Steel Creek American Whiskey Co.
Steel Creek American Whiskey Co.

Steel Creek American Whiskey Co.

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.steelcreekcountry.com/
  • Phone: 2536271229x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday: Closed | Tuesday: 4:30pm - 11pm | Wednesday: 4:30pm - 11pm | Thursday: 4:30pm - 2am | Friday: 4:30pm - 2am | Saturday: 4:30pm - 2am | Sunday: Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Let the experienced staff at Steel Creek take care of all the details of your next event. Our spacious Broadway Room is the ideal space for groups of 25 to 75 including a 125 inch projection screen, full size pool table and other entertaining amenities. Contact Razhida Pope at 253.627.1229 for more details.
  • Special Events: Let the experienced staff at Steel Creek take care of all the details of your next event. Our spacious Broadway Room is the ideal space for groups of 25 to 75 including a 125 inch projection screen, full size pool table and other entertaining amenities. Contact Razhida Pope at 253.627.1229 for more details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 11th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Steel Creek American Whiskey Co.
Steel Creek American Whiskey Co. is Downtown Tacoma's Steakhouse & country bar. A full service restaurant during the week & the largest 21+ country party in the south sound after 9pm Thursday - Saturday.
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Steel Creek American Whiskey Co. reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (7)vibrant bar scene (6)hot spot (6)late-night find (5)neighborhood gem (5)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)romantic (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Great place.
    AshleeHarvey
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We went to Steel Creek for a friends birthday and again for Bachelorette party, and had a blast, although I'd change the dance floor up a bit, I feel if you're not a good dancer or know those paticular dances you're not aloud on the floor, I feel everyone should get to go out and have fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food was very good and reasonably priced. I will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night out
    Christ
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great time at steel creek but they had drink special and good. Lots of fun for sure
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    Safetydink
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    It isn't often you find a place that fits in two categories so well. It is a great steak house with delicious foods and ambiance by day, and then in the evening it kicks into high gear as an country bar, with dancing, great drinks, and a fun environment. During the day, the environment is comfortable and family friendly. In the evening, the dance floor is full, and the place is bumping with country tunes, bull riding, and adults having a blast. I've gone on a romantic date here with my husband, and been here at night for dancing and drinks with the girls, in both cases, this was exactly the experience I had hoped for. Keep up the great work! I'll be back for sure!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wednesday night wonderful. ...
    dawnettef
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We went and had a great time... good food, molly our server was fun and attentive. We will be back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alleno
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great Place if you love country and the food is great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 28 reviews are from the Steel Creek American Whiskey Co. reviews archive.
  • Blah
    notimpressed
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    The food was mediocre at best. There were 4 of us dining and we all felt the same way. It was very early when they seated us for dinner and there were lots of tables open. They chose to seat us right next to a large party who were very noisy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food, Good Service
    seldomseen
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Large portions at a reasonable price. Plus the service was very good. My wife, who is a gluten-free vegetarian, asked several questions about menu items and our server happily found answers for her. Then she ordered something not on the menu and was gladly served. There was a bit of mix up on her sauce, and the server's manager came out to make sure everything was all right. They went out of their way to see my wife enjoyed her meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Western theme in Downtown Tacoma
    Rick
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We were at Steel Creek for an early dinner on Saturday night. A lot of money was spent on the western decor and the placed looked very nice. Food was very good and if you can get there for happy hour, the starters are good and very reasonably priced. We had the half pound of peel and eat shrimp. Big portions at a bargain price. Sandwiches were also very good. Very nice whiskey list which is what you would expect if you put whiskey in your name. Did not stay long enough for the dance floor to get going or for the bar to fill up. The atmosphere might change some when they get going. Also witnessed a wedding taking place. Very cute couple.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place
    greatexperinces
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    used to be the Vasity, same owner but now much better atmosphere, rebuilt and looks very nice. the woodwork makes the place stand out. Food was very good, just right for the portions. Our Waitress was very personable and we enjoyed talking to her. She was attentive and couldn't have asked for anything better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Space for large groups
    FamilyClover
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great place for large groups plenty of space. It was empty on Valentines day, not sure why. Food was ok, server did not ask how we wanted the meat cooked so by the time we told her I guess it was to late. Needless to say it was not cooked right. Did not stay for the night scene so it may have gotten better. The mechanical bull was actually painted black and white like a cow. Now sure how it worked but appeared to not have enough space.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great
    Wolffy
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Food was really good, drinks were great, after 9pm it's a kicking country club!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service at first
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    After we were seated and brought water no one came back to take our order after 25 minutes we had to track down a random waitress who then came over to our table and apologized for the other server. By the way there was only one other couple in the resturant besides us so I don't know what the problem was. The waitress who took over was very nice and service was quick and the comped us an appitizer because of what happened. Food was pretty good but nothing super great. I will go back for the night life but not dinner
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went here for a family dinner,
    JulieB
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Went here for a family dinner, eager to try some whiskey. The Oola Waitsburg recommended by our server was really good. It would have been nice to have a sampler tray offered. The other well drinks were small and weak. Disappointed in the artichoke dip, but HIGHLY recommend the peal and eat shrimp which had plenty for 3 people to share. 3 of us had steaks for dinner, which were good, but not great. Our other diner had a sandwich which came on a soggy bun, meh. Server was nice but a bit nervous and awkward. There were a LOT of special occasions going on ( bachelorette and birthday parties) which kind of gave the feeling of an adult Chuck E Cheese. Not sure if we will go back or not.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fun!!
