TACOMA, Wash — Tacoma is home to what could possibly be the most un-divey dive bar.
The Mule Tavern, who makes their fresh ginger beer in house, lives up to their motto "cheap drinks done right."
The visitors couldn't agree more.
"I come here because it's a great neighborhood bar and the drinks are really, really good," said Don Stanley, a Mule Tavern regular.
Pool, pinball, a jukebox machine, dart boards, and friendly company keeps guests coming back. The unusual decor, including clown collectibles and a smiling stuffed bear head, keeps things interesting.
Not surprisingly, the Moscow Mule is the bar's most popular drink--as well as its namesake.
"It's a really simple cocktail," said Sam Halhuli, The Mule's owner and head bartender. "Vodka, a splash of lime...but the hard work goes in when we make the ginger beer itself."
Happy hour is daily from 4 to 7 and runs all day on Sunday and Monday. Drafts and domestic cans are a dollar off, Hamm's on draft is two bucks, Moscow mules are six dollars and an old fashioned will cost you $8.
"The fact that we're a dive bar that does craft cocktails is what makes us absolutely unique," Halhuli said.
The Mule Tavern - 5227 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409 - (253) 212-3112