The Spar is rich in Tacoma history and the oldest bar in that city -- at least by a certain reckoning. It is on the site of the original Old Tacoma Bar, established 1884, which served as a house of ill repute until Washington State enacted prohibition in 1916, whereupon it was torn down.
Commencement Bay to customers. It is now a very comfortable tavern and restaurant in the heart of Old Tacoma.
|The Spar in 1949, Tacoma Public Library photo|
Est. as bar: 1933 - Building constructed: 1917
Previous bars at this location: Old Tacoma Bar (1884-1916)
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