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Winter is Coming to Spokane!

November 23, 2020 7:59 pm

Spokane’s weather can be a little moody– and that’s part of the charm. That being said, the area’s most manic season has to be our five-month winter. But hey, it’s those winter months that we have to thank for our scenic river’s falls and just about everything else of beauty in this ecosystem, so it’s worth putting up with, and then some! If you’re thinking about moving to Spokane for one of our many high-paying tech jobs, there’s a few... View Article

Spokane Breweries

October 22, 2020 9:13 pm

With over twenty breweries and counting, Spokane has quietly arrived as a city to be reckoned with in the world of American craft beer. The Northwest has long been known for its commitment to producing some of the best beer in the world. Beer culture is deeply ingrained in Washington, and Spokane’s growing craft beer scene showcases why American brewing is at the top of its game. No-Li Brewhouse The granddaddy of Spokane’s growing craft beer scene, No-Li has been... View Article

Spokane Staycations

October 22, 2020 4:10 pm

Wondering how you can scratch that travel itch while on a Spokane staycation? The good news is we live in an adventure-rich region. Staycation options are plentiful whether it’s snowing outside or sweltering, whether you’re a hiker or a relaxer or really just need to sit somewhere besides your couch to finish that book you started months ago. We’ve compiled a list of Spokane staycation ideas to help keep you busy even though everything is canceled and borders are closed.... View Article

What’s the difference between “Done” and it technically works on a developers desktop in Chrome?

October 16, 2020 4:42 am

One of the most common questions I get from our tech employees is: What’s the difference between “done” and “it technically worked on a developer’s desktop in Chrome”? So I thought this might be a great time to write a blog post about the meaning of “done” at Two Barrels. So what is the definition of “done”? “Done” is when the problem a customer, an employee, or the company needed solved has been solved. But is there really such a... View Article

Spokane Music Venues

September 1, 2020 4:25 pm

Spokane’s local music scene would need to be chronicled by someone much more hip than myself, but if you’re wondering if the live music scene is “happening” in Spokane, you’re in luck… it is. Whether you’re wanting to see live music, or even play some yourself, Spokane has a venue for you. The Fox If your idea of good live music includes a full orchestra, The Fox is the place to be. Home to the Spokane Symphony, the Martin Woldson... View Article

Spokane’s Caffeine Scene

September 1, 2020 4:21 pm

A lot of people think that all Washingtonians are just a bunch of coffee-loving, flannel-wearing, Subaru-driving hipsters… Well, that might not be 100% spot on, but we do love our coffee in Spokane. Here’s a spotlight on some of our favorite places to get some hot, earthy bean-water in town. Indaba on Riverside You literally just have to take the elevator downstairs to find great local coffee. Indaba, a local coffee staple, is our next door neighbor. Specializing in their... View Article

Top 5 Treks Within 2 Hours of Spokane

August 11, 2020 4:24 pm

One of Spokane’s longtime slogans is “Near Nature – Near Perfect.” And it’s a phrase that’s hard to argue with. Roaring rivers and waterfalls, scenic vistas, and loads of other geologic miracles call eastern Washington home. The best part? Washington’s State’s history of being at the forefront of conservation and ecological preservation efforts means all that beauty is easily accessible and maintained during the outdoor season. The first step in venturing to any of these places is going to be... View Article

What’s Lunch-able @ 2Barrels?

August 11, 2020 4:21 pm

One perk of workin’ downtown? We’re only a stones throw away from dozens of Spokane’s best eats, a perk our team takes advantage of often. There’s always X-group, ordering from Y-Restaurant at Z-time, always with a “more the merrier” spirit. Lunch is pretty fun at the ‘Barrels, and we’re looking forward to getting back to this habit once COVID is in our rearview. Where We Get Our Grub On Below you’ll find a list of some our faves, all within... View Article

Buying a Home in Spokane

June 30, 2020 1:48 pm

Thinking about moving to Spokane? If you are, congrats! Whatever you’re looking for in a neighborhood—good schools, beautiful homes, community events, loads of character, or just plentiful pubs—you can find it in Spokane. Best of all, you’ll spend much less on your house, condo, or apartment than you would in the big cities. And if you haven’t yet decided whether or not to make the big move? Maybe this will help convince you. A Lot for a Little You’ll probably... View Article

“Alien-Friendly:”
Creating a Community at Two Barrels

April 13, 2020 8:09 pm

At Two Barrels, we have a very specific vision in mind of the kind of environment and community we hope to create. So we made up a term to match our vision: “alien-friendly.” What Does it Mean to Be Alien-Friendly? We define “alien-friendly” as accepting everyone regardless of difference. An alien-friendly workplace constantly asks questions about how to eliminate barriers, how to acknowledge and address personal biases, and how to ensure everyone feels they belong. And we’re not just talking... View Article