Forget the ritzy theaters and overcrowded nightclubs. Gig Harbor's nightlife is not what you'll find in a typical big city. But worry not. Whether it's a place to celebrate a special occasion, to unwind after a busy day, or to hang out with friends - whatevers on your mind, you'll find just the right 'hole in the wall' or bar for any occasion.
Check out the new Wet Coast Brewing Company, 7 Seas Brewing or Heritage Distilling Co. Located downtown, 7 Seas is a craft microbrewery where you can taste the unique beer selection in the taproom and beer garden before you take home a growler or two. You'll also get to view the inner workings of the brewing facility. Wet Coast is located in the Kimball Shopping Center at 6820 Kimball Drive, and the new tasting room is warm and inviting and certainly a place not to miss!
Gig Harbor Brewing is the newest addition to the Gig Harbor ale trail. Located at 3117 Harborview Drive, the Gig Harbor Brewing Taproom is just steps away from the popular Skansie Brothers Park and Jerisich Dock.
Not to be outdone, Heritage Distilling gives discriminating whiskey connoisseurs a rare chance to tour the distilling operation and taste the results - and even come in for hands-on session of making their own spirits. In 2014, Heritage opened a second location on the waterfront at the corner of Pioneer Way and Harborview Drive in the core of downtown.
With its generous deck size and enormous number of beers on tap, the Tides Tavern is a stop you must make. Especially busy in summer, but a popular hangout all year round, the Tides is practically synonymous with the Harbor - and don't let the word 'tavern' fool you. Beyond the unassuming decor is a destination that has some of the best food and drink in town.
Located just outside the southwest side of town, The Hub at Gig Harbor features Harmon Beers and yummy food in a unique setting, along the tarmac of the Narrows Airport. Often the home of live music or the popular trivia night, The Hub at Gig Harbor is a stop not to be missed. The location is 1208 26th Ave NW.
On your way to The Hub at Gig Harbor, stop in to the Fox Island Brewing Tap Room located at 2416 14th Ave. NW (at the Performance Golf Center). FI Brewing's goal is to feature beers from mini operations from around Washington state on a handful of the 16 taps they offer.
Live music is on the menu regularly at several other popular hangouts, including Markee and Morso. Take a bar stool at Brix 25, one of the finest bars in town and a great new location along Harborview Drive.