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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Alger Bar and Grill (Alger, Washington)

Alger Bar and Grill, 1758 Old Highway 99, Alger, Washington. It is just east of Interstate 5 at exit 240. It is just north about 10 minutes from Burlington and south of Bellingham by about 20 minutes. You will come to a four way stop and there it is on the corner. Right across the street is a motel and RV camping, how convenient!! This was recommend to my by Pubpals! So I met him at the Alger. The sit up bar has about 10 stools. It is kind of your typical small town US bar. Most of the seating is in booths that seat 4. They do have some tables and chairs. There are 2 pool tables and a couple of dart boards. The washrooms .....hhmmmm....could use a good scrub down. Having said all that the serivce was really good and very friendly. The food specialty is Fried Chicken, and I had to have it. It came with a breast/ rib, thigh, drum stick, full wing (all large pieces), coleslaw and choice of fries of Jojo potatoes. I had the Jojo's. The fried chicken was great!! Wifey had the brocolli and cheese soup (big bowl I may add) and she said it was very good. The prices were very reasonable. My meal was $9.95 and I couldn't finish it all!! If your are looking for good food and a drink, this place is worth a try. Keep in mind it ain't one of those fancy big city places!! If you are looking for fancy, this might not be fore you!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

O'hares Pub and Bistro (Steveston, British Columbia)

Ohare's Pub and Bistro, 5031 Steveston Hwy., Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. This great pub is just off (about 5 minutes west) Hwy 99 as you go north through the Massey Tunnel towards Vancouver. It is an Irish themed pub with excellent food. They have several great pub pies, ploughman's lunches and the burgers can't be beat. They have numerous types of beer on tap!! The atmosphere in here is always good, everyone is having a good time. The pub has two areas. When you enter the pub you are in the main area and to the right is a second area (my favorite). The second area has a nice bay window seating area that can hold about 8 people. This area its self holds about 25-30 people. They have dart boards and a long bar that runs along the north side of the pub. Very often you will see the owner Jack around the pub. There is lots of parking but it fills up fast, so get there early. If you are there for lunch by 1130 you will have good seats and parking. The evenings, don't wait too late either. They have an outside patio that wraps around the north west corner and faces the front parking lot. In the summer it is always busy. In the winter you still see people huddled around the gas heaters. I have been here many times and I will come again many times. I have never been disappointed when at O'hare's Pub!! Not only do I recommend going here, but many friends also support my views on this great pub.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Station House Bar & Grill (Abbotsford, British Columbia)

Station House Bar and Grill, 3122 Station Road (276 Street) Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. It is located across the street from Aldergrove. The Station opened 3 years ago as a restaurant but has been changing over to a Bar and Grill. The change over should be completed in January 2010. It has been an up hill struggle with the City of Abbotsford to make it a bar, but after two years they have succeeded. This place is huge, when they are finished the transformation half will be a restaurant and the other half will be a bar. We sat in the bar side, but it still had that country restaurant feel to it. Oak tables and chairs, with lots of turn of the century pictures on the walls. The TV's are going to be upgraded soon to flat screen's. It was pretty quiet when we were in for lunch on a Saturday. They also have a very nice room that you can rent and I would guess it holds about 50-75 people. They have a nice sit up bar that seats 20 people. The food was very good, I had a burger and it was made with fresh ground beef. My wife had the Thai wrap and she too said it was very good. Every thing was very clean and tidy and that includes the washrooms. I hope all goes well for them!

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Cobblestone Inn Pub (Cobble Hill, British Columbia)

The Cobblestone Inn Pub, 3566 Holland Avenue, Cobble Hill, British Columbia, Canada (on Beautiful Vancouver Island). Cobble Hill is about half way between Victoria and Nanaimo and about 10 minutes off the Island highway. English Tudor styled pub, with very good ambiance inside. Except for the room to the far left at the back, it used to be the smoking area in the pub (now prohibited), it is rather stark and doesn't fit the rest of the place. They have recently put in a shuffle board, which you rarely see these days. That was a great edition to the bar. To go with the shuffle boards are a couple of pool tables. The food here is outstanding with good service. They have live music on the weekends. They have a nice "L" shaped bar to sit up at.

