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New Year’s Eve 2012: Tacoma restaurants and bars hosting parties

Post by Sue Kidd / The News Tribune on Dec. 28, 2012 at 1:39 pm | No Comments »
December 31, 2012 10:17 am

Restaurants, bars, taverns and clubs around Tacoma are hosting New Year’s Eve parties to say bah-bye to 2012.

Pacific Grill is hosting a fabulous sounding party with music from crooner Chris Anderson. Adriatic Grill is hosting a buffet dinner that might blow the button off your pants. Primo Grill will serve grilled beef tenderloin and other dinner specials. Plenty of bars – from The Swiss to the Stonegate – will host live music and food. Unless noted, expect there to be a cover charge. Don’t see your event listed? Comment below and tell readers about it. I’ll update this list through New Year’s Eve.


Adriatic Grill
This fine dining Mediterranean restaurant near Tacoma Mall will host a dressy party with a champagne reception with the Denny Foreman Trio, a buffet at 9:30 p.m. and dancing later in the evening with a champagne toast at midnight. Cost is $75 per person or $140 per couple. Dress attire suggested – that means cocktail dresses and suit coats. Details here

In addition to its regular steakhouse menu, Sixth Avenue’s Asado will have a chateaubriand and a 32-ounce ribeye dinner for two –  carved tableside. They’ll also have a menu of sparkling wines. You should make reservations as soon as possible, limited seating available. Details here

Boathouse 19
The Narrows Marina restaurant will stay open until 1 a.m. Check out the menu here.

The Ruston waterfront restaurant will have its usual menu, plus half-price bottles of wine and sparkling wines. Details here

Lobster Shop Commencement Bay

The Ruston waterfront restaurant will serve dinner until 10 p.m. Here’s a menu

The St. Helens neighborhood restaurant will serve prime rib, lobster tails and champagne all evening. Dinner reservations are a must, there are only a few tables left. Details here

Pacific Grill
An appetizer buffet, music with Chris Anderson and a champagne toast will be hosted by Pacific Grill. Cost is $35 for just the show, $60 buys the show, an appetizer buffet and a champagne toast. Purchase tickets at Pacific Grill or online. Details here

Primo Grill
The Sixth Avenue Mediterranean restaurant will serve its regular menu as well as grilled beef tenderloin and more. They’ll also have bubbly on ice and some special value wines all night. Details here

Bars, taverns, nightclubs

Grit City Comedy Club

Donnell Rawlings will perform at 8 p.m. at the Grit City Comedy Club. Tickets are $15. Details here

Harmon Tap Room
A $5 cover gets you live music starting at 9 p.m. at the St. Helens bar and tap room. The North.Oakes.Project, The Cottonwood Cutups and Barleywine Revue are playing.  Details here

Harmon Brewery on Pacific
Downtown Tacoma’s Harmon Brewery will have FREE live music with Rich Wetzels Groovin Higher Orchestra. Details here

The Hub
Dinner for two is $49.95 at the St. Helens neighborhood bar and restaurant. View the menu here

Vicci Martinez will perform with Perry Acker and Matt Brown at this Sixth Avenue nightclub. Reserved floor seating is sold out, but there are some $19.99 seats available. Purchase ticket here.
More details here.

Johnny’s Dock
The Foss Waterway restaurant and bar will host the band At Five with dinner and drinks beginning at 4 p.m. Details here

The Loch’s
The downtown Tacoma metal nightclub will have a show with 10 bands – tickets are $5 in advance, or $8 at the door. Bands are Broken Oars, Act of Sabotage, 13 Scars, Piss Drunks, Crawl Unit, Neutralboy, Dying Off, South 11th, Anticulture and Conniption Fits. Details here

Live music, dinner specials and a champagne toast will be at this Sixth Avenue restaurant and nightclub. Call Jose Franco for pricing and availability, 253-254-0560. More details here

Rock the Dock
This night of FREE music will feature Kari Ehli, a champagne toast, party favors, prizes and more. Here’s something cool – you can bring your RV or boat and sleep in it in the bar’s parking lot.  Details here

Social Bar and Grill
The Foss waterway restaurant will have a FREE evening of music from DJ Yup. Music starts at 10 p.m. Details here.

The Stonegate Pizza and Bar
This FREE night of music and food features tunes from Ghost 211. Details here

The Swiss
New Year’s Eve at the Swiss will host music from Krye – call the bar for a price check on admission. Details here

Top of Tacoma
The FREE party starts at 10 at Top of Tacoma. Lozen & Tacos will perform. Details here


For a schedule and breakdown of everything happening at First Night – a sprawling family friendly New Year’s Eve event that takes place all over downtown Tacoma - read this story from Rosemary Ponnekanti

Java Billiards
Family friendly event at this new billiards club on Twelfth Avenue (near where Mandolin Cafe used to be). Live music starts at 7. More details here

Varsity Grill
The downtown Tacoma restaurant and bar will be part of the First Night fun downtown. They’ll have a family friendly party with karaoke all night – and here’s some magical words for parents – kids eat for free tonight. Check details here.

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