GAMES • GUITARS • DOGS
For St. Paddy’s Day, we hit up Belltown Pub with a group of friends for green beer and Guinness. This roomy Irish bar was fully decorated for the holiday with streamers, banners, and balloons. A row of Jameson-bottle lamps illuminates the bar, while flags that hang from the tall ceiling and random knick-knacks on the wall keep things sporty.
Two raised stages on either side of the entrance offer seating by the windows, and further back are tables with classic board games permanently stationed within their surfaces.
In a cozy room off to the side of the bar, you can grab one of the acoustic guitars off of its wall and serenade your friends sitting on its leather couches.
A cup full of Trivial Pursuit cards kept us entertained while we snacked on several happy hour plates at our booth. We then made our way to the bar’s balcony level where we discovered a foosball, pool, and shuffleboard table. Mandy and Nicole topped Adam and Sam in a quick game of “McShuff.”
Belltown Pub is a very canine friendly bar. They have a food menu just for dogs, and the last Wednesday of each month is host to “Yappy Hour” from 5:30 to 7:30, with fun activities for your slobbery pals, and a portion of the bar sales are donated to a pet rescue organization.
There are six rotating taps and four more mainstays. The cocktail menu has some interesting offerings, but the only cocktail we tried—the Frazzle Berry—didn’t blow us away.
Classic Goldilocks restrooms—not too fancy nor too divey, and just big enough for more than one user.
We’ll need a few more visits to take advantage of everything this bar has to offer.
bar 1 of 1 on 3/17/2014: Belltown Pub