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August 9, 2010


A Rock Wood Fired Pizza that is!

This place is the coolest, if you are a fan of good ol' fashioned classic rock like we are!

A good mix of 60's & 70's era music plays in the restaurant, and there's even a speaker outside so you can hear what's playing when you get there. I arrived to pick up our order during Jackson Browne's "Runnin' on Empty".

Even the menus are the size/shape of album covers and are in the designs pictured above the bar (ZZ Top, Styx, Queen, Supertramp, etc).

I love this!
Large group booth seating.

They make their own microbrews and have named them after rock tunes. Brian has a Suicide Blonde Ale tshirt.

There are 11 Rock restaurants in Western Washington, and the Lake Tapps location is closest to us, on the Auburn/Bonney Lake line.

Equipment case storage.

I asked the bartender if I could go into the men's room to take a pic of the urinal. She said sure, just go ahead and knock first. So I knocked, waited, then opened the door and yelled, "GIRL COMING IN TO TAKE A PICTURE OF THE URINAL!" No one was in there, so I was free to shoot my pics. I do wish that the urinal cake thing wasn't in the way but I certainly wasn't about to touch it!!
I love the way these flames look on the black stall door!
The gargoyle is chained to keep him from being stolen, but the effect is really cool.

West coast pizza sucks out loud, but The Rock's is awesome. It's the only authentic, east coast style pizza you can get in this area.


  1. Ah, Jimi, I wished I'd seen Jimi live.

  2. Don't we all! He is, of course, embraced by this region since he's from Seattle. I went to his grave last year, remember?

  3. OMG, I saw this on that link you posted for me on Facebook, babe!!
    If I ever get out of this shit hole, you are so taking me there! Right? RIGHT?
    I won't even have to eat anything ;-)

  4. Damn! Those people went all out for their theme!! I totally dig it.
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. That place ROCKS, Jo! Where do you find these places? Jimi? Oh, Jimi, what an ICON! And you visited his grave. Jo, I wish I had some of your life - you so rock. Cheers!!

  6. Now that's an awesome pizza place! That pizza looks awfully good, too. I'd eat there all the time if I were close enough. :-)

  7. I was about to ask what the pizza was like but you got there in the end!

    Urinal cake is a treat with afternoon tea.

    Honest ;)

  8. Anonymous12:24 PM

    WOW what a cool place - and the pizza looks lovely too!

  9. That is the Coolest Pizza Place!!! You are very brave to go in the mens room for the urinal pic, but it was well worth it!

  10. Looks like a fun place, and god knows I Love Pizza!

  11. That's right, I'd forgotten that.

    Along with far too much other stuff...

  12. Anonymous3:50 PM

    What a cool place! That picture of Jimi on the wall is the best! No pictures of the women's restroom? The guys is cool though, and I wouldn't have touched that cake for any amount of money! Now I am hungry for a pizza...

  13. one day, yes one day - before i push up daisies - that's where we'll all meet for a special brew and rock pizza and a good ol' jamming session

    i saw jimi in the 60's at brady club - i just googled the date - 19th Feb 1967 (before most of you were born and i'm almost giving away my age - i was a schoolgirl i hasten to add)

    that club used to get some great gigs - it was just a hall with a stage and we'd all stand around or dance - you've brought back some old memories for me

  14. guess it's just an east coast thing to have a warning posted about not eating the urinal cake...

  15. Oh I'll take ALL of you to The Rock if you come out to visit me!

    BBG1 - I did a blog post on the trip to the cemetery to see jimi's grave, last Sept. (2009). It's pretty cool!

    I'm not sure why I didn't go in the ladies' room. I've never had to use it and we were directed to check out the urinal by our waitress one time.

    Ann - you are SO LUCKY to have seen Jimi in person! WOW! :O

    WR - Ew ew ew ew ew...

    Dental Maven - um, GROSS! lol Thanks for stopping by my blog! :D

  16. That place looks awesome!