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3529 McKinley Ave, Tacoma, WA 98404-2162
+1 253-272-1502
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good36%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“pork belly” (8 reviews)
“nachos” (12 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
3529 McKinley Ave, Tacoma, WA 98404-2162
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here with friends who had grew up in Tacoma. This is not a place we would have visited by ourselves due to location and curb appeal. Don't let that stop you! This place is fantastic. We asked the server what they had on...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Creative food well done, and great service make this neighborhood dive a stand out. Side salads are an incredible deal at $1.50, with quality mixed greens, shaved red onion, ripe cherry tomatoes. Loved the Buddha Wrap, which paired super well with sesame dressing seaweed salad....More

Thank BeirutMoores
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hopping place in Tacoma, it is a great hang-out any time of day. And the food is outstanding, drink selection pretty darn good. I had the banh mi with awesome slabs of pork belly, half of which I took home. My buddy had the BPM...More

Thank occdocbill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

.We had heard a lot about this place. It is a local favorite, with a great reputation. Well, it lived up to all the hype! They have a couple tables outside, but we chose to eat inside. The inside was crowded, but we were able...More

Thank Jenrickly
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Damn! No photos of my own...BUT stiff, good, cheap drinks, strong coffee, excellent food and exceptional service. Post-wedding brunch, LOVED this bar vibe. Reminds of how Portland used to be. So glad we made the trip...Shroom Scramble SOOOOO goood! And The Cure...I don't even like...More

Thank SassyGirlJenna729
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Came here a Wednesday night. Had two pitchers of Rainier for $17 bucks. Incredible. The greatest beer every made in one of the most fun cities to go out in. Turns out to be a superb combination. Bar tenders were super nice guys. Also had...More

Thank LukeA1269
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed their Mac & cheese w/ prosciutto. The nice herb & bread crumb topping was delish!! Also, I am a complete ranch snob and their ranch dressing for the side salad was amazing!!

Thank Jamie B
Reviewed 15 June 2018

When I walked in the place at 11:10 AM, it had the look of a worn out biker bar. There was even a nice Harley sitting outside. Even 10 minutes after opening though there was a mix of 'early drinkers' and regular folks. The service...More

Thank Glidr
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Visiting family and one of my sons favorite places. Didn’t realize there was a Mariners game on. Place was packed. Found a place to stand and waitresses were great letting us know when there was seating. Got drinks and ordered. Like what the menu says...More

Thank 528sunshine
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Recently found this gem via TA and my wife and I decided to check it out. We were totally blown away by the food quality and the service. Both were outstanding. The patrons were mostly young hipsters and T-Town locals which is a great mix....More

Thank Bryan M
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Emily G
29 August 2018|
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Response from Glidr | Reviewed this property |
No they don't take reservations. It is a laid back bar with a biker bar look, but great food and service. Certainly worth a visit, but not fancy in any way including price. Cheers!
3 February 2018|
Response from barbaradW4367OF | Reviewed this property |
to the best of my knowledge this is a strictly 21 and over bar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3529 McKinley Ave, Tacoma, WA 98404-2162
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-272-1502
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