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Pub in Tacoma

Maltbird Aug 27, 2002 07:14 PM

Looking for a "nice" pub in Tacoma...something along the lines of the Hilltop on Queen Anne, The Latona, Good Pub Food, fresh Pints....and maybe a TV for watching a game.

any pointers ?????

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    southy RE: Maltbird Aug 28, 2002 12:46 PM

    Gotta try Harmon Brewery on Pacific next to UW Tacoma campus. Great microbrew (try the IPA, like that one the best), some pretty decent pub grub, pizza, fish and chips and messy burgers. They've got tv screens and an attentive staff. Nice brewpub atmosphere.

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      tom RE: southy Aug 31, 2002 12:55 PM

      I don't think the food at the Harmon is all that great. four of us ate there the other day and the food was very dry and overcooked. the salad was best. Try the Swiss, the Spar, or the Tides in Gig Harbor.

    2. rocndon RE: Maltbird Mar 19, 2007 08:15 PM

      The Parkway, great pub food and excellent taps. The Red Room at The Parkway has a bigger T.V. and is usually a little quieter..

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        Glassman RE: Maltbird Mar 20, 2007 08:45 AM

        Maltbird, Engine House #9 is a classic pub. Their fish tacos are pretty good and they have an excellent selection of beers. The Swiss is another option (good clams). I've never had a good food experience at The Harmon.

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          rocndon RE: Glassman Jun 19, 2007 07:35 PM

          You are sooo right about The Harmon. This place has such potential.

        2. barleywino RE: Maltbird Mar 20, 2007 09:40 AM

          how about Shenanigans? If you get tired of watching the game, there's always the views out onto the water

          1. rocndon RE: Maltbird Jun 19, 2007 07:33 PM

            The Parkway Tavern is a great place for food and beer. The beer is some of the best in town and the food is good and very fresh pub grub. To get way from the crowd walk back past the bathrooms to the "Red Room". Usually quieter and the only T.V. in the place you can hear.

            1. rcallner RE: Maltbird Dec 15, 2007 09:58 PM

              I like Engine 9, aka E9 on 611 N Pine St. NIce selection of microbrews, friendly, low-key neighborhood atmosphere, good enough pub food, kid-friendly.

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                allisonw RE: rcallner Dec 16, 2007 12:46 PM

                Parkway, E9, Spar. I probably like the Spar the best just cuz' the place has a great vibe.

                ETA Cloverleaf Tavern for their pizza pie.

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                tinaeatsintacoma RE: Maltbird Jun 29, 2008 03:31 PM

                You might try the recently installed bar at Puget Sound Pizza...the pizza is good and the bar is just the right amount dark.

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