The Bay Marine Pub (Cowichan Bay, British Columbia)

The Bay Marine Pub (Cow Bay Pub, Bay Pub) 1695 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, Canada (on beautiful Vancouver Island). Cowichan Bay is a neat place right on a bay which is part of the Pacific Ocean. There are lots of little shops along the water, a marina with lots of fishing and pleasure boats. The pub is right on the water and has a stunning view, especially on a nice sunny day. The food here is excellent. The pub was built in 1973 and the present owners have had it since 2002. Flat screen TV'S for watching the games 2 pool tables and the bar is a rectangle in the middle. It is not the most comfortable bar in the inside, but the location and the view seem to make up for what it lacks in ambiance inside. You can take a stroll on the pier ach check out the boats or the local herd of sea loions that have taken up residence there. They have a large out side patio running along the entire front of the pub, and on a sunny day you can't beat sitting out there!!

Black Swan Pub (Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia)

The Black Swan Pub, 2890 Shawnigan Lake Road, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, Canada (On beautiful Vancouver Island). This has been a favorite of mine for many years. Jack bought this place when spending the week in jail for $20,000.00 and a hand shake. He (and his wife Jane) built it up in to a very successful pub. Jack passed on a couple of years ago and the family now runs the pub and liquor store. It is frequented by many of the locals, some whom I have got to know on various visits over the years. The food here is great, with large portions! The signature Muncher burger comes with fries and is soooo big I can't finish it. The pub doesn't look like much from the out side, but don't let that deter you. It is nice on this inside, with lots of room. The bar, which is on your right as you enter, has about 1200 silver dollars in layed in clear acrylic on the bar surface. If you sit up at the bar you can see who comes and goes through out your visit. I don't know if that is good or bad, but I like it. The pub is broken up in to about 5 areas, with a dart room off in the back. They have live music on the week ends. The pub is about 10 minutes of the Island highway, and worth the stop!!

Saltair Pub (Chemainus, British Columbia)

The Saltair Pub, 10519 Knight Road, Chemainus, British Columbia, (beautiful Vancouver Island) Canada. It is off the Island Highway south of Nanaimo. This is a great place, fairly secluded but not hard to get to. It was originally a house but was converted into a pub. The liquor store is in a small house beside the pub. Great atmosphere, lots of comfortable seating. I was in there on a Friday for lunch and the food is great. The place was very busy with people in for lunch, and they were all raving about how good the food was. It has a nice bar to sit up at, and seats about 15 people. The service was fast and the bartender/ waitress kept on top of everything. This is a "must stop in at" place. I guarantee you won't be disappointed!!

The Sportsman Pub (Ladysmith, British Columbia)

The Sportsman Pub is in the Ladysmith Inn, 640-1st Avenue, Ladysmith British Columbia Canada (On beautiful Vancouver Island). The Ladysmith Inn was built in 1911 from old timbers from the past mining days. It is a 14 room hotel, just off the Island Highway which runs from the bottom of the Island to the top of the Island.
The Sportsman Pub has a large oval bar in the middle that seats around 30 people. The varnish is worn off the bar and in dire need of refinishing. They have very cheap bar stools that are worn out and fixed with green duct tape. There are 10 or so new flat screen TV'S. The floor has old small tile in areas which is neat, but the rest of the floor is made of 2 X 6 planks, worn out in many areas and in need of refinishing. As you come in to the bar on the left is the main pool table area, not comfortable at all. There is just something wrong with this place. It has potential and some money needs to be sunk into it! It looks like some one tried to renovate it and had no idea what they were doing. There are so many pubs better than this place, so move along and try some where else!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sand Piper Pub (White Rock, British Columbia)

