Best Happy Hour and Weekend Fare - Top of Tacoma is just a mile away and is a fun bar/tavern experience. It has some of the most unusual, unique and best tasting foods around. Definitely not your standard bar fare. Bonus - they have happy hour twice a day!
Another popular spot close by is Dusty’s Hideaway - all ages are welcome until 9 PM and they’ve got something on the menu for everyone, plus some unique drinks that come with their signature glass boot.
You’ll enjoy the close proximity of the new Community Center - (opened a year ago), a spacious pool that’s great for laps, there’s a fun slide, diving board, spray features, climbing wall, water vortex, hot tub, aqua zip and more. You can book pool parties, partake in some water exercise and swimming lessons AND it’s affordable! Playing in the water isn’t the only thing you can do here; they also have a Metronome Coffee shop, basketball court, recording studio, training kitchen, social hall, fitness area and a dance room. While this new center is focusing on safe space for youth to go, it will serve the entire community. More info on how the Eastside Community Center came to be.
Just a mile away and practically in your backyard is the Swan Creek Park & Trail. This 373 acre park is great for walking and mountain biking, a community garden, wooded canyon and upland forest. The river features salmon, the walking trail is 3.7 miles, dogs are allowed but must be leashed and this area is open year round.
Just minutes away is McKinley Park, a part of Metroparks of Tacoma and one of Tacoma’s first parks in 1901, is just a few blocks away with 26+ acres sporting tree lined hiking trails and a 7-acre dog park for walking dogs. It also has 2 playgrounds with new equipment & a pond. This park boasts four streams and four wetlands. The largest of the wetlands was enhanced and expanded. It is considered a wetland of local significance by the City of Tacoma and provides many valuable benefits to the community. The park is kept up by the Friends of McKinley Park - volunteer natural area sponsors for this park. They help existing park service with litter pickup and removal, invasive plant removal, native plant planting, organized work parties and more.
Wild Hare Organic Farm offers shares of healthy, seasonal organic fruits and vegetables year-round. Join their program season by season or commit to multiple seasons and receive a discounted rate.
You can also find great drinks and happy hour fare at Stanley and Seaforts - they’ve got Prime rib, oysters Rockefeller & other American classics, plus valet parking & harbor & city views. They also have weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday until 3pm and are participants of Restaurant Week.