That's the great thing about dog parks... the other dogs to play with. We are bereft, truly. The beach is not nearly as good, PaL, though it is better than nothing. We have to be extremely careful of the tides. Good workout for the dogs though, jumping all the downed driftwood.
Lowell's! That's it. I had the best couple of Bloody Mary's there earlier this month, sitting at a great waterside table on the second floor. Here's a website:
D'A, you like the Athenian? I think it is prettier. We used to love Place Pigalle, but it has been turned into a fancy restaurant, not the raunchy bar it used to be, full of all sorts of strange characters.
The Tides is the great old tavern of Gig Harbor, whose city fathers frown on too much alcohol being sold and so have always limited liquor and tavern licenses. Fun if you have a boat, or better, a friend with a boat, as you can tie up and come in for pizza, etc. The only other tavern of note in town is the Hy-U-Hee-Hee, which is not as good IMO, nor is it on the water.