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Monday, November 10, 2008

#724 - Poggie Tavern, Seattle (West Seattle) - 11/9/2008


I suddenly felt like I was in a tavern in the mountains in Idaho. A classic dive, with guys with big beards and gals with big hair. The large bartender, in levis suspenders and plaid shirt said of a just-departed patron, "He's a character. But ain't we all?"

Indeed.

Historical notes: There has been a bar in the location of West Seattle's Poggie Tavern since at
least 1934, and it has been "The Poggie Inn" or Tavern since at least 1936. However, it appears that the previous structure was replaced with the current one in 1970.

4717 California Avenue Southwest Seattle, WA 98116 - (206) 937-2165
Est. 1936 OE - Building constructed 1970
Other bars in this location: None

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The large bartender with the overalls you referred to is named Jim. He is one of my favorite people in this world. I highly recommend this bar.

peterga said...

Thanks for the note on Jim. West Seattle is not that convenient from my place, but this bar is essential to making that stretch one of my two favorite stretches of bars in Seattle.

Anonymous said...

Big Jim (as i refer to him) played Hayden Keyes on Norther Exposure. And yes he is quite the character