by Megan Bostic
Want to be treated like royalty? Head to the Crown Bar.
Loosely inspired by the Crown Bar in Belfast Northern Ireland, Tacoma’s Crown Bar is nestled in the heart of the 6th Avenue business district. It is flanked on either side by House of Tattoo and Retrospect Vintage Clothing. Its warm and cozy atmosphere is inviting, the wait staff, welcoming. If you’ve never noticed it, it’s because of the size. It’s pretty miniscule. However, that makes it the perfect venue for an intimate date, a night out with a couple friends, or a happy hour stop on the way home from work.
Speaking of happy hours, Crown Bar has one of the best. It runs every day from 4 pm to 6 pm, plus 10 pm to close. Happy hour includes lots of food and drink specials. Wednesday night they offer half price bottles of wine and 40 cent wings. Thursday is taco night with $4 tacos, $3 margaritas and $2 Tecate cans.
The regular menu consists of American as well as international dishes – something for everyone. They strive to work with local farmers and ranchers in order to make you fresh, eclectic meals. Starting on March 12 they will be serving brunch Sat-Sun 9am-3pm.
The inside will remind you of a rustic and homey pub, including wood fixtures, atmospheric lighting, quaint wall hangings and corner fireplace.
A downside is lack of parking on 6th Avenue, especially on weekends, but circling the block a few times is worth the charming atmosphere, friendly, fast service, great deals and delicious food. Small place, majestic quality.
(Print this blog post and bring it in before the end of March of 2016 they will add a free bowl of mini corn dogs or house made deep fried pickles to you order.)
Find Crown Bar at 2705 6th Avenue (253) 272-4177