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Monday, September 01, 2008

#694 - The T-Bird Tavern, Seattle (Ballard) - 8/31/2008

Art in the men's room at the Thunderbird Tavern
This dive bar next door to a small strip club is in a space that has hosted a bar since at least the 1930s. By 1941 it was the "Pilot House Inn" and by 1959 it was the "Thunderbird Tavern."  It closed again in mid 2013, but reopened the following February under new owners Madison Eckendorf and Ian Smith, who have preserved the diveyness.

Overheard from a Thunderbird customer (discussing a different bar):
"You can't have a 70-year-old woman totin' around kegs and have a ditch in back ..."

7515 15th Ave NW,  Seattle, WA 98117 - (206) 706-4973
Closed 2013 - Building constructed 1936
Previous bars at this location: Pilot House Inn
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