Bars where Pete has had a Drink (3,211 bars; 1,479 bars in Seattle):
Bars where Pete has had a drink
Friday, October 16, 2015
#2404 #1210 - Retro Restaurant and Lounge, Seattle - 1/22/2014
Retro seems like a small town bar that somehow plopped down into downtown Seattle. Owner Jeff is friendly and serves the unpretentious food you might imagine his mother making for you at the house, and in a setting that seems like it could have been decorated with spare items from his bedroom. The sparse and random items include a group of Lou Gehrig clippings that look like a treasured personal collection, along with the garden-variety family-restaurant James Dean and Marilyn Monroe stuff. Beside and beyond the bar room, there is a spare area with a stage and a back room that feels like a den, making the joint seem more like an after hours club. And yet the whole thing seems so unaffected that you can't help but root for the place.