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Good Food, Good Drinks, Good People: The Real Tacoma Nightlife

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Tacoma was recently named one of the best places to live in the US. If you’re a local you already know this. If you’re a visitor, you’re about to find out why.

If you’re planning a trip to Tacoma and wondering what the local population gets up to when the sun sinks below the horizon, here’s a heads up. 

These are some of the best places to lap up the Tacoma nightlife whether you’re from out of town or not.

Sundowners Set the Scene for Tacoma Nightlife

Starting off with a couple of cocktails is one of the best things to do in Tacoma tonight or any night. 

If there’s one thing that goes with a sundowner, it’s a sea view. Get your scenic fix at Rock the Dock while sipping on the Captain’s rum punch and vodka cocktails.

What’s in a name? The Beach Tavern near Narrow’s Bridge may not have the best view in town but it makes up for that with a wonderful friendly atmosphere and awesome beers. 

If you aren’t into pub fare, or you want to start your date night right, head to one of Tacoma’s top restaurants instead.

The Best Beats in Town

If you need some of the top tunes around, head for the New Frontier Lounge on E 25th Street 

Meal specials – think crispy tots and burritos – and a happy hour that stretches from 2 pm to 8 pm are some of the daily attractions at this independent music venue.

From flamenco to indie rock and cello music, there’s bound to be something to get your toes tapping at this thumping Tacoma nightspot. It’s all local and it’s all live. 

New Frontier Lounge regularly hosts Tacoma weekend events. Check out what’s up next on their event calendar.  

Tacoma Night Clubs

Whenever you’re in the mood for dancing, Tacoma won’t disappoint.

Club Silverstone ticks all the boxes for a little bump and grind with glittering disco balls, discounted drinks, and a bustling dancefloor.

Technically a gay club, Club Silverstone is a favorite haunt with party people of all persuasions. 

The Bull Market on Pacific Avenue South features high definition screens, dart boards, shuffleboards, and billiard tables. You can also hit the dance floor every weekend when this club pumps up the jam with local rock beats. 

Special Occasions

There’s always something on the go in Tacoma. There are festivals and events to celebrate everything from daffodils to drinks as well as every season of the year.

One of the biggest Tacoma festivals is First Night Tacoma where you can party the night away at a discount.

One ticket gets you in to into all the participating venues at this alcohol-free New Year’s party, which has been rocking the streets of Tacoma for 20 years. 

Dressing Up

Whether you’re a local or just passing through, you’ll love Tacoma’s laid-back evening vibe. Leave the suit and tie at home and get set to enjoy our Tacoma nightlife in relaxed style.

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