Sand Piper Pub, 15595 Marine Drive, White Rock, British Columbia, Canada. It is about five minuts from the Canada/ USA border, when you are on Interstate 5 and cross in to Canada and the highway turns in to Hwy 99. Take the 8 Avenue exit west and you only have to go a couple of minutes and you are there! What a great location, it is right across the street from the beach. On a nice day you can sit an the patio in front, watch every one cruise by. You have the street, railway track and there is the Pacific Ocean, Semiahmoo Bay. White Rock has some of the best weather in the greater Vancouver area, it will clear up here well before most of the greater Vancouver area. One thing is the parking all around is pay parking and the side streets are resident only parking. I guess that is the price to pay for the beautiful setting of the Sand Piper Pub. Marine Drive is a a nice walk, and on the other side of the railway tracks is the promenade, where you can walk from the east beach to the west beach and it is all flat and paved with paving stones. The Amtrak passenger train from Seattle comes through 2 times a day. Good pub food, a cold drink and sitting here, it just doesn't get much better!!

Ocean Park Village Pub (Surrey, British Columbia)

Ocean Park Village Pub, 12822 16 Avenue, Ocean Park (Surrey) British Columbia, Canada. This pub originally started out in 1976 by the Docolas family. They are on their third generation working there. The building is shared with the orginal base of the business, Ocean Park Pizza and Steakhouse. I used to eat at the original place in the early 1980's. In May 2006 they opened up the new building that houses both the restaurant and the pub. Pub on the right restaurant on the left. It has a very comfortable atmoshere with big beams in the ceilings. Lots of wood give it a warm feeling. The food is good, and you won't go wrong with the pizza! I also recomend the Manchester Pot Pie! Lots of parking out back. Having been here several times, I have found the service to be very good and friendly. It is in a very nice area of Surrey called Ocean Park and is not that far from the Pacific Ocean. Five minute drive to Crescent Beach and Five minutes to White Rock.

Rusty's Neighbourhood Pub (Cloverdale, British Columbia)

Rusty's Neighbourhood Pub, 101-17700 hwy 10, Cloverdale (Surrey) British Columbia, Canada. This is place is located in a small strip mall, and has changed hands and names several times over the years and now as Rusty's it seems to be making a go of it. I have been there several times. The pub is kind of split in two. On the left when you enter is the sports bar side. It has leather couches and chairs in front of the flat screen TV's. Then there are seats facing the TV's, then tables for two that complete the half circle for watching the games. The rest of the Sorts side has tables of 4-6. In front of the fire place are leather chairs where you can seat 4. On the right side when you enter, you have the sit up bar and numerous tables and chairs. There is a dance floorwith a small stage where live bands preform. The last 3 or 4 times I have been there the good has been good and so was the service. There is a great antique mall just steps away! There is also loads of parking, and shopping all close by.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Jolly Coachman Pub (Pitt Meadows, British Columbia)

The Jolly Coachman Pub, Pitt Meadow, British Columbia, Canada. This was a great find. It is a Tudor style pub inside and out. Inside, it is two levels. The upper level is more the sports bar side pt the pub. The lower level a bit quieter. It is only down about 4 steps or so. They have 20 flat screen TV's for watching all of the games. The bar sits around 20 people and faces about 7 TV's. There are food specials every day. This time we ordered off the menu. I had the Seafood Club and fries, and my wife had the Chicken lettuce wraps. Both were huge, neither of us could finish our meals. Not only were the portions big but they were very good. My wife describe this place as very cozy and friendly. They have several large tables . They have two high tables where you can easily sit 10-15 peolple. The men's room was very nice with flat screen TV's in front of each of the 3 urinals, (you wouldn't want to miss anything)! The washrooms were very clean with granite counter tops.
This pub had a good feleing about it, the staff was very friendly and the service was good. I suggest you look up their web site and read up about history. Attached is a cold beer and wine store that also sells t-shirts, jackets and the such. If you come up from the USA, it is about 35 minutes north of the border, across the new Golden Ears Bridge. I will be back! Hopefully sooner than later!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bar Car (Eurostar)

The Bar Car on the Eurostar train from London, England to Paris, France. Go to the bar car once the train is in France after going through the Chunnel. Once in France the train travels at 320 kilometers per hour or 187 miles per hour. Smooth as glass, not a bump or bouncing around at all!
The bar car has stand up tables and large windows. You can get beer, wine and of course Champagne! They serve hot and cold food, but not an extensive menu. When I was there, I met several guys going to France for the World Cup of Rugby. It is quite a rush standing there going that fast while on the ground and not flying. When you go through the small train stations where the train does not stop, you can't read any of the signs. Every thing close is a blur! If you ever get the chance to take the train from London to Paris or vice versa, you have to take it. Once you are on the train it is just a few steps to the bar car!!!

