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Sunday, June 11, 2017

North City Lounge and Grill (Shoreline, Washington, U.S.A.)


North City Lounge and Grill,  17554-15 Avenue NE, Shoreline, Washington, U.S.A..  This place has a lot of interesting history.  Built in 1927  as a grocery store/ gas station and is the oldest building in continuous use in Shoreline.  Directory listing shows in 1932 as Tave's Motor Service. At one time around 1945 the building was known as the 177th Street Tavern.  The first time it was shown as the North City Tavern is in the 1947 street directory.  From 1935 to 1944 records are silent as to the use of the building but likely became a tavern at the end of Prohibition in 1933.  How cool it that!  It is great that it has lasted and still going.  The present owner has had it for 28 years and there has been pressure for him to put it on the historic registry, but if he does that the rules are very strict as to what he can and can't do with it. So for now not putting n the registry. 9 different types of beer on tap, and full selection of hard stuff.  The menu is small: pizza $7, chicken wings $4, chicken nuggets $3, Taquito (6) $3.00, French fries $2, Tater Tots  $2 and Corndog $1. They have a warm nut bar which you never see any more. A rectangular bar is the focal point and is in the middle, seating about 30 people.  A pint of Mac and Jack beer and a glass of Chardonnay wine is $8.  Can't beat that!  Lots of locals come hear, and the bartender knows most of them. The bartenders are great and friendly! Large selection of pull tabs.  They also have a pool table and 9 TV'S through out.  It is small yet cozy in here.  Parking lot out back. I will come back for sure....wait I did come back and will come again!!

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