Happened to look out the window one time when driving by this place and made a mental note to come back. I'm glad I did. I needed to fill some time before a Marines Game (sorry, I'm a Red Sox fan) and made my way about two blocks South of the park and found Hooverville directly across from the new Showbox Sodo. \r
A relaxed atomosphere, free peanuts, pinball, video games, huge bar. Struck up a conversation with a few locals next to me, which never happens here, a sign of a good bar, a place where you can have a conversation with a stranger. The clincher for me was when I noticed some high end scotch behind the bar and asked what the price was for a the Johnny Walker Green (hadn't seen that one before, I think they also had Gold and Black) and was expecting to hear something in the $20 - $30 range. The bartender said they went for $10! I mentioned how that was quite reasonable and his reply was ""Good Scotch should be shared."" How can you not love a place with a philosophy like that? \r
Make a trip here before or after your next Mariners game, you will not be disappointed.
Pros: Great atmosphere, relaxed, great prices
Cons: No food?