    angels52
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    I'm suprirsed I never heard of this place until looking online for a resturant in Tacoma! Our group of four made reservations and was seated right away upon arrival! The waitress was awesome! Customer service is number one! Food was good and it was nice to have a dinner with a great atmosphere. So at 9pm it turns into a full bar area, so music went up and a Dj came out. Very fun as long as you know how to country dance. The waitress did say on weekdays they offer classes. Otherwise we just sat and drank.. I liked how the age group was anywhere from young 20 year olds up to 60 year olds...so not a meatmarket just a great place to dance and enjoy country music around 11pm they start mixing 80's music with country which I enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BACHELORETTE PARTY
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Just wanted to let you know that the night we were there, the hostess was terrible!!! Because of her attitude, I would NOT recommend this place to any body ever. And the push we got from all servers was to either stay all night or hurry up and leave. We were a table of ten and we came early to eat dinner. We all bought dinner and drinks and were constantly asked if we were staying all night or not. We asked nicely if we could have a table closer to the dance floor and were rudely told by the hostess "nope". REALLY GUYS?!?!? We spent money there, and could have stayed a lot longer but felt like since we weren't rowdy, planning on getting totally wasted, and weren't dressed the country part, we were not welcome at all. Thanks for nothing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just ok
    Jbates
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    The food was great but everyone seemed to be fake country lovers who were just there to stare at everyone. Go to a place where everyone feels comfortable & can dance, steel creek had an awkward tension & the two ladies at the front seating us were rude!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went out for a girls night
    Ahava
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Went out for a girls night and had a blast. Loved the atmosphere and the food was fantastic. Our waitress was kind and attentive before and during our meal but after we had paid and decided to stay and have some drinks after 9 she seemed like she didn't want to help us. It was like she would avoid eye contact & our table. It didn't ruin our time but it did make it difficult to get refills on water and such.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food & service!
    LindaVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    Had lunch there & the food was amazing! The lobster mac & cheese was delicious! The service was excellent too! Very friendly. The restaurant is very spacious & atmosphere is fun. Will definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not too much country
    Becky
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    We were a bit skeptical about eating here because the website showed a mechanical bull. We went early for dinner (5 PM), and it was pretty empty. The country music playing was not too annoying. Food was really good. Salmon and steaks were excellent. Service was also very good. Their happy hour is one to check out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, fast food
    Goodfoodseeker
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Country bar setting with great service, tasty food and fast. Works well when you need to go to the Rialto
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Country Pub in the Neighborhood
    BenThere
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    This replaced the Varsity Grill in dtwn Tacoma. We were there for dinner (pre 8pm). Lots of families & kids/teens present. Felt a little like Red Robin. They had a large country dance floor, so I suspect the kids must leave before that? Friendly Waiters. Food better than expected, but was expensive. The menu was interesting: pub type food (burgers/sandwiches & some comfort meals), +steaks-like a formal dinner restaurant. Meat was well prepared, but the sides (potatoes, salad, & veggies), felt like they were prepared hrs ago in an assembly line. With drinks & 3 courses, it was a good $40-60 meal for wife & I-but it cost us closer to 80. Nice area, so I'd prob go back, but focus on the burgers. Probably priced more like the rest of the place.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friday night Karaoke a hit
    Stephanie
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    Friday night Karaoke a hit with the kids. Decent hamburgers, everything else is highly variable including food and service. When it is good, it's good, when it's not -- it's not. Can be very slow, better in evenings than at lunch overall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cool place with great food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/5/2012
    Cool place with great food. THere was a party going on in the theater room--took a peek and think I will be using that room sometime soon as well!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eat here if you want to eat alone
    Foodiecouple
    Dined on 4/29/2012
    Food was okay, but restaurant was empty...always makes us a little nervous...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place for a first date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/6/2011
    Good place the prices were fair & the food was good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for families and groups!
    ColleenVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2011
    Interesting place...the food was decent the service was FANTASTIC and the unique entertainment of a live band for Kareoke was just that entertaining....great place for Families and groups.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our table wasnt ready for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/7/2011
    Our table wasnt ready for our group. The piano players were great. The kids have a blast dancing and singing with them
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was a last minute find
    KMSGourmetVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2008
    This was a last minute find on an evening when we were going to a concert event at the Tacoma Dome. Nearly all restaurants were booked for the dinner hour and this was the only available one from OpenTable. We were desperate so we booked the reservation. Knowing it was a sports bar, I was a little wary. However, it worked out well. The service was very good, as was the food. Not a huge selection of wines by the glass, but what I had was quite drinkable. We got in and out with time to spare to get to the concert. I would certainly eat here again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Me and my boyfriend have been
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/10/2008
    Me and my boyfriend have been to Varsity Grill a handfull of times. It has a great atmosphere and great for sports fans! The food was awesome and the service was good as well. I would recomment Varsity Grill to anyone!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food is always great!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/25/2008
    The food is always great!!! It was not busy at all and so we thought we would get our food quick but there must have been only one cook on duty that night so it took longer than expected. Also when I e-mailed to get reservations I tried for 7:00 on a Friday, party of 5 and it didn't accept it, so I tried again for 7:30 and got it, but when we got to the restaurant there was hardly anyone there.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Varsity Grill was a perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/25/2008
    Varsity Grill was a perfect atmosphere for a college graduation family gathering! The food was amazing! <-- you can't go wrong here. And the atmosphere (people and environment) was welcoming and beautiful! I would recommend to any friend! Great place!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bar service was poor as was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    Bar service was poor as was the "all you can eat" chicken and ribs. We ordered the all you can eat and the chicken was COLD to touch each time we asked for it to be replaced and the ribs were luke warm until the end of dinner when the manager came out to speak to us. We were in a group of 6 and none of us will likely go back. Not a good experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was a good spot to eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    This was a good spot to eat for relatively low prices. Plus my 4 year old eats for free. Staff is very pleasant and attentive. Also it is a great place to watch football.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate