Every local business that closes due to covid hurts, but this one really hits hard. The Swiss has been a mainstay in Tacoma for 27 years. When you mention Tacoma, you mention The Swiss. When you mention downtown Tacoma, you talk about The Swiss. While others have come and gone just off the Pacific Ave strip, The Swiss had remained. Powered by locals and road trippers alike. Live music spanning many genres including #housemusic and #edm. This has been the place to be in Tacoma. The awards won further proves that.
For me The Swiss was a post marker of sorts for the downtown Tacoma strip, wrapping all the way up to 6th Ave. If you didn't know anything about Tacoma nightlife, you still knew about this one place that sits on the corner. Always with the welcoming sign.
To say that The Swiss will be missed isn't saying enough.