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vandan Apr 2, 2013 09:57 PM

I know of Nitelife (part of the hotel) but any other good ones that would be just a stumble away, heard about a place with a bunch of pinball machines

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    christy319 RE: vandan Apr 2, 2013 10:19 PM

    That would be Shorty's. It's divey in a hipster sort of way.

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      Beach Chick RE: christy319 Apr 2, 2013 10:24 PM

      Shorty's!!!!!!

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        vandan RE: christy319 Apr 2, 2013 11:48 PM

        Shortys sounds great, any others come to mind ?

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          kaleokahu RE: vandan Apr 3, 2013 04:36 PM

          The Corner Bar is one short crosswalk, maybe 50 feet, away.

      2. gingershelley RE: vandan Apr 3, 2013 08:39 AM

        The Nightlite (in the hotel) is one of the best surviving dive bars in SEA; the bar got re-done 20 years ago for the filming of 'Dogfight', and I understand a scene from My own Private Idaho was filmed there as well.

        You might also try 2 bells Tavern. Good atmo, and great burger.

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          vandan RE: gingershelley Apr 3, 2013 11:25 AM

          Was at Nitelite last night, so looking to branch oit a bit, a bit of a crawl as it were

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            vandan RE: vandan Apr 3, 2013 12:40 PM

            As an aside I actually got carded at Nitelite (haven't been carded for like 20 years) keep in mind I am a man in my 40s and don't have a baby face, hilarious !

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              Brunhilde RE: vandan Apr 3, 2013 02:07 PM

              Blarney Stone? Kell's?

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              gingershelley RE: vandan Apr 4, 2013 10:42 AM

              You really should go up to the five-point. Famous dive bar that is still true to type. 'Drunks serving drunks since..."

              Or get to the Mecca on lower QA. A bit of a hike, but would be worthy of a cab ride.

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                kaleokahu RE: gingershelley Apr 4, 2013 02:20 PM

                Hi, gingershelley:

                Great suggestions, both, but the OP wanted places a stumble away from the Moore. If s/he's a Stumble Marathoner, maybe.

                And the 5-Point was the beginning of the end for Tom Leikis, so it's well worth pilgrimage...

                How about the Frontier Room?

                Aloha,
                Kaleo

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                  Brunhilde RE: kaleokahu Apr 4, 2013 03:06 PM

                  Having done this stumble, I will henceforth refer to myself as a Stumble Marathoner.

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                    vandan RE: kaleokahu Apr 4, 2013 06:21 PM

                    Am at The Frontier as we speak, doesn't seem too "divey" to me but fits the bill nonetheless

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                      kaleokahu RE: vandan Apr 4, 2013 07:30 PM

                      Hi, vandan:

                      Well, what can I say? With the demise of virtually all of Belltown's dive bars (gotta make way for the condos and upscale restos), pickins' are a bit thin for this genre.

                      There are a few left in more outlying 'hoods if you're willing to cab it.

                      Aloha,
                      Kaleo

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                        vandan RE: kaleokahu Apr 5, 2013 12:56 AM

                        2 Bells was a bit divier (sp?) though :)

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                        gingershelley RE: vandan Apr 5, 2013 09:56 AM

                        Nope, Frontier is not a 'dive" anymore. They are much harder to find anymore in that part of town - as Kaleo says - most places have been closed or made over for the 'condo crowd'.

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                          vandan RE: gingershelley Apr 5, 2013 02:34 PM

                          Ya the condo craze has helped knock down many an old gem here as well

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                        gingershelley RE: kaleokahu Apr 5, 2013 09:54 AM

                        Kaleo,

                        That's why I suggested a cab, perhaps - might be worth the $ for the authentic atmo at either of those...

                        Wow, I never think of the Frontier Room anymore since it got it's 'make over' and added that (awful) bbq menu about 10 years ago. Certainly before that it was one of the best dive's around... in my (a long time ago) 20's, we used to go there for stiff drinks and to get some air in between dance sets at the Vogue. Sigh - those were the days:)

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