Okay, I'm knocking off two bars that I was 95% sure I'd been to before a few times, but wasn't certain until I verified them from inside. Al's has been around since 1940, and has a classic, neighborhood bar, poorly rendered but oozing with local personality mural on the back wall. It's a quite pleasant neighborhood dive.
Est. 1940 (also listed as Smithy's Tavern that year)
2303 N 45th St., Seattle, WA 98103 - 206-545-9959
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