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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

#1091 - Alibi Sports Bar, Elma, WA - 5/3/2010

I have little idea how long this space has been a bar, but the bartender, who is getting up in years, said it has been for as long as she can remember, though she couldn't recall the previous names.  One can make out "Ye Ole Saloon" in the chipping paint of the facade, and you can find enough mentions on the internet of "Rocky's Ye Old Saloon" that the new name cannot be more than a year or two old.

Pre-prohibition city guides list 5 bars between 3rd and 4th on Main, but as they do not include any exact addresses, I can't say if this was one of them. By 1937 a bar is listed at this address named "Eaton's Cigar Store," which appears to have remained until at least 1959.
There were few surprises in the place until I checked out the backroom dance area, which includes a caged area with stripper bar -- apparently the action at ye ole sports bar sometimes gets significantly more heated than it was on this lazy Monday afternoon.

314 W Main St., Elma, WA 98541 - (360) 482-5088
Other bars in this location: Eaton's Cigar Store (50s)

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