Julia's is over the top gay Broadway, with drag shows, portraits of Barbara Steisand and Lady Gaga, and cocktails named "Totally Gay" and "Getting Married AKA Stupid." This location has hosted a bar since at least 1939, when it was the Checkerboard Tavern. In 1945 it was purchased by the great Husky runningback and longtime NFL player and re-named "Ernie Steele's," maintaining the name of the "Checkboard Room" for the bar. From 1991 through 2001 it was Ileen's.
300 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102 - (206) 860-1818
Est. 2002; Building constructed: 1909
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