Tacoma Tips: Where to Eat and Drink

November 2, 2017

Arguably one of the best parts about traveling for a show is getting to explore a new city. It can be overwhelming to decide where to eat and what to do. Thankfully, the Wolf staff has some suggestions for you!

Brewers Row – This place puts the “taco” in Tacoma for sure. From tacos to burritos, nachos (fantastic!) to craft beer, everyone is bound to find something tasty on the menu. If you’re looking for delicious Mexican food, this is your place!

Red Hot – Looking for something a little bit out of the box? Take a trip to Red Hot! They’re all about beer, cider, and hot dogs. These aren’t your ordinary hot dogs… These hot dogs feature mac n cheese, peanut butter and bacon, BLT fixin’s and more. Plus, they have 26+ beers or ciders on tap. Who doesn’t love a beer a dog?

The RockThis fun rock themed restaurant is perfect for folks looking for a meal with a twist. Best known for their wood fire pizzas, the menu also features pasta and burger options for everyone. Looking for a fun, novelty cocktail? Try one of their rum buckets. The Rock is probably the closest recommendation to the Tacoma Dome, but make a reservation or get there early to make sure you don’t miss the show!

Ram Restaurant & BreweryVisiting Tacoma with picky eaters? The Ram may be the perfect dinner spot for you. With everything from burgers to mac and cheese, salads to sandwiches, there is something for everyone here. This location sits on the water – the perfect spot to sip a beer and snack before heading to the venue.

Wilder Local Fare and Libations – We know Portlanders love farm to table cooking. If you count yourself among these people, Wilder Local Fare and Libations is for you! Their farm is just outside Puyallup and their menu varies by what’s locally available, making all of their ingredients super fresh. From tasty tapas to wood-fired pizzas, Wilder is not to be missed.


Staying in Tacoma overnight? You'll want some breakfast:

Pacific Southern - Breakfast at Pacific Southern is SO GOOD. Be prepared for a short wait or get there early to avoid the crowds. Recommended dishes include the Breakfast Plate (eggs, potatoes, sausage/bacon/ham, and toast), Cinnamon Roll French Toast (get in my belly!), and the Andy’s French Toast (challah bread, crunchy granola crust, and vanilla crème). Fair warning, portions are HUGE so be prepared to take some home with you.

Shakahbrah Java – Shakahbrah is the go-to brunch spot for University of Puget Sound Students. Expect huge portions of all your breakfast favorites. Pancakes bigger than your face, potatoes piled high, and other breakfast staples. Definitely try the bacon avocado omelet! Do prepare for a wait, weekends are quite busy at Shakahbrah.