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This area is populated by the upper middle class. Lots of families with pets and SUVs. These dive bars let their neighbors escape back to a simpler time.

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Coopers Alehouse

8065 Lake City Way NE

Seattle, WA  98115


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

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Kona Kitchen

8501 5th Ave NE

Seattle, WA 98115


Ok, again I find myself trying to sneak in a restaurant, but I will use the same defense, they have a bar in the back, and I don’t want to leave any stone unturned. The Kona Kitchen is not a dive. It is a family restaurant with a Hawaiian theme. Their BBQ is great, and the menu is plenty wide to satisfy almost any desires, including a waffle and eggs for dinner.

I believe the owner served us and she was very nice and engaging.

They have good food, they have a full bar which looked to be setup for Karaoke on weekends, but this is simply not a dive. TR GC

Kona Kitchen

Hudson Public House

8014 15 Ave NE

Seattle, WA 98115


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