United States > Washington > Tacoma
JoeMcPhee (502) Toronto, ON, Ontario | September 24, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
BrewDad (426) Olympia, Washington | July 15, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
mcberko (267) Vancouver, British Columbia | February 17, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
after4ever (229) Brier, Washington | August 20, 2006
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Went down for the Day of IPAs. Great setting; quiet street where the north Tacoma neighborhood meets the Stadium District; just up the street from Wright Park. Nice carpentry, great been-there-for-decades feel. Good selection of beers, fun and cool staff, great vibe. Iíll definitely be back. Not sure if Iíd drive a great distance to Tacoma just for this place, but it more than holds up its end of the bargain if youíre in town anyway. If youíre local itís a no-brainer.
Crit (136) Surrey, British Columbia | March 30, 2005| Updated September 18, 2008
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Decent selection of Micros, I was able to get Lagunitas Gnarleywine on tap. Prices are under each tap.Mostly a locals bar, but worth a visit.Free pool in the back. was fairly quiet, even in the evening.
Caytinator (108) Tucson, Arizona | September 13, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
bitbucket (63) Kirkland, Washington | September 1, 2006
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
First visit for the Day of IPAs. Great friendly neighborhood bar with plenty of tap handles. Didnít try the food, but Iím wishing it was in my neighborhood.
TheRealMGD (58) Lakewood, Washington | December 17, 2010| Updated April 2, 2012
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
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.
Nalu (18) Washington | June 19, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Both a great neighbourhood place and a visiting beer-loverís delight. The selection is invariably excellent, service is efficient when busy but personable when a bit slower, and the brewersí 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! Food portions are small by American standards, but that is a plus in my book. Quality is above average for a beer pub and prices are reasonable.
wineandbrew (12) Steilacoom, Washington | November 22, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
I like this place and think they do some amazing festivals and are keeping up with the beer scene, defininately one of the places in Tacoma to go have a brew... I will say that if you know people there it will seem more friendly, and the back rooms get a little confined... the food is bar food...
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