Jul 15, 2014
commented on No Dive Bar is Safe: Bye Bye 2 Bit Saloon
A short (not-comprehensive by any stretch) list of in-the-city chill/divey bars from someone who grew up here:
Leny's Place-- Wallingford
Pacific Inn Pub--Fremont
Central Saloon-- Pioneer Square
Targy's-- Upper Queen Anne
Smoke Shop-- Ballard
Back Door Pub-- Lake City
Loretta's -- South Park
Souvanny's-- Rainier Beach
Double Header-- Pioneer Square
The Hummingbird Saloon-- Columbia City
Lava Lounge-- Belltown
Resevoir Tavern-- Maple Leaf
Siren Tavern-- SODO
Maxim's Sport's Bar-- Hillman City
The Crescent-- Capitol Hill
Victory Lounge-- Cascade/Eastlake
Quarter Lounge-- First Hill
Merchant Restaurant-- Pioneer Square
Some of these are a little newer, some are as old as Seattle. Some are more music-oriented, others are straight up darts-and-whisky hangouts. There's more than this, but just off the top of my head (without mentioning a few of the obvious ones.)
This list isn't meant to deny the real and pretty awful gentrification of the city, but there are still a few low-pretense hangouts left.
Jul 17, 2013
commented on Make Fun of Candlebox All You Want, But...
"Far Behind" and "You" were the hits off this album, and are different songs.
As a young grunger I got this album and Sweet Oblivion around the same time. Guess which I (occasionally) return to?
Jun 11, 2013
commented on Dan Harmon Is Returning to Community: What Do You Think?
harmon's return is cool, but everything that was wrong about season four (and there were some decent episodes) was put into place by harmon in season three. The constant call-backs, the pandering to an increasingly myopic fanbase, all that, those were trees Harmon planted.
May 13, 2013
commented on Meanwhile, in Downtown Everett
Downtown Everett has a few cool spots. Don't know how they're doing financially-- they may, indeed, be about to close-- but I like Tony V's, Zippy's Java Lounge, Anchor Pub and the Co-Op is great.
Apr 29, 2013
commented on What You're Not Wearing: Portland Edition!!
leather jacket and white shirts tie for the dudes. sundress all the way for the ladies.
also: there are things about portland that are lame. there are also lame people there. there are similar, but slightly different lame things and people in seattle. SHOCKERS!!!!