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Saturday, September 15, 2012

#1779 - The Beach Tavern, Tacoma - 5/14/2012

The Beach Tavern opened in mid-1934, a half a year after prohibition, where it must have had a fine view as the old Tacoma Narrows Bridge danced itself to pieces. It has a genuine beach bar feel -- medium sized open spaces decorated with seafaring gimcracks, hosting a wide range of ages and a good set of local characters. It is set across from Titlow Beach, where divers find huge barnacles, wolf eels, buffalo sculpins, plumose anemones,  and Pacific Octopuses with ten foot arm spans. The drinks are pretty much the basics, and the food the sort of burgers and fish and chips items that you would expect. It's got a nice vibe -- it feels like summer, but with just enough cranky people around to not feel too touristy.

8612 6th Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98465 - (253) 564-9984
Est. 1934

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