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Monday, November 02, 2009

#933 - North City Tavern, Shoreline, WA - 11/2/2009


The stretch of 15th Ave NE north of Northlake Mall has a pretty nice string of neighborhood bars, from Boud's Pinehurst to the Caroline to North City Tavern. North City Tavern/Lounge has been around since at least 1945. It occupies the oldest commercial property in the area (built in 1930 according to tax records, though I've seen 1927, 1928, and 1929 all cited by other sources) when it apparently started as a small store and gas station. Inside it has all the basics of a neighborhood dive -- woody interiors, yellowing old beer promotion lights, and yellowing old regular patrons.

17554 15th Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155 - (206) 362-1443
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2 comments:

Unknown said...

The North City Tavern, in business since 1928: http://www.shorelinewa.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/6166/25

peterga said...

Thanks much for the link to the picture. On this blog, I'm trying to document the earliest dates at which the locations hosted a bar. Plainly this would not have been when the building was constructed (in the middle of prohibition). Unfortunately it's more difficult to find suburban businesses in city guides and the oldest mention I have been able to find under taverns so far is in 1948. If anyone has any additional data on how long there has been a bar at this location, I'd much appreciate any tips.