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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 Swiss 25 Year Anniversary!

anniversary celebration, live music
Join your friends at The Swiss in celebrating our 25th year! Giveaways on the 25th minute of every hour, rollback prices on food and beverage specials, four musical numbers beginning at 6pm. Special appearance from Bob Hill & the Twang Junkies! Limited edition 25th Anniversary Swiss hoodies will be available. Let's party!!
live music
Event Info: (253) 572-2821
Ages: all ages until 8:30p
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/193613334589700/
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 • Thu 4/26/18 at 11am-11pm 

80's Rock Night with Iron Dragon

80s music
Get your spandex, Aquanet, and crimping irons out for this party. Iron Dragon is hitting The Swiss. Come experience all the hits of the 80s rock movement (Ratt, Van Halen, Def Leppard, Metallica & more) 21 & over $8 cover
live music
Event Info: (253) 572-2821
Ages: 21+
Price: 10.00
Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/147846492571850/
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 • Fri 4/27/18 at 9pm-1am 

Old School Fellas

old school hip hop, top 40
OLD SCHOOL FELLAS : Mix a bit of Funk, Hip-Hop and R&B playing the best of the 70's through tomorrow, Old School and New Groove music Born out of the need to bring a new and improved music experience, Old School Fellas serenades audiences with melodies that are undeniably infectious. With a diverse lineup, OSF is capable of performing a wide variety of Old School, Motown and Top-40 cuts. For stand-alone vocalists that can kick some phat harmonies with ease and style, not to mention some kickin' dance moves, accompanied by a great rhythm section, can really get your party started. This collaboration makes a celebration of sound that compliments the industry and creates a groove party every time they play. $10 cover
live music
Event Info: (253) 572-2821
Ages: 21+
Price: 10.00
Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2045182509071192/
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 • Sat 4/28/18 at 9pm-1am 

Kareem Kandi World Orchestra at The Swiss

Jazz
A native of the Pacific Northwest, saxophonist Kareem Kandi is a performer, composer, and educator, in high demand for his talents both on and off the stage. Kareem is a versatile musician with strong roots in the traditions of Jazz, Blues, and Funk, and has been performing on the scene for years, gaining attention from critics and audiences alike. While staying true to musical styles of the past, he also keeps an eye towards the future by composing original music as well as new arrangements of timeless songs from the great American songbook. Since 1996, Kareem has been performing both as a bandleader and as a sideman to enthusiastic audiences around the world at concert halls, festivals, and clubs. Over the years Kareem has performed, toured and recorded with some of the finest musicians in the music industry including: Pete Christlieb, Ali Jackson, Patti Labelle, Bill Watrous, The Seattle Symphony, Julian Priester, The Paperboys, Mark Elf, The Northwest Repertory Singers, Thomas Marriot, Alex Duncan, Frazey Ford, DJ Hapa, The Polyrhythmics, Bill Ramsay, The Staxx Brothers, Jay Thomas, The Sabella Consort, Greta Matassa, The Temptations, Hadley Caliman, The Four Tops, The Harry James Orchestra, Wayne Bergeron, and many others. Because of his musical diversity, his group, The Kareem Kandi Band has a sound that is fresh, innovative, and appeals to a wide variety of audiences. Free cover!
live music
Event Info: (253) 572-2821
Ages: 21+
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2157211817898305/
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 • Sun 4/29/18 at 5pm-8pm 

Crossing Crusades, Limberlost, Waking Things, & Hundred Loud

Rock
The Top Two finalists from Last Years Puget Sound Battle of the Bands join up again, along with Waking Things and Hundred Loud to rock the mortar out of the brick walls at the Swiss on May 4th!! (Insert cheesy Star Wars pun) ***** $8 cover at the door **** 9pm Limberlost 10pm Crossing Crusades 11pm Hundred Loud 12pm Waking Things
live music
Event Info: (253) 572-2821
Ages: 21+
Price: 8.00
Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/452667295164411/
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 • Fri 5/4/18 at 9pm-1am 

