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
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
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."
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
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Reviews: magnoliavoice - yelp