Launched in 2020 within Tacoma’s newly renovated Westgate locale, the comfy, casual vibe of Cooper’s Food and Drink makes it suitable for all occasions. From family night to date night, to social gatherings with friends, or hanging out to watch the game, Cooper’s is a crowd-pleaser from table to bar.
Opening a new restaurant amid COVID-19 definitely had its setbacks. Like other businesses, they had to pivot quickly based on constantly changing state guidance.
“With all of the restrictions in place during the pandemic, it was risky, but we have been fortunate to receive steady business that has continued since fully reopening,” says General Manager Justin Troger.
Besides an elevated American-style menu boasting locally sourced ingredients for both food and drink, Cooper’s cozy covered patio with fire pit and heaters gave them a real advantage. The space is great for the colder months and made it possible for them to continue seating and serving diners.
“The open-air layout was very appreciated by our guests during the shutdown period and allowed us to remain open for dining when other establishments had to close,” says Troger.
Now, as they reach their one-year milestone and back to full capacity seating, Cooper’s remains a sure hit for both the family-friendly and 21 and up dining circle.
This comes as no surprise with top customer picks like creamy lobster bisque or the popular Beef Weck, pure roast-beef deliciousness dipped in au jus and served with horseradish aioli. Folks can’t get enough of the truffle and brie pizza, topped with apple and arugula.
There’s also a kid’s menu featuring classic favorites like mac-n-cheese and sliders, to name a few.
And let’s not forget about the cocktails. On any given day, the cocktails are top-notch, and guests can’t go wrong with a daily happy hour starting at 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. when dining-in.
Frontrunners include a signature Mai Tai topped with Lilikoi foam, a Hawaiian passionfruit delight. There’s Cooper’s Barrel-Aged cocktail aged in their own white oak barrels, as well as a menu of four different Old Fashioneds, not to mention a tasty stand-out made with tequila.
With brunch served every Saturday and Sunday between 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., guests can pick from various offerings, including everything from chicken and waffles, Eggs Benedict, lobster roll, steak and eggs, and many other delectable choices.
Make it a family affair with the kid’s brunch menu, and Italian sodas or ice-cream floats to really get the day started.
For the 21 and over crowd, brunch cocktails involve Mimosa’s, of course, and some pretty worthy Bloody Mary selections.
There’s always the traditional Cooper’s Bloody Mary, made with vodka. Or try something a little more daring like the Bloody Maria with house-made Bloody Mary mix combined with tequila, or the jalapeno pineapple Bloody Mary with fresh-pressed pineapple whiskey.
No matter the occasion — lunch, dinner or weekend brunch — with family or friends, or watching the big game, stop by Cooper’s for a cool casual dining experience and help celebrate their first anniversary. Grab a drink and a spot on the comfy patio. They are eager to please, and the possibilities are endless.
Cooper’s Food & Drink is open Monday through Wednesday 11 a.m.- 11 p.m., Thursday-Friday 11 a.m.- 12 a.m., Saturday 9 a.m.- 12 a.m., and Sunday 9 a.m.- 11 p.m.
Cooper’s Food & Drink
5928 N. 26th St.