Welcome to Essence Lounge!

Incredible Food You Won’t Forget

About Us

Mouth-Watering Food

We are a high caliber restaurant that knows how to please the most diverse and picky palates. Come and dine in with us for the tasty experience of a lifetime or jam with us in our lounge.  As a new premiere restaurant/lounge in Tacoma, we offer "down home" food with live music for the grown and sexy.  We are honored to delight our customers with innovative food and signature drinks.  Whether too busy to cook, want a night out with your friends or want to throw a dinner party or the event of the century, we’ll make food that looks and tastes amazing in an atmosphere fit for the King and Queen you are. Contact us to learn more.

Our Background

We Make Tastebuds Happy

The essence of good food and music starts with the essence of good people.  Essence Lounge is the collaboration and brainchild of partners Christina Hernandez and Natural Allah.  Christina is of Puerto Rican descent and brings the flavors of Old San Juan and a New Yorican flare to the table.  Natural is no new comer to the Tacoma scene as he was co-owner of Vinum Lounge in downtown Tacoma and Soul Restaurant in the Proctor District of Tacoma. 


"We founded Essence Lounge Tacoma with the idea of bringing our family's best recipes to the forefront of the local Tacoma food movement."


We specialize in using the freshest ingredients and old fashioned techniques to create home cooked meals that are delicious and oh so satisfying.  Recipes hailing from the American Deep South to the shores of Puerto Rico and Peru, you will NOT be dissatisfied!


This is the best soul food you will find in Washington state at least!! The environment is great and everything about it is fantastic from the food to the customer service. I'll always go back!

Casey Johnson

Upcoming Events
Open Mic Mondays!
Mon, Mar 30
Essence Restaurant & Lounge
Mar 30, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Essence Restaurant & Lounge, 3829 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406, USA
Whether you sing, dance, perform, make magic, or make us laugh, there's a spot for you on the Essence stage!
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Comedy Night ft. Birungi Birungi & Quinton Jones
Sun, Mar 29
Essence Restaurant & Lounge
Mar 29, 8:00 PM – Mar 30, 10:00 PM
Essence Restaurant & Lounge, 3829 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406, USA
We will be highlighting guest comic Quinton Jones with feature act Birungi Birungi all hosted by Vanessa Dawn!
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Open Mic Mondays!
Mon, Mar 23
Essence Restaurant & Lounge
Mar 23, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Essence Restaurant & Lounge, 3829 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406, USA
Whether you sing, dance, perform, make magic, or make us laugh, there's a spot for you on the Essence stage!
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Open Mic Mondays!
Mon, Mar 16
Essence Restaurant & Lounge
Mar 16, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Essence Restaurant & Lounge, 3829 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406, USA
Whether you sing, dance, perform, make magic, or make us laugh, there's a spot for you on the Essence stage!
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T-Town Aces: Electrofied Blues
Fri, Mar 13
Essence Restaurant & Lounge
Mar 13, 8:00 PM
Essence Restaurant & Lounge, 3829 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406, USA
Let the magic of elec-tro-fied blues tantalize your senses!
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Open Mic Mondays!
Mon, Mar 09
Essence Restaurant & Lounge
Mar 09, 8:00 PM
Essence Restaurant & Lounge, 3829 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406, USA
Whether you sing, dance, perform, make magic, or make us laugh, there's a spot for you on the Essence stage!
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First Fridays!
Fri, Mar 06
Essence Restaurant & Lounge
Mar 06, 8:00 PM
Essence Restaurant & Lounge, 3829 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406, USA
Smooth Groove Ent. Presents the Official First Friday for the Grown & Sexy!
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Open Mic Mondays!
Mon, Mar 02
Essence Restaurant & Lounge
Mar 02, 8:00 PM
Essence Restaurant & Lounge, 3829 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406, USA
Whether you sing, dance, perform, make magic, or make us laugh, there's a spot for you on the Essence stage!
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Contact Us

For us here at Essence, food is joy. Whether it is in our space or yours, we want to share that joy with you.  Have questions about the menu, to go orders, catering specials and more? Please contact us!
We love making our customers happy and can’t wait to meet you!

3829 6th Ave.

1(253)503-0276

1(253)503-0276

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