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The Swiss Pub


address  1904 S. Jefferson Ave.
 Tacoma, WA  98403
phone (253) 572-2821
parking Street-side parking available
ages all ages until 8:30; 21 & over after
$ range $0-$14
cuisine American,Seafood,Hamburgers,Pub Food,Fish and Chips
attire Casual
atmosphere Kid Friendly,Fun
reservations Not required
tags live music,downtown,kid friendly,microbrew
www.theswisspub.com/
The Swiss Pub features a great menu and a decor that boasts Dale Chihuly's glasswork and accordions.

Upcoming Events

The Post Punks at The Swiss

Live Music in Bar/Club
Come out to the Swiss for all your favorite 80's hits with The Post Punks! 21+, $8 cover.
live music;80s music
Event Info: (253) 572-2821
Ages: 21+
Price: $8.00
Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/312903146030762/
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 • Fri 4/26/19 at 9pm-1am 

Radio 80

Live Music in Bar/Club
Radio 80 has been playing all over the northwest since 2012, Because of their infectious and high energy performance have been a regular staple in mane great Northwest Casino's and Club Venues. They are your 80's Pop radio hits from New Wave to Rock--from Duran Duran to Van Halen, Cyndi Lauper to Pat Benatar, and many more. $10 cover (and totally worth it).
live music;80s music
Event Info: (253) 572-2821
Ages: 21+
Price: $10.00
Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1930678107036741/
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 • Sat 4/27/19 at 9pm-1am 

Kareem Kandi World Orchestra Featuring Grant Richards

Jazz
Join us for our monthly Jazz night! Kareem Kandi will be on the stage at 5:00 pm! He will be joined by Greg Feingold on bass, Stefan Schatz on drums, and special guest Grant Richards on piano. He will also be joined by several students from his weekly jazz workshop. All ages are welcome; Free cover
live music
Event Info: (253) 572-2821
Ages: 21+
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/444450432972343/
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 • Sun 4/28/19 at 5pm-8pm 

Open Mic Night at The Swiss!

Open Mic/Music
Come check out our Open Mic Night hosted by Chuck Gay! Sign-ups start at 6p with the performances starting at 7p. It is a family-friendly event until 8:30p. So, grab a beer or the mic (or, better yet, both) and enjoy some great local talent! *Please note: There will be no Open Mic on Monday, May 27th.
open mic
Event Info: (253) 572-2821
Ages: All ages until 8:30 pm
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/400149064154326/
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Schedule
 • Mon 4/29/19 at 7pm-10pm 
 • Mon 5/6/19 at 7pm-10pm 
 • Mon 5/13/19 at 7pm-10pm 
 • Mon 5/20/19 at 7pm-10pm 
 • Mon 6/3/19 at 7pm-10pm 
 • Mon 6/10/19 at 7pm-10pm 
 • Mon 6/17/19 at 7pm-10pm 
 • Mon 6/24/19 at 7pm-10pm 
 • Mon 7/1/19 at 7pm-10pm 
 • Mon 7/8/19 at 7pm-10pm 
 • Mon 7/15/19 at 7pm-10pm 
 • Mon 7/22/19 at 7pm-10pm 
 • Mon 7/29/19 at 7pm-10pm 
 • Mon 8/5/19 at 7pm-10pm 
 • Mon 8/12/19 at 7pm-10pm 
 • Mon 8/19/19 at 7pm-10pm 
 • Mon 8/26/19 at 7pm-10pm 

Geeks Who Drink

General
Geeks Who Drink Trivia is always on Tuesdays....What is this, you ask? Here's the short version: Geeks Who Drink is a homegrown Pub Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and the UK. The quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. It's played in teams but don't worry if you don't have one; we can put you on one when you come in. Winning teams receive street cred, and $15 and $20 gift cards. And remember: this isn't Final Jeopardy, so no pressure!
Geeks Who Drink;Pub Trivia
Event Info: (253) 572-2821
Ages: 21+
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/400149064154326/
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Schedule
 • Tue 4/30/19 at 8pm-10pm 
 • Tue 5/7/19 at 8pm-10pm 
 • Tue 5/14/19 at 8pm-10pm 
 • Tue 5/21/19 at 8pm-10pm 
 • Tue 5/28/19 at 8pm-10pm 
 • Tue 6/4/19 at 8pm-10pm 
 • Tue 6/11/19 at 8pm-10pm 
 • Tue 6/18/19 at 8pm-10pm 
 • Tue 6/25/19 at 8pm-10pm 
 • Tue 7/2/19 at 8pm-10pm 
 • Tue 7/9/19 at 8pm-10pm 
 • Tue 7/16/19 at 8pm-10pm 
 • Tue 7/23/19 at 8pm-10pm 
 • Tue 7/30/19 at 8pm-10pm 
 • Tue 8/6/19 at 8pm-10pm 
 • Tue 8/13/19 at 8pm-10pm 
 • Tue 8/20/19 at 8pm-10pm 
 • Tue 8/27/19 at 8pm-10pm 

