Bars where Pete has had a drink

Sunday, September 28, 2008

#711 - The Grey Parrot Brewpub, Long Beach, WA - 9/27/2008


This is a charming little place where Phil and his wife brew beers and serve food in a double wide mobile home filled with souvenirs from his travels, and marked by his home carved signs out front.

#710 - Gear Shed Lounge, Long Beach, WA - 9/26/2008


Features a very nice lodge sort of room.

#709 - The Lamplighter, Seaview, WA - 9/26/2008

Backwards baseball cap required.

#708 - Columbia Bar (Lightship Restaurant), Long Beach WA - 9/26/2008

#707 - Doc's Tavern, Ocean Park WA - 9/26/2008


This and the Grey Parrot Brewpub are my favorite bars on the peninsula.

#706 - Long Beach Tavern, Long Beach, WA - 9/25/2008

#705 - The Sea Hag, Ilwaco, WA - 9/25/2008

http://seahagilwaco.com/

#704 - The Little Red Barn Loaf'n Shed, Grand Mound, WA - 9/25/2008

Sunday, September 21, 2008

#703 - Juju, Seattle (Belltown) - 3/19/2008

Juju - 2224 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA


2224 2nd Avenue Seattle, WA 98121 - (206) 728-4053
Est.  2008 - Closed Nov. 2012 - Building constructed 1911
Previous bars in this location: Ximaica

#702 - The Polar Bar, (Arctic Club Hotel) Seattle - 3/19/2008


700 3rd Avenue Seattle, WA 98104 - (206) 340-0340

seattletimes - thestranger - gastrolust - cornichon

#701 - The Crimson C, Seattle (downtown) - 3/19/2008

When I went there on an early Wednesday evening it was just big, red, and empty. I'll have to try again some Friday or Saturday night. (web site)

Followup:  The Crimson C has closed as of Jan. 2010

Saturday, September 06, 2008

#700 - Ama Ama Oyster Bar, Seattle (West Seattle) - 9/4/2008


Update: Ama Ama closed in 2009


The most swank bar in Seattle -- absolutely beautiful everywhere you look, like a living Shag painting.

Try the: Starrlight

4752 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116 (map)
Est. 2007 - Closed 2009 - Building constructed: 1910
Previous bars at this location: Guppy's West, Ovio Bistro
Subsequent bars at this location: Table 35, A Terrible Beauty
(ama-amaseattle.com - facebook - yelp - Seattle PI)

Monday, September 01, 2008

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

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."

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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#693 - Hazelwood, Seattle (Ballard) - 8/31/2008


This bar had the small personality of a bar in the Adams Morgan district of Washington DC (which is the best strip of small personality bars in the country, as far as I've seen). I wasn't quite as knocked out by the drinks or vibe as most of the places I highly recommend, but this is an intimate, unique space, with a cool crowd and some adventurous cocktails, and what more could you ask?

#692 - Ocho, Seattle (Ballard) - 8/31/2008

A very nice, hopping, little place.

Try the Ten Dollar Margarita and the Sangria Rioja.