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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

#2396 - Uncle Sam's American Bar and Grill, Spanaway, WA - 1/12/2014

If you're a member of the Bandidos motorcycle club then I do not need to tell you about Uncle Sam's. But just in case you are not, Uncle Sam's is moderately large sports bar with an immoderately large back yard section, which once was a miniature golf course and now hosts bluegrass and rock shows. The owner, Craig "Beerman" Arrowood, is said to have been born to a bass guitarist who once played with Duke Ellington and Count Basie, and Craig himself once opened for The Doors, and was a long-time road manager for Elvin Bishop. That musical background evinces itself in the form of live music virtually every night at the bar, with live jams, a couple of weekly regular acts, a fair number of touring acts including names like David Allan Coe and Hells Belles, with local bands on Fridays. The band list leans toward metal, including many groups with names like Kranial Saw, Inebriator, Acid Teeth, Sarcalogos, Mythogen, and Xelodaeon.


Uncle Sam's American Bar and Grill, Spanaway, WA
The food is pretty standard sports bar food, and the decor has more personality than most suburban sports bars. The crowd leans heavily male, with lots of bikers. Both the staff and the patrons are very friendly, and apparently with only the occasional shooting and bombing plot.


16003 Pacific Ave S, Spanaway, WA 98387 - (253) 507-7808
Est. 2008 - Building constructed: c.1964
Previous bars in this location: Silver Dollar Tavern
Web site: unclesamsbarandgrill.com - facebook
Articles: 253watchbikerfriendlybar - examiner - yelp

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