Food & Drink

Seattle's best Bad Decision Bars

Published On 01/15/2014 Published On 01/15/2014
J Hardi Photography
OZZIE'S DINER
THE ROYAL PATIO AND BAR
Joe Lambert
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1. Lady Luck's Cowgirl Up 14114 Pacific Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98444 (Tacoma)

This Ft. Lewis-adjacent boozer is known for its lovely lady staff and patrons (frequent lady's nights!). Let a girl dressed like a cowgirl dance on the bar and pour you a drink at this Tacoma drinkery.

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2. Earl's on the Ave 4333 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105 (University District)

Earl’s goes right up to that 2a buzzer to make extra sure that long, cold walk of shame is totally their fault. And when they've been pouring you extra tall, stiff drinks for hours, you're definitely not to blame...

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3. Baranof Bar & Restaurant 8549 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103 (Greenwood)

There's nothing like waking up at the crack of dawn on a Saturday to catch a solid game of bingo. The Baranof might be the only place in Greenwood (or the entire city) to offer it. It's equal parts diner and dive bar serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, every day. The nautical-themed diner and dive also hosts karaoke at night and is home to a bustling late-night scene (despite its opening at 6am). Plus, there's a sign outside that reads, "Hot Beer, Lousy Food, Bad Service." I don't know about you, but I'm on my way.

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4. Ozzie's 105 W Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98119 (Queen Anne)

With cheap pints of Manny's and plenty of karaoke, this divey Queen Anne boozer is bound to get your night going right.

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5. The Hurricane Cafe 2230 7th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 (Capitol Hill)

Open 21hrs a day and with a sweet video arcade, The Hurricane Cafe boasts sick diner eats and drinks that will fuel your debauchery any time of day or night. Except for those other 3hrs.

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6. Royal Bar & Patio 5211 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105 (University District)

With a huge patio and drink specials galore, this UW hangout offers up all the divey grunginess you could possibly want.

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7. Pike Place Bar & Grill 90 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)

Affordable craft brews plus killer views of Puget Sound make this bar/resto combo a definite on your list of cool boozers to hit on any successful night out.