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Saturday, June 10, 2017

#2528 - Del-Red Tavern, Soap Lake, WA - 5/23/2014

Del-Red Pub, Soap Lake, WA
I've found the Del-Red Tavern listed at 6 different addresses on the same street in Soap Lake, and  I suspect at least three of those addresses are typos. But it appears to have been at the corner of Main and Daisy (400 Main Ave E) from at least the early 50s to early 70s. Then it seems to have moved across the street from its current location in the 80s and 90s (310 E Main), and now at 311 E Main. (If anybody can help me fill in the details here, please drop me a line.)

The foamy, meromictic soda waters of Soap Lake have been attracting white visitors to this area for over a century, and the previous natives for several centuries before that. It is prized for its purported healing powers, and said to have "the highest diverse mineral content of any body of water on the planet," (Wikipedia) leading the city to bill itself as "Washington's health resort." Unfortunately, plans to attract even more tourists with a 60' high, 52,000 lb, lava lamp have never reach fruition.

There are three bars in Soap Lake, one a private club, and the Del-Red is the most straightforward, with diner/pub comfort foods, dive bar cocktails, a decent beer selection, karaoke, and occasional live music.





311 Main Ave E, Soap Lake, WA 98851 - (509) 246-1867
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Reviews: yelp - columbiabasinherald - tripadvisor

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