6th Ave features a unique and eclectic mix of retail shops from vintage to new, cafes to fine dining, specialty spirits, live music venues, game shops, relaxation and pampering opportunities, dance and event halls, and more, 6th Ave is Tacoma’s go-to place for an entertaining evening or a refreshing daytime walk! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for fun stuff to do every day. There is always something happening on the ave!

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6th Ave Business District is always growing, evolving and changing and so is our site. Email us with questions or suggestions or fill out our contact form below. To see an archive click here.

How to Get Here

The 6th Ave district spans a walkable area from State to Alder streets with an extended area of Sprague to Stevens streets. There are multiple routes to reach any of our 6th Ave businesses. Walk, bike, or take one of the ubiquitous scooters that line the Ave.


6th Ave offers street parking on the Ave and concentrated side street parking throughout the district. Some establishments offer valet parking in the evenings. There is a pay parking lot in the heart of the district available by the hour as well as by the month. Of course, if you’re planning on spending the evening, we recommend Uber or Lyft or Pierce Transit (No. 1 Bus) — no parking or ticketing woes.

Hold Your Event or Meeting on 6th Ave!

6th Ave offers many meeting and event opportunities from early morning to late night. Many of our dining establishments offer meeting and event spaces. We also have event hall focused venues available for meetings, parties, fundraisers, large or small events, or weddings.

Explore Art & Open Spaces

6th Ave is its own unique walking experience for both two-legged and four-legged friends. Discover a variety of murals and practical artwork created by local artists including local schools! More fun outdoor scenery nearby: University of Puget Sound hosts art events in its library and Kittredge Gallery, and outdoor activities are available to the east at Wright Park and to the west at Jefferson Park.

The exhibitions are produced by UMoMA in collaboration with artists and museums around the world and they often attract international attention. UMoMA has received a Special Commendation from the European Museum of the Year, and was among the top candidates for the Swedish Museum of the Year Award as well as for the Council of Europe Museum Prize.

Become a Member!

Being a member of the 6th Ave Business District will give you a direct voice in shaping the are you have chose to do business in.