With all the changes going on in Seattle sometimes it’s hard to find spots that have remained unaffected by the churn. Many Seattle “institutions” have come and gone as new bars and restaurants have rolled on. The neighborhood of Georgetown is doing its best to resist this turnover and 9lb Hammer is one of those bars holding on to yesteryear, in the best ways possible.
The aesthetic on the inside seems to contradict itself around every turn, which coincidentally provides a strange form of continuity. The eclectic interior combined with the large space and dim lighting provide an intimate feel in a place with a high capacity. Props to them for pulling that off, even if it wasn’t intentional.
If the world was ending, this is probably the bar I would head to. Free pool, shuffleboard, and all the peanuts you can eat. This is a bar that doesn’t plan on changing for anyone, but at the same time will welcome whoever the hell walks through that door.