Jorongo Bar (Mexico City, Mexico)

Jorongo Bar, located in the Sheraton Maria Isabel, Paseo de la Reforma 325 Col. Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Mexico. This is a great Mariachi themed bar located in the hotel. It is in a great part of Mexico City and they have full size mariachi bands playing. Apparently a true mariachi band has something like 12 people in the band. I didn't try getting up dancing as to not make a fool of my self. That never stopped me before, but this time I just sat back and relaxed. The service here is really good. They keep the snacks coming all the time. Also in this hotel is the Lobby Bar, as the name says, it is in the Lobby. A great place to sit and have a drink with great friendly service.

Stanwood Hotel and Saloon (Tavern) (Stanwood, Washington)

The Stanwood Hotel & Saloon (Tavern) 26926-102 Avenue NW, Stanwood, Washington, USA. It is about five minutes west of the Interstate 5, and about 15 minutes South of Mount Vernon, Washington.
The Stanwood Hotel was built in the late 1890's and is one of the oldest buildings in town. It became a Tavern and card room after Prohibition (1934). As the waterfront declined the Stanwood acquired a some what seedy reputation.
This place oozes with character. The tables have old gas lanterns on them (converted to electric now). The floor is 2 X 6 tongue and groove, and unfinished. The ceiling is split cedar and not cut to board width. I was there on a Sunday and the specials were unbelievable, "Bloody Mary's" for $1.00. Bacon, eggs and country potatoes for $1.00. We had the Onion rings, mozza sticks and battered deep fried green beans. The bar it self, sits 12 people. The washrooms are interesting to say the least, I guess in their day they were modern and nice. They had a big screen tv and several people were in to watch the football game. If you have peanut allergy, you may want to avoid this place because the floor was covered in peanut shells. I will be coming back to this place again for sure!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Dublin Crossing Irish Pub (Cloverdale, British Columbia)

Dublin Crossing Pub, 18789 Fraser Hwy., Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. This place took a while for them to build and to open. Once it was opened I could see why it took so long. There is a lot of detail that went in to this pub. The main floor is generally designed for seating for 4 to 6 people. Upstairs has a much larger are fro bigger groups. The service can be hit and miss, some times I have waited quite awhile to get something and also to see if I wanted any more. There are several tv's through out that show pictures of Ireland. This is not a Sports Bar! So don't go there to watch the hockey game. Generally the food is very good. Some of my favorites include; the turkey, brie and strawberry croissant, Irish Study, St. Patrick Guinness Irish Stew and Chef Laura's Beef Pub Pie to name a few. It is usually very busy on the weekends and seating can be tough. Upstairs they have a cool booth that sits about 9 people. There is a large picinc table that sits about 10 -12 people.

Elysian Fields, Elysian Brewing Company (Seattle, Washington)

Elysian Fields, aka Elysian Brewing Company. 542-1st Avenue South, Seattle, Washington, USA. You can enter off !st Ave South or Occidental Avenue South. It is right across the street from Quest Field the home of the NFL Seattle Seahawks . I really liked this place. Once again I am not a beer drinker, and this place brews their own beer. They had around 10-12 beer on tap. Our bartender was very knowledgeable and hustled keeping everyone happy.
He explained the difference between two similar beer in a way that was very easy to understand. In the middle of the bar they have a very large oval bar that sits about 50 people. There is lots of seating here and nice and comfortable chairs. The men's washroom was very clean and very modern ammenities. The sinks are the clear moulded glass ones, so if you had a few drinks you might think you are going to get your feet wet when you turn on the taps! There are numerous flat screen tv's but they should get bigger ones! Hey if you are going to spend good money watching the game, you need the big tv's!!

