You know when it's Friday night and you can't decide between getting Chinese take-out or getting completely shit-tanked? Well, at Ray's you get both and a badass show! Plus: The owner/ bartender is a freakin' CHARACTER!
Margaritas and tacos are the daily draw for customers at Black Zia, but thanks to local bookers the punks take over about once a week. Plus: House Margarita is spicy & AMAZING!
Yummy sandwich smells fill the air in the front room, while the back rings loud and (not so) clear. Great intimate space; bands play on the floor. Plus: All-ages with bar and typically a good pit!
South Prairie/ Tacoma, WA
This bizarre combo of older country-folk regulars and young punks actually blends well. The Wagon Wheel is the product of Mom (owner) and Son (punk) harmony. Plus: Shows are early enough (to remain all-ages) that you can catch a second show closer to town afterwards.
Originally an old church building, the Mirkwood is now home to a vegan/veggie cafe & bar, tattoo & piercing parlor, beauty salon, Magic “The Gathering” store, and a HUGE stage for music! Plus: do we need to say more?!