"I only drink champagne on two occasions: when I am in love, and when I am not" -Coco Chanel
Me too, Coco! There's nothing more elegant or refreshing than enjoying flute of bubbly anytime, anyplace. So it's not an understatement when I say that finding a champagne bar less than 10 miles away from my home was literally the best thing that could've happened to me. And as an added bonus, this champagne bar is also a home decor boutique and an art gallery that hosts paint parties (sounding like heaven?) Allow me to introduce you to the Blue Octopus.
Tucked discretely on Tacoma's Point Ruston strip, The Blue Octopus is a hidden gem both aesthetically and appetizingly pleasing. They offer a full range of champagnes by the glass and by the bottle, curated champagne cocktails, an extensive and rotating wine menu, select beer, and yummy bites to pair with your drinks. There was nothing not to love about this place, but I must say my favorite thing on the menu (I tried several) is the champagne flight. This is where you have the option to try not one, not two, but three champagne cocktails of your choosing. TREAT YO SELF.
As mentioned, The Blue Octopus hosts a sip & paint starting from only $35 per person which includes all supplies, instruction, a a 12x12 or 16x20 wrapped canvas, and and a glass of house wine or beer. If you want something a bit more exclusive for a girl's night out or birthday, they have wonderful events and private paint parties for groups, not to mention really cool #SundayFunday deals!
It's safe to say I've found my new weekend (and weekday) spot!
For more info, visit https://www.theblueoctopus.com