Breweries like Badass Backyard Brewing, Millwood Brewing Company, and English Setter Brewing are often starting and ending points for bike rides around Spokane and the Valley. Manito Taphouse has both bike racks and a bike pump out front, and confesses to having “a soft spot for the cycling community.” You can also get 10% off food in both their taproom and at their sister restaurant, The Blackbird, through bicyclebenefits.org. The Elk on Pacific Ave is also a popular spot for pedalers to wind down after a ride.
MoonTime and The Porch Public House sit just off favorite bike and walking trails in Coeur d’Alene and Hayden, respectively. Capones in Coeur d’Alene, Hayden, and Post Falls have “more taps than tables” and outdoor seating so you can keep an eye on your bike. O’Shays and the newly opened Snug Bar next door sit directly on the Coeur d’Alene Centennial Trail and are popular spots for casual cyclists. Grab a drink while getting a tune up at The Post Ride located inside Coeur d’Alene Bike Co. Slate Creek and Daft Badger in CDA, Mad Bomber in Post Falls, and MickDuff’s in Sandpoint are all bike-friendly and accessible breweries. And check out the “vintage” bike racks in front of Eichardt’s Pub and Grill on Cedar Street in Sandpoint! // (S. Michal Bennett)
[Feature photo “Capones bikes” by Jamie Lynn Morgan]