Bars where Pete has had a Drink (3,211 bars; 1,479 bars in Seattle):
Bars where Pete has had a drink
Sunday, February 23, 2014
#2146 #S1137 - Anchors Down, Seattle - 4/24/2013
Anchors Down wants to be a marine working class sort of bar, and they did a nice job implementing the nautical theme with port hole windows, an early 1900s bar, reclaimed wood, old rope, globes, and ship wheels. The appetizers and house cocktails are not particularly appealing to me, so whether this becomes a bar I go to repeatedly will depend primarily on the crowd it attracts, and the vibe that creates. The bar is owned by a couple of managers from Laura Olson's places, Amy Graeff (Grim's) and Cristo Williams (Auto Battery), with Olson as a silent partner. Anchors customers can order fancy hot dogs from Olson's Po Dog next door, which are delivered through a window between the places. The building is old (1906) and said to have once housed a mortuary, so I look forward to the inevitable ghost stories of the staff.