Fishbowl Pub & Café (515 Jefferson St. SE, 360/943-6480) offers a surprising contrast to Olympia’s better-known brew. Located downtown, this small brewery and pub produces seven different beers, all with such fishy names as Trout Stout and Fish Tale Ale. Get a pizza or sandwich from the café and enjoy it in this friendly lounge-around place. It’s highly recommended.
Good pizzas are also at Brewery City Pizza (4354 Martin Way, Lacey, 360/491-6630, 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Sun.–Thurs., 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Fri.–Sat.).
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition