600 Franklin St, Olympia
Three Magnets Brewing Co. owners Nathan and Sara Reilly found inspiration for their new brew pub in their love of community and partnership. Deriving the name from the book Garden Cities of To-Morrow—in which author Ebenezer Howard illustrated his ideas with a “Three Magnets” diagram—the Reillys are highlighting their interests in the preservation of nature and the urban density movement.
Located in downtown Olympia, Three Magnets is at the epicenter of life in the area and very near Darby’s Café, the Reillys’ popular local diner. By creating a unique experience at Three Magnets, the Reillys are striving to bring local craft beer back to the Olympia scene.
Partnerships with other local companies such as Olympia Coffee Roasting Company and Helsing Junction Farm allow the Reillys to offer exclusive beers and craft
unique flavors with distinctive styles. Variety is important, they say. “We have certain beers that we like and repeat from time to time but for the most part we want to have fun and get creative.”
Three Magnets is not your typical brew pub. Though it’s not a sports bar, patrons can watch Sounders games on the 90” flat screen TV; soccer is another passion
the Reillys share with the community. The menu offers traditional burgers, and patrons with a more daring palate can indulge in house-cured seafood, including the popular Nordic dish, gravlax, or savory smoked trout. All meat is ground in-house and buns are baked using spent grain from brewed beer. Outside of the bar, the dining area is for all ages, allowing for a family-friendly environment.
“We just want to serve our community great beer and great food. We want to expand on what we already do at Darby’s and create a great gathering place,” says Nathan Reilly.