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An Adult’s Night Out in Puyallup

September 23, 2022

Downtown Puyallup is brimming with hometown charm and filled with activities to occupy your time. A variety of thrift stores await your next shop, and Pioneer Park is ready for a relaxing day in the sun. But what about when the night rolls around, and you’re looking for a fun time with some friends? It's difficult to choose between the many bars and restaurants available. This blog will detail some of the best bars Downtown, and help you plan your next night out!

The Forum is a twenty one and over establishment that's popular amongst both locals and visitors. They have twelve rotating beer taps ranging from traditional favorites to the newest local brews. Their seasonal cocktails feature house-made infusions and fresh squeezed juices to ensure optimal quality and taste. The Forum also offers a variety of food options, including sandwiches that are served with their twist on several famous sauces. If you find yourself at this bar (located at 208 S Meridian) during Happy Hour, then their Mac n' Cheese balls are highly recommended!

Continue up South Meridian and you'll find Perry’s Cocktail Bar at 105 S Meridian. Their lavish bar and decorations create an elegant vibe that customers can appreciate while they sip on beautifully handcrafted cocktails. Seating is first come first serve, but you can reserve a spot on busier nights by joining their online wait list. In addition to these cocktails, they offer extensive wine and whiskey options. Tasteful appetizers include a charcuterie board and burrata caprese, or you can choose from more filling entrees, like a 12oz steak! For an after dinner treat, people rave about Perry's renowned olive oil cake.

Past Pioneer Park at 401 S Meridian is Bourbon Street Bar and Grill. This business was founded in 2013 by the de Alwis family, who brought their authentic Cajun food to the streets of Puyallup. They have a full service bar specializing in traditional New Orleans cocktails and beers. Their creole menu includes a wide array of seafood, including an oyster bake and crab stuffed mushrooms, or Cajun Chicken Pasta and Gumbo. If seafood isn't up your alley, they also serve burgers and various meat dishes. No matter what you order at Bourbon Street, you'll enjoy their lively atmosphere, and kids are welcome!

Sometimes you crave a hometown feel you can only find at the town’s favored dive bar. If this is what you’re looking for, then Bumpy’s Tavern is the spot for you! This inexpensive option is known for their generous pours and well priced food. People especially love Taco Tuesdays, when you can order two tacos for just $2! Bumpy’s also has intriguing specialty pizzas, including a breakfast option laden with bacon, eggs, gravy, and more. Check out Bumpy’s other traditional American food and come on down to 116 E Main Ave for a fun time with friends.

These are just a few of the options available to you in Puyallup! No matter what vibe you’re trying to attain for the night, whether you’re looking for a classy establishment or a comfortable dive bar, there’s something waiting around the corner. Continue downtown and see what awaits you!