access this trail from the Woodland trail and go for a nice, long run or walk.
Chehalis Western Trail
You can access this trail from the Woodland trail and go for a nice, long run or walk.
This trail can be accessed easily about a half mile away; ask us for directions to get on the trail like a local, then take it all the way to the Watershed trail or the Chehalis Western Trail.
Woodland Trail
This trail can be accessed easily about a half mile away; ask us for directions to get on the trail like a local, then take it all the way to the Watershed trail or the Chehalis Western Trail.
A small but really scenic park. Depending on the weather and time of year, the falls can be quite dramatic, or fairly calm (and sometimes you'll see salmon!)
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Tumwater Falls Park
110 Deschutes Parkway Southwest
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A small but really scenic park. Depending on the weather and time of year, the falls can be quite dramatic, or fairly calm (and sometimes you'll see salmon!)
You can get to this park just by heading straight down Legion Way SE until it ends. There is a flat trail (approximately 1.5 miles) around the lake and another trail that leads straight up to the Capitol building.
Heritage Park
You can get to this park just by heading straight down Legion Way SE until it ends. There is a flat trail (approximately 1.5 miles) around the lake and another trail that leads straight up to the Capitol building.