Tacoma Cabana

Tacoma, WA
Bar & Restaurant
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728 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA
Opened in October 2012
Closed in September 2018
No longer in operation.

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Tacoma Cabana



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Former Glory 7.1

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Humuhumu’s description

Tacoma Cabana was opened by owner and bartender Jason Alexander and Robyn Murphy in Tacoma's downtown in 2012. The establishment was a mix of traditional midcentury Polynesian Pop, with some more modern-day Hawaiian influences. The bar had a large selection of rums, and a particular focus on the quality of the cocktails.
Alexander and Murphy opened a new tiki bar nearby, Devil's Reef
Devil's Reef
Tacoma, WA
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, in January 2018, where they lean harder into full-on tiki. Over the next months they worked to shift their efforts entirely to the new business, and closed Tacoma Cabana on September 1, 2018.


Monster A GoGo
Monster A GoGo has visited Tacoma Cabana.
January 31, 2019, 10:35 PM
What!?! TACOMA CABANA has closed? ARGH!!! I had no idea it had closed until I returned to this Critiki page in anticipation of a return visit this next fall. I know everyone love's it's younger sister, DEVIL'S REEF, but I preferred the CABANA much more. (I had such an AWFUL time at DEVIL'S REEF. Sure it was beautiful, but the service SUCKED...unlike at TACOMA CABANA.) You can read my thoughts on TACOMA CABANA (and DEVIL'S REEF...as well as other Seattle-area tiki spots) in my blog. If you'd like to have a peek, you can visit it here: https://monsterago-go.blogspot.com/2018/03/im-freaky-for-tiki-12-super-seattle.html

Farewell TACOMA CABANA. I only just got to know you...

Slowhandtikiman has visited Tacoma Cabana.
October 27, 2018, 10:23 PM
I was fortunate enough to get to visit Cabana, 4 times, the last time being on "CLOSING FOREVER" night, and I enjoyed Every visit to this 'Tiki-flavored' Rum Bar.
Brandon, the lead bartender is excellent in his craft, and Jason and Robin are fabulous hosts.
I really liked the extensive drink menu, which fortunately will mostly be carried on at their New place Devil's Reef.
TC will be missed, as it had a delightful, friendly atmosphere, and substantial kitchen, but, while nothing lives forever...the best of this place will carry on, 3 blocks away, at the at the Reef,
LushLemon was a semi-regular at Tacoma Cabana.
August 26, 2018, 7:28 AM
Sad to hear that this is closing in September 2018. Great drinks and atmosphere.
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