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Saturday, December 03, 2011

#1575 #S935 - Diesel, Seattle - 10/10/2011

The soft jazz and romantic fire feature of Martin's are replaced with an unambiguous bear bar, with musclebound gay porn on the walls and televisions.  The cocktails are uninteresting, but that's probably fine for what is basically a blue-collar, neighborhood dive for large gay men, and a bit older crowd than many of the nearby alternatives.

Historical note:  There have been bars at this location since at least 1939.  By the 40s it was known as Fritz's Tavern, and by 1960 and into the 80s it was "The Cellar" or "Cellar Tavern."  It was Hombres Saloon in the 90s, The Sea Wolf by 2000, and Martin's Off Madison from 2005 to 2010.


1413 14th Avenue Seattle, WA 98122-4145 - (206) 322-1080
Est. Sep. 2, 2011 - Building constructed: 1928
Previous bars at this location: Fritz's Tavern, The Cellar, Hombres Saloon, Sea Wolf Saloon, Martin's Off Madison
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cocktails are, "uninteresting?" How did you miss the Hand crafted cocktail station with fresh pressed juice and things on hand like fresh watermelon and cranberry puree... or the signature "Nitro" muddled Jalepeno-cilantro-lime fusion, fresh Asian pear martini, frozen drink machines (unheard of in Seattle) ... even if you missed all that, -how about the bear size bucket glasses and bear size pour? Anything but, "uninteresting." Also, the fireplace is still there - just reconfigured a bit for this bar. It's near the center of the room, you can't miss it... If you're going to broadcast claims about a business, at least know what you're talking about.