At 9 pm sharp the announcer asked all individuals under the age of 18 to leave, the music volume was greatly increased, the speakers began playing Chattahoochie, and this author and his wife found themselves on the hard wood dance floor doing a progressive two step faster than you can say Alan Jackson. Next was a Patty Loveless song with the same dance beat so we kept on two stepping. This author is personally fond of short song titles like this Patty Loveless song named Blame It On Your Lyin’ Cheatin’ Cold Dead Beatin’ Two Timin’ Double Dealin’ Mean Mistreatin’ Lovin’ Heart.
Next we rested while listening to the great Brooks & Dunn song named Maria, a great Cha dance beat while watching the official video on several screens. Again we rested while listening to the great Aaron Tippin song Kiss This while watching the video. Our feet quickly hit the dance floor again when the next song was Shotgun Rider by Tim McGraw. Shortly thereafter the line dancers crowded the floor to dance Watermelon Crawl, a Tracy Byrd song (photo within the slide show in this article).
Where were we? Steel Creek American Whiskey Company, 1114 Broadway, Tacoma, Washington. This author’s leather soled shoes found this hard wood dance floor to be pure heaven. The dance floor only got overloaded one time, when all line dancers were on the floor doing Copperhead Road while the rest of us watched the official video on several screens.
The Steel Creek American Whiskey Company is a great restaurant by day and a great country dance club by night. Every half hour the roulette wheel spins, selecting the $4 drink special for the next half hour. In the slide show accompanying this article you’ll see the overhead signs telling the line dancers to stay in the middle of the floor so the progressive two steppers can have a clear moving path around the outside of the dance floor, announcing this request also, a dance floor courtesy all too seldom observed in Phoenix area country dance clubs.
In town for a Saturday family function this author and his wife flew into SeaTac on Friday and arrived by taxi at the Steel Creek American Whiskey Company at 7 pm for dinner. We both had a hamburger with fries, her with bun and me without. The food was great. This author’s wife had a glass of Apothic Red and enjoyed it. This author had a glass of Malbec which was slightly tart and great tasting.
Our initial plan was to go to another night club close by but we were having so much fun at Steel Creek we stayed until after 11 pm. We progressive two stepped several times. This cowboy bar did not stock Johnny Walker Double Black but surprisingly they had this author’s favorite West Country single malt Scotch, Laphroaig (pronounced La-Froy). We spent last night (Friday night February 27) and are spending tonight (Saturday February 28) at the Best Western Plus Tacoma Dome which offers a full hot breakfast, very comfortable rooms and a ten minute taxi ride to the Steel Creek American Whiskey Company. As Steel Creek sits in the middle of the block you’ll find parking availability very hard to find so it is highly recommended you stay close and hire a taxi.
For us Phoenix area folks the closest airport is Seattle Tacoma (SEA) and is a 30 or 40 minute drive away from the Tacoma Dome. With the Lemay Car Museum only blocks away this could make a great weekend getaway location.