After a day exploring the town, unwind with dinner and drinks at the Sand Trap Pub. The pub is part of the McMenamins Gearhart Hotel that overlooks the Gearhart Golf Links golf course.

Both indoor and outdoor seating provide an unobstructed view of the golf course that was built in 1888, making it the oldest golf course west of the Mississippi River. Choose from a wide selection of ale, wine and cider, including some wine options from McMenamins Edgefield Winery.

The dinner menu ranges from the Expedition Elk Burger, to the Local Gyro, to the Brewer’s Crab Fondue Pot. Their burgers, sandwiches and “Pub Grub” all have local ingredients. Try the steamer clams, Alehouse Halibut Fish and Chips or the Pot Bunker Crab Mac and Cheese to get a real taste of the coast.

Their menu of salads is a fresh, light option for dinner. The Brewer’s Salad incorporates Ruby-red raspberry vinaigrette with hazelnuts and blue cheese crumbles for a Northwestern-inspired dish. Try the Six Arms Goddess Salad if you’re looking for something Greek-inspired.

Sand Trap Pub is kid-friendly, with a deluxe kids menu of various burgers and sliders, chicken strips and the Wee Rabbit Salad.

Finish off your meal with a dessert on the outside deck and an ale, or combine the two by trying the Ruby-Ale Raspberry Milkshake or the Terminator Stout-Chocolate Milkshake. These alcoholic milkshakes are a unique combination of two post-dinner indulgences, sweets and drinks.

On your way out, pick up one of McMenamins hand-crafted ales to-go. Sand Bar Pub’s front entrance displays many different kinds of ales and wines for sale such as Sunflower IPA, Egyptian Cotton Hazy IPA, Hammerhead Ale and Ruby Ale.

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