Parkway Tavern | Tacoma, Washington
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Parkway Tavern
Excellent based on 19 ratings
Type: Bar

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

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


Mayor: 78samh (1) | Taps: 33 | Bottles: unknown


Parkway Tavern

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19 reviews for Parkway Tavern
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  83%
 Selection  88%
 Food  71%
 Value  78%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  88%
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100
  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
94
  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.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
TheRealMGD  (58) 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.
92
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
theredhot  (2) Tacoma, Washington | March 11, 2008
One of the best. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly. 20 taps, one of which is a nitro handle, and one of which is a cask handle. Killer brewerís nights, and free shuffleboard. One of the best pub burgers around.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad  (443) 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.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
mrplowed  (2) Washington | April 29, 2008
The Parkway is a great neighborhood pub, and man, I wish it was in my neighborhood. I have been there twice, the first time being for the 2008 barley wine fest. It will now be a regualr stop when I am in the area. A selection to make any beer geek happy and at tavern prices which makes me even happier!
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Nalu  (18) Washington | June 19, 2010
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.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
nixon66  (1) Washington | June 16, 2010
My favorite watering hole in Tacoma. Large list of rotating taps, always keeps me coming back for something new. Knowledgable staff that knows what they are serving. Has great events they do very frequently with brewers from across the US. The food is standard pub fair, but itís well made, and how can you go wrong for a $1 giant basket of popcorn to polish off the night. Come on by. Iíll buy you a round if Iím there.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Caytinator  (112) 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.
86
  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.

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