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“History on display.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Steam Plant Square

Steam Plant Square
850 W. Steam Plant Alley, Spokane, WA
509-624-8050
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Ranked #15 of 28 Attractions in Spokane
Type: Malls, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Vancouver
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175 reviews 175 reviews
71 attraction reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“History on display.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This steam plant was operational from early 1900's to 1986, at which time it was shut down and fell into disrepair until it was gutted and revitalized into a fascinating building containing restaurants, bars and the machinery. It's rare to see first hand the foresight that goes into a lengthy and perhaps costly preservation and renovation. Much of the original machinery is on display with cut-outs the likes of which you won't find outside a science museum. You can even go into and gaze up one of two 250 foot tall steam stacks, or eat in a restaurant called - what else? - Stacks.

Visited July 2014
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Hinton, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a FUN trendy place that not only catches your interest, it keeps it. Well worth a visit and a stroll around.

Visited July 2014
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Spokane, Washington
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Nothing like it, must go”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The Steam plant, including the restaurant is a really cool space!!! Hard to describe how they took industrial place and made it a romantic and fascinating venue. Food in the Steamplant Grill is consistent, delicious and fresh with many local inputs. On weekends, when there's music, walk up and dance with your sweetheart on an old metal bridge or walk down to the bar that is open up to all layers above.

Visited May 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Superb Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The steamplant was not open when we used to live in Spokane. After having eaten there, I can say it is one of the few restaurants in Spokane that can give Clinkerdaggers a run for its money. The atmosphere is unique in that you are eating in the old steamplant that used to operate in Spokane up until the mid-80's. The selection was wonderful, but do be careful, you can easily run up a very high tab.

Visited May 2014
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Marco Island, Florida
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182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
“Unique - worth the visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Liked:
Food, atmosphere, unique venue, selection of beer
Disliked:
Not much, maybe a little pricey
The food was really good and the selection of beer that they brew is fun. It is a dark restaurant and parking is challenging but for something different, it is worth the trip.

Visited May 2014
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