Local Restaurant Spotlight: The Office: A sports bar for all

  • The Office Bar and Grill shows off its loyal legion of sports fans. Laybourn (Photo courtesy of the Office Bar and Grill - Chris Laybourn)

If you’re still looking for a place to watch The Big Game this weekend, look no further than Tacoma’s own The Office Bar and Grill located on 813 Pacific Ave. The Office was opened by Matt Henderson and Travis Scheff in 2010 with the intention off adding a fun, casual sports bar to the city.
Over the past four years, the bar has been able to build a loyal base of Seahawks and Sounders fans, with a little help from seven high-definition televisions.
“It's an electric atmosphere,” said general manager Chris Laybourn.
The Office offers a wide variety of food including pizza, sandwiches, house-made soups, burgers, tacos, steaks and desserts. As a bar, the customer base changes throughout the day, and The Office looks to offer a large variety of food to please everyone. Stopping by from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. will net you the lunch time menu, 11 different items for $7 a piece, including:

The Portobello Mushroom Burger – Charbroiled Portobello mushroom, roasted red peppers, provolone cheese, arcadian blend of lettuce and pesto mayo on a telera roll.

The Roast Beef Dip – Thinly sliced roast beef on a telera roll topped with provolone, creamy horseradish mayo and au jus for dipping!

The Cobb Salad – Chef’s blend of greens with bleu cheese crumbles, tomato, avocado, bacon, diced egg with house bleu cheese dressing and a side of warm garlic bread.

The Turkey Pesto Sandwich – Sliced turkey breast on a telera roll topped with provolone, creamy pesto, arcadian greens, red onion and tomato.

The Office’s happy hour runs from 3-6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to midnight Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to midnight on Saturday and all day on Sunday. During this time, you can score $3.50 well pours, $1 off house drafts and $1 off wine.

The Office bar and grill aims to create a friendly, open environment no matter the occasion.

“Business suit for lunch, sweats after a game or festive holiday attire, we welcome you,” Laybourn said.
The Office is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and has a variety of drinks and game day specials.


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