The Twisp River Tap House property was originally constructed in 1951 as the home Methow Valley’s iconic King’s Tires, and in 2000 was sold to Aaron Studen who moved his craft brewery operations to the site and gave birth to the Twisp River Pub. The Twisp River Pub operated as a successful craft brewery, a thriving restaurant, and the #1 indoor live music venue in the Methow Valley servicing tourists and locals alike for over 15 years. On leap year 2016 a fire sadly took the life of the Twisp River Pub. Later that year Twisp River Suites owner Joe Marver purchased the property, hosting jazz Wednesdays and live music on the riverside patio. In 2018 Marver sold to Amy and Stuart O’Farrell who began property renovations bringing the Methow Valley marque location back to life July 4, 2021.
The Twisp River Taphouse at 48 degrees N is located at 201 Methow Valley Highway N, HWY 20, aka The North Cascades Scenic Highway and Twisp Avenue in the town of Twisp, WA. The property is bounded by 250 feet of Twisp River frontage. Twisp makes up one of five Methow Valley communities Methow, Carlton, Twisp, Winthrop and Mazama.
Community and Tourism:
The Methow Valley communities are part of the 440-mile scenic tourist route, the Cascades Loop and draws over a million tourists annually. The Cascade Loop offers 100’s of miles of mountain scenery and destination communities along the way such as Leavenworth, a Bavarian themed town; Lake Chelan’s orchards and wineries; the artisans of Twisp, the Old West themed town of Winthrop, and the North Cascades National Park dubbed “America’s Alps”. The diverse Methow Valley communities consist of full, second home, and seasonal residences comprised of business owners, entrepreneurs, cowboys, farmers, ranchers, orchardists, vintners, brewers, retirees, artists, musicians, smoke jumper trainees, and everyone else in between. The Methow Valley offers something for everyone any time of year. The Methow Valley hosts the largest Mule deer population in Washington offering hunters a prime hunting destination in the fall. Winter offers the largest cross-country trail system in the US and Canada; the US’ only recreational luge track, downhill skiing, heli-skiing, the Northwest’s only outdoor hockey and ice arena; ice fishing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, fat biking riding, and unparalleled powder snow to other northwest winter park destinations. Spring and summer in eastern cascades offer 100s of miles of mountain and road biking; hiking, rock climbing, bird watching, wildflowers; angling, golfing, rafting, live theater, live music, museums, and a plethora of special events such as the 49er days, Chamber Music Festival, Rhythm, Blues Festival, bi/triathlons, arts fairs, and farmer’s markets and more. Mazama and Winthrop also make up the final Pacific Crest Trail provisions stop before crossing the Canadian border.
Stuart & Amy O’Farrell welcome you to the iconic riverside community gathering hub for libations, food, live music, events, & family fun. We offer a full-service menu featuring in-house smoked meats & Columbia River Steelhead to artisan vegetarian & vegan offerings as well as scratch-made desserts. Our libations include rotational craft beers, ciders, non-alcoholic offerings, & specialty cocktails. Additionally, we are the largest Methow Valley riverside restaurant and events venue offering a combined indoor/outdoor space of 6,200 square feet ideal for non-profit fundraisers, private weddings, receptions, parties and more