COFFEE, BEER, SUSHI – 6th & Stevens in TACOMA, WA

COFFEE, BEER, SUSHI – 6th & Stevens in TACOMA, WA

COFFEE, BEER, PARKS - 6th & Stevens in Tacoma, WA. 
Three of my favorites local business to eat, drink and enjoy our community are within 4 blocks of 6th and Stevens AND a fabulous new home for sale. 
CALL/TEXT Realtor with questions about the house or inquiries on some places to go to get yourself acquainted with Tacoma. (253) 381-9788
Valhalla Coffee – 3918 6th Ave Tacoma, WA 98406

Welcome Coffee Lovers! The thing I love most about Valhalla Coffee is their consistency with making latte’s and milk based beverages. It’s my experience that when a coffee shop gets busy (and Valhalla normally is) that properly steaming milk and fresh espresso shots is forgotten or rushed.

Valhalla always delivers! I’ve learned not to go when in a hurry. But I appreciate the attention to detail and work of art they serve me every time. ☕️ VALLHALLA COFFEE on IG

Beer Star Tacoma – 4328 6th Ave Tacoma, WA 98406

Beer connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike, welcome to Beer Star Tacoma! A business and community in it of itself, there is something here for most:

  • Kombucha (on tap!), wine and cider
  • Dog friendly 🐶
  • Chips, popcorn peanuts & other snacks available inside for purchase
  • Updated modern bar and beer refrigerators – Clean & pretty!
  • 40 beers on tap and local food trucks parked outside to take care of your appetite!

My sister’s husband is an Innovative Brew Specialist at Red Hook. So naturally I am around Home Brew quite a bit! When Nick Crandall serves me or anyone else a beer, he can’t help but spill his passion and knowledge into each cup. The few times I’ve gone to Beer Star Tacoma, I’ve felt a similar enthusiasm and passion from those serving. I find it energizing and inspiring.
Beer Star Tacoma’s 1st post on IG – Welcome to Tacoma guys! 🍻

Sushi Tama – 3919 6th Ave Tacoma, WA 98406

To me, Sushi Tama is THE BEST authentic Japanese & Sushi restaurant in Tacoma.

I’ve been coming here with my family for over 20 years. My Grandparents (who were English Professors in Japan). Instilled the love of authentic Japanese Food. We go here exclusively when hankering for Sushi, Udon, miso soup, Ten Zaru, (the perfect summer meal) Tempuru and all Japanese Food. It’s a delight to enjoy the food and company (my family and the employees and chef who are so gracious) at Sushi Tama.

The Chef selection of Sushi (Sushi Nami) is less than $20 and comes (as most entrees do) with soup and salad before the meal. Here is what my family traditionally orders (we are all creatures of habit!):

  • Grandpa & Me – Sushi Nami
  • Grandma – Chicken Katsu
  • Mom – Oh oyako Donburi

Author and Realtor Jenny Wetzel, was born and raised in Tacoma and spends her days helping others make this community their Home CALL/TEXT directly for more Community and Home information. 

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Close to Parks & Rec

Close to Parks & Rec
VIDEO! – Contemporary Kopachuck Home. Spacious and ahead of its time.

Custom Kopachuck Home, less than 5 blocks from Voyager Elementary and Kopachuck Middle School. Main floor master suite w/ adjacent den & powder room. Expansive kitchen island overlooks living & dining. This home was built ahead of its time! Picture windows circle the large living, inviting onlookers to bask in the morning sun from inside or on deck of either floor – shy acre lot brings serenity year round. 2nd family rm, 3 bdrm, den, art studio downstairs. 3-car garage, RV & Boat parking! Wow.

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2.5 bathrooms
  • 3,339 square feet
  • 38,000 square foot lot/ .87 acres
  • 3 – car attached garage
  • Built in 1988

Kopachuck State Park is beautiful throughout all the seasons we experience in the Pacific Northwest, but the best time of year is in the summer, when that cool breeze blows in from the Carr Inlet and you dig your toes into the warm sand along the beach. This 109 -acre marine and camping park has 5,600 feet of saltwater shoreline, and provides scenic views of sunsets, the Olympic Mountains and the Puget Sound.

Kopachuck aptly named “at water’ by the Chinook Tribe offers 41 tent spaces, a dump site, a restroom and showers and is surrounded by Douglas Firs. During low tide, the sun warms up the sand, and warms up the water brought in by the tide. Enjoy a little swimming and kayaking here. There’s also an easy loop trail where you can wander among giant maple and cedar trees.

