Open Mon-Fri: am – 8 pm, Sat-Sun: 7 am – 8 pm Bluebeard Coffee Roasters () Bluebeard serves great coffee in a really cool space. Located on the hip and happenin’ 6th Ave, this relatively new coffee shop is a great place to hang with friends, work on homework, sit around and look cute, whatever.
Half dance club and half dive bar, The Stone is Tacoma’s gay nightlife headquarters.
Shirtless gay boys, flocks of dykes, your middle school P. teacher and her partner, all converge on the same dance floor to the siren songs of Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, Kelly Clarkson and the like.
Shakabrah has a homey, lived-in vibe and is basically just a super comfortable place to nurse your hangover.
The crowd is a mixed bag; babies, grandpas, hot girls, they all love Shakabrah.
Tacoma lesbians have a can’t-live-with-it-can’t-live-without-it relationship with this place.
While it might be a tragic little establishment, it’s hard not to have a fucking blast here.
They make their own bitters and botanical infusions, resulting in an unconventional and marvelous menu of craft cocktails.
My favorite drinks are the Twentieth Century and the PDX, but there’s something for everyone.
This is probably the cheapest neighborhood to live in that’s still close to civilization.