Beer and a View

Hot Summer weekends are perfect for a grabbing your dog, strolling along a marina, catching local art and having a fantastically cold beer. Oly Taproom is dog and people friendly. In fact enjoying a frosty beer on the outside patio while watching the world go by and petting your dog (or someone else’s dog) is pretty great way to spend an afternoon. Try one of their 14 rotating taps, of if you can’t find one that tempts your taste buds, check out their coolers with over 600 choices of craft beer and cider, I’m certain you’ll find one  you’ll like.


Oly Taproom

312 Columbia Street, S.W.

Olympia, WA 98501

Yelp: 4.5 stars

Sultry, Sexy, Beautifully Talented Storm Large

Bask in the sensuality of Storm Large in her upcoming performance at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts on June 16th.

“A six-foot tall torch singer with an international cult following, Storm Large and her band Le Bonheur take the stage for a sensational cabaret act. Pink Martini’s genre-defying chanteuse and author of best selling memoir Crazy Enough is “an intoxicating and unmissable cocktail of power and vulnerability” (The Times, UK) equally at home in a dive bar or on stage at Carnegie Hall. With remarkable vibrato that moves from titillating love songs to rock goddess anthems, Large’s performances truly live up to her name.”
-The Broad Stage

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Oh! Those Summer Nights!

Hot summer nights, cold craft beer, sticky BBQ fingers, whimsical kites and really fast hydros can all be found in the 360 this summer! Check out our Oly360 To Do calendar for dates and details of these festivals + more!

Tumwater Artesian Brewfest, August 20th

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Washington State Int’l Kite Festival – Long Beach, WA, August 17-23

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Black Lake Regatta Hydroplane Races, July 9th

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Capital Lakefair, July 13th – 17th

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South Sound BBQ Festival, July 9th

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1st Annual Willapa Hills Ride & Fest

Flat, family-friendly and fun to ride, the Willapa Hills Trail in southwest Lewis County is beckoning. Lewis County Community Trails invites you and your family to come join the First Annual Willapa Hills Trail Fat Tire Ride and Festival, June 25-26.


Ride along one of Washington state’s newest rail-to-trail corridors that passes by beautiful farmlands and through gorgeous forests. A 46-mile journey over two days is met in the middle with a festival and overnight camping in Pe Ell, Washington.

The entire family is invited, too. Any hills on the course are very gradual, and the trail itself features more than enough width for two or three people to ride side-by-side.

Click here to register and find out more!


Girls Night Out

Shop, eat, play and maybe have a cocktail! This Thursday is Girls Night Out, sponsored by the Olympia Downtown Association. Together with local shop owners, they’ve put together a fantastic day of shopping, walking, eating and even a dessert reception.

Oly360 Girls night out

 Thursday, May 12, 2016, Girls Night Out     Downtown Olympia 10:00am to 8:30pm

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Spoil yourself, grab a girl friend and take a little “me” time. All participants are encourage to purchase a fabulous goodie bag full of fun surprises. With your goodie bag in hand you’re eligible for free parking, raffle tickets and access to the reception at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts.

Stop by any of these local shops to pick up your goodie bag and start shopping! Here’s more information for you…



Angelic Pub Crawl

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August 13th, 2016 kicks off the the 8th annual Olympia Pub Crawl! Founded in 2009, the Olympia Pub Crawl is a walking tour of the pubs, bars, and restaurants in downtown Olympia. Participants include a wide variety of people, all who want to support local businesses and an important cause while having fun doing it! Each year the Olympia Pub Crawl fund raises for a local charity focused on children and families in need. Continue reading “Angelic Pub Crawl”

Dangerous Cocktails

Ranked by Zagat’s as one of the 7 reasons to drive to Olympia Dillinger’s never disappoints!

“Dillingers is the place to go if you want swank, Prohibition-era style. It’s also the place to visit if you’ve ever wanted to sip cocktails while sitting in a former vault.”    ~Zagats

Dillinger’s specializes in hand-crafted cocktails and their Blackberry Bramble was my weapon of choice on Saturday night. It was smooth, not too sweet over a refreshing cradle of crushed ice.

Good things happen to good people and Dillinger’s will soon be expanding so there will be more of them to love!Check out the old while you wait for the new!


404 Washington St S.E.

Olympia, WA
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Slurp 2016

Oly360 Taylor Shellfish

Sunday Fun Day! Oysters Galore!!!  As far as the eye can see raw, cooked, baked, marinated and smoked. Tasty treats in a little half shell ready to be slurped and gulped. Oh did I mention the tastings? Beer or wine or both. All was included in the $60 cover.  Wasted the afternoon away, enjoying great wine and some of the best shellfish on EARTH!!  My personal favorite and winner of the Best Shell Fish Dish was Beau Legs in Olympia. Those folks really know what to do with a shucked oyster! Continue reading “Slurp 2016”