Tacoma has robust neighborhoods uptown and downtown but it's hard to beat my favorite stroll for snacking and shopping down historic St Helens Street.
Swing by and see proprietor Sweet Pea for all your pulp needs.The shop is wonderfully designed and has a great selection of new and used books plus a fine collection of letterpress posters. Don't miss their Wayzgoose each April.
Great downtown venue to see local and touring acts from comedy to music.
This enormous antique store is filled with wonderful Asian antiques, rare Steinways and delightul player pianos. The owner is extremely helpful and friendly and can favor you with a tune or spin a wonderful yarn.
This Irish pub serves up comfort food and a fine selection of whiskey and brews. Come for dinner, to watch the game or visit during happy hour for $3 drafts.
This home decor & gift shop is stuffed to the gills with carefully chosen, fabrics, dishes, jewelry and more. Friendly service and fair prices too.
Supernova may display the old school barbershop pole but these guys are decidedly not old school. I've heard of several guys who drive in from Seattle just to get a cut and shave.
Good beer, fine fare and a nice room paired with a sea of outdoor seating makes for a fine night out.
Drop by this cute as a button cafe for a beverage before heading to the nearby downtown theaters. Live music is a plus.
The newest addition to the Stink family offers up lite bites and a great selection of wine in a kid free environment. For the best value grab one of the several hundred bottles of wine off the shelf and pay just a $10 corkage fee if you wish to enjoy it on site.
Tasty small batch craft beer including licorice stout and house made ginger beer. Offerings change frequently so go early and often.