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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 »

Dec.
28th

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

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. Read more »

Feb.
2nd

Bars for big games: Where do you go?

Pub fare I can get my hands around: the Kobe burger at West End Pub in Tacoma.

On Super Bowl Sunday, I know where I’d go to catch the game … if I were leaving my couch. I may have little sports acumen (TNT Sports Editor Darrin Beene can confirm this), but I do know how to spot a bar that offers good television viewing. And I know my way around bar food.

Click more to see a few of my picks for bars with screens that make for good viewing, and food that makes for good game-time noshing.

YOUR TURN: Where will you go, if at all, to watch the game? Is it a bar? Do you prefer to stay home? Do any bars around town have great Super Bowl parties or events that are good for game viewing? And good deals to be found? Comment here.

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