The New Tourist Bar

Regular Hours
Monday — Friday, 4 p.m. 'til 11 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m. 'til 11 p.m.

Old West-styled hangout and movie theater concession stand

Originally opened in 1913 by A.J. Forgues, the New Tourist Bar is nestled underneath the Olympic Club Hotel where it serves as casual Old West-styled bar and grown-up concessions stand for the hotel's adjacent movie theater. A short lived-operation, the original bar was forced to close when Washington State went dry in 1916. The splendid space was unearthed during McMenamins' renovations in 2002 (when we opened the hotel and theater, previous renovations had already been done to the pub back in 1997), and today proudly displays its original namesake tilework along with a gorgeous back bar and views onto historic downtown Centralia. This handsome revival serves up handcrafted ales, wines and spirits along with plenty of goodies to enjoy during the movie.


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