All Are Welcome to Explore Seven Floors of Restaurants, Bars, Art and History
On Wednesday, April 24 at 7 a.m., the doors officially open to the new McMenamins Elks Temple in downtown Tacoma. To celebrate the property’s latest chapter as a music venue, brewery, restaurant and hotel, McMenamins is hosting a week of free shows in its newly refurbished Spanish Ballroom, several welcoming all ages.
McMenamins’ team of historians spent years digging through historical records and meeting with Tacoma residents to honor the building and the city’s past – while McMenamins artists made the old new again via murals and paintings. From this moment forward, visitors will wail in the Spanish Ballroom, hotel guests will slumber overlooking Commencement Bay and diners will revel within the property’s artfully bedecked walls.
The refurbished property, a decade in the making, features:
- 45 hotel rooms with private baths; now available for reservations at mcmenamins.com
- McMenamins Pub, the main restaurant that seats 250 guests on the fourth floor; breakfast starts at 7 a.m. daily
- The Old Hangout Bar, a globally-inspired watering hole on the first floor, offering a hurricane of flavor in the form of cocktails from Singapore, Kentucky and everywhere in between; lunch and drinks starting at noon, must be 21 & over
- The Spanish Bar on the second floor; tapas and drinks available starting at 11 a.m.
- Doc’s Bar, a game room on the third floor, including shuffle board, pool and pinball; opens at 11 a.m. for guests 21 & over
- A Bottle Shop & Brewery Tasting Room on the first floor, also serving espresso drinks from 7 a.m.
- A 7-barrel on-site brewery serving up small batches of handcrafted ales
- The Spanish Ballroom, a 700-capacity concert hall, including the following performances; check SpanishBallroomTac.com for event updates
McMenamins operates 55 distinctive pubs, restaurants and historic hotels in the Pacific Northwest. Founded by brothers Mike and Brian McMenamin with a single Portland neighborhood pub in 1983, McMenamins continues to be a family-owned company, operating nine Washington locations and 46 Oregon properties, 19 on the National Register of Historic Places. McMenamins handcrafts its own beer, wine, spirits, cider and coffee and offers an eclectic mix of pubs, hotels, movie theaters, concert venues, spas and events for guests to enjoy. For more information, visit mcmenamins.com.