Bob's Java Jive - Giant Coffee Pot:
Address: 2102 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA
Directions: I-5 to the 38th St. exit. Head west. Turn right at S. Pine St. (Guitar Center), then right at S. Tacoma Way. Bob's Java Jive will be on the right.
Bob's World Famous Java Jive, a Puget Sound landmark, was built in 1927. It is 25 ft. high and 30 ft. in diameter, and has gone through a number of interior makeovers. When owned by Bob and Lylabell Radonich, it was a Polynesian themed place with a Jungle Room and two monkeys living there -- Java and Jive. Java Jive continues the trashy decor today.
In 1998 the building barely averted damage in a fire that gutted apartments behind it.