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Tides Tavern, Gig Harbor

#13 of 21 in Things to do in Gig Harbor
Nightlife · Bar / Club
The building that today houses the Tides Tavern was built by Axel Uddenberg in 1910 and served the area as a general store. Located next to the "Peoples' Dock," the town's only public ferry landing, it was called the West Side Mercantile. From that time until the present it has had a series of owners and has been several businesses.

Run Down and in a state of disrepair, the building was bought by Peter Stanley in 1973. After an extensive and ambitious rebuilding project, the Tides opened its doors to the public on Saturday, June 2, 1973.

The Tides Tavern offers the greatest house-made food and the finest beverages in the western hemisphere, but only to persons over 21 years of age. Please be prepared to show I.D.


Mon-Fri 3-6pm

Happy Hour Apps, 25% Off Draft Beer, $4 House Wine & Well Drinks, $5 Margaritas!

Check out our website for our full menu and more information about the Tides Tavern.

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  • Food was GREAT! But it was very very load. It's very much a local hang out we went on a Saturday around 8 waited about 15 min for a table. Service was great. If your looking for a quiet or quick...  more »
  • Dinner after the Movie Lion King. Shared a Pizza on a Wednesday evening. The place was full. The server was on top of our needs/order. Parking lot is ALWAYS full. Just park on the street. The View...  more »
  • Tides Tavern is a long-standing establishment in Gig Harbor. The dinning experience varies a tad from your typical bar establishment. They often have live music on weekends, and for those spending time on a watercraft a dock is available. They have a great selection of beer, as any bar should, in tap. Their menu and dining is a nice positive as well. Their french fries are the best, especially with their tartar sauce. Other notable items that are top notch is their made fresh clam chowder, great fish and chips, and their pizza is really good despite the pizza dough is frozen. The dough is great and is a surprise it arrives frozen (unless this changed). The soups are very good and their specials are usually an easy recommend. Great place to grab a beer. Not cheap but not robbery either, middle ground regarding similar establishments. It can get crowded in the evening and on weekends so arrive early on those nights, or be prepared to wait for seating. To sum up order the clam chowder, fish and chips, or just fries to go with the beer. You won't be disappointed.
  • Meal: Halibut and 🥗, Cod and 🥗, Fish 🌮. The deishes we ate were standard American public fare. Really delicious and I will absolutely be going back and would recommend everything we ate. We sat at a table next to a window and relaxed as the sailboats drifted by us. Atmosphere was super low key. The servers were cordial and pretty prompt with the food. I liked it.
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