Welcome! The Checkerboard bar is both a local monument and an historic business. Located on Sprague Ave in East Central since 1933, the Checkerboard opened on the heels of prohibition and now boasts the longest continuous liquor license in the state of Washington. Formally Checkerboard Tavern, we've decided to break tradition and serve spirits after nearly 80 years. Come take part in a century of laughs, love and great times! Please go to our 'about' page to hear more about the many great amenities at the Checkerboard.