IN THE RICH HISTORY OF AMERICA…
taverns have been the social gathering spots and all the news passed from these family owned businesses. The City Tavern in Philadelphia was the social and business center of the new United States. Jefferson, Adams,Franklin and Paul Revere all met there. In fact, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were born there. Thomas Jefferson set up “Virginia’s Committee of Correspondence” in the Raleigh Tavern at Williamsburg and this tavern was the meeting site of the Virginia Burgesses, who called for a Continental Congress. Captain John Parker’s Minutemen waited at Buckham’sTavern for the approach of British troops on April 19th, 1775 at Lexington. The first Marine in the War of Independence was recruited in the Tun Tavern in Philadelphia. George Washington gave his farewell address to the officers of the Continental Army at the Queen’s Head Tavern and Gadsby’s Tavern in Alexandria was his ‘neighborhood tavern.’ President Abraham Lincoln is said to have operated a tavern early in his life. He and his wife, Mary Todd, were living in a room at the Globe Tavern, when their first child, Robert, was born.
FAMILY OWNED O’BLARNEY’S WAS BUILT IN 1985…
and was designed to be a modern social center where people from all walks of life could gather in good spirits to share the news of the day – a place where those who labor in the field or office; senators, governors, college students or the unemployed – are welcome, and judged by their character, not their credit rating. Over the years, O’Blarney’s has been the site of numerous birthday parties, office parties, political gatherings, retirements, the occasional wedding, and is a favorite of bachelors and bachelorettes for one last hurrah.
O’Blarney’s is considered The Place to be on St. Patrick’s Day.
4411 Martin Way East, Olympia WA 98516
Phone: (360) 459-8084
221 N Tower Ave
Centralia, WA 98531
Phone: (360) 807-4581