Other activities and features include boating, clamming, crabbing, diving (Kopachuck Underwater Park), saltwater fishing, oyster harvesting, bird watching and wildlife viewing.

There isn’t a place to drop your boat at the state park, but the Horsehead Bay Boat Launch is only 3 miles away. From here you can access all of the Puget Sound, including Cutts Island Marine Park, which is only accessible by boat. You can often seal pups resting on the beach during low tide – always observe from a distance.

Enjoy 98 acres to explore at the Sehmel Homestead Park, just 9 minutes away. There’s a meadow, naturalistic pond, wetlands, and a forest conservatory area. You can find the most activity here for baseball and softball (3 fields), to tennis courts, a basketball court and an artificial turf field used for football, lacrosse and soccer. Children of all abilities will have fun at the Boundless Playground.

Hosting a gathering? You can rent the a few of the facilities. There are several picnic areas, an outdoor performing arts amphitheater, an indoor pavilion, a picnic shelter, several picnic areas, concessions, restrooms and 4 miles of trails. This park hosts special events too like the spring Easter Egg Hunt and the Food Truck Fest in the summer.

On the corner of Kopachuck Drive NW and Ray Nash Drive Northwest is the Island View Public House and Market, where you can enjoy a cold pint of beer or a glass of wine with friends, snack on a cheese plate and enjoy the incredible view. They’re also have a gas station and a small grocery store that carries some locally made items and has been serving this community for over 50 years.

This home is 3 blocks from Kopachuck Middle School and the Voyager Elementary School.

Just 17 minutes to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.

CALL/TEXT Realtor Jenny Wetzel for more information or to schedule a private showing.
(253) 381-9788

Cottage Home & City Living – Tacoma, WA

Cottage Home & City Living – Tacoma, WA


Updated cottage style home is a stones throw away from Jefferson Park, Valhalla Coffee, Beer Star Tacoma and multitude of other 6th Ave favorites. Prized open concept kitchen with butcher block counters, newer flooring and peninsula/bar. French doors off main bedroom, expand the social footprint and allow for additional entertaining space, as desired. Large, flat front yard with plenty of lawn space and privacy from the street. Roof Install; Dec. ’18. 

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • 927 square feet
  • 6,000 square foot lot
  • 1 – car attached garage
  • Built in 1922

Location, location, location – this home is close to it all. Tap rooms, parks, fitness and food!

Just around the corner along 6th Ave is Beer Star – Tacoma’s newest, cool all-ages beer hall boasting 40 local taps & an expansive, 80-seat outdoor space. They don’t serve food, but local food trucks frequently rotate through the lot like Boss Mama’s Kitchen, “The Man” BBQ and Sirius Wood Fired Pizza.

Looking for authentic Japanese dishes and sushi? Visit Sushi Tama to please your palette. Delicious yakisoba, a bowl of hot udon soup topped with tempura fried yummies, shogayaki made with fragrant ginger, some many appetizers that you’ll want one of each, katsu dishes, and plenty of delectable sushi and sashimi to choose from.

If you’re in need of a better quality of life, by slowing down a bit, Expand Yoga has you covered and there’s something for everyone – beginners and experts are welcome. And if you need to zone out for a bit in your own space, the Northwest Float Center is nextdoor. Relax, de-stress and relieve pain with flotation therapy.

Enjoy the 15-acre community green area with a sprayground, sports fields & a field house, plus picnic tables that exists within Jefferson Park.

Take a drive west down 6th Avenue, a Tacoma staple and where everything is happening. Some honorable mentions include – MSM Deli (one bite and you’ll know why they’re called ‘Magical Sandwich Makers’!), Jazzbones – a great spot for taking in some music, Dirty Oscar’s Annex – not just for great cocktails, but they have a wicked brunch. Check their Facebook page for rotating specials and  The Red Hot – creative hot dogs and ample craft beers. Ice Cream Social thee place for all natural, homemade local ice cream you’ll take home by the pint full. Metronome Coffee – a hip coffee house with open-mic nights. If you want some of the best pancakes in town, then you have to go to the Old Milwaukee Cafe – be prepared to wait for seating as they’re not a very large space, but worth the wait! Plus dozens of other amenities on 6th Ave you don’t want to miss out on!

If you’re a commuter, this home is in close proximity to the freeways – both WA-16 (4 min away) and the I-5 interchange.

CALL/TEXT Realtor Jenny Wetzel for more information or to schedule a private showing

(253) 381-9788