History THEN & NOW
Located in the heart of historic downtown, Chicken Pharm is attributed to Petaluma’s rich legacy in poultry and dairy farming, as well as the building’s original tenant, Tuttle Drug Store.
Born in Petaluma in 1884, Joseph Wilford Tuttle graduated from the University of California San Francisco in 1906 before returning home to work for the Clark Drug Company.
Mr. Clark eventually sold the business to Joe who established J.W. Tuttle Drugs at the site.The pharmacy became a local institution until he retired in 1940, and sold the business to Lester Pometta and Ray Butler who kept the Tuttle Drugs name.
In 1967 the drug store moved to the current location at 132 Keller Street where it operated until it closed its doors in 2004, and later reopened as the Petaluma Social Club.
Today, Chicken Pharm blends Joe’s community spirit with Petaluma’s vibrant agrarian heritage. Whether you’re seeking a remedy for hunger, thirst or good company, it’s a welcoming place where you can recoup, regroup or shoot the poop with staff, friends and family.
Just order at the counter, kick back and enjoy the relaxed hometown vibe, play a game of corn hole on the patio, or watch your favorite team on our various TVs. Great for groups large or small, Chicken Pharm is open all day and we encourage you to come as you are.