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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hawks Nest Sports Bar and Grill (Seattle, Washington)



Hawks Nest Sports Bar and Grill, 1028-1st Avenue South, Seattle, Washington USA. Well located and big supporters of The Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League, Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball and the Seattle Sounders of Major League Soccer. The two sports fields are right across the street from each other and this place is kitty corner from them. Fabulous location probably less than 200 yards/ meters from either ball park. They have side walk seating out front and on a sunny day fills up fast. There is a very nice sit up bar that can handle about 20 people I guess. Lots of flat screen TV's around the place.This was a surprise find as I have walked past it numerous times, but glad we went in this time. The Soccer game had ended so there were lost of soccer fans and the baseball game was a couple of hours away and there were lots of baseball fans there every one was having a great time. The service was very good and they were on top of every one and not afraid to cut people off who had too much to drink. The food looked great, but again did not have a chance to try it. We did have a little incident but nothing to do with the bar, there was a group of people that acted like they were from the TV show, Jersey Shores (that is a story for another time). They left and we stayed to enjoy our good times there. They had two bouncers in case some one got stupid. At 4 pm it was happy hour and great deals came out on drinks. If you are ever in Seattle and going to one of the games, you have to try this place out. I know that I will be back for sure.

Hard Rock Cafe (Seattle)

Hard Rock Cafe Seattle, 116 Pike Street, Seattle, Washington, USA  ww.hardrockcafe.com/seattle .  Well located right by the front entrance to the famous Pike Place Market (a must see and do).  The Hard rock is a two story establishment with the gift shop to the left and the bar to the right when you enter.  The main floor is the restaurant area the second floor has what appears to be a large night club and the roof top they have a great open air bar (no kids) with lots of shade and full bar service.  I did love the wood work at the bar on the main floor.  Service was good once they realized that we were there.  Did not eat so I could not tell you about the food.  We had a seat right by the window so it was a great spot for people watching.  Since it was a hot day and the place is air conditioned we sat in side.  We probably should have sat up on the roof top bar as the scenery there is pretty good.  This Hard Rock did not have as much memorabilia as the other Hard Rock's that I have been in before.  But if you are a Hard Rock fan you will probably enjoy it here.  It was OK here, would I go again, probably not as there are so many great little bars and taverns that are more to my liking.  Hard Rock is good if you like big corporate bars that are in many cities and countries around the world.
 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

La Conner Pub Tavern (La Conner, Washington)

La Conner Pub Tavern, in beautiful downtown La Conner Washington, USA.  Located right on the waterfront of the Swinomish Channel.  The front part is the pub and you must be 21 years old to be in there. The back part, which is on the water is open to everyone.  They have a nice patio area over looking the water where you can watch the boats coming and going.  Food and service here is excellent.  I had the fish and chips.  Three big pieces of cod and tons of fresh chips.  Very good.   My wife had the shrimp salad and it too was very good.  This is a great location and a very nice place to visit.  I have been here several times and have never been disapointed.  The pub has one pool table and the sit up bar can hold about 12 people. Either side you can't go wrong.  If you are ever in the area, La Conner is worth checking out!!