Central Pub "Saloon" (Seattle, Washington)

The Centeral Pub "Saloon", 1201-1st Avenue South, Seattle, Washington, USA. Now this is a classic old style pub! It is Seattle's Oldest Saloon established in 1892. The bar it self is about 40 feet long and is made up of two 10 inch planks. Yes they keep the surface refinished. You can seat at least 20-25 people at the bar. They have 20 different beer on tap. The service was great and the two bartenders were very friendly and seemed to enjoy their jobs. My Buddy asked for the restrooms and the one bartenders thought that he asked her if she wanted to wrestle. So she played that up pretty good. Hell I would have wrestled with her, hahaha! Both of the bartenders were great, one asked if we would be back after the game, and we said no. She then replied "At east you are brutally honest!" , she said with a laugh. This place has lots of character. There is side walk seating as well, so you can watch everyone walking by. It is very close to Safeco Field and Quest Field. If you are in Seattle, I would suggest that you give this place a try.

Pyramid Ale House (Seattle, Washington)


Pyramid Ale House aka Seattle Alehouse, 1201-1st Avenue South, Seattle, Washington, USA. Another great location for Mariners and Seahawk games. It is right across from Safeco Field. They have an outdoor beer garden that is open for Mariner and Seahawk home games. The food is pretty good and they have a ton of waitresses and bartenders who are on the go all the time. I am not a beer drinker so I can't tell you what their beer is like. Last year when I went there, my buddy said the beer was good. They have a gift store where you can buy T Shirts, glasses and the such!

Jimmy's on First (Seattle, Washington)

Jimmy's on First, 1046-1St Avenue South, Seattle, Washington, USA. Jimmy's is in the Sliver Cloud Hotel, which is right across the street from Safeco Field home plate entrance. super close for Mariners games and very close for Seahawk games. Usually when I have been there it is full of sports fans, which isn't a bad thing. The service is usually good. Nothing really stands out about Jimmy's. There are lots of character places in the area. but for a good location to the field, there isn't any one closer. If you are going to a Seahawks game the Elysian is just down the street.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Triangle Pub (Seattle, Washington)

Triangle Pub, 553-1St Avenue South, Seattle, Washington, USA. This is a very tiny little pub and probably sits about 20 people, but I am sure they jam a lot more than that in there. It is not far from Safeco Field and Quest Field. It was built in 1910 and the top two floors were used as a brothel, up until around 1945. Both of our drinks were served in a plastic glasses. My buddies Crown Royal on the rocks was free poured and a very healthy portion to say the least.
In 1976 The National Park Service designated this place as "Landmark Status" and can't be taken down. The Starbucks owner, Howard SHULTZ built a big building beside it but this place still stands. It survived earthquakes in 1946 and 1965. The Triangle Bar opened as the Triangle Bar in 1981. there have been several other bars there on and off through out the years.

Slim's Last Chance Chili Shack & Wateringhole (Seattle, Washington)


Slim's Last Chance Chili Shack & Wateringhole, 5606- 1St Avenue South, Seattle, Washington, USA. Great chili! Worth going for the chili alone! Live bands play there, starting around 930 pm or so. Outside is a large patio area, but it wasn't open when we were there. Any place that has a sign stating Burgers, Chili, Booze and Music has to be good. You can sit up at the bar and it probably seats around 12 people or so. If you are looking for a good pub, this may not be exactly what you are looking for. If you are looking for good food and kick ass chili, then this is the place to go. If you have the chili, caution should be exercised a few hours later on as to not offend your spouse or partner. If you get my drift...........groan!

Cowgirls Inc. American Saloon (Seattle, Washington)

Cowgirls Inc. 421-1St Avenue South, Seattle, Washington, USA. We were the only two people there until a couple of others showed up. They have a long bar about 50 feet or more long. The surface in worn and needs resurfacing. The bartender seemed very uninterested in serving us or any one else. My buddy asked one of the bouncers about this place. He said it gets busier later on. It is not uncommon for girls to take their bras off and toss them up behind the bar. there has to be about 300-400 bras hanging up there. The reason the bar is worn, girls get up on the bar and dance and hang off a bar that is about 5 1/2 feet above the bar.....interesting. Maybe we are getting old and should have returned around 1130 at night when things heat up. Probably just as good we didn't stay and moved along.

