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1415 State Ave NE

Olympia, WA 98501​

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Located in Olympia's Bigelow Highlands neighborhood on "Workingman's Hill", just east of downtown, State & Central plans to  become a keystone to this established neighborhood.  It's a place where food, drink, and friends are all ENJOYED!

Food and Drink

State & Central offers a variety of pub food  including burgers, sandwiches, fish and chips, soups, salads and the mid-west classic "Juicy Lucy".  In addition we have 12 craft beers  and ciders available along with a full bar and signature cocktails.


In 1935, the State & Central location opened as Gwen Gayle Grocery and Market.  It was owned by sisters  Lillian Phillips and Pearl Harder and named after Pearl's children.

The sisters did not get along with each other, were described as not "particularly friendly", and "lacked good customer service skills."

We plan to treat our customers a little better!

The Billboard

The back wall at State & Central is an original Olympia Beer billboard that was planned to be unveiled in 1968. However, it never made into the public eye.  It is "new old stock" (NOS) that saw the light of day for the first time on June 7th, 2017.

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