Bars where Pete has had a Drink (3,200 bars; 1,476 bars in Seattle):
Bars where Pete has had a drink
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.