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The Swiss Restaurant & Pub

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, International
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1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-1608
+1 253-572-2821
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool old brick building with beautiful interior. The wait staff was absolutely incredible! We wanted to have a date night with dinner and live music. The food was great...then the band started and everyone was dancing, great vibe, no drama! The waitstaff kept everyone's drinks full and happy! Way more than we expected, this place is super fun!! Please try... More 

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Thank Elizabeth B
Auburn, Washington
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is as expected for tavern type of place. Pretty good variety of items. We have been there a few times and it has been consistent for service, atmosphere and food. Perhaps staying with the standard items would be a consideration. We have never stayed for the live music but as we leave people are coming in.

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Thank DriverBruce
Olympia, Washington
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

First time there meeting up with family in town for the holidays. A small snafu with our reservation that they immediately rectified. Kids allowed until 830, two were in our party. Service was great - our waitress Jessica was super friendly and attentive. Food was really good - had the brats which came with real German potato salad -yum!!! Atmosphere... More 

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Thank Lynda K
University Place, Washington
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

We were in today for Happy Hour and it was pretty sad. The beer was $6.50 a pint (Happy Hour prices only apply to select beers apparently). We ordered off the Happy Hour menu. We had a turkey and bacon sandwich that we think may have had mayo on it - it was pretty gooey and strange. The Caesar salad... More 

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Thank GeoffCain
Calgary, Canada
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53 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

I had the sausage with potatoe salad. It was OK. Service was good. Potatoe salad not a good a fries.

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Thank Tom H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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206 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Really this place as it all. The food and serves was exceptional for a pub. When you walk inside you feel like you have entered a Swiss pub. It is casual, very friendly and the staff seemed proud and eager to share some of its history. As for the art, above the bar are over a half a dozen Chihuly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Very good pub food, broad selection of beverages, great atmosphere. Meeting place for many activities (Thursday evening 5-mile runs through downtown Tacoma) and groups with accommodations for all.

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Thank byron s
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in while staying in Tacoma. Hotel was a couple blocks away. Had some good drinks. Decided to check out the place as I could see more areas behind the bar. One of the owners seen me looking around and gave me a tour. Talked about the building's history. Pics on wall. I enjoyed this pub.

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Thank Molchanbo
Bellingham, Washington
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91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

This historic Pub is a great stop for a beer and/or snack while taking in the Chichuly Venetians and paintings. Chichuly also has a small display of his accordion collection here.

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Thank Merlin W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed immensely this eclectic bistro housed in an historic, most interesting historic building. It has great ambience and interesting decor. The food was delicious including great bratwurst and tasty, creative sausage beer chili. Service was very cordial and efficient.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-1608
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-572-2821
Description
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub is housed in an historical 1913 building near downtown museums, retail shops and the University of Washington, Tacoma Branch. Come and see Dale Chihuly's collection of Venetian glass that sits atop our bar while enjoying lunch and dinner every day.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?