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2016 Best of Tacoma

The readers have spoken.  Once again, followers of the Weekly Volcano voted theri favorite places into the 2016 Weekly Volcano's Best of Tacoma Reader's Poll. 

Best of Tacoma 2016: Wingman Brewers

Bars & Clubs

Best of Tacoma 2016: Wingman Brewers

Microbreweries are really having a moment, aren't they? Twenty-five years ago, the average American was likely not even aware that there was beer outside of Budweiser, Coors, Miller, and maybe one or two local favorites, perhaps Rainier and/or...

Best of Tacoma 2016: Tacoma Boys

Bars & Clubs

Best of Tacoma 2016: Tacoma Boys

Tacoma Boys might be skilled in a few different categories; their craft beer choices are excellent, and of course, they did get famous from their fresh produce.

Best of Tacoma 2016: Hello Cupcake

Features

Best of Tacoma 2016: Hello Cupcake

Cupcakes, a treat once reserved for elementary-school birthday parties, have undergone a bit of a renaissance as of late.

Best of Tacoma 2016: Legendary Doughnuts

Features

Best of Tacoma 2016: Legendary Doughnuts

Walking into Legendary Doughnuts' main store on 6th Avenue, you really don't notice anything too unique at first. It appears no different than any other millennial-baiting hipster donut store, with its "wacky" offerings and retro-cool design.

Best of Tacoma 2016: Marzano

Features

Best of Tacoma 2016: Marzano

It can be hard to find great Italian food in the Northwest. Compared to Italian-American meccas like New York and New Jersey, the Puget Sound's dominant cuisine focuses more on smoked salmon and hot dogs with cream cheese than boscaiola or picatta.

Best of Tacoma 2016: Centerforce

Online Interactive Guides

Best of Tacoma 2016: Centerforce

One of the more marginalized groups today are individuals with disabilities, both physical and mental. Luckily, despite the fact that people keep pushing them to the margins, there are many groups around the country that help those who are...

Best of Tacoma 2016: Lakewood Playhouse

Stage

Best of Tacoma 2016: Lakewood Playhouse

A balanced mixture of comedy, drama, musicals, old favorites, modern classics and cutting-edge new theater - truly everything a theater can possibly pack into a single season - makes Lakewood Playhouse's 2015-16 season a natural choice for our...

Best of Tacoma 2016: Old Cannery

Online Interactive Guides

Best of Tacoma 2016: Old Cannery

Ask any local about Old Cannery, and you're bound to get a flurry of fond praise. Not only is the Old Cannery known for its outstanding selection of home furnishings, but its layout and presentation turns furniture shopping into a truly unique...

Best of Tacoma 2016: Cushman Trail

Outdoors

Best of Tacoma 2016: Cushman Trail

Cushman runs for over six miles through Gig Harbor, from the very south end by the Narrows Bridge, all the way up to the north point of Gig Harbor on Borgen Boulevard.

Best of Tacoma 2016: Ice Cream Social

Features

Best of Tacoma 2016: Ice Cream Social

If you've ever been to a Disney theme park, then you know what Heaven smells like.

Best of Tacoma 2016: Pacific Grill

Features

Best of Tacoma 2016: Pacific Grill

When you consider that Gordon Naccarato, owner and chef at Pacific Grill, has been listed among Food and Wine magazine's "Top Ten Best New Chefs" and has made the occasional appearance on the PBS cooking show Great Chefs of the West, it should...

Best of Tacoma 2016: Flaming Dragon

Arts

Best of Tacoma 2016: Flaming Dragon

For the be-inked among us, Flaming Dragon needs no introduction. This South Sound fixture will celebrate 20 years of tattooing Tacoma next month.

Best of Tacoma 2016: Boathouse 19

Features

Best of Tacoma 2016: Boathouse 19

Drawing diners from both land and sea, Boathouse 19 offers stunning views of the Narrows Bridge and keeps the nautical feeling going with rustic d�©cor, including tables made with repurposed wood.

Best of Tacoma 2016: YMCA

Health

Best of Tacoma 2016: YMCA

Like any great association, it's the little touches that the YMCA incorporates into their business that have really helped them stand out and be the first choice for many in the Pierce County area, and around the world.

Best of Tacoma 2016: Vuelva a La Vida

Features

Best of Tacoma 2016: Vuelva a La Vida

When it comes to Mexican cuisine in our country, a few places usually rise above the rest: Santa Fe; San Antonio; Phoenix; the entire state of California.

Best of Tacoma 2016: The Little Donuts

Music

Best of Tacoma 2016: The Little Donuts

Since the Weekly Volcano began our annual Best of Tacoma issue in 2009, one thing has always been a given: Kry will win Best Cover Band.

Best of Tacoma 2016: Puget Sound Pizza

Music

Best of Tacoma 2016: Puget Sound Pizza

This year, as decided by the readers, the honor of Tacoma's Best Karaoke once again goes to Puget Sound Pizza.

Best of Tacoma 2016: Douglas Knight

Health

Best of Tacoma 2016: Douglas Knight

Ask any patient why they love Dr. Douglas Knight's orthodontic practice, and they might mention any number of things.

Best of Tacoma 2016: Zodiak Supper Club

Features

Best of Tacoma 2016: Zodiak Supper Club

The Northwest is a weird, weird place. It's how things were meant to be up here; normalcy is highly discouraged in every aspect of life.

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