Sharing the eye-catching Art Deco gem on Colville Street, Marcy’s Bar & Lounge, is the recently opened Marcy’s Café, a family-friendly complement to the bar.
Owners Chad Waldher and Jessi Pricco and manager Adam Mack have created a comfortable and affordable café to appeal to all ages. Open for lunch and dinner, Marcy’s new bistro features a varied menu under Chef Mike Waiblinger, which includes their signature grass-fed beef burgers, sandwiches, salads, paninis, hand-cut fries, pizzas, vegetarian offerings and a wide variety of starters. Loyal fans of Marcy’s Bar & Lounge’s happy-hour menu can order those specialties in the café, as well, including $5 cheeseburgers and fries, soft tacos and hummus plates. Beer, wine and cocktails are also available in the café.
After 9 p.m., the café serves as an adjacent seating area for the bar and lounge (adults only), affording additional space to enjoy Marcy’s varied Friday and Saturday music offerings, which include live blues, rockabilly and hip-hop (the bar and lounge is open from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m.). Ashley Key, the event coordinator, is constantly looking to bring in new local artists and musicians to add to the eclectic atmosphere.
In nice weather, take advantage of the outside seating in their secluded patio — sheltered by greenery and lulled by their fountain. When it’s chilly, you can warm up next to the outdoor fire pit.
Diane Reed is a freelance writer, photographer and observer of life. If you know about something new in W², email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Between columns and when the spirit moves her, she blogs about the Walla Walla Valley at www.ponderingsbydianereed.blogspot.com