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Saturday, December 23, 2017

#2589 #S1271 - Box House Saloon, Seattle - 8/16/2014

Box House, Seattle, WA (Pioneer Square)
The Box House, named for the theater-bar-brothels that peppered this side of "skid road" in the late 19th century, states that it keeps the spirit of those days alive and maintains a "country spirit." It's not abundantly clear how they're doing that, however, unless it's the 1800s-style flatscreen TVs playing sports or the old fashioned country disco balls and lasers. I guess the do have liquor, just like people did in the 1890s, and they have a couple Tex-Mex items on the menu. But the real play of the Box House is sports bar by day and dance club at night. I don't see a unique draw here and that could be a tough call with the competition on the same block in both areas, but they've already made it past the three year mark, by which approxiamtely half of all new bars and restaurants have closed.

124 S Washington St, Seattle, WA 98104 - (206) 748-9975
Est. Aug 14, 2014 - Building constructed: 1900 or earlier
Previous bars in this location: The Borderline, Dutch Ned's, Last Supper Club, The Fenix
Web site: boxhouseseattle.comfacebook
Reviews: yelp 

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