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Could a German-inspired mini golf course replace two of the five Bocce Ball courts at Rhein Haus Tacoma? Photo credit:

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Tacoma Beer Week has arrived. Sunday, Aug. 5, kicks off a seven-day dedication to all things craft brews at 11 Tacoma locations. Beer week is essentially the culmination of several bottle shops, bars and breweries curating tasty hops-driven festivities from beer-pairing dinners to tasting parties, tap takeovers and special brew releases. For a full list of events, go to

Peaks and Pints packs the entire week brimming full with activities including an early start to your sipping with the Proctor Arts After Party. This equates to, as they put it, "an enormous amount of Two Beers Brewing Co. and Seattle Cider Company craft goodness." Friday, Aug. 10, Peaks and Pints will have the audacity to tap 20 or so ciders. So cider lovers are encouraged to partake in the beer week festivities. 3816 N. 26th St., Tacoma

If you want to keep that beer train chugging along (get it ... chugging?) purchase your tickets to the sixth annual Brew Five Three in an immediate fashion. Festivities fall on Saturday, Aug. 11. From 1 to 8 p.m., Broadway shuts down between 9th and 11th Streets and is lined with over 35 Washington brews, ciders, live music and food trucks. Tickets are $35 and includes six taster tokens and a commemorative glass. Must be 21 years of age and older to imbibe. See list of participating brewers, musicians and more at

South Tacoma Way is swiftly developing into the new, desirable bar-hopping destination. While many who admired Ah Badabing's slices of pizza pie are still mourning the void their closure will leave, Church Cantina is in the space renovating as we speak. Anticipated to open later this summer, Church Cantina will be slinging drinks for the masses and joining the ranks of Mule Tavern and Airport Tavern as hot spots on the Way pouring cool drinks for those in the area. 5240 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma  

Psssst, speaking of restaurant openings, Wooden City on Pacific Avenue is now open. Situated in what was formerly known as Cafe Vincero, and briefly as Wilder Local Fare + Libations, Wooden City is a welcome addition to the bustling, food-driven business district. While the wood-fired pizza theme remain a constant for that space, diners can also expect a limited selection of sandwiches, fresh appetizers and flavorful entrées as well. I encourage you all to check it out. 7114 Pacific Ave., Tacoma

Word on the streets is that a couple of the Bocce Ball courts at Rhein Haus Tacoma will soon be replaced with a German-inspired mini golf course. Fear not, the mid-August closure of two of the Bocce Ball courts will not interrupt food and beverage service, and once we are in full swing of kicking off autumn festivities (hello Oktoberfest), the new course will be up and in action. Rhein Haus co-owner James Weimann said of the transition: "Rhein Haus is always seeking to add new and interesting activities for locals. We have projectors for major sporting events, DJs on Friday and Saturday nights, and a great patio fireplace to gather around. The Bocce Ball courts are popular, but we wanted to widen the family-friendly options and landed on mini golf as the perfect addition." The new course will feature all things Germany, with holes themed around German culture and cuisine and will explore Grimm's fairytale themes. A nice addition to the Bavarian-themed food and drink, I'd say. 649 Division Ave., Tacoma

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