Bars where Pete has had a drink

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

#691 - Havana, Seattle (Capitol Hill) - 8/27/2008

1010 East Pike Street Seattle, Washington 98122 - (206) 323-2822

#690 - Vermillion, Seattle (Capitol Hill) - 8/27/2008

People on Capitol Hill put up galleries with wine bars like some neighborhoods put up lemonade stands.

1508 11th Avenue Seattle, WA 98122 - (206) 709-9797

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

#689 - Liberty, Seattle (Capitol Hill) - 7/23/2008?

Nice.

#688 - 22 Doors, Seattle (Capitol Hill) - 7/23/2008?

Update: 22 Doors closed on Jan 1, 2014.

Named for the 22 mahogany doors from the Camlin Hotel that were used to construct the bar and other parts of the room, 22 Doors sold quite good cocktails and offered an almost secret back patio that felt like a surprise every time I went there.

(Name was temporarily changed to just "22" in 2010)

Est. 2005 - Closed Jan 1, 2014
http://www.twentytwodoors.com/

Sunday, August 17, 2008

#687 - Wild Rose Tavern, Seattle (Capitol Hill) - 8/17/2008

Try the Pink Panty Dropper.

This is not exactly aimed at my demographic, of course, but it's a nice place and if I was wearing pink panties at the time, I might well have dropped them.

Historical notes:  A bar owned by Neil C. Riley is listed here in 1935.
In the 40s it was LaChateau Café, and in the 60s and 70s it was the Chamber Tavern.In the early 80s it was the Sundance Tavern, and opened as the Wild Rose on Jan 1, 1986.

1021 E Pike Street Seattle, WA 98122-3818 - (206) 324-9210
web site, Yelp
Est. Jan 1, 1986 - Building constructed 1905
Previous bars in this location: LaChateau Café, Chamber Tavern, Sundance Tavern

#686 - The Honey Hole, Seattle (Capitol Hill) - 8/17/2008


The Honey Hole has a great vibe, even on a Sunday evening, and the seductive barbeque smells wafting through the bar hut ensure that I'll be back during the day as well.

703 East Pike Street Seattle, WA 98122 - (206) 709-1399
(web site, Yelp, The Stranger)

#685 - Rosebud, Seattle (Capitol Hill) - 8/17/2008


Update:  Rosebud closed 9/25/2011

Try the Luke's Special.
Maybe I caught it on a bad night, but this spot left me a little cold and full of itself. It does feature a serendipitous, small back patio where you'd never expect it, and I've heard good things, so perhaps it needs another chance or two.

#684 - Grey Gallery, Seattle (Capitol Hill) - 8/17/2008

The Grey Gallery closed in 2010

Try the Ginger Gimlet. This cucumber based cocktail is second only to the complex and delicious cocktails of The Hideout and 22 Doors, which puts it in fine company indeed.

1512 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 - (206) 325-5209
Opened: 2008 Closed: 2010

#683 - Cha Cha(new), Seattle - 8/17/2008



The new underground space is much nicer and it now serves beers that you don't have to pretend to be a starving rock band to like. But what it has added is exactly what is missing from the original -- the utter lack of an intrinsic reason to go there, except for the people you expected to be there. It remains to be seen how a location with its own attractions will carry on. (web site)

1013 E Pike St (downstairs), Seattle, WA 98122 - (206) 322-0703

#682 - Bimbo's Bitchin Seattle Kitchen (new), Seattle - 8/17/2008



1013 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122 - (206) 322-9950

Thursday, August 14, 2008

#681 - Oxford Tavern, Snohomish, WA - 8/13/2008

913 1st St, Snohomish, Washington 98290 - (360) 243-3060

#680 - Stewart's Place, Snohomish, WA - 8/13/2008


A bit of the local talent (contains sound)
709 1st St, Snohomish, WA 98290

#679 - The Great Nabob, Seattle (lower Queen Anne) - 8/13/2008


I finally made it to this bar. I like the crowd and if I go at a busier time I might make it one of my recommendations. And I'm a sucker for bars with fezzes in their logos. But it's a pity that the decor of the bar itself doesn't contain a bit more of the character of the logo.
(web site / Yelp)

#678 - Veil, Seattle (lower Queen Anne) - 8/13/2008

Swanky and spare. I went when it was still light out, which was an error (unless you're headed from there to the opera like the gals next to us were). Try the lamb sliders.

555 Aloha St, Seattle, WA 98109 - (206) 216-0600
veilrestaurant.com
Est. 2005 Closed: 2008

Monday, August 04, 2008

#677 - O'Finnigan's Pub and Grill, Everett, WA - 8/3/2008

Another characterless sports, pull tabs, and karaoke bar.

13601 Highway 99 #A, Everett, WA 98204-5496 - (425) 745-4805

(web site)