Get house-brewed beer & ale plus burgers and other delightful comfort food at Engine House No. 9 — Built in 1907, this historic location was once home to night watchmen and horse led fire crew, serving the Tacoma’s North End. For many years it served as battalion headquarters and was the last station in Tacoma to convert from horse-drawn to mechanized equipment.
Franklin Park is just minutes away and covers an area of more than 20 acres and is home to many outdoor activities all year round. There’s a free sprayground that’s perfect for those warm summer days, open May through September. A community garden that provides both physical and social benefits for people in the neighborhood. You can also find plenty of open field to play in, a walking trail, ample parking, basketball park, a playground, restrooms and a picnic shelter. And on the rare occasion that Tacoma sees snow fall, this park has some mild hills that are used for sledding.
6th Avenue, a Tacoma staple and where everything is happening. Some honorable mentions include — MSM Deli (one bite and you’ll know why they’re called ‘Magical Sandwich Makers’!), Jazzbones — a great spot for taking in some music, Dirty Oscar’s Annex — not just for great cocktails, but they have a wicked brunch. Check their Facebook page for rotating specials and The Red Hot — creative hot dogs and ample craft beers. Ice Cream Social thee place for all natural, homemade local ice cream you’ll take home by the pint full. Metronome Coffee — a hip coffee house with open-mic nights.