Mary, the friend who first took me there, was underage, but had been there many times before, and assured us she would have no problem getting in. As the waitress went around our table, getting to Mary last, Mary simply told her, "You already checked mine," and the waitress walked off satisfied.
Nalley Valley" industrial area of Tacoma, approx. 50 miles from Seattle. The restaurant was built in 1927, and purchased by Bob in 1955 and converted into a music club. It is said to have been a speakeasy at some point before that. Before they made in big, The Wailers played there several times, and The Ventures played as basically the house band. Harold Lloyd, Clara Bow, and Bing Crosby are all said to have hung out there during the early years.
The Jive narrowly escaped a fire in 1998, and when inspectors found a load of code violations in 2007 and the Jive was threatened with closure, neighbors and contractors volunteered to do the work necessary to keep the doors open.
It is just an epic bar.
Est. 1955 - Building constructed: 1927
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