I was pretty excited to hear that the newest McMenamins had recently opened in Bothell. It is known as the Anderson School and is located at 18607 Bothell Way NE, Bothell. So dear husband, dear daughter and dear daughter’s friend went to explore it this weekend. The complex includes a restaurant/tavern, several small bars, a lovely heated saltwater pool, a movie theater (in the previous gym), an area for a reception, a small store, outdoor areas with fire pits and of course, the hotel which is in the original junior high school which has 72 rooms located in the original classrooms.
The Pee Wee Tavern at 7052 Pacific Avenue is a freestanding building that was just over 1,000 square feet. It is available for either sale or lease. The building was constructed in 1947 and was originally known as the Log Tavern or The Log.
Red Hot at 2914 Sixth Avenue, Tacoma is relatively small bar that specialized in locally crafted beer and hot dogs. I had the 6th Ave Strut which is a hot dog with cream cheese, fresh chopped onions, tomatoes. It was delicious! Really, good food and company, it was a great way to start the weekend!
The Tav at 117 West 4th Avenue, Ellensburg, looks like an ordinary bar from the outside, but on the inside there is a delightful outdoors courtyard area. The food was typical pub fare, but they did a really good job of it. And the company was even better 🙂
The Spar at 2121 North 30th Street Tacoma, WA 98403 is another Tacoma institution. Yelp says that The Spar is the oldest tavern in Tacoma. That thing that I learned tonight is that I can now bring my teen here for lunch or dinner up until 8 pm. Good to know.
After a long work week I was glad to meet my friend for a quick happy hour glass of wine at the Top of Tacoma. We shared the delicious chicken nachos and really there was enough there for a couple more people! The food there is not the fried food I typically associate with bars, but instead is pretty darned tasty.
During nicer weather, there is outside patio seating. I love their ornate metal fence which features tops!
Today was a rainy day that got away from me before night fell. In the darkness, I found the 43rd Street Pub and loved the neon. No, I didn’t go in! Just took the photo. This is a neighborhood bar and it is my understanding that it has new owners. In any case, it has recently been fixed up and cleaned up. The great neon sign says “Time to stop, U Betcha Pub” and it also has a clock.
4302 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98418-7734