Mixing a drink, like mixing a CD, requires the ability to unite diverse components without relying too heavily on help from Frank Sinatra. Sip on a mellifluous match with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of fusion fare and cocktails at Six Olives Lounge in Tacoma.
Chiming xylophones echo across Six Olive Lounge’s breezy, retro-style interior, where toe-tapping diners peruse a menu rife with upscale fusion fare and specialty cocktails. Tabletop candles illuminate a selection of 10 small plates, including slices of bread slathered in spicy butter and parmesan ($6.95) or six different hand-stuffed olives jabbed on a spear ($2.75). Hunks of rustic bread drift like toasted remnants of Pangaea across the roasted-red-pepper-and-tomato soup ($9.95), warming spoons and souls alongside the sweet-hot-chili fried shrimp ($11.95). Mixologists blend premium liquors to prepare an epic selection of fruity cocktails, martinis, and mojitos, such as the 15-Minute Vacation, a handmade piña colada laced with Gosling’s Black Seal rum ($15.95), and an olive-studded signature martini anchored by premium Fris vodka or New Amsterdam gin ($10.95). Seasoned fries ($5.95) plunge into a dozen diverse dipping sauces, including wasabi aioli and Cajun blue, on the late-night menu, which prevents diners from howling at the full moon by padding their maws with super-size clam strips ($9.95) and spicy chicken wings ($8.95). Six Olives Lounge is closed Sundays and Mondays.
2708 6th Ave.
Tacoma, Washington 98406