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Tag: 502 Downtown Tacoma

July
26th

First sip report: New bars opening all over Tacoma this summer

Scott Jobe and his wife, Christina, enjoy a Saint Florian IPA, from Silverdale, and Strongbow, English cider, at Triple Play in Tacoma. Lui Kit Wong/Staff photographer
Scott Jobe and his wife, Christina, enjoy a Saint Florian IPA, from Silverdale, and Strongbow, English cider, at Triple Play in Tacoma. Lui Kit Wong/Staff photographer

Consider this the summer of new nightclubs and bars in South Sound: Several new clubs have opened and more are on the way. Entertainment in the form of live music never looked better in the city.

What’s opened: Triple Play opened in June, a sports bar and live music venue on Sixth Avenue. The revamped 1022 South J also opened in June, in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood. The martini bar 502 Downtown has had a soft opening the past three weekends with live blues and jazz, and nearby Keys on Main has just opened its dueling piano lounge.

What’s next: Hilltop Kitchen, the lounge from cocktail mastermind Chris Keil, who got his start at 1022 South and Monsoon Room. Also, check back for a report on new places to swill brew. Narrows Brewing just opened its taproom, and the Bonney Lake taproom and bottle shop NW Caps N Taps just opened. Additionally, The Forum in Puyallup opened a week ago. Read on for brief reviews. Read more »