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Sunday, June 27, 2010

#1148 - Acme Grub Cage Tavern, Tacoma, WA - 6/20/2010

Update: The Acme Grub Cage closed Aug 5, 2017.

How can you resist a place called the Acme Grub Cage?  This is a fairly typical, medium-sized, neighborhood dive, with beer company decor mixed with Halloween decorations.  They have some interesting beers, a stage area for live bands, Twister, and a stripper pole.  Rob the bartender told me the Grub Cage has been around since 1932 (this would, of course, been during Prohibition), and that it moved to its current location sometime in the 40s or 50s.  New owner Steve Campagna apparently cleaned the place up considerably a few years ago.

1310 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98402 - (253) 272-1892
Previous bars at this location: None known
Subsequent bars at this location: The Camp Bar
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Anonymous said...

Re-opened as the Camp Bar.

John said...

Use to stumble in, and out, of this place in the late 90’s. Hangout for taxi drivers and the riff raff of Hilltop. Myself included. I worked at the Flying Boots and lived at the Grenada just up the hill at the time, so it was only fitting that I spent time here. Paperback books lined the walls around the pool table for some reason. Loved Tacoma & the aroma. John