Parkway Tavern | Tacoma, Washington
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Parkway Tavern
Excellent based on 21 ratings
Type: Bar

313 North I St
Tacoma, Washington United States 98403 [ print map ]
253 383 8748 | facebook

Hours: Mon - Sun: 11:00am - 2:00am

Mayor: Oakes (1) | Taps: 33 | Bottles: unknown

Parkway Tavern

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Barley Browns WFO IPA 97, Top Rung Good Jake CDA
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21 reviews for Parkway Tavern
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  81%
 Selection  88%
 Food  71%
 Value  78%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  90%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
tapthis  (101) Baytown, Texas | November 23, 2014
Service started out horribly slow but picked up. Food is mediocre/good. But they have a great selection of beer
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
macdeffe  (44) Ňrhus, Denmark | October 29, 2014
Great place, especially if you happen to be there monday when they have a Randall. Good selection of beers of which one is cask
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
petsasquatch  (1) Tacoma, Washington | August 26, 2014
Iíve been drinking here for years. I spent my 21st here and never left. The beautiful wood work along with historic tacoma pictures beer posters, you name it. Then there are the rafters adorned in what I would guess to be over one thousand tap handles. The staff is one of the friendliest in tacoma and full of a wealth of beer knowledge to keep you up to date on their ever revolving 31 beers on tap not to mention a hardy wine selection. The food is perfect. Nothing over the top here. Just a perfect balance of what youíd expect to find in a tavern. From burgers and cheese steaks to salad and soup all of it cooked to perfection. The house made clam chowder is a treat if you can snag some before its gone. Everything is well priced for drinks you otherwise wouldnít be able to get a hold of. Lest we forget the brand new board displaying every price, %abv, etc. The events, canít forget the events. Having recently had its 79th anniversary, every event is heaven for every type of beer drinker. Iíve traveled the world drinking in new bars from Italy to Dubai to South Korea and I always come home to the parkway. Hopefully thereís another hundred years in store... Thanks PW
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
targhee  (4) Tacoma, Washington | December 10, 2013
The Parkway is like the off broadway of beer. New brews often come here first, to see if people like them, before they are sold into the hyper-competitive Seattle market. And, the list is superb, varying with season. Donít forget the Monday Randall. Sean always serves up a great one. Service is excellent. Menu is limited to burgers and salads, but reasonably priced. A tip: order a double burger (beef, salmon, veggie) and itís about $2-3 more than a single.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Caytinator  (113) Tucson, Arizona | September 13, 2013
Easy to see why this place is #1 in Tacoma. Cool neighborhood ambiance, feels welcoming and unpretentious. Super-friendly staff, free samples and good recommendations. Selection is very good, I was impressed with their tap choices (some rare beers!). No liquor, only wine & beer. Value is very good, most pints $4 during happy hour. Overall, a chill spot with tvs, shuffleboard, comfortable chairs on the front lawn, and a great tap selection.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee  (529) Toronto, ON, Ontario | September 24, 2012
Dropped in herr during a Stone Total Tap Takeover (which is always a fun time). Looks kind of strange dropped into the middle of a very residential looking area, but I kind of liked that. Sort of a multiroomed boozer with different levels of rowdiness, depending on where you are. I kind of dug the small outdoor patio with people casually chatting away. The front bar was kind of a college hangout. Although it was loud in here, I like that they donít jack the music up so you can actually hear what people are saying to you. In back is a nice looking games room and a few other quieter rooms as well. Bar staff were friendly and efficient. Itís got a great vibe and I would love to have soent more time here.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko  (535) Vancouver, British Columbia | February 17, 2012
Here for the tapping of Pliny the Younger, so my experience was obviously not standard. The ambiance is fantastic, the service is excellent and personable, the taplist is very good (tonight especially with tappings of DfH 120 Minute & Noble Rot, Elder, and Younger), and very reasonably priced. Not only that, but the bar gave away its entire keg of Younger for free! Would definitely go back next time Iím ever in Tacoma. Highly recommended.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
BARLEYWINEO  (5) Tacoma, | January 22, 2012| Updated February 1, 2012
I have been going to The Parkway for quite sometime, especially since I moved to Tacoma from Firestone country. The selection ranges from excpetional to good at times. Service is usuallyvery good, sometimes the markup on a handle is a little much. Food is usually good. Ambiance is good. My only issue is that they do not keep enough Belgians on draft and it seems to hop centric. They have fantastic brewers nights and festivals! A must stop in Tacoma and one of the best beer bars in the state.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad  (455) Olympia, Washington | July 15, 2011
Holy cow batman this is the place. great taps great food and awesome atmosphere. A must stop for any beer geek. They have special all the time and run great taps every day. Come down check out the firkin or the randall. They have it all. Parking can be tight.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
TheRealMGD  (59) Lakewood, Washington | December 17, 2010| Updated April 2, 2012
Both a great neighbourhood place and a visiting beer-loverís delight. The selection is invariably excellent and they rotate handles frequently to keep the beers fresh and interest high. A mix of local, regional and national craft brews keeps the regulars coming back and the visitors will see something familiar. Service is efficient when busy and very personable when a bit slower. Beer knowledge amongst the staff is very good to excellent, several of the Parkway bartenders are perennial voting favourites for the best bartenders in the region and one of them is a respected local brewer. The brewersí nights and other special events make the Parkway a must for PNW fans. They have a Barleywine fest every spring and an IPA fest in late summer every year. Cask ale available year round and the Randall must be experienced by all hopheads! There is pool, shuffleboard and pinball in the back with plenty of seating and sports on small screens, along with free WiFi. Food portions are small by American standards, but that is a plus in my book. Food quality is about average for a bar and prices are reasonable. After dozens of visits in the past few years I claim the PW as my home away from home.

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