What are the best spots for happy hour in Tacoma?

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Answered by: Shana, An Expert in the Seattle and Tacoma - General Category
Tacoma is full of awesome happy hour spots, so many that it can be tough to choose where to grab a burger and brew after a long day at work. Check out my top spots for happy hour in Tacoma and then enjoy your afternoon!

First, there is the Sixth Avenue District in North Tacoma. You can go to Asado, Masa or Crown Bar. Asado offers steak and American cuisine, while Masa has a more Mexican flair. Crown Bar is definite pub grub, but their happy hour drink specials, like $3 beer, cannot be beat!

Next, hit up the Ruston Way waterfront. Katie Down’s has a happy hour in Tacoma, from 3 to 5 p.m. and offers discounts on their fabulous pizza. The Ram is another favorite for Tacoma natives and visitors. They offer daily specials to round out their happy hour offerings.

If you are by the Tacoma Mall, you can try Mexican at Chevy’s Fresh Mex or the happy hour in Tacoma at Adriatic Grill for thin crust pizzas. Both are great deals after a long, hard day of shopping. You can go around the corner to Azteca for more affordable Mexican cuisine as well. A new favorite is Buffalo Wild Wings, which offers cheap wings in a variety of flavors, and cold beer to wash it all down.

The hip place to be in Tacoma in the past decade is the downtown district. Hit up Pacific Grill or the Harmon Brewery and Pub and you may run into a local celebrity. Take a walk after happy hour to the Museum of Glass, across Pacific Avenue from your dining spots. Stroll along the Commencement Bay waterfront and enjoy the sunshine, or indulge in a cup of steaming hot coffee at the famous Starbucks.

The 19th and Mildred area of Tacoma offers the Keg Steakhouse, as well as the Alehouse. Both are conveniently located close to the Narrows Bridge if you want to cross to Gig Harbor. You can catch a movie after happy hour in Tacoma at the AMC Theatres, located just behind the Keg and Alehouse. Top off your evening with a trip to Narrows Plaza Bowl, which offers their own late night fun.

Speaking of Gig Harbor, you can find a few choice happy hours there as well. Try the Tides Tavern from 3 to 5 p.m. for discount appetizers, beer and wine. The Blazing Onion is also across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and offers half prize appetizers. Try their turkey burger and their BOB sauce – amazing! Be sure to venture out to the Hy-iu-hee-hee while you’re in town too, and take a stroll on Harborview Drive before heading back to Tacoma.

Tacoma dining is best done on the cheap, and you can sample a few options while you’re at it. Just be sure to check restaurants happy hour menus online first, as specials do change. Enjoy the city if you’re just here for a visit or if you’re sticking around forever. Drink up to happy hour in Tacoma. Cheers!

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