Let's get one thing straight.  I don't consider myself a foodie.  I love food and I like trying new food.  But you will never find me analyzing what I just ate down to the most minute detail?  I think it ruins food.  I do however consider myself a bar-ie or a beer-ie.  I may have just made both those words up.  What do they mean exactly?  That I enjoy tasting new beers, no matter what the type and that I love experiencing new bars, their food and their atmosphere.  What I'm trying to say is that if you're looking for an overrated, overtechincal description of a bar, its beer and its food, this blog isn't for you.  But if you're looking for a first-hand account from someone just like you, then you're at the right spot.

It is the bar-ie and beer-ie in me that brought me to the Two-Seven Public House on Spokane's South Hill.  After moving from Spokane's north side, I began searching in earnest for a new home pub.  My search started and ended at the Two-Seven.  Let me tell you why:

  1. It is the lesser known brother, or sister (whichever you prefer) of The Elk. Translation - they're owned by the same people.  For those of you who don't know, The Elk, nestled in the friendly confines of Browne's Addition, is the BEST bar in Spokane.  You may not agree with me, but this is my blog . . . deal with it!  To put it simply, the Two-Seven is the quiet sibling who gets little recognition, while The Elk is the outgoing sibling who gets all the girls.  I might not be helping myself out by writing this, but I like that the Two-Seven is not crazy busy, I like that not everyone knows about it and I like that its kind of hard to find.
  2. It's chill.  Everything about the Two-Seven says, "chill."  From the menu and music to the servers and seating.  No one seems rushed, no one seems too busy for you and everyone seems to be enjoying themselves.  You can't put a price on a relaxing experience.  Especially when it includes chillin' on a sweet patio with a good brew in your hand and a delicious meal on your plate.
  3. It's a local bar that carries local beer, wine and spirits.  The Two-Seven always has a tap handle reserved for a Northern Lights Brewing Co. beer, a Golden Hill's Brewing Co. beer or if you're lucky, both!  Not to mention they serve Townshend Cellar wine and Dry Fly Distilling vodka, gin and if available, whiskey.
  4. The corn pasta.  The Two-Seven is unique in that it doesn't offer french fries as a side.  I know what you're thinking, "What kind of bar doesn't offer french fries?!"  Believe me, you'll be fine.  The corn pasta more than makes up for the lack of fried potatoes.
  5. The servers are great!  No painted on smiles, no fake conversations and no rushing.  They're genuine, relaxed and they know their stuff.  You're just as likely to have a conversation about your weekend plans as you are to discuss something on the menu.  I dig that!  For the best server ask for Shannon!

As you can tell, I have a bar-crush on the Two-Seven.  And it's a crush that I don't see ending anytime soon.  So if you're looking to find your next love . . . er, I mean bar, look no further than the Two-Seven.