Tacoma could have a new rock venue as soon as Feb. 1. That’s the tentative opening date for Backstage Bar & Grill, the new club that’s in the works at 6409 Sixth Ave., according to general manager Joy Hutt. But she added that opening day largely depends on how soon owner Stephen Tippins can secure a liquor license.
The new club is under construction in the space formerly occupied by Game On Sports Grille. Hutt described the vibe Backstage is going for as part cowgirl bar, part Hard Rock Café. The 6,800-square-foot venue will feature live music, rock memorabilia and girls in chaps dancing on three separate bars. And once a month, Hutt said the venue will host a national touring rock band, citing L.A. Guns, Shinedown and Ratchethead, a side project of Queensryche’s Michael Wilton, as examples of bands that could play there.
Find more info on Backstage Bar & Grill’s Facebook page here.