Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tacoma Happy Hour: Pacific Grill

Posted by Kelly

What: Pacific Grill
Where: 1502 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
When: 2 - 6pm Mon-Fri, 5 - 6pm Sat, and late night!
Honey's Heart: Blue Cheese Tator Tots! 

About a month ago Rachel (my boss at PUNCH Event Marketing) was speaking at WRPA about fundraising and sponsorship and as her loyal employee I got to tag along. We stayed at the modern Hotel Murano downtown, where the conference was taking place, and enjoyed some of Downtown Tacoma's restaurants with one of Rachel's mentors. 

Before exploring the Parks Expo we went to Pacific Grill for some snacks and drinks. Rachel went with wine, but I was feeling like I needed a martini so I went with the Pom Drop ($8.50), a Pearl pomegranate vodka, ruby red pomegranate juice and fresh squeezed lemon combination. It was just what I needed!

The happy hour menu offers 1/2 off almost everything on their bar menu which varies between snack type foods and meal type foods, with items such as mussels and fries, fish and chips, sandwiches, sliders, etc. We chose to share a few things. First came the Mac n cheese. It was so good I forgot to get a pic until we were almost done with it!

We also ordered the Blue Cheese Tator Tots ($4.25), which we enjoyed so much we may have gotten a second order...and finally the French Fry "Nirvana" ($2.75) with herbs and whole garlic cloves. You can't really go wrong there. 

I would definitely return to this happy hour, when I return to Tacoma. The food menu offers a good variety at a decent price not to mention beer, wine and well drink specials. After happy hour we headed over to the parks expo where I played on parks equipment. I would not recommend this after the amout of carbs, cheese and drinks I just had...

That night my bestie Jenna who is a grad student at PLU met us downtown for more food and drink. Great conference, great night, great friends, and great food!