I called Poggie Tavern
in West Seattle, the so-called "Reno of the North," to see if they would be open for Christmas. The kindhearted woman who answered the phone told me, "The guy who owns the place doesn't have any family, so he just comes down and opens it up
." There will also be live music, provided by Johnny G, a one-man band
. I suggest getting blotto on Bud Light, hitting on the bartender, and pulling a lot of tabs. (Poggie Tavern, 4717 California Ave SW, 5 pm—last call, 937-2165.