Grain, like meat, is one of the few food groups meant to be gulped, not chewed. Gulp your way to grainy goodness with today's deal: for $15, you get $30 worth of gastropub fare and drinks at the Harmon Brewery and Restaurant, located on Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma's Museum and University District.
Harmon's low-key blend of gastropub and brewery infuses the comfortable, friendly vibe of a casual restaurant with the hoppy aroma and blood-alcohol content of a working brewery. Brewing everything onsite, Harmon's plies beer connoisseurs with five flagship ales and a rotating cast of seasonal grog. Named for local geological features, the brews are available in five-ounce sampler sets for perusing palates ($6.95). Take fancy-walking taste buds on a flavor ride with the light-bodied Mt. Takhoma Blonde Ale, made with organic malted barley from British Columbia or the smooth, chocolaty Puget Sound Porter. Brown's Point ESB (Extra Special Bitter), a full-bodied amber ale, holds a reputation as the house favorite, driving the other brews to maddening jealousy.
The eclectic menu of salads, sandwiches, half-pound burgers, grill fare, and stone-baked pizza comes with handy pairing suggestions. Scale a starter of Mount Rainier Nachos ($9.99) with a pint of Brown's Point ESB and a trusty pickax, or sink human-fangs into a juicy "I Got the Blues" bleu-cheese burger ($10.99) with Point Defiance IPA. Harmon also offers brew-infused chews, such as bangers and mash (British sausages simmered in Pinnacle Peak Pale Ale with garlic mashed potatoes and sauerkraut, $12.99) and fish and chips, rolled in Japanese breadcrumbs and Pinnacle Peak Pale Ale batter ($10.99).
- …this place not only had excellent service, but the wait staff (or at least the young lady who served me) was not only helpful, but friendly beyond belief. And it wasn't put on. She actually liked serving me. – Will Twork, Pubcrawler
- I really dig the wood all over the bar/restaurant...also the exposed wall. The bar stools are comfy. The lighting is spot on. The building is really awesome overall. – djbreezy, BeerAdvocate
- The food has always been good; last time I went, my burger was cooked just like I'd ordered (medium rare) and the garlic fries are almost to die for. – jennfries, Citysearch
Harmon Brewery and Eatery
Situated right in Tacoma’s downtown university-and-museum district, Harmon Brewery and Eatery buzzes with out-of-towners and locals alike, all in search of hearty food and frothy microbrews. With a 15-barrel brewery on site, Harmon maintains a steady flow of signature ales, including seasonal varieties, such as a black IPA brewed from five malted barleys and the One Hop Wonder IPA laced with melted Right Said Fred tapes. To complement the pints and the warm, cozy atmosphere—modeled after a ski lodge—the kitchen churns out belly-warming food, such as burgers topped with blue cheese and bacon, homemade stone-baked pizzas, and panko-crusted fish and chips.
1938 Pacific Ave.
Tacoma, Washington 98402Get Directions