Poggie Tavern reopens in West Seattle Junction, post-fire

June 9, 2012 at 12:56 pm | In West Seattle businesses, West Seattle fires, West Seattle news | 14 Comments

Almost four weeks after an early-morning dumpster fire that spread to the exterior of Poggie Tavern in The Junction – here’s our coverage from May 14th – the Poggie is finally open again, as of about an hour ago. In our photograph, that’s bartender Amy, who explains that in addition to repairs required by smoke damage, they also took the opportunity to do some other work inside. (Thanks to Deborra for the tip!)

14 Comments

  1. I won’t be visiting the Poggie ,great local tavern, but wanted to say right on for these haunts that have been in our West Seattle for decades now. 3 generations of our family have drank there on occasion. What an attractive young lady you are Amy.
    Anyone out there recall a tavern in the junction over half a century ago called the Knit Knat was close to the Key Bank on Alaska street.
    Or the Red Feather at the foot of Boeing hill (Highland Park Way).

    Comment by DF — 3:43 pm June 9, 2012 #

  2. Welcome back Poggie! This place has a lot of history! My family has been going there for years! Love you guys.

    Comment by Woodsman — 3:43 pm June 9, 2012 #

  3. Ames! Be back into see you all soon.
    Terry

    Comment by Terry — 3:16 pm June 10, 2012 #

  4. I know Admiral Junction, Alaska Junction, and Morgan Junction. Where’s West Seattle Junction?

    Comment by Max — 6:46 pm June 10, 2012 #

  5. We usually call it The Junction but for this headline we threw in WS :)

    Comment by WSB — 7:11 pm June 10, 2012 #

  6. Amy and the girls are back – cool

    Comment by let them swim — 9:04 am June 11, 2012 #

  7. @DF,Redfeather tough hang-out.
    Knit Knat? I do recall the Pick-Wick on the alley there and the fire station where the parking lot is now located.
    @DF — how about Pat and Ron’s, the White-Feather,
    Jig-Saw and the Surfer?

    Comment by let them swim — 9:16 am June 11, 2012 #

  8. Thats the name thank you, I was not alive at the time of the Pickwick nor am familiar with the other bar and taverns mentioned in White Center. My grandfather would have a few at the Red Feather and later the Blew Eagle also before my time as far as being of legal age. Like it mattered back then. The good old days.

    Comment by DF — 2:24 pm June 11, 2012 #

  9. all of those taverns where in West Seattle

    Comment by let them swim — 2:53 pm June 11, 2012 #

  10. Where were they located and what were some of the memories of the place?

    Comment by DF — 4:10 pm June 11, 2012 #

  11. @DF-Pat and Ron’s=Luna Park Cafe
    Surfer = Between Alki Tavern and The Embers
    White Horse= Beverage Place
    Jig-Saw= either some bagel store or wine store across from Admiral Theater. Possibly a store front just to the north. It occupied 2 or 3 of the existing stores.

    Comment by let them swim — 5:06 pm June 11, 2012 #

  12. Dates more or less? 70′s and into the 80′s were their doors open? Did they open at 6am.

    Me I recall of course New Luck Toy and further south actually the same block of 711 another oriental restaurant bar that poured stiff drinks now a condominium complex.

    Comment by DF — 6:46 pm June 11, 2012 #

  13. Anybody remember the Yung Ya back in the 80′s ?
    Now condos north of Rite Aid.

    Comment by mtpockets — 1:03 pm June 12, 2012 #

  14. I recalled the name earlier today. The restaurant bar your thinking and I commented on previous to your post is and was the infamous Ding How what a classic divebar that was. West Seattle hand some great places in those days it’s changed now they have replaced the ashtrays out front with flower pots.

    Comment by DF — 8:43 pm June 12, 2012 #

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