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h2so4 From: h2so4 Date: October 20th, 2009 10:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Which ones are you thinking about?
marc17 From: marc17 Date: October 20th, 2009 11:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not really sure. I just remember an article talking about speakeasys and mentioned the real one that got shut down and the few that are now opened up that aren't really speakeasys but themed lounge type places.

Found it
staticengine From: staticengine Date: October 20th, 2009 11:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't see that any of the three in Seattle have Live Music. That's really the key for me. I want something out of Dark City, but without all the bald pasty guys moving the buildings around when people sleep.
antje23 From: antje23 Date: October 21st, 2009 12:48 am (UTC) (Link)
There's also Knee High, but they don't have live music as far as I know.
staticengine From: staticengine Date: October 21st, 2009 01:01 am (UTC) (Link)
That's my point. I don't think there are any "classic speakeasy" style bars with live music. I guess the Triple Door upstairs has live music, but they're a different feel.
h2so4 From: h2so4 Date: October 20th, 2009 11:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just couldn't think of any that really fit that bill at all. I was hoping you knew where they are.
durtro93 From: durtro93 Date: October 20th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
The one I could remember was The Knee High Stocking Co, but there is alos a place called Tavern Law.

found on Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/topic/seattle-speakeasy-bars-in-seattle
staticengine From: staticengine Date: October 20th, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I hope the other three are better than Unmarked Bills. That place had the decor, but the service, music, and clientelle were standard Seattle Douchebag.
staticengine From: staticengine Date: October 21st, 2009 12:06 am (UTC) (Link)
But I do appreciate the link!
marc17 From: marc17 Date: October 21st, 2009 04:47 am (UTC) (Link)
I'd skip the upscale bit. More money in. More risk. Competing with Theatro Zinn Zanni. Dress code is nice. I always like the real speakeasy because they enforced their dress code. While a costume might get in and presented a nice looking eclectic crowd, any old schmo showing up would have to buy the (thrift store) suit jacket and tie to get in which added a bit of humor while keeping the place looking nice.
staticengine From: staticengine Date: October 21st, 2009 04:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I guess when I say upscale, I mean inexpensive, but with a button front shirt or sports jacket requirement, plus a modicum of class from the staff.
marc17 From: marc17 Date: October 21st, 2009 04:48 am (UTC) (Link)
However, yes, don't skimp on the music.
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