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Sunday, May 17, 2020

#2786 - Pastime Tavern, Lacrosse, WA - 6/12/2015

Butch's Pastime Tavern, Lacrosse, WA
Lacrosse, Washington lies a 3.5 mile drive off of Highway 26 in southeast Washington, between Hooper and Dusty, north of Jerita and Sheck, and just a 40-mile drive from Palouse Falls. The population in the 2010 census was 310 -- 95.8% white, 0.3% black, 0.3% Asian, and 0.6% Native American (you can probably do the math).

I'm particularly partial to bars named the "Pastime" -- there aren't so many left these days, but so far I've identified 65 towns in Washington that have had a Pastime at one time or another, and about another 100 elsewhere in the U.S. I wish I knew a lot more history behind Butch's Pastime in Lacrosse. I was told that Butch Thomas has owned in for the last 40 years, although it seems to be owned by Blain and Lana Thomas now, and that it's almost 100 years old, having had some ten different names over the years and 3 to 4 remodels within memory.

You won't stumble across Lacrosse and Butch's by accident, but if you drive down South Main you're eyes will likely be caught by the faded western scenes painted on the exterior walls (and which continue inside). If you're thirsty the Pastime has a selection of popular beers and an old school pub menu of burgers, fried food, etc. Then you can add it to your list of remaining Washington State "Pastime" stops, with whatever others you may have dropped into in Castle Rock, Blaine, Oroville, Ritzville, Selah or Wishram.


(Token image from tokencatalog.com)





210 S Main St, Lacrosse, WA 99143 - (509) 549-3608
Previous bars in this location: Unknown
Reviews: tripadvisor 

2 comments:

Unknown said...

My father is Butch Thomas. I never knew you came in and took pics and wrote this but I wanted to say thank you! The building was built in 1914 within a month and a half after a fire had burned the town my dad started purchasing it in 1975 a month prior to my birth. Woman were not allowed in the bar until around that time as it was a place for the men to go and there was also only 1 bathroom however prior owners had a candy area and ice cream area up front where kids could come in and get sweets. Where the mural and jukebox is located is where the original bar uses to be we had to move it when it became law we had to serve food. Thanks so much for visiting! You can contact me at leepcenter@hotmail.com thanks again so much for stopping to see our treasure it contains some very vintage beer signs and nostalgia.

peterga said...

Thanks much for the info!