Thanks to the revitalization of Yakima’s downtown core and the phenomenal growth of Washington wine country, the Yakima Valley’s nightlife is thriving.
On the Menu A growing wine industry has brought exciting new restaurants to open alongside long-time favorites, honoring the seasons and celebrating the cultural diversity of the region. Try the vibrant happy hours at the hottest spots and sample house specialties.
Wine Bars and Bistros New bistros and wine bars dot the Valley from Yakima to Sunnyside to Prosser. Several wineries have brought the wine bar experience right into the heart of downtown Yakima.
Wine Country Style Many of the Valley’s wineries have created signature weekend events, from winemaker’s dinners and wine and food pairings to Friday tapas night.
Downtown Yakima’s First Fridays and Monthly Sip and Stroll The first Friday of every month, wander the newly revitalized streets of downtown Yakima to enjoy Yakima Valley wines, art exhibits and live music at wineries, tasting rooms, galleries and boutiques. On the third Thursday of each month, downtown wine businesses put together the Sip and Stroll. Pick up a punch card from any of the participants and have it punched at each location to enter into a drawing for a gift basket featuring products from participating wineries and the wine shop.
Making Music Check out the Downtown Events Calendar for a weekly list of live music at venues throughout Yakima’s downtown.
Share the Spotlight Don’t forget about Open Mic Night at various clubs and at Yakima’s Allied Arts Center.