Kryboys

Rock
Kry is the #1 cover band in the Seattle/Tacoma area! We have the energy, the talent and ability to deliver all of your favorite songs the way music should be ... LIVE! It's like going to a big-time rock show where you know every song. Everyone leaves having had a great time!
live music
Event Info: (253) 572-2821
Ages: 21 and over
Price: $10
Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/201074590500068/
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 • Sat 5/5/18 at 9pm-1am 

Grit City Think & Drink: The Pursuit of Happiness: Lessons and Values from Eastern and Western approaches

Talks/Lectures
As the rainy winter months end, we are ready to shed the gloom and embrace the happiness of summer. But what else impacts happiness besides weather? In this Think and Drink, UW Tacoma Writing Studies professor Annie Nguyen will discuss a theme of many of her writing courses, the pursuit of happiness and how it is shaped in America. Learn about and engage in different Eastern and Western approaches and philosophies on happiness and why it matters. Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama as the daughter of refugees, Annie Nguyen’s exposure to racism, justice, and poverty in the Deep South cultivated her passion for social justice - and likely, her notions of escapism as happiness. After graduating The George Washington University, she completed a Fulbright in Vietnam and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction at the University of Montana. She served as an Assistant Professor of English at the Community of College in Baltimore County for eight years, where, under an NEH grant, she began to research Eastern and Western philosophies related to societal norms and happiness. In 2016, she joined the Writing Studies faculty at the University of Washington-Tacoma, with the Pursuit of Happiness as the theme for her research and writing class. Grit City Think & Drink brings scholars and experts from various disciplines face-to-face with the general public. The evening begins with a presentation or lecture which leads to a moderated discussion with the audience. Sponsored by UW Tacoma’s School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, Grit City Think & Drink is free to the public and open to all ages.
think & drink;happiness;philosophy;America
Event Info: (253) 692-4450
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/sias/thinkndrink
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 • Tue 5/8/18 at 6:30pm-8:30pm 

Staxx Brothers & Tiffany Wilson

live music
Hey Tacoma! RLM Entertainment brings to you a powerhouse lineup with two Seattle based bands that really bring the house down! The Staxx Brothers are a high energy American band, hailing from Seattle, Washington, that has spent the last seven years crafting an incredible new sound they've branded Hard #ss Soul. It's quite simply the most danceable and hip shaking brand of rock & roll to hit US streets since Motown left Detroit. Tiffany Wilson is a true musical artist and songwriter whose voice speaks to something real and soulful. Not content with writing only standard love songs, her latest album "#SeeSharp" also speaks of inner and outer change, politics, and vision of a brighter future.
live music
Event Info: (253) 572-2821
Ages: 21 and over
Price: $10
Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/155529141809864/
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 • Fri 5/11/18 at 9pm-1am 

The Spazmatics

80s music
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
Event Info: (253) 572-2821
Ages: 21 and over
Price: $10
Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2114002668615669/
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 • Sat 5/12/18 at 9pm-1am 

Grit City Think & Drink: Muslim Girl Saves the World: Ms. Marvel and Islam in the Comics

Talks/Lectures
Superheroes such as Superman or Captain America have been consistently popular, but in response to changing cultural expectations, their ranks are becoming more diverse, with Wonder Woman and Black Panther joining the pantheon of superhuman costumed crime fighters. In this talk UW Tacoma's Andrea Modarres will examine a very different superhero, the rebooted Ms. Marvel, whose alter ego is the teenaged, Pakistani-American, Muslim Kamala Khan. In juggling the pressures of adolescence, second-generation immigrant identity, and her newly-discovered super powers, this new Ms. Marvel humanizes Islam in a 21st century context and illustrates the influence of representation in popular culture. Andrea Modarres is an Assistant Professor whose research focuses on 20th and 21st century American multiethnic literature and identity in the U.S. She teaches a range of literature courses at UWT, from specialized multiethnic literature, to young adult literature and science fiction, as well as introductions to literature and to American studies. Grit City Think & Drink brings scholars and experts from various disciplines face-to-face with the general public. The evening begins with a presentation or lecture which leads to a moderated discussion with the audience. Sponsored by UW Tacoma’s School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, Grit City Think & Drink is free to the public and open to all ages.
think & drink: comics;superheroes;Ms. Marvel;Kamala Khan;Islam
Event Info: (253) 692-4450
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/sias/thinkndrink
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 • Tue 6/12/18 at 6:30pm-8:30pm 

