Dylan Goldberger

The key to any good pub crawl is to establish a baseline of food in your stomach to help absorb the first couple of rounds and give you the energy to keep moving forward. Which is why for your Clark County adventure, the smart play is to kick everything off at Washougal’s Doomsday Brewing. A five-minute drive east from the downtown core of Camas, this unassuming little spot is nestled among a batch of warehouses right by some busy train tracks. But what the brewpub may lack in personality, it more than makes up for with phenomenal stone-fired pizza and an equally wonderful selection of beers, including their toasty, malty Redemption Red and a crisp Kölsch that is rounded off by a smack of lime flavor. Doomsday Brewing Company, 421 C St., Unit 3, Washougal, WA, Mon-Fri 4-10 pm, Sat noon-10 pm, Sun noon-8 pm, doomsdaybrewing.com

From there, make your way into Camas proper and enjoy the fact that so many of the city’s best spots are within staggering distance from one another. Mill City Brew Werks is a fine next stop. On cold days, they’ve got an inviting fireplace to cozy up to, or you can warm yourself from the inside out with a chocolate stout or their strong hoppy Imperial IPA. Mill City Brew Werks, 339 NE Cedar, Camas, WA, 11 am-close daily, mcbwbeer.com

Bounce across the street and settle in at Caps N’ Taps, a taphouse with 20 rotating beers and a healthy selection of bottles and cans, mostly from up and down the West Coast. The cozy spot has been home to a number of beer premieres and a few tap takeovers. But even for the novice who just wants to nurse a pint and play Jenga for a couple of hours, this place is worth a visit. Caps N’ Taps, 337 NE 4th, Camas, WA, Mon-Thurs noon-10 pm, Fri & Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-9 pm, capsntapscamas.com

If you’re in need of more food to line your belly, Camas’ food scene is exploding, and the recently opened Hey Jack features a Michelen-starred chef, and the menu has a couple of deliberately chosen draft beers. Further afield is the Hammond, which, while located outside of downtown Camas, offers an impressive 30-tap array of options. Hey Jack, 401 NE 4th, Camas, WA, Tues-Sat 5-9 pm, Sun 10 am-2 pm, heyjackkitchen.com; The Hammond, 4857 NW Lake Unit 200, Camas, WA, Sun-Thurs 11 am-9 pm, Fri & Sat 11 am-10 pm, thehammondkitchenandcraftbar.com

Let’s assume you’re good and buzzed by this point. Rather than spent a mint on an Uber or a hotel room, sober up by slipping into the Liberty Theatre. Opened in 1927, this movie house has been holding strong in the city, and these days screens a nice selection of mainstream flicks and arthouse fare. As with all the best independent cinemas, the concession prices are more than reasonable, which will make it easier on your wallet to grab a large popcorn and a bratwurst to help soak up the alcohol in your system. If you still feel like there are a few more sheets to unfurl on your pub crawl, the theater does have an admirable selection of cans and bottles, including Occidental’s always delightful hefeweizen and the delectable Salted Caramel Stout from Breakside Brewing. Enjoy yourself—just keep it down so we can hear the movie. Liberty Theatre, 315 NE 4th, Camas, WA, showtimes vary, camasliberty.com

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