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Best Tacoma Beer Bar

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by checktherhyme, Feb 11, 2013.

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  1. checktherhyme

    checktherhyme Initiate (152) Apr 8, 2008 Washington

    I know this has been discussed before but I couldnt find the thread. Anyways, I will be in Tacoma for the weekend (event at the Dome) and was wondering what the best beer bars are in the area. I am just looking for something decent that is close. Not looking to go to Seattle or anything.

    Thanks
     
  2. beerandcycling88

    beerandcycling88 Initiate (0) May 13, 2010 Washington

    Of the top of my head I recommend Engine House 9, the Red Hot or the Parkway.
     
  3. Kopfschuss

    Kopfschuss Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2009 Oregon

    No such thing! Wouldn't the "Aroma" overpower great smelling beer?

    In seriousness, when I lived down that way I normally went a little north to 99 Bottles.
     
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  4. John_M

    John_M Moderator (5,609) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    These are all excellent selections. I'd also recommend a personal favorite of mine, which is pint defiance.

    Last couple of times I stopped by E9, I thought they had really upped their game. The draft list just seems to get better and better (they seem to almost always have something by Boneyard on tap of late), and their barrel aged house beers/sours are worth a try as well.
     
  5. sanford_and_son

    sanford_and_son Aspirant (285) Jul 23, 2012 Washington

    I've only been to the Red Hot once, but I totally loved it. Great place.
     
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  6. barleywinefiend

    barleywinefiend Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2007 Washington


    What he said. Two for One special. The E-9 is almost across the street from The Red Hot. Score.
     
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  7. NWer

    NWer Crusader (709) Mar 10, 2009 Washington
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    Where were they when I lived in Federal Way? A long way to go now. Anxious to visit E9 very impressive showing at Belgianfest.
     
  8. SGToliver

    SGToliver Initiate (164) Nov 22, 2012 Washington

    I go to the Red Hot a lot. E9 and Pint Defiance are my other local favorites.
     
  9. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2009 Washington

    From my experience, if you know Lordkrystic, the Red Hot is the place to be! :wink:

    Thanks Jeff!

    Also, if you don't plan on pooping regularly for a day or two, get the peanut butter bacon dog.
     
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