Food & Drink

Seattle's newly opened oldest bar

Published On 01/19/2010 Published On 01/19/2010
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1. The J & M Cafe 201 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104 (Pioneer Square)

Vigorously beautified by the former Fenix owner, the oldest bar in Seattle has a mammoth wooden main bar and an open kitchen to go with the old charms (its name in stained glass above the door, the antique plaster ceiling, the charmingly cavernous interior), all in an attempt to set the iconic night spot "as it should be", which given its history as a gold rush flop-house, prohibition speakeasy, and illegal brothel, was a pretty risque proposition.