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The Swiss Restaurant & Pub

$$ - $$$American, ,
1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-1608
+1 253-572-2821
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“nachos” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, International
$$ - $$$
1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-1608
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to a 40th birthday celebration at the Swiss last night. This was my first time there and I would highly recommend it! Good food, activities for all and a great band playing! The atmosphere was friendly and comfortable with outstanding employees! Beware...don’t forget to...More

Thank Lori E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve been to the Swiss over the years. And we enjoy the venue for live music every time. The sound is good. Sight lines are good. People can dance, or not. Food and drink service has never been really slow or spotty. Be ready for...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Okay, it's pretty visible. But the Swiss serves some of the best lunch items in town. Mostly known for pool, live bands and nightime fun, I recommend a lunch here during the quiet early shift. Enjoy the Chihuly glass installation above the bar. Stunning.

Thank David S
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Several years ago to a visit to the UW Bookstore in Tacoma we were recommended The Swiss for lunch, just up the hill and next to the UW campus. We've been going back ever since. The miss'us and I have our "date" outing here every...More

Thank Dwnptrl
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Great food, terrific staff. We went before the Katy Perry concert. Menu was limited but that was understandable. All delicious!!!

Thank Maria V
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

The Swiss has great bar food, friendly staff and usually great live bands on the weekend. The space is big and it’s not usually an issue to get a place to sit.

Thank Glasow2
Reviewed 12 January 2018

The Swiss is a classic pub that you can think of, lots of beer, tv's, neon signs, pool tables, can get loud at night, and the food is not bad at all. They have live music bands some nights and that is fun also with...More

Thank faeroberts
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Fun & exciting place, first time there in October, love the stage with live band playing music , great staff & big place with pool tables and other games, definitely recommend for large parties

Thank Kaylee B
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

First visit here; nice historical building that caters to a pub type restaurant and atmosphere. Also connected is a music hall and beyond that a game room. Food was decent, nothing over the top but fairly priced. Service can be slow given how spread out...More

Thank WSUtraveler
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The Swiss is always a great place for me to conduct my business meetings. It's convenient, yet not part of the downtown craziness. I love the food and the service. The food is consistent and the service is prompt and friendly

Thank Rodney L A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-1608
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-572-2821
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub is housed in an historical 1913 building near downtown museums, retail shops and the University of Washington, Tacoma Branch. Come and see Dale Chihuly's collection of Venetian glass that sits atop our bar while enjoying lunch and dinner every day.
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