The Knarr Shipwreck Lounge
5633 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
The Knarr is an unmistakable dive at the North end of University Avenue in the U-District. Not too sure what the theme was supposed to be here, but “shipwreck” is a good description. The place was reasonably well maintained, by dive bar standards.
What wasn’t very well maintained were the customers. I got the feeling there was a meth clinic nearby that was closed for the day. A woman stumbled in and needed to lean up against me for balance while she ordered her drink; she kept asking her boyfriends where her pipe was? She then asked the bar who wanted to have sex? Being a man with questionable morals and a poor decision making process, this would have seemed like a dream come true, but I buttoned it. Must be the boyfriends’ train hadn’t gotten the job done. .
The bartender was “as friendly as a bear cub in the winter”, but he has been dealing with these knuckle heads for years, I assumed he’s a bit burned out.
No food to notice, full bar and 6 taps. No blue collar beer, couple of pool tables, darts and video games. .
Conclusion: If you are somebody that wants to scratch off all of the scary / intimidating dives, you have better stop here on the way to the Blue Moon.