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Friday, August 31, 2012

#1755 - Leatherheads Pub, Stanwood, WA - 4/28/2012

 This is cozy, two-story brewpub is half firefighter museum.  It is run by some ex-firefighters out of a 1929 Spanish-style building, moved to its current location in the 1950s and serving as the West Stanwood Volunteer Fire Department until 1963. It serves fairly typical modern brewpub food and beers.

10209 270th Street Stanwood, WA 98292 - (360) 629-5555
Est. 2009 - Building constructed: 1929

Web site: - facebook  
Reviews: heraldnet - heraldnet - yelp - urbanspoon

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

#1754 - Conway Pub, Conway, WA - 4/21/2012

The Conway Pub & Eatery -- referred to as the "Conway Tavern" by almost everybody -- is a big, fun place in the middle of nowhere, except that it's a small ways off Interstate 5. Like many fun bars in the middle of nowhere, it caters to bikers, but also has a mix of little old ladies viewing the tulips, kids, locals, and more.  It is in the lower part of a barn-like legionnaires hall, with a large "oyster garden" patio outside.  Knut Bell often plays there.

The Conway has a decent beer selection and serves basic bar food, though it's known for its pan-fried oysters (I am incapable of eating/judging oysters). It is said to have been established in 1932, though I do not know how soon after prohibition ended that it started as a bar. It is the lively mix of people that will likely bring you back.

18611 Main St, Conway, WA 98273 - (360) 445-4733       
Est. 1932

Web site: - facebook - KAPS youtube
Reviews: link - tripadvisor - yelp - urbanspoon  

Monday, August 13, 2012

#1753 #S1022 - Serendipity, Seattle - 4/18/2012

The older (2008) cafe portion of this restaurant is very kid friendly. Fortunately, the newer bar portion that runs alongside it is fairly cut off from the wretched little beasts, and one can sip a cocktail and enjoy a Mariners game in relative peace.

There didn't seem to be a lot of cocktail expertise, but there is a good selection of beer and wine and some nice spins on "comfort food."

3222 W McGraw St, Seattle, WA 98199 - (206) 402-4109
Est. Feb 2012 (bar portion) - Building constructed: 1947
Previous bars in this location:  None known
Web site: facebook
Reviews: seattletimes - wanderingfork - seattlepi - magnoliavoice - irishmikesmith - thestranger - link

#1752 #S1021 - The Nook, Seattle - 4/18/2012

Update: The Nook closed in early 2014

This fairly tiny space squeezed into Magnolia has a nice wine selection like the previous occupant Swirl, but has a more relaxed vibe, serving sandwiches and small plates.  I had a nice conversation about Seattle bars with the bartender Nick.

3217 West McGraw Street Seattle, WA 98199 - (206) 282-9866
Est. May 2011 - Building constructed: 1930
Previous bars in this location: Swirl Wine Bar
Web site: facebook
Reviews: magnoliavoice - yelp