VIDEO: Final farewell for ex-Alki Tavern

Four and a half years after the final Taco Thursday, it’s Farewell Tuesday:

1:14 PM: Thanks to Carolyn Newman for the photo! Last week, we showed you the start of ground-level demolition for the mixed-use project at 1307 Harbor SW that includes the site of the former Alki Tavern, which closed in March 2013; its fans have been coming for a last look as the demolition equipment got closer. (If you’re new here, the tavern was long a popular spot for riders, especially on Taco Thursdays; the last one before the tavern’s permament closure was in March 2013.)

ADDED 4:53 PM: And now, the rest of the story … as the building came down. It’s part of this “video obituary” courtesy of Mark Jaroslaw:

Last call for Alki Tavern from JaroslawMedia on Vimeo.

5 Replies to "VIDEO: Final farewell for ex-Alki Tavern"

  • Double Dub Resident August 8, 2017 (5:22 pm)

    Ah I remember many of taco Thursdays at the Alki Tavern. Shame

  • Thordog August 8, 2017 (7:59 pm)

    My friend and I would ride down on our bicycles, and park them in front of the tavern with the legit motorcycles, and tell the bikers make sure no one touches our bikes. They always got a good laugh out of that. 😸

  • "FU" August 8, 2017 (8:08 pm)

    “Last call for tacos!”

  • Pelicans August 9, 2017 (12:03 am)

    I met and had good times with many wonderful people there. Irish McKinney and George Suddith, RIP.  Dane, your name was carved on the door of the ladies’ stalls “Dane Rules”,  from the 80’s.  I wouldn’t be surprised if you didn’t have that door out in your garage…

    Goodbye Alki Tav, we miss you still.

  • nachobeaver August 9, 2017 (8:48 am)

    all the good biker dive bars are gone in seattle.. godspeed alki tavern

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