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Saturday, April 08, 2017

#2514 - Alger Bar and Grille, Alger, WA - 5/11/2014

Alger Bar and Grille, Alger, WA
The Alger Bar is at the main crossroad at the south end of this unincorporated community of about 400, just across the old highway from the Whispering Firs Motel and north of the Little Treasures Pygmies goat ranch. I don't know how old the Alger Bar is, but it appears that a restaurant has operated here since 1933. The building was constructed in 1915, though no vestiges of such age are readily available to the naked eye. It feels more like a rural cafe than a dive bar, which light pouring through the windows in the day and serving up the sort of food you'd expect from a rural, roadside diner.


But like any location this old, it has its ghosts, and we got a few of the stories from friendly employees Felicia and Janna. They told us that Steve the owner will not have ghost investigators in ("He doesn't want the evidence"), but that there were many, many stories of spirits rattling pans and throwing pennies. The told us that one beer delivery man was so spooked by two ghosts he say in the basement that he quit his job to avoid having to go back down.


It's not a place you'll run into accidentally. But if you need a break about half way on your trip from Seattle to Vancouver BC, it's a short turn off I5 to the ghosts of Alger.


1758 Old Highway 99 N, Bellingham, WA 98229 - (360) 724-3291
Est. 1933 (at least as a restaurant) - Building constructed: 1915
Previous bars in this location: None known
Web site: facebook
Reviews: yelp - tripadvisor

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