Tacoma Bar League: SUMO Edition Round 5

General, Wrestling
Tacoma Bar League: SUMO Edition. You've been called to The DOJO... ROUND 1: Peaks and Pints vs. Meconis PubandEatery. ROUND 2: 7 Seas Brewing Co. vs. McMenamins Elks Temple. Challenge accepted?
Sumo competion;sumo wrestling;competition;Tacoma bar league
Event Info: (253) 572-2821
Ages: 21+
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/350680932449949/
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 • Thu 5/2/19 at 9pm-11pm 

Petty Cash with The Twang Junkies, & The Gritty City Sirens

Bluegrass, Country
PETTY CASH is the Northwest's only Tom Petty and Johnny Cash tribute band! Playing all the hits from two of the greatest, they have put together an exciting live show that keeps the audience dancing to all the favorites! Opening the night are the crowd pleasing Twang Junkies...throwing down their signature Outlaw Country and sing-a-long classics. Special guests Gritty City Sirens will be shaking their famous tail feathers in a titillating showcase between bands, and a lil' Go-Go number with our headliners! This show is nothing but good times! $10 at the door, 9pm, 21+.
live music
Event Info: (253) 572-2821
Ages: 21+
Price: $10
Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1832049133567862/
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Schedule
 • Fri 5/3/19 at 9pm-1am 

The Retros

Pop, Rock
The Retros return to the Gritty City, and look forward to throwing down three killer sets of your absolute favorite 80's hits! Come join us for another epic night at one of Tacoma's coolest venues, The Swiss.
live music;80s music
Event Info: (253) 572-2821
Ages: 21+
Price: $10
Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/336238807018174/
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 • Sat 5/4/19 at 9pm-1am 

Boogie Boyz with Sting Shark Dance Party

Live Music in Bar/Club
The Boogie Boyz are essentially an ALL-STAR group there is some serious overlap Caine Coldnote- COLDNOTE, Marmalade; Stingshark Sting- Marmalade, DUB LOUNGE INTERNATIONAL; Bob Lovelace- Ayron Jones, Marmalade; Joey Walbaum- Tetrabox, Marmalade; Paul Huppler- Hold in Fyah, Marmalade. Stingshark Plays Pacific Roots Doors 9pm, $8 cover, 21 +.
live music
Event Info: (253) 572-2821
Ages: 21+
Price: $8
Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/984860975043439/
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 • Fri 5/10/19 at 9pm-1am 

Spazmatics

Live Music in Bar/Club
The Spazmatics: The Ultimate 80’s New Wave Show…bringing you all the awesome songs and geeky dance steps from the 80's decade that you wished you’d forgotten. Complete with highwater pants, pocket-protectors and nerdy glasses, The Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Outstanding musicianship- combined with creative flair and style- makes for an evening of pure energy and entertainment. So tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1999, only . . . it’s not.
live music;80s new wave;80s music
Event Info: (253) 572-2821
Ages: 21+
Price: $10
Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1627011494098954/
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 • Sat 5/11/19 at 9pm-1am 

