A new summer beer and Korean food destination with fantastic views is about to arrive in Tacoma. The owners behind the popular Magnuson Cafe and Brewery in north Seattle are planning to open a gastropub and brewery called Kobrew near the Point Ruston development in Tacoma, overlooking Commencement Bay, within a few weeks. The place will serve bibimbap, bo ssam, and pork belly, along with Korean twists on tacos and sliders, 14 rotating beer taps, soju, and plenty of outdoor seating.
Owner Cody Cluff told Washington Beer Blog that the new place is a tribute to his Korean wife, who grew up in Seoul. And, like Magnuson, Kobrew aims to take full advantage of its waterside locale and develop into a go-to family friendly spot during warm weather.
It’s also one more indication of the growing Tacoma dining scene, which has steadily improved over the years. Camp Bar, Alma Mater, and McMenamins’ new Elks Lodge downtown are among the newer additions worth a visit. But Kobrew will also be up against 18 breweries in the city’s Brewery District, and Lakewood’s many popular Korean restaurants, including Saritgol, Ho Soon Yi, and the barbecue spot, Cham Garden.