Weekend recommendation: Brew Five Three Beer and Music Festival

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 8:00 AM by Matt Wakefield

This Saturday, August 11, craft-beer enthusiasts and fans of good music (or “people” as we call them here in the Pacific Northwest) will make the pilgrimage to downtown Tacoma for the annual block party: Brew Five Three Beer and Music Festival located on South 9th and Broadway.

Yes, the breweries will be there – more than 35 of them from around Washington State.

Yes, the bands will be there – Bryson Foster Band from 1:30 – 3 p.m.; Candy Shoppe from 3:30 – 5 p.m.; Booboolala from 6:15 – 7:45 p.m.

Yes, the food trucks will be there – can you legally even call it a block party if they aren’t?

Yes, the lawyers will be there – wait…what?

Tacoma’s expert DUI defense attorneys, Smith & White, will have a booth with on-site breathalyzer tests and prizes for those who pass (lower is better – I checked). In an effort to keep Tacoma and festivalgoers safe, they’ll reimburse the cost of a taxi or ride-share (up to $20) for the first 20 people who submit receipts.



Author: Matt Wakefield

Matt is Travel Tacoma - Mt. Rainier's communications manager. He's a Pacific Northwest native and outdoor enthusiast. He's also a minimalist, so we'll stop here.