Beer served in cans and custom bikes - a new combination bar and bicycle workshop has opened in Tacoma's Hilltop neighborhood. Broken Spoke is a newcomer to a neighborhood already populated with great lounges - 1022 South and Peterson Bros 1111/The Eleven Eleven. Broken Spoke owner Ben Davis told me in August that his spot would be a combination art studio, bike shop and a place for coffee, beer and light grub.
Broken SpokeWhere: 1014 S. Martin Luther King Jr Way, TacomaFacebook here
More Hilltop bar fodder: Peterson Bros 1111 - nicknamed the Eleven Eleven - is doing brisk business. Here's a review from August. If you have not yet tried the Reuben, you really should fix that.
And even more Hilltop bar fodder: 1022 South on Monday will debut its new fall drink and eats menu. The Hilltop bar produces some of the finest apothecary cocktails in Tacoma (and, well, the entire region). If you haven't tried the 1022 Old Fashioned, your life is not complete. It's made with saffron/cardamom bitters and orange oil. Current drink menu here.
Sad Hilltop news: In case you didn't hear, Denise Tempest has retired from the bar business and closed her sophisticated den in September. Read the story here.