Washington State History Happy Hour Trivia

city of tacoma trivia, washington state trivia, Club Music
History Happy Hour Trivia, Wednesday, June 20, 6:00 PM, The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave., Tacoma, WA. Ever wondered which of your friends knows the most about Washington and Tacoma trivia? this event, the lives it impacted, and its legacy in Tacoma. Scholarly Selections: “Asian Immigrant Labor Activism in the Northwest,” Thursday, May 17, 5:30-7:00 PM, Washington State History Museum. FREE (Third Thursday: free admission 3:00-8:00 PM). In the early twentieth century, Asian immigrants who settled in Seattle and other parts of Washington State became labor leaders in the Pacific Northwest. They sought to secure labor and civil rights for employees from the canneries in Alaska to the farms in eastern Washington. Dr. Stephanie Hinnershitz will discuss how their actions brought about lasting change in labor relations and shaped civil rights activism in the region. Press PLAY: Family Edition! Sunday, May 20, Noon–5:00 PM, Washington State History Museum. The History Museum is presenting a kid-scaled version of February’s History After Hours: Press PLAY event. Younger visitors and those who missed Press PLAY the first time will love this special experience! Explore TOYTOPIA and play all the best games from decades past, including Oregon Trail (yes, the original one)! Bummed you missed out on the pet rock craze? Fear not, you can make your own! We’ll be joined by the Children’s Museum of Tacoma and all the fun toy activities you can handle. FREE for Washington State Historical Society members. Buy one/get one admission for Children’s Museum of Tacoma members. Non-members, included with museum admission: $14 adult, $11 student (ages 6-17), free for ages 5 and under. History Happy Hour Trivia, Wednesday, June 20, 6:00 PM, The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave., Tacoma, WA. Ever wondered which of your friends knows the most about Washington and Tacoma trivia? Bring ‘em all or play solo to test your mettle in the epic trivia night battle royale that is History Happy Hour. The Washington State History Museum is teaming up with the Tacoma Historical Society and the City of Tacoma Historic Preservation Office to dig up the most fun, interesting, and weird facts about our home state. Free and open to the public. Test Your Knowledge of State and City Trivia! Prizes! Presented by the Washington State History Museum, the City of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Office, Historic Tacoma, and Tacoma Historical Society Questions? Contact Lauren Hoogkamer at lhoogkamer@cityoftacoma.org or call (253) 591-5254
trivia;history;washington;the swiss;beer;cocktails;contest;prizes
Event Info: (253) 272-3500
Ages: All Ages Welcome!
Price: FREE
Free
Event Website: www.washingtonhistory.org
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 • Wed 6/20/18 at 6pm-8pm 

Grit City Think & Drink: Our Place in the Cosmos: The Structure and Fabric of Our Universe

Talks/Lectures
Cosmology reveals elegant structure, even at unfathomably large scales. Physics tells the story of surprising simplicity in the laws of nature and a mysterious link between space and time. Come hear PLU faculty member Dr. Katrina Hay talk about the cosmos. Katrina (Katie) Hay is an Associate Professor of Physics at Pacific Lutheran University. After studying physics and math at Linfield College in Oregon, she focused her Physics Ph.D. work on fluid dynamics at Oregon State University. At NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 2005, Katie helped design the timeline for the Dawn Mission to the asteroid belt. Her passions for astronomy and energy have led to outreach projects, including writing and illustrating the children’s book, “Little Bear’s Big Night Sky.” Katie mentors undergraduates in observational astronomy research. Grit City Think & Drink brings scholars and experts from various disciplines face-to-face with the general public. The evening begins with a presentation or lecture which leads to a moderated discussion with the audience. Sponsored by UW Tacoma’s School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, Grit City Think & Drink is free to the public and open to all ages.
science;think & drink;cosmology;astronomy;physics
Event Info: (253) 692-4450
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/sias/thinkndrink
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Schedule
 • Tue 8/14/18 at 6:30pm-8:30pm