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2121 North 30th Street
Tacoma, WA 98403-3318
(253) 272-2122

Beer and Wine Only, Credit Cards Accepted, Live Music, Outdoor Dining, Wifi
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Weekly Volcano Review Reviewed by: Volcano Staff

Tacoma's oldest saloon — now with new floors. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner with an attached espresso bar.

How can you not love a bar located on the premises of what might potentially have been a whorehouse ? (Come on, “Five girls and a piano player” seems pretty much code for “insert money and something else, here,” don’t you agree?)
When the building was rebuilt in its current state in 1916, it housed men’s garb, billiards, and a restaurant called the Spar, which had soft drinks that bootleggers could “help out” while the bartender looked away, muttering, “Oh look, a butterfly!”. 
Later, it served hard liquor, but eventually went to “beer and wine” tavern status, where it remains today, serving caffeine as well as “good food at reasonable prices” where you can sit with friends and marvel at the view, the range of homies — in this spot, the middle-aged homeowner sips with the odd frat boy from the nearby University of Puget Sound — and the vibe in a space where sordid history and gentrified location meet with delicious results.

The Spar in Old Town Tacoma features live blues every Sunday evening from 7-11 p.m. Sit back, snack on some of The Spar's scrumptious grub and listen as local blues musicians do their best to conjure up the spirits of Muddy Waters, Son House and Robert Johnson.

LINK: Current Entertainment Schedule

LINK: Celebrating 20 years under the same ownership

LINK: Happy Hour at The Spar

LINK: Sunday Night Blues photos

LINK: Best of Tacoma 2009

LINK: Spar's Mediterranean Plate

LINK: 50 Bars we're thankful for

LINK: Best of Tacoma 2008

LINK: Dirty Dish column


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