“the tri cities first brewpub”
Founded by Aaron Burks in 1997, Atomic Ale Brewpub & Eatery is the Tri-Cities’ first brewpub. We feature a distinctive menu cooked in the Tri-Cities’ original wood-fired oven to complement our fresh, full-flavored handcrafted ales. Set in an atmosphere that reflects the rich history of the Mid-Columbia basin and the Hanford Site, we work hard to provide an exceptional dining experience. The Mid-Columbia was home to hearty families, who lived and worked in the small towns of Richland, White Bluffs, Hanford, Pasco, and Kennewick in the early 1900s. These pioneers laid the groundwork for the rich agricultural heritage of the region. The United States entered World War II in 1941; and promises of high wages, free railway tickets and (probably) exaggerated visions of mountain scenery drew thousands of workers to Richland. Crews worked around the clock to build the Hanford Nuclear Reservation starting in 1943. Hanford is the site of the world’s first operating plutonium reactor. The women’s barracks were located across the street from the building that you are in now. After the war ended and the barracks were leveled, an A&W drive-in was built here, complete with roller skating servers. Rumor has it that one of those servers was actress and Playboy centerfold Sharon Tate. The A&W eventually gave way to a Chinese restaurant or two, but now it is our turn to add to the history of this great location. We are proud of the history of this area and we celebrate the men and women who lived and worked here. Please browse through our dining room and hallway to see our historical photos.
We were headed back to Utah and stopped to eat. The place is very casual and laid back.
The food was good and the beer average. The t-shirts are worth looking at.
The price was way more than I expected but we paid. They have games instead of televisions so that families will interact with each other, I found that to be novel and great.
They really play off of the whole history with the plutonium reactor. Super fun and the place was full but not crowded.
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Atomic Ale Brewpub
- Mon - Thu: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
- Fri, Sat: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
- Sun: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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