Ru Paul's Rejects: An AFAB, Trans, NB, Queer Drag Show

General
Doors @ 6:00, Show starts @ 7:00. Let's play a game called S**t Rupaul Says: "Drag loses its sense of danger and irony when it's not A MAN doing it... For A MAN to do it it's really punk rock!" Well... To H**l with that! We're not drinking the Ru-Laid anymore! Enter RuPaul's Rejects: An AFAB, Trans, Queer, Enby Drag Show of Champions! This Mother's Day we're knocking down Mutha's door and taking the stage with a killer cast of unconventional ( if drag was ever conventional) performers, amazing numbers, and even a few tricks! Make sure you have your tush in a seat and your tuck firmly in place because these Queens are going to light up the night in Downtown Tacoma and leave you begging for an encore... Come join us as we show the world that our drag is real and we are here to stay!! There's never been a better time to be a reject. Cast: D'Monica Leone, Sir Killer Bunny, Baby Guuurl, Lady Miss Kiki, Hot Pink Shade , Daizelle & Javier Miguel. Hosted by: Lavish Leone. General PreSale: $12/$15 at the door. VIP PreSale: $20/$25 at the door. Please note: This show is 18+ and the venue is a safe space. Homophobia, transphobia, racism, bigotry, or hate of any kind will not be tolerated!
drag show
Event Info: (253) 572-2821
Ages: 21+
Price: $12 advance; $15 at the door
Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/406008269974761/
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 • Sun 5/12/19 at 7pm-9pm 

Grit City Think & Drink | Math Stories and Histories: How Historical Narratives Shape Mathematical Ideas

Talks/Lectures
Mathematics has been the source of fascination and struggle for countless students across the world. In recent decades, math textbooks and educators have begun to use historical sidebars and biographies to engage students in the "why" of mathematics, rather than just the "how". This has led to a struggle between cultural stories of mathematical theorems that are told around the world. For example, most students learn that the Pythagorean theorem is due to the Greek mathematician Pythagoras (fl. 520 BCE), even though there's no evidence he knew of it. Meanwhile, independent proofs from India and China are not well known in the West, let alone the use of Pythagorean triangles in ancient Egypt and Babylonia. The way we talk about math matters--students who see only one aspect of the story of mathematics develop a sense of who can do mathematics and for what purpose. In truth, people in all times, places, and cultures have engaged with mathematics in accounting, navigation, construction, recreation, and more. Bringing that truth to today's classrooms unleashes the broader human potential to bring new discoveries and applications to light. Erik Tou is a mathematics historian specializing in the mathematics of the 18th century. His historical interests span a wide range of subjects, from the ancient Mediterranean to the Islamic Golden Age; he is also director of the Euler Archive, and online digital resource for the works of Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler. He has also been known to study the mathematics of juggling from time to time.
grit city;math;history;culture;
Event Info: (253) 692-4598
Ages: Kid Friendly
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2290152934337024/
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 • Tue 5/14/19 at 6:30pm-8pm 

Grit City Think & Drink | 'Do I Contradict Myself? Very Well Then.' 'Nothing Rejected, Nothing Abandoned': Multiplicity & Intersectionality - a US Poetic Tradition

Talks/Lectures
In Walt Whitman’s famous poem, “Song of Myself,” the speaker challenges the reader’s understanding of the individual by identifying himself as a “contradiction,” a body containing multiple and sometimes conflicting characteristics, stating “Very well then, I contradict myself, / (I am large, I contain multitudes.)” One hundred and thirty-two years later, poet and scholar Gloria Anzaldúa writes in the foundational Chicanx text, Borderlands/La Frontera, “she operates in a pluralistic mode—nothing thrust out, the good, the bad, and the ugly, nothing rejected, nothing abandoned.” Despite their distance in time, gender, and ethnicity, these two formative American writers represent a tension particular to U.S. literature and culture—how to reconcile individuality and nationalism in a country built on immigration. This talk will explore the role of diversity and multiplicity as a uniquely American literary value through discussion of these writers’ work and their relevance to 21st century U.S. identity politics. UW Tacoma Lecturer Sarah A. Chavez, a mestiza born and raised in the California Central Valley, is the author of the poetry collections, Hands That Break & Scar (Sundress Publications, 2017) and All Day, Talking (dancing girl press, 2014), selections of which were awarded the Susan Atefat Peckham Fellowship. She teaches creative writing with an emphasis on the recognition of intersectionality and the lived experience of the body. Her scholarship and creative publishing both focus on the constructed performance of race/ethnicity, gender, and socio-economic class in the United States.
grit city;poetry;intersectionality;literature;diversity;politics
Event Info: (253) 692-4598
Ages: Kid-Friendly
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/213813342903794/
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Schedule
 • Tue 6/11/19 at 6:30pm-8pm