||Admiral Benbow Inn lounge, West Seattle, WA (bar)
Joined: Apr 03, 2002
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
|Posted: 2006-07-17 11:37 am  Permalink|
Name:Admiral Benbow Inn lounge
Street:4212 SW Admiral Way
There was an Admiral Benbow here in Knoxville and it's postcards are great. You can see the research on our location HERE. There is still a small chain of these motels. I was loojking online and came across this article about the Seattle location and I knew the feeling he spoke of. His description could be that of many a tiki bar fan entering a Polynesian palace. In this case, it's a nautical theme. Does it fit on Tiki Central? Someone in Seattle please let us know! Check it out.
[ This Message was edited by: swanky 2006-07-17 13:11 ]
Joined: Jan 14, 2003
|Posted: 2006-07-17 1:02 pm  Permalink|
It's right up the hill from my house.
I'm afraid it was more of a dingy gross pirate ship
theme. Went a couple times and although somewhat interesting ly
divey, I was kinda grossed out in there.
Anhow, no tiki, and well, it's been gone a couple years now.
Could be cursed though by some ghost pirate, as no one has been able to keep a business running there since it closed.
Joined: Mar 26, 2002
From: Seattilite Telstar
|Posted: 2008-06-29 12:14 am  Permalink|
While rummaging around Tiki Central I came across this thread. For the sake of those oddball history types here's a link to an old thread about the end: The Sinking of the Admiral Benbow Inn
Attribution is the sincerest form of flattery.
Joined: May 08, 2004
|Posted: 2010-05-18 11:33 pm  Permalink|
The Benbow Room, the ship-themed bar from the old Benbow Inn in West Seattle, has been re-opened. I never saw it before the original closed, so I can't make comparisons, but the current interior is wonderful.
There's a good pick here and several beautiful ones here (the first several are of the associated restaurant out front, the Heartland Cafe).
My review of my visit is on my Project K-Bar blog here
Joined: Mar 23, 2002
From: Portland, OR
|Posted: 2010-05-19 08:21 am  Permalink|
Well, looks like I know just where to visit next time I'm in Seattle!
Joined: Aug 24, 2007
From: Bothell, Washington
|Posted: 2010-05-20 11:09 am  Permalink|
I say our next Tiki "get-together" should transpire here! Anyone know if the ship's bow has the fun lighting Woofmutt described? Still - nice atmosphere AND wouldn't you rather go the Heartland Cafe than the Crap-in-the Box across the street?!