The White Horse Trading Co. (Seattle, Washington)


The White Horse Trading Co. 1908 Post Alley, Seattle, Washington, USA. This is a really neat place and a good find. It is a book store and a English beer and wine pub! (not English wine) Go figure. I met the Owner Joe GILMARTIN, he advised all of the books in the book cases through out are all for sale. numerous comfortable chairs. One table is an old door. They have a nice bar where about 10 people can sit. Loads of things on the walls to look at. A very comfortable place to have a beer or a glass of wine. Joe said around 1100 pm they get busy and have around 50 -60 people in there.
This place is right in the middle of the Pike Place Market and a nice brake from all of the hustle and bustle of shopping. I really liked this place and I will be back!!

Kells Irish Restaurant and Pub (Seattle, Washington)

Kells is located at 1916 Post Alley, Seattle Washington, USA. It is in the Pike Place market area. The restaurant is on the right when you enter and the pub is on the left. There is an upstairs area but it wasn't open when we were there. There are three bars in this pub where you can get your drinks. The floors are made of thick planks. We were able to catch the football game on their 2 large screen tv's. We didn't eat there but they serve traditionsl Irish dishes such as; Irish Stew, Pork Kildare, Dublin Coddle, County Down Chicken to name a few dishes. This is a good place to be when the girls go shopping! As my Buddy said, "Husbands, tell the women, the Nordstroms Rack is just around the corner!" This is a very good location and is basically in the middle of Pike Place Market area.

Crab Pot Restaurant and Bar (Seattle, Washington)

The Crab Pot is located on Pier 57 across the street from the Pike Place Market, in Seattle, Washington USA. This is more of a restaurant than it is a bar. It does have a bar inside but does not serve the full menu as they do in the Restaurant. The food here is very good, one of the popular items is the crab feast. They put paper on the table, give you bib and dump the crab, corn on the cob on the table. You are given hammers and have at her! I had the Clam chowder in a bread bowl, my friend had the crab bisque and it was very good. You are better off sitting the restaurant side than in the bar side. Unless you want a drink and not the full menu.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Old Edison Inn (Edison, Washington)

The Old Edison Inn, 5829 Cain's Court, Edison, Washington USA about five minutes off the Interstate 5 to the west. It is about 5 minutes north of the Corner Pub. About 1900 the owner of this pub was John BRADLEY. This Saloon survived Prohibition (1917-1933) as a soda fountain, pool hall and card room. When the State ended the ban in 1934, it began licensing ""Saloons" as "Taverns" as the laws did not allow the use of the word "Saloon". This license #369258, now called the Old Edison Inn dates to 1934 and although moved twice over the years, is probably one of Skagit County's oldest thirst quenching business. It has not one but 2 full sized shuffleboards. How cool is that, I can hardly wait to kick my son and my brother's #%&!!! We didn't eat here but the food looked fabulous and I want to come back and try it. The cooks wore black chef jackets and looked very sharp. It was a busy weekend in Edison when we were there as it was the Oyster Run. A hugely popular motorcycle run. The two bars were full of motorcycle enthusiasts and thus the reason I did not take any pictures in the bar. Many of these gentlemen had colourful vests with the names of their riding group on their backs. They even had some one keeping an eye on their shiny bikes out side. Edison is a really neat town with an artisan bakery and an organic farm produce shop. I have to say it again you gotta try this place out.

