10 Tacoma Instaworthy Spots

The importance of instagramability for a business' success cannot be overlooked today yet it continues to happen. I grew up in a ghastly suburb near Tacoma and couldn't wait to escape, but Tacoma was not where anyone wanted to be. That's not to say there wasn’t a pre-existing culture of its own, but as a teenager, I craved a more refined, international appreciation for the aesthetically pleasing. Especially in comparison to Seattle, Tacoma was never the hot place to be, buuuuut things may be slowly changing! The city's growth and influx of Seattleite's moving down have thankfully resulted in more businesses that understand the power and necessity of some good interior design, marketing, and social media.

Here's a list of 10 places in Tacoma you wouldn't mind sharing with your Instagram followers!



1. Lapis Tacoma

art by locals, chic jewelry, and home goods in the Proctor neighborhood

2. Alma Mater: Honey & Matriarch Lounge

Honey:  @stasiabrew


part arts space + part café + part lounge and bar = plenty of opportunities of photo-ops

3. UXC 



oozing 70's cool with plenty of plants and tons of awesome clothing and accessories

4. en Rama

this tiny restaurant and bar serves beautiful looking fresh made pastas along with some special drinks

5. WW Seymour Botanical Conservatory



free to the public, i could sit for hours in this decently sized conservatory with a koi pond. bring out your innter #plantmom and get those likes

6. Indo Street Eatery

fusion asian restaurant with chicken coop booths, sharing plates, and a cool neon sign

7. Moshi Moshi

next door to Indo with a cool window decal, the colourful dishes make for a great Instagram post

8. State Street Beer

that alcove is worthy of a Wes Anderson film






the flagship store in an old warehouse will take your breath away and inspire you to redo your entire house

10. Wooden City

a brand new restaurant/bar fuelling Tacoma's growing need for happy hour and light nights in stylish digs



What did you think of this list? Have you been to any of these 9 places? Olympia Coffee in Proctor was originally on this list but didn't make the final cut. Was I wrong to leave it out? Should I add more places? All. the. questions. 

Let me know in the comments below, and if I've missed somewhere that should be, direct me to their Instagram feed!


Lia Lee xx