A new beer bar recently opened in Ellensburg. Well, kind of. Only offering to-go and delivery orders right now. The Pretty Fair Beer Company is a new bar offering beer, wine, and more at its location in the city’s historic downtown core. Some patrons will find joy in knowing that the business is located in a historic bank building known as the 420 Building, at the corner of N. Pearl Street and W. 5th Avenue, just a block from familiar destinations like the Iron Horse Brewing pub and the legendary Tav. (Map)
Not to get sidetracked, but the building itself is very cool. The original bank was designed and constructed in 1930 by a renowned architect and serves as a great example of the art deco style that ruled the day. A few years after opening, the bank went out of business and the building became City Hall, which it remained until 2005. The most-recent remodel happened about eight or nine years ago.
Back to the beer. For the time being, owners Karissa and Tyler Witthuhn are offering a selection of beers to-go and for delivery, with online ordering available. When the world gets back on its axis, Pretty Fair Beer will offer a self-sourced, carefully curated selection of beers from across the state. This is a 21-plus establishment.
Tyler and Karissa work directly with breweries around the state to provide customers with unique, interesting beers and beer styles that are otherwise unavailable in Central Washington. To source products, Tyler and Karissa traveled statewide to visit breweries and find beers that will excite customers in Ellensburg. Among others, they’ve visited breweries like Stoup Brewing in Ballard, Matchless Brewing in Tumwater, and Structures Brewing in Bellingham.
Tyler and Karissa are looking forward to opening PFB’s newly remodeled taproom so customers can actually come in, sit down and enjoy a beer. They’ll offer a snack bar, too, and outside food is always welcome. They also plan to bring in up-and-coming, local and regional artists for live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
More information about Pretty Fair Beer is available at www.prettyfairbeer.com and on Facebook and Instagram @PrettyFairBeer.