Coopers is in a weird place, right on Lake City Way and there is no obvious parking. I had low expectations going in, but man was I surprised. They claim to be Seattle’s oldest tavern, but I find that hard to believe. Actually, that is the one thing that I felt was missing in this place, a feeling of history, but that was all that was missing... $1.50 Rolling rocks, $.50 tacos (only on Monday) and a happy hour menu that made me drool. They keep it simple and don’t seem to get stretched by the food offerings like the Atlantic Crossing does. Next time I am at Cooper’s the Grilled Cheese and Tomatoes is going down the hatch.
We sat right at the bar and service was great. The bartender was working hard and doing a good job keeping our beers full and juggling other customers.
They have two steel tip dart boards, a handful of TV’s and a pool table, if the sheer joy of drinking isn’t enough.
Coopers is cool, not a hard core dive, but worth a visit. TR SH