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The Five Point

JohnnyT Jun 18, 2011 02:29 PM

This bar is listed in the book, "The 150 Best bars in the USA", as the country's best "dive" bar! Apparently there is an all-day breakfast menu. How are the breakfasts?

Five Point Cafe
415 Cedar St, Seattle, WA 98121

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    twinsue Feb 22, 2013 10:47 PM

    endless hashbrowns. Crispy, greasy and endless

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      howard 1st Nov 22, 2012 09:18 AM

      menu in general above average - superb meat loaf - excellent french fries sold by the pound - completely unpretentious atmosphere BUT too bright and too clean to quqlify as a 'dive'

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      1. re: howard 1st
        kaleokahu Nov 22, 2012 09:42 PM

        Hey, Howard:

        There must be two 5 Points, because 'clean' and 'bright' aren't words to describe the one that I've been to.


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          Jeri L Nov 22, 2012 10:12 PM

          Coult he be confusing it with the 5 Spot?

          1. re: Jeri L
            kaleokahu Nov 23, 2012 09:54 AM

            Hi, Jeri:

            Anything's possible. You can buy t-shirts at the 5 Point that proudly proclaim you're an alcoholic, the Callipygean barmaids make it happen, and there's that aforementioned periscope in the dingy, acrid mens' room. I haven't seen confusingly similar features at the 5 Spot. Or 5 West, either.


          2. re: kaleokahu
            howard 1st Nov 23, 2012 11:02 AM

            perhaps it's just standards - I find 5 POINTS (yes, the one on Cedar) clean and bright whereas BETH'S or 13 COINS or PIKE PLACE BAR & GRILLE is dark and dingy

            1. re: howard 1st
              kaleokahu Nov 24, 2012 05:42 PM

              Hi, Howard:

              Beth's is dark? White walls and florescent lighting? If you squint through the glare, you can see the roaches at Beth's are wearing shades.

              My God, you've proven the existence of parallel universes.


              1. re: kaleokahu
                mrnelso Feb 8, 2013 04:23 PM

                Howard may remember a darker Beth's I thought I knew, too, but then again, it was the seventies...

                1. re: kaleokahu
                  TheCarrieWatson Feb 8, 2013 04:41 PM

                  "Beth's is dark? White walls and florescent lighting? If you squint through the glare, you can see the roaches at Beth's are wearing shades"

                  ......now THAT is funny.

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            jpc8015 Nov 21, 2012 10:18 PM

            This may be the only place in Seattle where you can get poutine and beer at 9:00 AM.

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              kaleokahu Jun 18, 2011 11:21 PM

              Hi, JohnnyT:

              Aw, the 5-point has fine breakfasts. The chicken fried steak there I find particularly good. It's frequented by unpretentious people who have something else going in their lives. No airs, no bullshit, total transparency. And then there's the "periscope" in the men's room above the urinal...

              But for me, the greatest thing about the 5-point is that it was the long-overdue beginning of the end for Tom Leikis.

              Or is it the homage to Chief Sealth and the Princess? Somebody has to do it.

              You go there, have breakfast and a Bloody,

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              1. re: kaleokahu
                Brunhilde Jun 20, 2011 11:17 AM

                I like it too. I always go for bloody mary + biscuits and gravy. I don't really expect anything fancy out of a place who's slogan is "ALCOHOLICS SERVING ALCOHOLICS SINCE 1929", but they don't pretend to be fancier than what they are, and it's a really fun place to be.

              2. terrier Jun 18, 2011 02:54 PM

                Lousy! But they are open 24 hours and the people-watching is great.

                The country's best dive bar? Not by a long-shot. I don't think it's Seattle's best dive, even.

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