Corner Pub (Bow, Washington)

The Corner Pub, 14565 Allen West Road, Bow Washington, USA. It is about 5 minutes or so, west of the Interstate 5 about ten minutes north of Burlington, Washington. This place was recommended to me by my friend Dean (I have to give credit when credit is due). A neat little pub in the middle of nowhere. By the looks of this pub, in its previous life it may have been a gas station, but I don't know that for sure. This is the first pub that I found that has a full sized shuffleboard. A good reason to try this place out. The food was fresh and good. I had a Mushroom cheese burger and fries and my wife had a BLT on dill rye bread. Both were
very good. A few people had the fried chicken and it looked awesome! There is a eating and drinking area out back but we didn't try it. My wife noticed a sandwich baggie partly full of water hanging from the top of the door frame going out back. The bartender told us that it keeps the flies out, and he said it seemed to work. I never heard of that before, but what the hey, if it works! They have lots of 25 cent pull tabs and we didn't win the jackpot! The staff was very friendly. A broom on the floor wouldn't hurt. I would come back for sure.


August 2017, the new and improved Corner Pub

New owner bought it 3 years ago and made a lot of improvements.  gone is the shuffleboard, in are the following tables that came from a high school.  They are 2X4 laminated and lacquered and look great.  There are 6 pub high that seat 6, 2 tables that seat 4 and 4 tables that seat 3. The bar seats 12 and each seat has a coat/ purse hook.  There are 4 TV's of various sizes.  This building has been hers since 1933.  They have one of only 2 known in the county, "Broasters" (Broaster is a method of deep frying under pressure).  The other one is believed to be at the pub in Alger, Washington.  I had the Broasted half chicken (leg, thigh,breast, wing) that came with coleslaw and fries.  Probably the best fired chicken of any kind I have ever had!  The batter was light and crispy.  The chicken was not greasy.  The coleslaw was very good.  I didn't even get to my fries as I was full.  My pub adviser had the Smoked Ruben sandwich (Smoked corn-beef brisket, beer brazed sauerkraut, 1000 island dressing and Swiss cheese on rye bread she said was very good!  They brine, cure and smoke their own met in house.  They also make their own sauces in house using only fresh vegetables.   Now get this..... they raise their own pigs and cows on the owners farm in Alger, Washington, how cool is that!!  Live music every Thursday evening, Every Wednesday is 1/2 off bottles of Washington wines.  Kids are allowed but not at the bar, you must be 21. This is a pub that you must go to, it is now in my 10 top favorite pubs!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Marblemount Dinner (Marblemount, Washington)

The Marblemount Dinner 60174 Hwy 20 Marblemount, Washington about an hour and a bit east of Interstate 5. It qualifies as a pub/ bar or tavern because it has a small bar where you can sit up and be waited on. This place is run by the Wife and her Husband.(I met them but can't remember their names) The food is very good and fresh. I love the blue cheese coleslaw! Along the right side as you enter are booths. Each booth has a window and a humming bird feeder. They have identification guides for humming birds at the booths. When we were there in the summer the feeders were very busy with humming birds. My wife and I have eaten there several times, and we keep going back because the food is so good. You also get a good sized glass of wine and the prices are very reasonable! They are open Thursdays through Mondays, they shop for the fresh food on their days off. After Labour Day they open at 11:00 am. Well worth the stop for lunch on the way through!!
August 8, 2015 went by this place and all of the Hummingbird feeders have been removed.  I don't know anything more about this place or how it is now.  If some one can help me out that would be great.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Six Mile Public House pub (Victoria, British Columbia)

Six Mile Public House pub is located at 494 Island Hwy and Six Mile Road, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. This is the oldest pub in British Columbia and was established in 1855. I was there for the 150th anniversary in 2005, and it was a good time. It is very beautiful inside, with lots of detail and wood work. The food and service was very good. They have a beautiful outside seating area. Pretty hard to not try this place out, if you are in Victoria.

The World's End (Edinburgh, Scotland)

The World's End pub on High Street in Edinburgh, Scotland. Probably my favorite pub in Edinburgh. It was small, busy and you felt like you were in a Scottish Pub. Not uncommon to have to wait to get a seat. Lot of locals there as well. The Haggis and neeps were fabulous. It was so good, I was hooked and had haggis several times again. Don't be scared to try Haggis, it is really good. I wouldn't lead you a stray, would I? It is located in the heart of the shopping, pub and everything area! So much to see and sooo much to do in this beautiful City. I can hardly wait to go back, and when I do, I will be back at the "The World's End"!!