Fire Artisan Pizza
816 W. Sprague Ave., Spokane, WA
Good pizza deserves good beer, and Fire certainly doesn’t disappoint. Its 16 taps feature a satisfying selection of largely local and regional offerings, with $3 pints during happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. daily (plus 10 to 11 p.m. on weekends); sampler trays also are available. The wood-fired pies, pints and an assortment of wines are served up in a modern, cutting-edge atmosphere, with black-and-white urban scenescape photos lining the brick and white-paneled walls, plenty of repurposed barnwood, bright red benches along the booths and wooden tables with white plastic stools. Old movies alternate with sporting events on the big-screen projection TV behind the bar. Water comes in a chilled glass bottle, complete with a cucumber slice, while the bittersweet chocolate chip cookies are sprinkled with gray sea salt.